Text: Matthew 8:5-13

Memorize: “For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go’ and he goes, and to another ‘Come’ and he comes, and to my slave ‘Do this’ and he does it.” Matthew 8:9 NET

Read the soldier’s oath upon enlistment in the American military:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The military is a hierarchy. Boot camp ensures that the recruit obeys his superiors immediately, without question. Continue reading


From your friendly Brazilian devotional service, today in English.

But now the Lord says: Be strong, Zerubbabel. Be strong, Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people still left in the land. And now get to work, for I am with you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
Haggai 2:4 NLT

The Jews who remembered Solomon’s temple would consider the new construction, after the exile, as something despicable and unworthy of effort. Continue reading

ananias_saulThe latest “God with Us” meditation, translated from the Portuguese, for your encouragement to do God’s will.

Prayer isn’t the answer to everything. For three days Saul prayed and fasted, but when the gospel was preached to him, Ananias told him to quit praying and get up to obey the Lord.

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