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 - December 2019
13 Dec.

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (Romans 13:8).

The Law of Moses consisted of the Ten Commandments plus more than six hundred additional laws, and was impossible for anyone but Jesus to keep. However, Jesus replaced all those laws with just one—the law of love.

12 Dec.

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37, NKJV).

Life has a way of throwing unpleasant surprises at us when we least expect it. Christ’s love will never let us down or abandon us when trouble hits; we win over adversity when we’re in Him.

11 Dec.

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD” (Psalm 118:17).

God wants us to live joyful, victorious lives according to the plans He has made for us. When we feel tempted to doubt the His promises, we fight back against unbelief by speaking His Word out loud.

10 Dec.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

We can’t get into heaven without Jesus Christ. After getting born again and making Him our Lord and Savior, we need to continue seeking His presence through prayer, studying His Word, and fellowship with other believers.

9 Dec.

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

There’s no way we can succeed without the guidance of the Holy Spirit to tell us which path in life to take. He can see when trouble is brewing ahead of us, and steer us away from it.

8 Dec.

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11).

The peace and joy we all seek isn’t found in the world, but only through a relationship with Christ. We find success when we let Him guide us through life.

7 Dec.

“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 8:12).

Religion still teaches the law, which says to fear God’s punishment if we fall short or miss the mark. However, under grace, He chooses to show us mercy, compassion, and forgiveness.

6 Dec.

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12).

The world doesn’t know Christ; therefore, we can expect to encounter persecution for living godly lives. When we verbally declare God’s Word, we may receive the same treatment that Jesus received during His earthly ministry.

5 Dec.

“For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee” (Isaiah 54:9).

God promised to never destroy the earth by flood again. This was a demonstration of His love and a foreshadowing of the new covenant that He would establish with His people—a covenant of grace.

3 Dec.

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (Galatians 3:13).

Under the law, God blessed the people if they kept every part of it; otherwise, they would be punished. Now that we’re redeemed from the curses the law brought, we can benefit from all the blessings that remain.

2 Dec.

“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).

The covenant of the law was true and applicable for the time it was intended to be in force, but when Jesus came He replaced the law with grace. To experience God’s best in our lives we must live under the correct covenant.

1 Dec.

“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” (Romans 5:20).

Trying to do the right thing under the Law of Moses only causes us to struggle more. By comparison, grace does perfectly what the law could never do: it makes us righteous in God’s eyes.