Devotional (Page 3)

Devotional (Page 3)

Hebrews

Hebrews 4:4-7a

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 17, 2019 – Tuesday   Hebrews 4:4-7a  NIV 4 For somewhere He has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all His works.” (Genesis 2:2)  5 And again in the passage above He says, “They shall never enter My rest.” 6 Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to…
Hebrews

Hebrews 4:1-3

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 16, 2019 – Monday Hebrews 4:1-3  NIV 1  Therefore, since the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.  2 For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith…
Hebrews

Hebrews 3:16-19

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 13, 2019 – Friday Hebrews 3:16-19  NIV 16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?  17 And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness?  18 And to whom did God swear that they would never enter His rest if not to those who disobeyed?  19 So we…
Hebrews

Hebrews 2:1-4

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 12, 2019 – Thursday Hebrews 2:1-4  NIV 1 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.  2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,  3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed…

Titus 1:16

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 10, 2019 – Tuesday Titus 1:16  NIV 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. Comments There is something about this verse I really like. Maybe it’s because it brings to mind the saying “Actions speak louder than words.” This is the end of chapter one where Titus is instructed to rebuke those…

Titus 1:5-6

To obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 09, 2019 – Monday Titus 1:5-6  NIV 5 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.  6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. or 5 The reason I left you…

Titus 3:1-2

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 06, 2019 – Friday Titus 3:1-2  NIV 1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. Comments In this short epistle, Paul’s third pastoral epistle (the first two to Timothy),  Paul looks to show how the good news…
1 Timothy

1 Timothy 3:1-7

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 05, 2019 – Thursday 1 Timothy 3:1-7  NIV 1 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see…
2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 04, 2019 – Wednesday 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15  NIV 14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer. Comments These verses are very interesting as they are the last verses prior to the…
2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 1:5-8

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 03, 2019 – Tuesday 2 Thessalonians 1:5-8  NIV 5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when…
Colossians

Colossians 3:20-24

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 02, 2019 – Monday Colossians 3:20-24  NIV 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. 22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work…
Philippians

PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * November 29, 2019 – Friday Philippians 2:12-13  NIV 12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Comments On Wednesday, we ended up a verse shy of…