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 - May 2022
31 May.

“Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light” (Matthew 11:29-30, NLT).

We must ask ourselves if our souls are at rest today and if we have peace. If not, we must allow Jesus to teach us how to find rest for our wearied souls.

30 May.

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other” (John 13:34, NLT).

Our love isn’t perfect, but Jesus’ love is. Through Him, we can love others the way He wants us to.

29 May.

“For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain.  My covenant of blessing will never be broken,’ says the Lord, who has mercy on you” (Isaiah 54:10, NLT).

As believers, we have an everlasting covenant with the Lord. He has promised to never break His covenant of blessing, and His faithful love for us will remain.

28 May.

“‘You don’t have enough faith,’ Jesus told them. ‘I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it would move. Nothing would be impossible’” (Matthew 17:20, NLT).

We can believe for the impossible today. Mustard seed faith can move mountains; therefore, nothing is impossible for God.

27 May.

“Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace” (Romans 6:14, NLT).

We don’t have to be slaves to sin; neither do we have to follow rules and laws to be in right-standing with God. Instead, we can have a personal relationship with Jesus. His grace helps us to overcome sin in our lives.

26 May.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake” (Psalm 23:1-3).

David compared the Lord to a good shepherd caring for His sheep. God wants us to simply follow Him and trust Him for our daily needs.

25 May.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future” (Proverbs 31:25, NLT).

We can laugh without fear of the future when we exalt God’s Word above situations and circumstances in our lives. We find our strength, dignity, and security in Him.

24 May.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7, 8, NIV).

Water symbolically represents the Word of God. A tree planted by water isn’t affected by drought. Likewise, we’re not affected by what’s going on in the world when we’re planted in God’s Word.

23 May.

“So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11, AMPC).

God’s Word never fails. It always succeeds in its mission and accomplishes what He sent it to accomplish.

22 May.

“But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me” (John 15:26, AMPC).

It's important to acknowledge the many roles the Holy Spirit plays in our lives. He’s the Spirit of Truth, who wants to guide us into all truth.

21 May.

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).

Our success as Christians comes from a deep connection with Jesus Christ. When we abide in Him, we’re fruitful in all we do.

20 May.

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony” (Colossians 3:14, NLT).

As believers, love is what binds us together. Therefore, we must make sure we’re clothed in love today.

19 May.

“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love” (1 John 4:18, NLT).

If we’re filled with fear today, we conquer that emotion by meditating on Scriptures concerning His perfect love. As we acknowledge, accept, and receive His love for us, fear begins to lose its grip.

18 May.

“May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love” (Ephesians 3:17, AMPC).

Many people today don’t know that Jesus loves them personally. We must allow ourselves to be established in the truth that He loves us as individuals and has made a permanent home within our hearts.

17 May.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

For Christians, the study of the Word of God is a necessity. In order to receive God’s promises, we must know what they are.

16 May.

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).

We don’t have to allow distractions to take us down the wrong path. When we get off course, we simply make the necessary course adjustments and behold Jesus.

15 May.

“For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs” (1 Timothy 6:10, AMPC).

The love of money, not money itself, is the root of all evil. Many people have a wrong relationship with money because they have placed their trust in it instead of in God.

14 May.

“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).

Through Jesus, we have a conquering spirit. Confidence in His love will cause us to win every time.

13 May.

“Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11, AMPC).

If we find our passion for serving God is weakening, we can ask Him to help us revive it. He wants to motivate us through a desire to please Him, not through rules and laws.

12 May.

“[Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good” (Romans 12:9, AMPC).

The Holy Spirit teaches us how to love sincerely, turn from wickedness, and hold fast to all that is good.

11 May.

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:2).

God has an acceptable and perfect plan for our lives. When we allow His Word to change our mindset, we begin to align ourselves with His plans and purposes.

10 May.

“Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed” (Proverbs 16:3, AMPC).

We’ve been designed to succeed, not fail, in life. In all we do we must trust God, knowing that He’ll keep us in line with His will. Success is His will for us.

9 May.

“For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not” (Isaiah 30:15).

Confidence is the missing substance of faith. It’s through our confidence in God that we gain strength to endure whatever we face in life.

8 May.

“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man” (Psalm 118:8).

When people fail or disappoint us, it’s important to remember God will never fail us. He always comes through for us.

7 May.

“Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]” (Hebrews 4:16, AMPC).

When we give our failures to God, He turns them into victory. We can boldly and confidently ask Him for His grace and mercy when we need it the most.

6 May.

“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).

It was through Adam’s disobedience that we were born into sin. It was through Jesus’ obedience to die for us that we were made the righteousness of God.

5 May.

“If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him” (James 1:5, AMPC).

If we need wisdom, we can ask our gracious Lord. He’s always willing to give us His wisdom—freely and ungrudgingly—for any situation we face today.

4 May.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole” (Isaiah 53:5, AMPC).

Peace and well-being are part of our salvation package. Jesus died so that we could be complete in Him. We must take the time to meditate upon all that He died to give us, and receive it by faith.

3 May.

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

God has a supply specifically for us today. Therefore, we need the courage to ask Him to lead us to it.

2 May.

“The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing” (Psalm 34:10, AMPC).

When we seek the Lord through prayer, meditation, and the study of His Word, He’ll lead us to His supernatural provision.

1 May.

“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding” (Proverbs 3:5, AMPC).

Our own insight and understanding are limited at best. Therefore, whatever we’re facing today, we should place our confidence in the Lord. Our heavenly Father is omnipotent and omniscient, and He loves to be trusted.