Devotionals

Devotionals

VOTD November 30, 2021

November 30, 2021 – Tuesday 1 Thessalonians 4:11    NIV 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 1 Thessalonians 4:11    NASB 11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands,…

VOTD November 29, 2021

November 29, 2021 – Monday Luke 9:31    KJV 31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. Luke 9:31    CJB 31 They appeared in glorious splendor and spoke of his exodus, which he was soon to accomplish in Yerushalayim. Luke 9:31    NASB 31 who,…

VOTD November 26, 2021

November 26, 2021 – Friday Psalm 111:1-10    NIV All the verses are given below with a few short comments along with the verses. Comment.  Before the Psalm a note of explanation. In my morning reading, someone mentioned Psalm 111 as their Thanksgiving Psalm. In my reading of the Psalm, I understood their feelings and thought the day after…

VOTD November 25, 2021

November 25, 2021 – Thursday Psalm 107:1    KJV 1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Comment.  I normally use the NIV, but ran across this today and compared to the NIV, Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;  his love endures forever, the KJV is much more poetic in my opinion.…

VOTD November 24, 2021

November 24, 2021 – Wednesday Daniel 6:10    NIV 10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. Comment.  If you go to Biblegateway.com and look up…

VOTD November 23, 2021

November 23, 2021 – Tuesday James 4:13-15    NIV 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”  14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  15 Instead, you ought to…

VOTD November 22, 2021

November 22, 2021 – Monday Luke 9:7-9    NIV 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed because some were saying that John had been raised from the dead,  8 others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life.  9 But Herod said, “I beheaded John. Who, then,…

VOTD November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021 – Friday Romans 8:17   NIV 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Comment.  What an interesting verse. So many things to make sense of starting with Now if we are children? Now means we have to look at what…

VOTD November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021 – Thursday Romans 5:1-4   NIV 1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know…

VOTD November 17, 2021

November 17, 2021 – Wednesday Philippians 3:10-11   NIV 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,  11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Comment.  Looking another verse in Philippians with the word suffer, or in this case…

VOTD November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021 – Tuesday Philippians 1:29-30   NIV 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,  30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have. Comment.  The focus today is on the word suffer or some version of the same such as suffered…

VOTD November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021 – Monday Ezekiel 40:42   NIV 42 There were also four tables of dressed stone for the burnt offerings, each a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and a cubit high. On them were placed the utensils for slaughtering the burnt offerings and the other sacrifices. Comment.  These had to be dressed stones when you…

VOTD November 12, 2021

November 12, 2021 – Friday Isaiah 14:18-20   NIV 18 All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb.  19 But you are cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain, with those pierced by the sword, those who descend to the stones of the pit. Like a corpse trampled underfoot,  20 you will not join them in burial,…

VOTD November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021 – Thursday Isaiah 9:10   NIV 10 “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will          replace them with cedars.” Comment.  The verse above seems very innocuous. Something fell down made of bricks, but whatever it was it will be rebuilt with dressed stone.…

VOTD November 10, 2021

November 10, 2021 – Wednesday Psalm 140:1, 11, 13      NKJV 1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men, 11 Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence. Comment. …