Welcome to Devotionary, home to a new podcast of the same name.
My name is Ken Miller and I am the minister to men at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, Texas. This site is the latest part of an ongoing effort I have been involved in for the last eight years. Since 2009, I have writing a daily blog based on the Bible. So far I have worked my way through each book at least three times and written thousands of posts based on what God has taught me. I have been able to turn two of those blogs into published books. One is on the book of Romans and is called Justified: The Gospel of God in the Book of Romans. The second one is based on the psalms of David and is called Shock and Awe: The Honest Reactions and Humble Reflections of a Sin-Prone Saint.
Devotionary is the latest iteration in my ongoing journey of studying and writing about the Word of God. What is Devotionary? Well, it’s an attempt to bring the Scriptures to life by making them accessible and applicable to everyday life. You see, Devotionary combines the inspiration of a daily devotional with the insights of a commentary, but in easy-to-understand language that brings the Bible to life. If you’ve every struggled with maintaining a regular devotional time in the Word of God, you should find Devotionary helpful. We will be working our way through each and every book of the Bible, chapter by chapter, unpacking small sections at a time in an effort to make the book understandable and to show how it fits into the overarching them of God’s redemption of man.
Each episode will last approximately ten minutes or so, and we strongly urge you to read the day’s passage on your own in order to get the most out of the accompanying podcast. If you find Devotionary helpful, please tell your friends.
We are beginning with the book of Esther. That may surprise you, but there is a reason behind that choice. While it is a rather obscure book, it contains one of the greatest lessons on the sovereignty of God found in the entire Bible. And yet, His name is never even mentioned in the book. He never appears and He never performs a single miracle or speaks through a prophet. He is silent and invisible, and yet He is the central figure of the story. My hope is that by beginning with this relatively unknown book, you will see that the study of God’s Word can be inspirational and transformation – no matter where you begin.