Dealing with Disappointments

Bong Baylon Devotions

9 Do your best to come to me quickly, 10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica.Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. 12 I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas,and my scrolls, …

Crazy Christians

Bong Baylon Devotions

1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. 6 They are the kind …

Faithful and Useful

Bong Baylon Devotions

20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. 21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. 2 Timothy 2:20-21 Sometimes trying to …

A Reason to Suffer

Bong Baylon Devotions

8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of …

Stop Being Naive

Bong Baylon Devotions

“The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130 NIV Being simple-minded may be good in some cases. At least, you’re not complicated or difficult to please. But in the Bible, simple means naive or inexperienced in the area of wisdom. It means that you don’t know any better because you have not been trained (yet) …

Spiritual Maturity

Bong Baylon Devotions

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14 NIV  What does it mean to be spiritually mature? Does it mean that you no longer make any mistakes? Does it mean that you always think, feel and do the right thing at all times? In other words, does it …