Posts with the category “devotional”

Abnormalcy Bias
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on April 29th, 2024
Most people are familiar with the term “normalcy bias,” or as it is known in the field of psychology, cognitive bias. The concept was introduced in the early 1970s by psychologists Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman after studying perceptual bias in problem-solving. In short, normalcy bias is a coping mechanism that blinds people to the truth even when it is right in front of their eyes. It is sometimes called “analysis paralysis” or “the ostrich effect” because it prevents people from recognizing the seriousness of a situation.  Read More
A World Awash in Wickedness
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on April 6th, 2024
Comedian Bob Hope once quipped, “It’s a wonderful world. It may destroy itself, but you’ll be able to watch it on TV.” I don’t know how wonderful this world is, but Bob Hope was right about one thing. We are witnessing the self-destruction of this sin-stricken world before our very eyes. I hate to be one of those people who bemoans the state of the world by beginning, “When I was a child…,” but I cannot contain myself.  Read More
God Sees Them Too
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on April 9th, 2023
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)  Read More
The Principle Principle
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on April 4th, 2023
Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we send you, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the LORD our God. (Jeremiah 42:6)  Read More
Are You Missing the Point of Bible Prophecy?
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on March 20th, 2023
The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming. (Psalm 37:12–13)  Read More
The Fog Is Lifting
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on March 11th, 2023
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” (Daniel 12:4)  Read More
Same God, New Year
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on December 28th, 2020
“For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore, you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.” (Malachi 3:6)  Read More
And the Wait Goes On
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on December 22nd, 2020
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6–7)   Read More
Talk Is Cheap
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on December 7th, 2020
Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause shall not alight. (Proverbs 26:2)   Read More
Time for a U-Turn?
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on November 28th, 2020
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life. (Proverbs 16:17, NASB)  Read More
Thankful for Our Weaknesses
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on November 22nd, 2020
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)  Read More
How Long?
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on November 16th, 2020
My soul also is greatly troubled; but You, O LORD—how long? (Psalm 6:3)  Read More
Rise and Shine
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on November 10th, 2020
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1)   Read More
Give Honor Where Honor Is Due
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on November 7th, 2020
LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; he who does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the LORD… (Psalm 15:1-4)  Read More
Peace in Perilous Times
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on October 26th, 2020
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come. (2 Timothy 3:1)   Read More
The Thrill of Mercy
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on October 25th, 2020
The merciful man does good for his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh. (Proverbs 11:17)  Read More
Take Me Away
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on October 17th, 2020
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. (Psalm 84:10)  Read More
Sweet Dreams
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on October 12th, 2020
When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. (Psalm 63:6-7)  Read More
Justice Delayed
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on September 22nd, 2020
“I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!” (Luke 12:49-50)   Read More
No Billboards on the Pathway of Life
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on September 14th, 2020
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)   Read More
Look Up
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on August 24th, 2020
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up. (Psalm 5:3)  Read More
Seasons Come and Seasons Go
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on August 18th, 2020
“I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.” (Ezekiel 34:26)  Read More
God is Good
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on August 12th, 2020
“Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.” (Psalm 143:10)  Read More
Good at Being Bad
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on August 6th, 2020
“For My people are foolish, they have not known Me. They are silly children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.” (Jeremiah 4:22)   Read More
Unshakeable Faith
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on April 15th, 2020
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. (Psalm 46:1–3)   Read More
Mending a Broken Heart
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on April 15th, 2020
“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)   Read More
God, Glory, and Sleepy Hollow
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on January 22nd, 2020
Then she named the child Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband. (1 Samuel 4:21)  Read More
What Matters Most
by Dr. J.B. Hixson on February 13th, 2019
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8-9)  Read More