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 - August 2022
12 Aug.

“Thus says the Lord: The people who survived the sword found favor in the wilderness [place of exile]—when Israel sought to find rest. The Lord appeared from of old to me [Israel], saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you” (Jeremiah 31:2, 3, AMPC).

Grace is available in the wilderness. Even when we dwell in parched, dry places in life, God’s love, mercy, and grace find us. He provides for us even when we feel the least deserving of His love.

11 Aug.

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him: for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:6, 7).

We humble ourselves when we refuse to exalt ourselves above others. A truly humble person agrees with God in every way. He or she wholeheartedly submits to God’s Word, making it the final authority in life.

10 Aug.

“For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere” (Ephesians 6:12, AMPC).

The enemy often approaches with deceitful tactics and strategies. His goal is ultimately to ruin our lives in subtle ways; however, he’s a defeated foe. Jesus has guaranteed our victory in spiritual warfare. We fight from victory, not for victory.

9 Aug.

“Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11, AMPC).

The most important thing to do in spiritual warfare is to remain steadfast regarding the promises of God and all that Jesus has done for us. When the enemy attacks, we can’t rely on our own abilities; we must rely on Jesus.

8 Aug.

“In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]” (Ephesians 6:10, AMPC).

We’re empowered through our union with the Lord. We should take every opportunity to acknowledge His presence; when we engage in His presence, we’re strengthened in every way.

7 Aug.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

God wants us to seek Him first and give Him priority in our lives. He valued us so much that He sent His Son to die for us. We’re greatly treasured by Him, and He wants us to treasure Him also.

6 Aug.

“Like the sparrow in her wandering, like the swallow in her flying, so the causeless curse does not alight” (Proverbs 26:2, AMPC).

A curse can’t attach itself to a person who knows he or she is loved by God. Many Christians refuse to believe in the love of God; therefore, they operate in curses unnecessarily. Our faith in the love of God acts as a shield around us.

5 Aug.

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And [yet] not one of them is forgotten or uncared for in the presence of God” (Luke 12:6, AMPC).

Sparrows are very inexpensive birds. While people don’t value them much, God doesn’t forget even one of them. How much more does our heavenly Father remember us? We don’t have to worry; we’re far more precious to Him than many sparrows.

4 Aug.

“For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8, AMPC).

Grace has made salvation available to us, and by faith we partake of it. We have everything we’ll ever need in this life through our faith in Jesus Christ.

3 Aug.

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 1:24).

The goodness of God causes us to change our minds when we’re going down the wrong path. God is able to keep us from falling.

2 Aug.

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” (Romans 6:1, 2).

We become new creatures in Christ at the point of salvation. As born-again Christians who are dead to sin, we have the Holy Spirit dwelling within us; He helps us overcome the temptation to sin.

1 Aug.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:16, 17).

There’s no other gospel than the Gospel of Christ. Our righteousness isn’t revealed from good deed to good deed, but from faith to faith.