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 - July 2020


July 31

“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings” (Psalm 40:2).

God is willing and able to rescue us from whatever pit we’ve fallen into in life. Acknowledging that He is the author of everything good that happens in our lives allows Him to bless us and make us an example to others.

July 30

“When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person” (Job 22:29).

Before we were born again and knew our identities in Christ, we were cast down into lives of not knowing God. Being born again and becoming His children allows Him to elevate us, teach us humility, and give us His best.

July 29

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

There’s more to life than simply collecting material possessions for their own sake. We find contentment when we stop comparing ourselves to others, and give thanks for what God has blessed us with.

July 28

“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!” (James 3:5).

Our speech is powerful; sometimes we must hold our tongue to avoid saying something we shouldn’t. Using God’s Word to control our words helps us resist the temptation to speak foolishly.

July 27

“Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body” (James 3:3).

We use a bit to control a horse and prevent it from galloping out of control. In the same way, we can use God’s Word to control our emotions and prevent them from running away with us.

July 26

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

When we run into trouble, God always provides a way out of the situation. He never gives us more than we can handle.

July 25

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12).

Living a godly life sets us apart from the world, and acts as a lightning rod for the devil’s attacks. We will experience persecution for stepping out in faith, but Jesus endured the same type of opposition and still fulfilled God’s will.

July 24

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

The world always has turmoil and stressful drama that can drag us down emotionally; however, we don’t have to get involved in it. Basing our emotional state on the Word of God replaces stress with peace.

July 23

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done” (Philippians 4:6, NLT).

Worry is a negative form of meditation. What we think about and meditate on is important, which is why we must focus on the finished works of Jesus Christ, not on what’s happening around us.

July 22

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).

God made us free moral agents, and our freedom of choice carries with it great power. We can either choose godly emotions that result in peace and joy, or ungodly emotions that unleash misery and unhappiness.

July 21

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

We would have a difficult time making any forward progress on our spiritual journey if we let our physical senses determine which way to go. To succeed, we need faith in Jesus Christ.

July 20

“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).

Our flesh operates entirely on the physical level. We move up into the supernatural level when we let God’s Word root in us, grow in our spirits, and dramatically improve our lives.

July 19

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1).

The right emotions bring us peace of mind and make life more enjoyable. This is God’s will for us.

July 18

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3).

If we live by our emotions, we’re in constant danger of letting them sweep us away and destroy our peace of mind. Focusing on Christ, instead of how we may feel at the moment, protects our peace.

July 17

“For we have not a 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).

Infirmities are weaknesses of the flesh that we all experience at one time or another. When we’re severely tempted by these weaknesses, we can draw on the strength of Jesus, who felt the same things as we do, yet didn’t succumb to them.

July 16

“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city” (Proverbs 16:32).

The person who can’t control their emotions is a weak person indeed. The sign of emotional maturity is our ability to control our feelings, instead of letting them control us and cause us to do something we regret later.

July 15

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 1:2).

Our souls are where our intellect and emotions reside; to prosper is to succeed. Standing in our authority empowers us to successfully maintain our emotional control in every situation.

July 14

“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17).

Our words have the power to create something out of nothing. When God created the universe out of nothing, He spoke it into existence; we have the same authority when we see something we want to change.

July 13

“The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22).

We must stop thinking of the word “rich” purely in financial terms. God wants to bless us not just financially, but in every other area as well.

July 12

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).

There is a link between strongly believing something in our hearts and openly declaring that belief. To confess Jesus with our mouths means to agree with His Word of grace, and then speak it into others’ lives.

July 11

“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise” (Hebrews 10:36).

When we’re praying and believing God for something, consistency is the key to breakthrough. Patience is the main component of waiting on Him.

July 10

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12).

Patience is faith constantly, consistently applied throughout all circumstances. When we stand on God’s promises no matter how often the world contradicts them, we will see results.

July 9

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” (Joshua 1:8).

Under the new covenant of grace, meditating on the finished works of Jesus Christ and God’s favor toward us positions us to be successful. No self-effort is needed, just faith in what Jesus did.

July 8

“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20).

Our faith is more powerful than we realize; Jesus used His faith to work miracles. If we’ve been born again, we can use our authority to do the same things that He did.

July 7

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:23).

Our faith is extremely important on our journey through life. Absolute trust in God’s favor toward us gives us great power.

July 6

“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins’” (1 Peter 4:8, NKJV).

Under the new covenant of grace, Jesus commands us to love others. God’s love is more powerful than sin.

July 5

“And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children” (Isaiah 54:13).

Young people who aren’t grounded in God’s Word are at risk of attacks from the devil. The best way to protect them and ensure their peace is to teach them about God’s love.

July 4

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).

Training in the Word of God should begin early. Establishing our children in the Gospel of Grace equips them to live out God’s plan for their lives.

July 3

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

We can’t let our emotions lead us if we want successful lives; they can lead us in the wrong direction. Our faith, not our feelings, positions us to receive what God promised.

July 2

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed” (Proverbs 13:20).

Who we spend time with influences how we think, and ultimately, how we conduct our lives. Therefore, we must be careful who we choose as friends.

July 1

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15).

When we get born again, we’re in a perfect position to be an example to others. With this in mind, it’s important to model godly wisdom.