Devotional

Devotional

1 Peter

1 Peter 2:4-8       NIV

May 07, 2021 – Friday 1 Peter 2:4-8       NIV 4 As you come to Him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him—  5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put…
1 Peter

1 Peter 1:18-21       NIV

May 06, 2021 – Thursday 1 Peter 1:18-21       NIV 18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors,  19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.  20 He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake  21 Through Him you believe in God, who raised Him from…
1 Peter

1 Peter 1:8-9       NIV

May 05, 2021 – Wednesday 1 Peter 1:8-9       NIV  8 Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,  9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. Comment  When I first read the verses above, I was reminded of Thomas meeting Jesus after His resurrection. Thomas had been told Jesus…
James

James 3:1-2       NIV

May 04, 2021 – Tuesday James 3:1-2       NIV 1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.  2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. James 3:1-2       NASB 1 Do not become teachers in large numbers, my brothers, since you know that we who are teachers will incur a stricter judgment.  2 For we…
James

James 2:19       NIV

May 03, 2021 – Monday James 2:20-24       NIV 20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?  21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?  22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.  23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him…
James

James 2:19 NIV

April 30, 2021 – Friday James 2:19 NIV 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. Comment What an interesting verse! And it comes in the midst of a ‘discussion’ of faith and deeds or faith and works depending on your Bible version. The discussion is from verse 14 through 25. The two verses preceding set up our verse for today; NIV – 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it…
James

James 1:5-7       NIV

April 29, 2021 – Thursday James 1:5-7       NIV 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Comment  The focus for today is on…
Hebrews

Hebrews 11:6       NIV

April 28, 2021 – Wednesday Hebrews 11:6       NIV 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Comment  The number one thing to notice in this verse is that the writer did not say without faith it is challenging to please God. Instead, the writer did say, without faith it is impossible to please God. Want to please God? Good works won’t…
Hebrews

Hebrews 4:3       NIV

April 27, 2021 – Tuesday Hebrews 4:3       NIV 3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, “So I declared on oath in My anger, ‘They shall never enter My rest.’”* And yet His works have been finished since the creation of the world *[from Psalm 95:11]  Comment  Chapter three was all about how Jesus is greater than Moses. Plus how the people rebelled against Moses and spent 40 years wandering because of…

Titus 1:15-16       NIV

April 26, 2021 – Monday Titus 1:15-16       NIV 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.  16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny Him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. Comment  Who are the pure? Who are the corrupted? Paul answers the second right away, the corrupted are those who do…
Acts

Acts 17:16-17       NIV

April 23, 2021 – Friday Acts 17:16-17       NIV 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.  17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. Acts 17:16-17       NASB 16 Now while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him…
2 Timothy

2 Timothy 1:11-12       NIV

April 221, 2021 – Thursday 2 Timothy 1:11-12       NIV 11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher.  12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know Whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day. Comment  Paul was in prison in Rome for the second time when he penned this second…