The Challenge

Bong Baylon Devotions

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1 NIV1984  How you view the Christian life is important. If you see it as being all about experiences only, you will always …

Have Faith

Bong Baylon Devotions

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”Hebrews 11:1 NIV There will always be two sides to biblical faith: “the faith” and “faith”. The former is the objective aspect of faith, meaning what we believe in. This is what we hope for and what we do not (necessarily) see (yet), but we …

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. …