April 10, 2014 The Trinity and the Christian “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” (2 Corinthians 13:14) The doctrine of the triune God is unique to Christianity. There is only one God, yet three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each with His own distinct relation to mankind, yet each equally, fully, and eternally God. READ FULL DEVOTION: http://www.icr.org/article/7954/

April 15, 2014 Answered by a Word from God “And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.” (Matthew 22:46) The two dominant sects among the Jews at the time of Christ were the Sadducees and the Pharisees. Although both of these believed in the divine inspiration of the Scriptures, they both refused to believe that Jesus was the Messiah. READ FULL DEVOTION: http://www.icr.org/article/7959/

March 28, 2014 Disobedient Angels “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” (Jude 1:6) This passage is one of two New Testament references to angelic beings who misused their powers in some unique way. READ FULL DEVOTION: http://www.icr.org/article/7941/

April 16, 2014 All the Lonely People “I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.” (Psalm 142:4) This is one of the saddest verses in the Bible. To be all alone, not knowing where to find refuge from problems that bear heavily at times—this is the lot of many lonely people. READ FULL DEVOTION: http://www.icr.org/article/7960/

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April 12, 2014 Balaam's Error “Woe unto them! for they . . . ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward.” (Jude 1:11) Balaam is a very complex character recorded in Numbers 22–24. He is cited for an ability to communicate with “the LORD” and had a reputation for accurate prophecy (Numbers 22:6-8). READ FULL DEVOTION: http://www.icr.org/article/7956/

April 1, 2014 Christ Our Intercessor “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” (Romans 8:34) One of the most glorious truths of the Christian life is that the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification, now lives to intercede for us before God. READ FULL DEVOTION: http://www.icr.org/article/7945/

April 11, 2014 Cain's Way “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.” (Jude 1:11) Jude compares the awful examples of three Old Testament characters to leaders in the New Testament church who have used their influence for evil. READ FULL DEVOTION: http://www.icr.org/article/7955/

March 27, 2014 Contend for the Faith “Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” (Jude 1:3) Jude long ago addressed a problem in his day which is still very real in our day among Christians.READ FULL DEVOTION: http://www.icr.org/article/7940/

March 18, 2014 Pray for the Lost “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8) SEE FULL DEVOTION AT: http://www.icr.org/article/7931/

April 8, 2014 Brute Beasts “But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.” (Jude 1:10) Both Jude and Peter use essentially the same terms when they speak of people who are like “brute beasts” (2 Peter 2:12). READ FULL DEVOTION: http://www.icr.org/article/7952/

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