Short Devotions

Elijah was a man subject to like
passions as we are,
but alas, we are not men
of like prayer as he was.
His whole life is summed up in two words,
"He prayed."
                                                  ~Leonard Ravenhill

It's amazing how much God can say with only a few words.  This site is a collection of short Christian quotes, excerpts, scripture passages, and studies.

Current Quotes:

  • "Better have men reproach you for being good, than have God damn you for being wicked. Be not laughed out of your religion. If a lame man laugh at you for walking upright, will you therefore limp?" ~ Thomas Watson
  • "Trying to do the Lord''s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you." ~ Corrie Ten Boom
  • "Paul was Nero's prisoner, but Nero was much more God's." ~ William Gurnall
  • "What has always made a Hell on earth has been that man has tried to make it his Heaven." ~ Friedrich Holderlin
  • "Epitaph on Tombstone: Reader, stop and think; I'm in eternity. You're on the brink." ~ Anonymous

Short Christian devotionals.

Current Devotion:

True and False Humility
Let me give you 3 examples, and consider which is the best display of humility:
Example 1: A teenage girl walks to school with her head down and a chip on her shoulder. She often utters to herself – “I’m fat, stupid, and ugly.”
Example 2: A man talks to his friends about his terrible job – he doesn’t brag about his job because he hates his job, but he dominates the conversation with talks of how terrible his job is.
Example 3: A woman talks with her friends. She interjects briefly, but for the most part she listens to what her friends have to say.
The real example of humility is of course example number 3. The other two are not really displaying humility. Example number 1 is an example of ‘low self esteem.’  Low self esteem is not the same as the quality of humility!  Example number 2 is really displaying pride! It’s difficult to see because he’s not saying something positive about himself, but by dominating the conversation with facts about himself he says, “My life is very interesting! Everybody look at me!” This is not humility – it’s pride. The third example displays a mature soul who does not draw attention to herself. She is not consumed with thoughts about herself but shows interest in other people. Applying this to the Christian life – Christian humility is shown when a believer dwells primarily on God and God’s glory and not his or her own self-image.
CS Lewis put it like this: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less”.
Let us be a people who do not obsess with our own issues and self-image – but on God’s kingdom and glory.
Philippians 2:3-5 "(3) Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; (4) do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. (5) Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,"