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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!
“And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee” (Matthew 9:2).
Forgiveness releases God’s love into people’s lives, and sets free those who have been held captive by sin. If there is someone we need to forgive, we should do so today. Not only will it release us from the burden of the offense, it will release them too.
“And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me” (Luke 7:23).
Offense hinders our access to the blessing of God. He does not want us to miss out on all he has planned for us, so we must take care not to allow offense to take root in our hearts.
“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).
God will never leave us in the dark. He will show us things to come, and reveal his heart to us through the Holy Spirit.
“Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (Galatians 4:7).
As citizens of the kingdom of God, we have been given rights, privileges, and freedoms to enjoy—not as servants, but as children.
“My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you” (Galatians 4:19).
We are destined to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Every day we are getting one step closer to reflecting his character.
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light” (Colossians 1:12).
It is God’s will for us to own everything in the kingdom of God. When we are in Jesus, everything that belongs to the Father belongs to us.
“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).
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Though circumstances may attempt to change our stance of faith, we should put our trust in God, who is unchanging.
“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers…” (1 Peter 3:12).
When we are in right-standing with God, we have a right to get our prayers answered. We can come to him with our requests according to his word, in the name of Jesus, and he is faithful to grant them.
“But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference” (Romans 3:21, 22).
“And he said, take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them” (Luke 21:8).
In the last days, it will be common for people to be deceived by false gods and erroneous claims. We must not fall prey to this type of error. Instead, we can look to Jesus for answers to life’s questions.
“And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace” (James 3:18).
Deciding to be a maker of peace has multiple benefits. Being a peacemaker invites God into every situation, and it will improve our relationships.
“But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him” (1 John 2:5).
Receiving and allowing the word of God to take root in our hearts will cause the love of God to mature in us. This is the primary indication that we belong to the Lord.
“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” (Romans 5:5).
The ability to love others as God loves them is within us. We can call on the Holy Spirit to help us love others with the unconditional love of God.
“And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended” (Mark 4:17).
Taking offense robs us of revelation from God’s word. We should not allow it to steal what we have received from the Scriptures.
“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day” (Deuteronomy 8:18).
God has empowered us to obtain wealth. If we are to see the manifestations of this, we need to trust and acknowledge him as our only source.
“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work” (James 3:16).
Strife opens the door to every work of the devil. If we have strife and discord with anyone, we must repent of it and walk in love toward them.
“He answered and said unto them, because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 13:11).
God will reveal hidden things to us. He wants to show us the mysteries of his kingdom.
“And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ” (Romans 15:29).
Like the apostle Paul, we are God’s living examples of the blessing—God’s goodness delivered to the world through Jesus Christ.
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63).
Words are not just noise, they are spirit. When we speak words, we are literally creating things that will come to pass in our lives.
“Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, the Lord hath done great things for them” (Psalm 126:2).
We celebrate our successes in life by acknowledging the role God played in them. We can sing, shout, and praise him for his goodness.
“That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:7).
God is getting ready to pour out an unlimited, immeasurable amount of blessing on his people. Our best days are just ahead of us!
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come” (2 Timothy 3:1).
Today’s times are stressful and chaotic, and depending on ourselves for our own safety is inadequate. When we hold fast to the word of God, we will be taken care of, right in the midst of trouble.
“Si confesamos nuestros pecados, él es fiel y justo para perdonar nuestros pecados, y limpiarnos de toda maldad” (1 Juan 1:9).
Si salimos de comunión con Dios a través de pecado, simplemente podemos confesar nuestro pecado y él nos perdonará. Cuando regresamos en comunión con él, podemos seguir hacia delante.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
If we step out of fellowship with God through sin, we can simply confess our sin and he will forgive us. When we step back into fellowship with him, we can keep moving forward.
“[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is” (Jeremiah 17:7, AMPC).
God is our ultimate refuge and hope. When we trust in him only, he will never let us down.
“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him” (Proverbs 20:7).
When we are the righteousness of God, we have the ability to live honorably before the Lord. Our children will also benefit from our godly lifestyle.
“The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion” (Psalm 20:1, 2).
God is our divine lawyer. He will defend us against the enemy’s accusations. We can receive his assistance and supernatural strength today!