Read the Word Daily

Would you like to read the Word daily, but don’t know where to begin? Reading our Daily Devotionals is a good way to develop the habit of studying the Scriptures.

Daily Devotionals - November 2017
18 Nov.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Financial giving is a reflex-action in response to what God gave us. When we willingly give a portion of what we are blessed with, we reflect the same type of selfless motivation as God.

17 Nov.

“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

It’s hard to give when we are proud and self-centered, because giving is a selfless act. To give the way Jesus tells us to we must take ourselves out of the center and put someone else there, instead.

16 Nov.

 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Luke 6:38, NIV).

According to the spiritual laws of giving, we receive in proportion to what we give. This works for our money, our time, our talents, and anything else we can share with others.

15 Nov.

“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:7, 8).

If we are not careful, we will wrongly believe that we must give, first, before God pours out His grace on us. God gave us grace, first, to enable us to be cheerful givers.

14 Nov.

“And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work” (Romans 11:6).

Grace is a gift from God. We receive blessings through His unearned, unmerited favor, not because of our own performance.

13 Nov.

“That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus” (Philemon 1:6).

We build up our faith when we acknowledge what God has already deposited in us because of the finished works of Jesus Christ. We do not need to beg Him to do what He has already done.

12 Nov.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3, NIV).

There’s no use in asking God to bless us with something He has already made available to us. Everything we need is ready for us to accept right now; all we need to do to see the manifestations is to accept by faith what grace has given us.

11 Nov.

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty” (Proverbs 11:24, NIV).

Giving is an expression of trust; it proves that we trust God more than money. When we give generously, He will honor that trust and meet every need that we have.

10 Nov.

“You shall give to him freely without begrudging it; because of this the Lord will bless you in all your work and in all you undertake” (Deuteronomy 15:10, AMPC).

Giving generously is part of being a Christian. When we give with the right attitude, not only do we bless others, but God blesses us in return.

9 Nov.

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13, NKJV).

Situations we struggle with can sometimes get so bad we feel helpless and trapped. Turning over our emotional distress to God gives us peace of mind and hope.

8 Nov.

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isaiah 26:3, NLT).

When we face painful situations, we have power over negative thoughts that can torment us. As believers, we have the same authority as Jesus to command peace in our lives.

7 Nov.

“Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it” (Hebrews 4:1).

Trusting that God is willing and able to fulfill all His promises to us allows us to rest in His Word, instead of laboring incessantly through self-effort. Believing this prevents us from falling short of entering into this rest.

6 Nov.

“That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus” (Philemon 1:6).

Our faith is strengthened when we acknowledge what Christ gives us when He is in us and we are in Him. A relationship with Him impacts every area of our lives that we choose to entrust to Him.

5 Nov.

“For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:17).

Jesus makes us righteous through faith in Him. This is a love gift from Him, because of His abundant favor toward us.

4 Nov.

“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4, NKJV).

God is good all the time. His goodness changes our minds, which leads to a corresponding change in behavior. 

3 Nov.

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).

When we depend on our own limited knowledge of what’s right and wrong, we run the risk of going far down the wrong path in life. Following His prompting keeps us on the path of abundant life.

2 Nov.

“O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps” (Jeremiah 10:23).

If we are focused on ourselves, we can’t successfully follow God’s course for our lives. To know His will for us, we need to depend on Him for direction and guidance.

1 Nov.

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:35, 38, 39).

When we depend on others for love, their love can be fickle and undependable. By comparison, God’s love is constant. It can never be withheld from us, and it never fails us.