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Chuck Swindoll’s Insight for Today 19th July 2022 Devotional

Chuck Swindoll’s Insight for Today 19th July 2022 Devotional

Chuck Swindoll’s Insight for Today 19th July 2022 Devotional


Insight for Today 19 July 2022 Devotional Written By Pastor Chuck Swindoll

TOPIC: The Ghost of Ephraim, Part Two

SCRIPTURES: 2 Timothy 4:5–8


As we have been discussing, homes and churches across the country today are haunted by ghosts of the Ephraimites, men who were skilled and fully equipped for battle but who turned and fled when the going got tough (see Psalm 78:9).

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Yes, “Let’s just quit” are household words. A marriage gets shaky and hits a few hard jolts—”Let’s just quit.” When a personal dream or goal in life is met with hurdles and hardship—both goal and dream are soon forgotten. Before long we begin to resemble Rome in its last days—a magnificent mask of outward, impressive stature . . . devoid of inner strength . . . soft and mushy at the core, desperately lacking in discipline and determination.

There is not an achievement worth remembering that isn’t stained with the blood of diligence and etched with the scars of disappointment. To run, to quit, to escape, even to hide solves nothing . . . it only postpones a reckoning with reality. It may feel good now, but it’s disaster when the bills come due.

Chuck Swindoll’s Insight for Today 19th July 2022 Devotional

Are you facing some difficult battle today? Don’t run! Stand still . . . and refuse to retreat. Look at it as God looks at it and draw upon His power to hold up under the blast. Sure, it’s tough. Nobody ever said the Christian life was easy. God never promised you a Disneyland. He offers something better—His own sustaining presence through any trouble we may encounter.

I’ve not been a great admirer of Harry S. Truman—but I did, at times, appreciate his gristle. The battle often raged during his presidency and on one occasion he responded to it with the words:

“If you don’t like the heat, get out of the kitchen!”

I’ve not met anyone who was able to stay strong without some time in the kitchen. Ephraimites are terribly undernourished. So my advice is a little different from Truman’s:

If you don’t like the heat—stay in the kitchen and learn to handle it!

ALSO READ, Chuck Swindoll’s Insight for Today 10th January 2022 Devotional

As a leading program in Christian broadcasting since 1979, Insight for Living airs in major Christian radio markets around the world, reaching people groups in languages they can understand. Chuck’s extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Chuck Swindoll’s Insight for Today 19th July 2022 Devotional



Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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