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 - October 2021


October 20

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6).

The knowledge of Jesus we gain through a personal relationship with Him saves us from destruction and gives us new life through Him. The opposite is also true; people who don’t know Him are perishing without even knowing it.

October 19

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls” (Matthew 11:29).

Taking Jesus’ yoke upon us actually frees us from the hard work that self-effort requires. Our burdens are made much lighter when we give them to Him as He instructs us to, and spend time in His presence.

October 18

“Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep” (Romans 12:15).

Displaying brotherly love toward others involves having a deep empathy for their feelings. Being able to genuinely identify with someone else’s joy, or their grief, enables us to be more effective bearers of God’s love.

October 17

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).

God isn’t an impersonal, far away God who doesn’t understand our pain. He shares in our feelings.

October 16

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

When we’re hurting or struggling with an issue, God wants us to give Him all our pain. He’s well able to handle it much better than we can.

October 15

“Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me” (Psalm 41:9, NLT).

The emotional pain of a broken relationship can be intense. However, having a personal relationship with Jesus gives us the assurance that He’ll never reject us or walk away from us.

October 14

“He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve” (John 6:71).

It’s unrealistic to expect to go through life and not experience some kind of betrayal or rejection from someone. Jesus understands the pain of loved ones rejecting us; He experienced it first.

October 13

“He came unto his own, and his own received him not” (John 1:11).

During Jesus’ earthly ministry, He encountered plenty of people who rejected Him and refused to accept His message. As born-again Christians, we can expect the same kind of treatment.

October 12

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” (Isaiah 43:2).

When we’re at our lowest point, God promises to stick by us and never leave us. Our faith in His faithfulness toward us gives us comfort and hope.

October 11

“He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).

When we let God take care of us the way He wants to, we’ll never lack for anything. Insufficiency isn’t even in His vocabulary; He’s the ultimate giver.

October 10

“…For He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” (Hebrews 13:5, AMPC).

Trusting in God means we’ll never go through life alone. When trouble comes, He’s always by our side to walk us through it.

October 9

“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

Life has a way of breaking us down and wounding us emotionally and spiritually. However, God is bigger than anything life can throw at us; one encounter with Him is enough to heal us and restore us to wholeness.

October 8

“But godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6).

We must know the difference between being content in all circumstances and being complacent. We can be content regardless of whether something good or something bad happens; complacency is when we stop trying to improve.

October 7

“The Lord nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health” (Psalm 41:3, NLT).

God is always willing and able to bring us back to perfect health and wholeness. He can work through doctors and nurses to do supernatural things humans are incapable of doing by themselves.

October 6

“O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me” (Psalm 30:2).

When we get a bad medical report and there’s nothing the doctors can do, crying out to God positions us to receive the healing He has already made available to us. He’s the Great Physician.

October 5

“My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee” (Proverbs 3:1, 2).

Living by God’s Word has multiple benefits. Not only does it bring us peace of mind but also a long and successful life.

October 4

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 2:24).

Jesus made healing on all levels available to us in the cross. Because of this, believers never have to tolerate sickness or disease.

October 3

“For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14).

It’s impossible to be seen as righteous in God’s eyes through our own efforts, no matter how well-intentioned we are. Our faith in Jesus is what perfects us in God’s sight and puts us in right-standing with Him.

October 2

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).

Thankfulness and gratitude strengthen our prayer lives. When we pray, remembering all the good gifts God has given us moves us to want to thank Him.

October 1

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” (John 16:13).

Being led by the Holy Spirit is the key to a successful Christian life. He wants to guide us in everything that concerns us; therefore, it’s wise to consult Him every day.