About the Author

David Bast
David Bast

Dave Bast retired as the President and Broadcast Minister of Words of Hope in January 2017, after 23 years with the ministry. Prior to his ministry and work at Words of Hope, Dave served as a pastor for 18 years in congregations in the Reformed Church in America. He is the author of several devotional books. A graduate of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, he has also studied at both the Fuller and Calvin seminaries. Dave and his wife, Betty Jo, have four children and four grandchildren. Dave enjoys reading, growing tomatoes, and avidly follows the Detroit Tigers.

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Rev. David Bast

A Man of Sorrows

Read: Isaiah 53:3 He could have been called a man of holiness, for he lived a perfect life. He could have been called a man of love, for no one

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Rev. David Bast

Despised and Rejected

Read: Isaiah 53:3 Of all the hurts life can inflict upon us, none is more bitter than the pain of rejection. It might surprise you to know that God’s own Son

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Rev. David Bast

Love is Sacrificial

Read: 1 Corinthians 13:5 In a world that says, “I want it my way,” lovers must learn to say, “Not my way, but yours.” I continue to be impressed by the way the

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Rev. David Bast

Love is Humble

Read: 1 Corinthians 13:4, 5 Humility—it is an attractive quality in anyone, but it is especially becoming in those who love. Love, the love God both shows toward us and inspires

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Rev. David Bast

Overflowing With Hope

Read: Romans 15:7-13 Do you know what the rarest and most precious commodity on earth is? No, it’s not gold or diamonds, not oil or uranium; it’s hope. For everything that

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Rev. David Bast

Benefits of Believing

Read: Romans 5:1-5 When the American writer Henry David Thoreau lay on his deathbed, an old aunt came to him and asked if he had made his peace with God. “Madam,”