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 2019
21 Nov.

“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3).

Grace gives us the ability to stay humble and avoid pride. We all have the same amount of faith in this God-given ability; we must simply employ that faith consistently until we see the results we want in ourselves.

20 Nov.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8, NKJV).

We can’t put our trust in worldly values to guide us through life, because they constantly shift and change. However, Jesus always remains the same; aligning our beliefs and values with His Word gives us the stability we need to move forward in confidence.

18 Nov.

“The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law” (1 Corinthians 15:56).

The more we try to live by the law, the more we sin. Allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us out from under the law allows Him to impart new life to us and minister God’s grace to us.

17 Nov.

“Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase” (Proverbs 13:11, NKJV).

The world has an unhealthy relationship with money. It can be tempting to gain wealth by unscrupulous means, but this always backfires. Instead, we trust God.

16 Nov.

“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich” (Proverbs 10:4).

We have more control over our finances than we may realize. Laziness can lead to lack and insufficiency, but trusting God while we work results in financial blessings.

15 Nov.

“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).

Trusting in money can lead us down the wrong path; Jesus warned His disciples to put material wealth in its proper context. Greed causes us to lose focus on what’s really important in life—people.

14 Nov.

“If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself” (2 Timothy 2:13).

The covenant of grace is an agreement between God and Jesus, with us as the beneficiaries. Under grace, not even the failure of our faithfulness to Jesus can stop Him from being faithful to us.

13 Nov.

“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:28).

Under the Law of Moses, the priests could only atone for the people’s sins for one year; under grace, Jesus has completely washed away our sins. For those who believe in Jesus and what He did, the law has ended.

11 Nov.

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5, NKJV).

We can’t possibly love others the way God’s royal law of love tells us to without the Holy Spirit’s help. He reminds us of God’s love for us, and enables us to share it with others.

10 Nov.

“But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises” (Hebrews 8:6).

The “better covenant” Paul mentions is the new covenant of grace, which operates by faith. This new covenant is based on our belief in what Jesus did for us, not on our belief in what we can do for ourselves.

9 Nov.

“For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness” (Romans 4:3).

We’re not made righteous in God’s eyes by what we do, but by what we believe. When we have faith in the finished works of Jesus, we can rest from endlessly trying to please God; He’s already pleased with us.

8 Nov.

“The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you” (John 14:26, MSG).

Life always has its confusing, chaotic moments; thankfully, the Holy Spirit is readily available to make plain to us the things we don’t understand. When we feel overwhelmed, He also reminds us of the Father’s love, and who we are in Him.

7 Nov.

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future” (John 16:13, NLT).

Born-again Christians never have to rely on their own resources or intellect to make the right decisions in life. The Holy Spirit, who speaks to us what He hears directly from the Father, is always by our side.

6 Nov.

“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye” (Psalm 32:8).

There will always be times when we don’t know where to turn or who to go to for direction and guidance. God is always waiting to show us the way.

5 Nov.

“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21).

God will never leave us guessing as to His will for us. When we develop a relationship with Him and get to know Him through His Word, we can walk confidently through life.

4 Nov.

“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go” (Isaiah 48:17).

By His Spirit, God wants to lead us through life and reveal the right path to take. When we’re confused and unsure of what to do, we can always trust Him to give us the direction we need.

3 Nov.

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking” (James 1:5, NLT).

God will never refuse us when we ask for wisdom to handle a tough situation. He doesn’t blame us for asking; He just helps us.

2 Nov.

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful” (Colossians 3:15).

Letting God’s Word sink deep into our hearts calms and quiets us. We have access to this type of peace only through Him; we can be thankful it’s available any time we need it.

1 Nov.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).

The world will give us a false sense of security; true peace only comes from Jesus. When we trust Him in every situation, we’ll never be moved.