Where does God want me to walk? What path do I take? These 90 devotional readings, each based on a specific biblical place, invite readers to embark on their own spiritual journey. As the spectacular backdrop of biblical lands unfolds, readers gain insights on how the lives of those in the Bible were shaped and influenced by the contours of the countries they lived in. Pertinent Scripture, historical quotes, and a prayer for each day further help the reader apply the truths of the devotion to their own journey of faith. Quality maps lend context to each reading. Through visiting these holy places through the pages of this book, the reader is invited to reshape his or her own life. They will also discover anew how God teaches us to trust in his love, protection, and provision for our lives.
“Satan tempts at opportune times of vulnerability and need. Jesus hungered. But temptation always offers to fulfill a legitimate need in an illegitimate way. Every temptation Christ endured took place at a different location and had a different motivation, but Jesus’ response remained the same: ‘It is written . . . ’ Christ’s response shows us that regardless of the nature of our temptations, the Word of God holds the truth we must draw from to stand firm. When temptation squeezes, Scripture should spill out.” (source)
“Either the Bible will keep you away from sin, or sin will keep you away from the Bible. —C. S. Lewis” (source)
“As we strain to see tomorrow with all its uncertainties, we can take comfort that our God sees the future as clearly as the past. He seldom gives us all we need in order to understand, but He always gives us all we need to obey. Eventually, we discover that in our simple obedience to God’s Word, He has guided us along paths far too complex for us to see at the time. He leads us with His wise—but often unusual—directives, always rooted in Scripture, for our good and for His glory.” (source)
“Problems never just go away or take care of themselves, especially when God allows them in order to shape our character. God will patiently wait and allow the circumstances to compel us to do what we should have done at the beginning: surrender all control to God.” (source)
“Jesus’ repeated comparison of Sodom and Israel reveals that the only thing more tragic than sin is refusing its remedy.” (source)
Wayne Stiles is the host of Walking the Bible Lands (walkingthebiblelands.com), an online video experience of virtual tours of the Holy Land. A former pastor and veteran traveler to the Holy Land, Dr. Stiles has served in full-time ministry for more than 30 years. He is the author of Going Places with God, Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, and Waiting on God. Wayne and his wife, Cathy, have two grown daughters and live in Texas. Visit waynestiles.com for more.