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 - February 2024

26Feb

February 26

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them (Colossians 3:19).

As husbands striving for a Christ-centered marriage, we are to show God’s love to our wives daily. This excludes holding grudges, holding on to anger, and hurting our spouse through petty squabbles.

25Feb

February 25

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman (Proverbs 21:9, 19).

As wives, we have the power to maintain peace in the household with our attitudes. We can make sure that our thoughts and behavior comply with those of Jesus, who set the perfect example for us.

24Feb

February 24

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26, NKJV).

Meditating on the Scriptures and applying them to our lives allows them to change our way of thinking. What we think eventually takes root and grows in our heart, so that we can reflect the same love and compassion as Jesus Himself. We’re transformed from the inside out, and our spirits are renewed.

23Feb

February 23

“A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart” (Proverbs 21:2, NIV).

If we take the world’s advice to “follow your heart” without first aligning it with the Scriptures, we could unwittingly take the wrong path in life. We may rationalize and think we’re doing the right thing, but God knows our true motives even better than we know them ourselves.

22Feb

February 22

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people’(Jeremiah 31:33, NKJV).

As believers who belong to God, we have His law of love established in our minds and written in our hearts. His Holy Spirit, which is our conscience, guides us in our daily lives and helps us remember what we need to know in our dealings with others.

21Feb

February 21

‘At the same time,’ says the Lord, ‘I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.’ The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you (Jeremiah 31:1, 3, NKJV).

This promise was made when the Law of Moses was still in effect, but it remains relevant even today. When we accept Jesus for who He is, our faith makes us part of God’s family. God fashioned us out of love for us because love is part of His divine nature.

20Feb

February 20

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore (Psalm 121:7, 8).

Believers are safe from the evil that overtakes so many others in the world. No matter where we go or what we do, we’re protected. We have God’s promise on this.

19Feb

February 19

Don’t be gullible in regard to smooth-talking evil. Stay alert like this, and before you know it the God of peace will come down on Satan with both feet, stomping him into the dirt. Enjoy the best of Jesus! (Romans 16:20, MSG).

Evil can present itself in any form, at any time, and in any situation; as Christians engaged in spiritual warfare, we must be vigilant and alert to all types of attacks from the enemy. When we stand on God’s Word, we’re strengthened and ready for battle. The devil has been allowed to terrorize the world temporarily, but he is a vanquished foe.

18Feb

February 18

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord (Isaiah 54:17).

When we stand on God’s promises to us concerning our safety and security, we need not fear violence or aggression against us, our families, or our loved ones. We also don’t need to worry about any harm done to us through lies, slander, or false accusations.

17Feb

February 17

No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it—What God has arranged for those who love him(1 Corinthians 2:9, MSG).

God blessed us with our five senses and the ability to use our imagination any way we like, but even our own eyes, ears, and minds wouldn’t be able to grasp the wonderful things in store for us in heaven. The beauty of this promise is that we don’t have to understand it, just accept it by faith.

16Feb

February 16

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us (Ephesians 3:20, MSG).

God’s goodness and mercy are so vast that we could never comprehend them with our limited imaginations. However, we can begin to experience His love when we respond to His Spirit and let Him guide and direct us.

15Feb

February 15

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good (Psalm 53:1).

The world has its share of people who don’t believe God exists, and their lives reflect the thoughts they entertain. God sees these people as corrupt fools who commit disgusting acts before His eyes.

14Feb

February 14

But we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven, and from it also we earnestly and patiently await [the coming of] the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] Savior (Philippians 3:20, AMPC).

Although believers physically live in this world now, this living arrangement is temporary. As God’s children and members of His divine family, our true and permanent residency is in heaven.

13Feb

February 13

Parents rejoice when their children turn out well; wise children become proud parents. So make your father happy! Make your mother proud! (Proverbs 23:24, 25, MSG).

Wise parents make sure their children learn what the Bible says and then apply those principles and lessons to their lives. God’s advice to children (who will one day grow up and become parents themselves) is to pass His message on to future generations.

12Feb

February 12

Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes’ (Mark 9:23, NKJV).

Often, we limit ourselves—and God—through our own doubt and unbelief. When we truly believe God’s Word, we let Him unlock and free our minds and spirits. His power is manifested in our lives, and we begin to see miracle after miracle.

11Feb

February 11

The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork (Psalm 19:1, 2, NKJV).

Getting too wrapped up in the everyday things of the world can cause us to miss out on the beauty all around us that God created. Taking a few moments to watch a morning sunrise, smell the fragrant flowers blooming in the springtime, and listen to the sounds of birds chirping and the wind rustling through the trees gives us a glimpse into His nature.

10Feb

February 10

Attention, all! See the marvels of God! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth, Bans war from pole to pole, breaks all the weapons across his knee. ‘Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything’ (Psalm 46:8-10, MSG).

When we distance ourselves spiritually from the hustle and bustle of the world and shift our focus to God, we can see clearly all that He has done and continues to do. We’ll see the truth globally, as well as on a personal level in our own lives. There’s no one higher or greater than Him.

09Feb

February 9

May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope (Romans 15:13, AMPC).

A true relationship with God evokes such peace and joy that we can’t possibly understand the depths of it with our intellectual minds. The hope we find in Him has no doubt or uncertainty attached but is rooted in the knowledge of the truth of the gospel. 

08Feb

February 8

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another (Ephesians 4:25).

As believers in the body of Christ, we’re to be truthful with each other in every situation. The devil will try to use lies and deception to divide us and bring us down, but when we rely on the Holy Spirit, we’re victorious against the attacks of the enemy.

07Feb

February 7

You can’t whitewash your sins and get by with it; you find mercy by admitting and leaving them (Proverbs 28:13, MSG).

When we do something we know is wrong, we may be able to fool the world, and even ourselves for a while, but not God. There’s no hiding anything from Him because He can see straight into our hearts and minds. The wisest thing to do is honestly admit our mistake and move on.

06Feb

February 6

These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor; Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace; Let none of you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; And do not love a false oath. For all these are things that I hate,’ Says the Lord (Zechariah 8:16, 17, NKJV).

Christians are on display, and the world is watching us. Our behavior should reflect the behavior of the Prince of Peace, who demonstrated by example how to embrace peace, truth, and justice.

05Feb

February 5

In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble (Proverbs 15:6).

This was written back in the days of King Solomon, and it’s still true today. The righteous who live according to God’s standards are blessed with treasures that far exceed just money. When we see people who make money their god, we see the curses their choice brings on their lives.

04Feb

February 4

Put God in charge of your work, then what you’ve planned will take place (Proverbs 16:3, MSG).

Work doesn’t have to feel like work when we let God lead us to the career path He wants for us. We see people every day who insist on making their own decisions on where to work and what to do, yet they struggle constantly. Asking for God’s guidance makes us twice as productive as everyone else, with no effort.

03Feb

February 3

Hot tempers start fights; a calm, cool spirit keeps the peace (Proverbs 15:18, MSG).

The more we walk in God’s Word and let it sink into our psyche, the more it changes us from the inside out. Applying what we learn from the Scriptures teaches us self-control and renews our spirit. The Word transforms us into the likeness of Jesus, also known as the Prince of Peace.

02Feb

February 2

Oh, thank God—he’s so good! His love never runs out. All of you set free by God, tell the world! Tell how he freed you from oppression (Psalm 107:1, 2, MSG).

Many of us have placed ourselves in bondage by accepting the world’s defeatist way of thinking. Jesus is the only one who can truly set us free from this type of attitude, transform our minds, and teach us true wisdom. He does this out of love for us.

01Feb

February 1

An intelligent person is always eager to take in more truth; fools feed on fast-food fads and fancies (Proverbs 15:14, MSG).

True wisdom and intelligence come from God, not the world. As believers, we must be careful not to be influenced by the talk from “experts” designed merely to tickle our ears. This kind of talk changes daily based on what the world wants to hear at the moment, but it’s not based on God’s eternal truths.

 
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