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Rev. David Bast

Rev. David Bast

Rev. 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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Where There Is No Vision

Read: Judges 21:20-25 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint. (Prov. 29:18) Around the time of our church’s 100th anniversary, the congregation decided to remodel and

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What to Buy

Read: John 8:23-32 Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. (Prov. 23:23) I happened to be browsing in a jewelry store one day while my

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Rich toward God

Read: Luke 12:13-21 Honor the LORD with your wealth . . . then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. (Prov. 3:9-10) Jesus’ story is

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Where Are They Now?

Read: Psalm 73 When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever. (Prov. 10:25) It’s tempting to envy the prosperity of those the Bible

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Amor Omnia Vincit

Read: 1 Peter 4:7-11 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (Prov. 10:12) The Roman proverb used in the title of this devotional is translated “Love conquers all.”

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Don’t Worry

Read: Matthew 6:25-32 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. (Prov. 10:3) Are you a worrier? I’m not usually, but

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Pride Goes before a Fall

Read: Daniel 4:28-37 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Prov. 16:18) According to the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, the walls of Babylon were so massive

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First Things First

Read: Matthew 6:33-34 Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house. (Prov. 24:27) Recently I visited the historic sites of

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Hope Deferred

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. (Prov. 13:12) If you are familiar with the Bible, you probably know Jacob’s story. What

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