Daily Devotionals

Read the Word daily

Would you like to read the Word daily, but don’t know how to begin? Reading our Daily Devotionals is a good way to develop the habit of studying the scriptures. Visit this page to find a scripture for every day of the year, complete with practical advice for applying the principles to your everyday life. It is possible to enjoy reading the Bible. Simply set time aside each day, and soon daily Bible reading will become a lifestyle!

Daily Devotionals - May 2022


May 19

“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love” (1 John 4:18, NLT).

If we’re filled with fear today, we conquer that emotion by meditating on Scriptures concerning His perfect love. As we acknowledge, accept, and receive His love for us, fear begins to lose its grip.

May 18

“May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love” (Ephesians 3:17, AMPC).

Many people today don’t know that Jesus loves them personally. We must allow ourselves to be established in the truth that He loves us as individuals and has made a permanent home within our hearts.

May 17

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

For Christians, the study of the Word of God is a necessity. In order to receive God’s promises, we must know what they are.

May 16

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).

We don’t have to allow distractions to take us down the wrong path. When we get off course, we simply make the necessary course adjustments and behold Jesus.

May 15

“For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs” (1 Timothy 6:10, AMPC).

The love of money, not money itself, is the root of all evil. Many people have a wrong relationship with money because they have placed their trust in it instead of in God.

May 14

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).

Through Jesus, we have a conquering spirit. Confidence in His love will cause us to win every time.

May 13

“Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11, AMPC).

If we find our passion for serving God is weakening, we can ask Him to help us revive it. He wants to motivate us through a desire to please Him, not through rules and laws.

May 12

“[Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good” (Romans 12:9, AMPC).

The Holy Spirit teaches us how to love sincerely, turn from wickedness, and hold fast to all that is good.

May 11

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).

God has an acceptable and perfect plan for our lives. When we allow His Word to change our mindset, we begin to align ourselves with His plans and purposes.

May 10

“Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed” (Proverbs 16:3, AMPC).

We’ve been designed to succeed, not fail, in life. In all we do we must trust God, knowing that He’ll keep us in line with His will. Success is His will for us.

May 9

“For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not” (Isaiah 30:15).

Confidence is the missing substance of faith. It’s through our confidence in God that we gain strength to endure whatever we face in life.

May 8

“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man” (Psalm 118:8).

When people fail or disappoint us, it’s important to remember God will never fail us. He always comes through for us.

May 7

“Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]” (Hebrews 4:16, AMPC).

When we give our failures to God, He turns them into victory. We can boldly and confidently ask Him for His grace and mercy when we need it the most.

May 6

“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:17).

It was through Adam’s disobedience that we were born into sin. It was through Jesus’ obedience to die for us that we were made the righteousness of God.

May 5

“If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him” (James 1:5, AMPC).

If we need wisdom, we can ask our gracious Lord. He’s always willing to give us His wisdom—freely and ungrudgingly—for any situation we face today.

May 4

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole” (Isaiah 53:5, AMPC).

Peace and well-being are part of our salvation package. Jesus died so that we could be complete in Him. We must take the time to meditate upon all that He died to give us, and receive it by faith.

May 3

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

God has a supply specifically for us today. Therefore, we need the courage to ask Him to lead us to it.

May 2

“The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing” (Psalm 34:10, AMPC).

When we seek the Lord through prayer, meditation, and the study of His Word, He’ll lead us to His supernatural provision.

May 1

“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding” (Proverbs 3:5, AMPC).

Our own insight and understanding are limited at best. Therefore, whatever we’re facing today, we should place our confidence in the Lord. Our heavenly Father is omnipotent and omniscient, and He loves to be trusted.