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 - September 2019
19 Sept19.

“And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:31).

Under the law, the requirements for righteousness focused on performance; no faith was required. Under grace, the focus has changed to belief.

18 Sept18.

“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6).

Under the law, the relationship the people had with God was one of servanthood. Under grace, our relationship with Him has changed from servants to beloved children.

17 Sept17.

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

God wants such a close relationship with us that we never have to be afraid to approach Him with any request. The knowledge of His favor toward us makes us bold.

16 Sept16.

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead…” (1 Peter 1:3, NLT).

The Law of Moses provided no opportunity for the people to become Christians. Grace allows us to be born again and receive new lives in Christ; it brings the knowledge that God is pleased with us because of our faith in Jesus.

15 Sept15.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).

All blessings in the natural realm begin in the spiritual realm. Our faith in Christ and His finished works positions us to receive the blessings God wants for us

14 Sept14.

“The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked” (Proverbs 10:11).

When we trust God to direct our speech, our words will enhance the lives of those around us. The opposite is true of people who choose evil as a way of life.

13 Sept13.

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (Proverbs 20:5, NIV).

We’ll never have the wisdom to determine others’ motives if we rely on our own intellectual understanding. Trusting the Holy Spirit gives us insight in this area that others don’t have.

12 Sept12.

“The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook” (Proverbs 18:4).

Our words are powerful; they have a ripple effect on those around us. When we pray in tongues, we draw from a wellspring of wisdom that the Holy Spirit provides.

11 Sept11.

“My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Psalm 45:1, NKJV).

Whatever is in our hearts will eventually spill over into our speech. When we pray, entrusting the Holy Spirit to direct our speech always results in something beautiful.

10 Sept10.

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7).

To be redeemed is to be bought back with a price; the price was the blood of Jesus Christ, Himself. God’s grace has bought us back from the hand of the enemy.

9 Sept9.

In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:14).

No longer do we have to stay trapped in the past. Because of the blood Jesus shed, our past mistakes no longer have to define us.

8 Sept8.

“For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries” (1 Corinthians 14:2).

Praying in the Holy Spirit strengthens our faith and leads to breakthroughs and supernatural manifestations. This type of prayer builds up our spirits, souls, and bodies.

7 Sept7.

“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26, NKJV).

When we feel the need to pray but don’t know what to say, the Holy Spirit gives us the right words. Praying in tongues allows us to bypass our human understanding and pray about things we don’t even know about intellectually.

6 Sept6.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6).

The world considers gain to be an accumulation of wealth and material possessions; this kind of gain is unreliable and can disappear in a flash. Real and lasting gain is found only through God, who blesses us with everything we need and gives us a contentment the world doesn’t have.

5 Sept5.

“Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, ‘I will never fail you.I will never abandon you’” (Hebrews 13:5, NLT).

To be content is to be satisfied with what we have and not compare ourselves to others. Money is fickle and can let us down at any time; God will never let us down.

4 Sept4.

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1 Timothy 6:10).

Money is simply a tool; there’s nothing wrong with having it, as long as it doesn’t have us. One of the signs that we trust money more than God is a reluctance to give financially.

3 Sept3.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

One of the promises of God is that when we give financially to bless others, blessings will return to us in the same measure we gave. To think that we could give and not receive is to question the truth of His Word.

2 Sept2.

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10).

What goes on in our hearts has a tremendous influence on what we think and believe, and ultimately what we speak. Meditating on the Word until it takes root and grows in our hearts keeps us safe from evil.

1 Sept1.

“People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their heart” (Proverbs 21:2, NLT).

We can have a tendency to do what we think is right at the time, but in retrospect discover we made a mistake. When we ask God to guide us in all our decisions, we won’t be in danger of making that mistake.