Cut to the Heart

Bong Baylon Devotions

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Your heart is the invisible real you. This is where your thoughts, emotions, and will come from. It is formed by your interactions, …

The Truth about Truth

Bong Baylon Devotions

“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”” John‬ ‭8:31-32‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Often people quote the last part of this verse to emphasize the importance of truth. But in its proper context, this verse is not …

Rest is a Gift

Bong Baylon Devotions

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Rest for our souls is a gift from God. But it is not automatic. First of all, …

Sabbath Rest

Bong Baylon Devotions

“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.” Colossians‬ ‭2:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Sabbath keeping is a spiritual discipline, not a badge of honor that shows that you are more spiritual than others, or that others are not that spiritual compared to …

True Rest

Bong Baylon Devotions

“Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.” Hebrews‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬ There is a rest for our souls that is available to anyone who is willing to believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This kind of rest is not just physical but spiritual …

God with us

Bong Baylon Devotions

“God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.” Acts‬ ‭17:27‬ ‭NIV‬‬ How often I hear people say, “I know God is always here but I need someone I can really talk to or feel, etc.” I think what they mean …