From the Pastor's Pen

Welcome to Pastor Carl Miller’s Blog! We hope that you are encouraged in your walk with the Lord through these devotions.

God Gives Wisdom

“My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,…

God is Wise

“to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.” Romans 16:27 These are the final words the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. Paul taught the saints many wonderful things in this epistle. It’s wonderful to note how he couldn’t but break into doxology as he concluded the letter in magnificent praise, giving all…

God Is Good

“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.” – Nahum 1:7 As we go through days of trouble, pain and hardship, we often need to consider and be reminded of the divine attribute of God’s goodness. At all times, and especially in those moments, our attention must be drawn…

Jealous Over His People

“For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:2 Last week, we considered God, whose name is Jealous, and His jealousy. If you recall, when we talk about jealousy, we do so considering two kinds: 1) The jealousy that…

God Is Jealous

“Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. But you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images (for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God)” Exodus 34:12-14 When we think about the word…

God Is Light

“This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” – 1 John 1:5 When we wake up in the morning, we flick the switch on the wall and the light comes on. When we go to bed at night, we…

The Chastening of the Lord

“And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.” Hebrews 12:5-6 Discipline is often uncomfortable to receive. If…

Persevering in Affliction

“Terrors are turned upon me; They pursue my honor as the wind, and my prosperity has passed like a cloud. “And now my soul is poured out because of my plight; The days of affliction take hold of me.” Job 30:15-16 We’ve considered the difficulty of walking through dark valleys in recent weeks. We’ve also considered the great comfort…

Importance of Family Worship

“For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; That the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children, that they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works…

Fearless in the Valleys

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4 When we journey through valleys, the darker parts are often the hardest to walk through. The discomforts of suffering and trials can…

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