David Zandstra

David Zandstra

David Zandstra is a retired pastor living in Marietta, Georgia, having served five churches from New Jersey to California. Along with other ministries, he counsels clients of a pregnancy resource center. He acknowledges his indebtedness to the training and resources of Peacemaker Ministries. David and his wife, Margie, have three children and six grandchildren.

Devotionals by David Zandstra

August 31, 2014

God's Beautiful Word of Grace

Acts 20:17-38
I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance.
—Acts 20:32

August 30, 2014

Obedience to God's Word

Psalm 119:81-88
In your unfailing love preserve my life, that I may obey the statutes of your mouth.
—Psalm 119:88

August 29, 2014

What Are You Worth?

Psalm 119:33-40
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God.
—1 Timothy 6:17

August 28, 2014

The Problem of Suffering

Psalm 119:65-72
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word… It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
—Psalm 119: 67, 71

August 27, 2014

God's Word: A Delight

Psalm 119:89-96
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
—Psalm 119:92

August 26, 2014

Clinging to God's Promises

Psalm 119:145-152
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
—Psalm 27:13-14

August 25, 2014

Upheld by God's Word

Psalm 119:113-120
“Do not fear, for I am with you … I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
—Isaiah 41:10

August 24, 2014

Comforted by God's Word

Psalm 119:73-80
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
—Psalm 23:4

August 23, 2014

Share the Bible's Truth

2 Timothy 4:1-5
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage— … do the work of an evangelist…
—2 Timothy 4:2, 5

August 22, 2014

God's Word Is Truth

Psalm 119:137-144
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”
—John 17:17

August 21, 2014

The Bible Gives Understanding

Psalm 119:129-136
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes… For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed.
—Romans 1:16-17

August 20, 2014

The Bible Gives Light

Romans 13:11-14
Let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light… Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ.
—Romans 13:12, 14

August 19, 2014

Persecution and Praise

Psalm 119:57-64
The jailer … asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus …” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him.
—Acts 16:29-32

August 18, 2014

God's Word Gives Courage

Psalm 119:17-24
When they saw the courage of Peter and John … they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
—Acts 4:13

August 17, 2014

God Gives Hope

Psalm 119:49-56
“We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”
—Daniel 6:5

August 16, 2014

Good Habits With the Bible

Daniel 1:1-16
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart…
—Psalm 119:9-10

August 15, 2014

Humble Before God

2 Kings 22:11-20
“Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the LORD … I also have heard you… You will be buried in peace.”
—2 Kings 22:19-20

August 14, 2014

God's Word: Lost and Found

2 Kings 22:1-13
Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the LORD.”
—2 Kings 22:8

August 13, 2014

God's Word Is for Training

1 Timothy 4:6-10
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for … training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
—2 Timothy 3:16-17

August 12, 2014

God's Word Is for Correcting

Ephesians 4:22-32
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for … correcting … so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
—2 Timothy 3:16-17

August 11, 2014

God's Word Is for Rebuking

Galatians 3:1-6
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for … rebuking … so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
—2 Timothy 3:16-17

August 10, 2014

God's Word Is for Teaching

Romans 4:1-5
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching … so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
—2 Timothy 3:16-17

August 9, 2014

Meditating on God's Word

Psalm 119:97-104
Blessed is the one … whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.
—Psalm 1:1-2

August 8, 2014

Memorizing God's Word

Psalm 119: 9-16
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
—Psalm 119:11

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