In a spiritual sense, Satan is called the “prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2), and he poisons the atmosphere wherever he is. He pollutes our minds, our media, and our whole planet. But God has a system for protecting His children and purifying the air around us. He covers us with the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. When we are clothed in Christ we are under divine protection.
Commentary from Turning Points magazine and devotional by David Jeremiah, June 2 and 3, 2021.
The apostle Peter observed there are two sides to the protection coin: God’s power, and man’s faith (1 Peter 1:5).
Commentary from the Turning Points devotional by David Jeremiah, September 17, 2021.
Relationships are complex, but they are the connections that allow us to minister to others. By understanding our multiple roles in someone’s life, we can help the hurting, lift the discouraged, and be the blessing God intends.
Commentary from the Turning Points devotional by David Jeremiah, September 13, 2021.
Think of the progress humanity has made when it comes to guidance. Navigation is one example – from stars to maps, to GPS. The ease with which we are guided today may make us resent the process of gaining guidance from God about life’s decisions. We want Him to direct our paths – and He will – but the means to that end involves trusting Him, leaning on Him instead of our own understanding, and acknowledging Him in all our ways. Those are not “click here for directions” instructions, but disciplines we develop over time. God’s guidance is a fruit of our intimacy and faithfulness to Him. Because God is good, He gives us the gift of His guidance.
Commentary from the Turning Points magazine and devotional by David Jeremiah, October 30/31, 2021.
Thankfully, the only Person who has absolute power in our world is God. His use of power reflects His moral and loving character and traits. He shares His power with us which makes power a matter of our stewardship – using it in a way that will please the Owner. The Holy Spirit gave the apostles power to begin taking the Gospel into the world (Acts 1:8). God gives us power to counteract the normal human temptation to fear, as Paul wrote to the young Pastor, Timothy (2 Timothy 1:7). God’s power is always to be used for His purposes. Because God is good, He has given us the gift of His power. Rely on the power of God in your life to accomplish His will.
Commentary from the Turning Points magazine and devotional by David Jeremiah, October 23/34, 2021.
Today, a form of excommunication called “canceling” is taking place on the basis of opinions, not sin or a destructive lifestyle. A canceled person is shunned or snubbed when he or she offends the sensibilities of some group for cultural, political, or religious reasons. When Christians are canceled today for their biblical values and views, we find ourselves in good company. Jesus Himself experienced the ultimate form of cancelation by being crucified. The day is coming when those who hold biblical views will be canceled, even killed – as pictured by the persecution of the two witnesses in Revelation 11. The Antichrist will forbid the preaching of the Gospel during the Tribulation and “cancel” followers of Christ (Revelation 6:9). If you experience being “canceled” for your faith, take heart. It is nothing more than what Jesus predicted (John 15:20).
Commentary from the David Jeremiah Turning Points magazine and devotional, October 20, 2021.
We don’t have to get up every morning and psych ourselves up for the day because God’s power is always there. All we have to do is plug in to Him.
Commentary from David Jeremiah, Prayer, the Great Adventure.
The psychologists tell us we should look within. The opportunists tell us we should look around. The optimist says we should look ahead. The pessimist says we should look out. But God says we should look up; we should look above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God (Colossians 3:1) . Our mind and heart should be set on heaven, not on earth.
Commentary from Dr. David Jeremiah, What Do You Think Bible study.