URC Daily Devotion 16th February

After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.  Job said: ‘Let the day perish on which I was born,   and the night that said,   “A man-child is conceived.”Let that day be darkness!   May God above not seek it,   or light shine on it.Let gloom and deep darkness claim it.   Let clouds settle upon it;   let the […]

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URC Daily Devotions 15th February

One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord.  The Lord said to Satan,‘Where have you come from?’ Satan answered the Lord, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.’  The Lord […]

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URC Daily Devotion Ash Wednesday

There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.  There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.  He had seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred donkeys, […]

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Lent with Job

Dear <<First Name>> Lent starts tomorrow – traditionally a six week period of preparation for Easter marked, before the Reformation, by fasting from meat and dairy products – Orthodox Christians still do this.  Many of us try and give something up for Lent, others try and take something up as a positive outworking of spirituality.   During […]

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Daily Devotion 12th February

Thomas Hemerford was an English Reformation martyr.  A native of Dorset, he was educated at Oxford and then studied for the priesthood at English College in Rome. He was ordained in Rome in 1583, and returned to England, where he was swiftly arrested. Condemned for being a priest, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at […]

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URC Daily Devotion 11th February

At all times I will bless the LORD;I’ll praise him with my voice.Because I glory in the LORD,let troubled souls rejoice. Together let us praise the LORD;exalt his name with me.I sought the LORD; his answer came:rom fears he set me free. They look to him and shine with joy;they are not put to shame.This […]

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URC Daily Devotion 10th February

Then the remnant of Jacob,surrounded by many peoples,shall be like dew from the Lord,like showers on the grass,which do not depend upon peopleor wait for any mortal.And among the nations, the remnant of Jacob,surrounded by many peoples,shall be like a lion among the animals of the forest,like a young lion among the flocks of sheep,which, […]

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URC Daily Devotion 8th February

In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised up above the hills. Peoples shall stream to it,  and many nations shall come and say:‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God […]

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URC Daily Devotion 7th February

Hear this, you rulers of the house of Jacob   and chiefs of the house of Israel,who abhor justice   and pervert all equity,who build Zion with blood   and Jerusalem with wrong!Its rulers give judgment for a bribe,   its priests teach for a price,   its prophets give oracles for money;yet they lean upon the Lord and say,   “Surely the Lord is with us!   No […]

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