Learn from Children

Bong Baylon Marriage and Family

“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”” Matthew 19:14 NIV Children are important in the eyes of Jesus. We should not devalue them or treat them as if they are simply a nuisance. We can sense that He really loved children. But then again His …

Settle the Issue

Bong Baylon Devotions

““But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”” Matthew 16:15-16 NIV1984  Christianity is not a second hand faith. You cannot be a Christian by proxy. You cannot let others believe for you. You must settle it in your own heart and decide whether you will …

Firm Obedience

Bong Baylon Devotions

“I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.” Psalm 119:30 NIV1984  Truth is also about faithfulness and integrity. It’s the opposite of falsehood and unfaithfulness. Living out the truth means I am willing to seek it out through a careful study of God’s word, and then, with integrity, I will seek to find out how …

Living in the Light

Bong Baylon Devotions

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 TNIV  What make a person a Christian are not his feelings or experiences but his or her relationship with the truth and how this truth impacts his or …

Mercy and Grace

Bong Baylon Devotions

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV  Although Israel have sinned, and have forgotten the Lord in their backsliding, still they were assured of God’s mercy and grace in time of need. …

Don’t Just Hear, Do

Bong Baylon Devotions

“I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.” Psalm 119:7 TNIV Learning God’s word is crucial to our spiritual formation. But it is even more crucial that we obey His word in our daily lives, for hearing without doing is like eating without digesting. Let us make it our habit to get into the word of …