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Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

ROMANS 10:13-15 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without be [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

We’ve seen this week that God’s heart is for the poor. We’ve also seen that God uses people to be the hands and feet of God to those in need We’ve seen that defending the cause of the poor and needy is what it means to know God. All of these verses apply primarily to real lives. People living in poverty, the widow, the orphan. That [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

James 1:27New Living Translation (NLT) 27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. When I read this passage from James I’m always interested by the word religion. It’s a word that only appears 4 times in the new testament [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Jeremiah 22:11, 15-16 11 For this is what the Lord says about Shallum (also called Jehoahaz) son of Josiah, who succeeded his father as king of Judah “Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar? Did not your father have food and drink? He did what was right and just, so all went well with him. 16 He defended the cause of t [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

God’s heart for the needy, the poor, the widow, the orphan is seen through scripture. Take some time today to meditate on the below verses. If you’ve got a bit more time then read the contexts and backgrounds to these verses Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Spea [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Isaiah 58:3-11 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn awa [...]