Advent Devotionals


Advent Day 8: Shepherd

by: Michael Benson

Psalm 23 is undoubtedly the most famous—and among the most beloved—of all the psalms. It is short, the prose is beautiful, and it is full of comforting imagery of God as a shepherd who takes care of us in the midst of the darkest valleys.

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Advent Day 7: Lord of hosts

by: Michael Benson

The Hebrew word translated here as “host” is sometimes translated as “army,” though in other contexts it can be translated as “everything.”

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Advent Day 6: Ancient of Days

by: Michael Benson

In Daniel’s vision, the Ancient One is clothed in white, which signifies His righteousness, and His hair being as white as the coat of a pure lamb illustrates His wisdom.

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Advent Day 5: El Elyon

by: Michael Benson

When Balaam blesses the Israelites—as prompted by the Lord, superseding his orders from King Balak of Moab to curse them—he refers to God as “Most High,” a name that signifies God’s authority over all things.

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Advent Day 4: El Shaddai

by: Michael Benson

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’

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Advent Day 3: I AM

by: Michael Benson

God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.”

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Advent Day 2: Elohim

by: Michael Benson

When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the LORD God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the LORD God among the trees. Then the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?

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Advent Day 1: Creator

by: Michael Benson

The beginning of every story is important because it sets the tone for everything that follows. The story of the birth of Jesus—and His life and eventual death, resurrection, and ascension—is firmly rooted in the story of Israel, which begins with the story of creation.

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