From the Pastor's Pen (Page 2)

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

Be Strong, Do Not Fear

“Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” – Isaiah 35:3-4 God is so gracious to His people as He gives them hope of…

prayer and fasting

Prayer and Fasting

In Ezra 8:21-23, Ezra the priest, the scribe proclaimed a fast for God’s people. The Persians had allowed the Israelites to return home. Ezra knew that the journey would be treacherous. They didn’t have a convoy of the king’s guard and there was a significant potential of assault by thieves and bandits along the way.…

When Wisdom is Valued

“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;…

When Wisdom is Ignored

“Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, they would have none of my counsel and despised my every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their…

Wisdom Cries Out

“Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares. She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city she speaks her words: “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge. Turn at my rebuke;…

When Sinners Entice

“My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, ‘Come with us, let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down to the Pit; We shall find all kinds of…

Hear and Don’t Forsake

“My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother; For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, and chains about your neck.” Proverbs 1:8-9 As we consider Solomon’s encouragement to his son in these two verses, we find Solomon drilling down in the important task…

What the Wise Do

“A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel.” Proverbs 1:5 Do you desire to be wise? Do you know what godly wisdom is? Are you familiar with what those who are wise do? Many have set out on a quest for wisdom, but have questions and…

Inseparable Love

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through…

Trust and Pour Out

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” – Psalm 62:8 Wait upon the Lord. Trust in Him. Talk to Him. Confide in Him. Pour out your heart before Him. These are all pieces of helpful and needed counsel from David to…