Devotionals

Praying

The God of glory

October 15th

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:19-20 Let this verse cause us to consider the object of our …

A comfort unto me

October 14th

These only are my fellow workers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me. Colossians 4:11 This description of Paul's fellow laborers is striking: they were a comfort to him. We too should want to be a comfort to others (and not a thorn in their sides!). This made me think about …

More than conquerors

October 13th

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than …

He that spared not his own Son

October 12th

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32  God gave us the gift of his Son.  The phrase “spared not” is a reference to Christ’s death as a punishment for sin, not his sin, but our sin. Why?  Romans 1-8 …

The power of sin condemned

October 11th

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh. Romans 8:3 In this verse, Paul is cementing the idea that the work of the Spirit in us is only possible because of the work of …

Psalm 95

October 10th

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: …

Sympathy, harmony, humility

October 9th

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Romans 12:15-16 SYMPATHY. This is another aspect of loving our brothers and sisters. When we can be …

Bless those who persecute you

October 8th

Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Romans 12:14 Christians are to be not only "wise as serpents" but also “harmless as doves” (Mt. 10:16). We are required not only to love those who love us (which is easy) but also to love those who hate us (which is really difficult). It is what …

Given to hospitality

October 7th

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Romans 12:13 Another way that love manifests itself is in providing for the needs of believers, and is also a mark of genuine faith (1 Jn. 3:17-19; Jam. 2:14-17). The word given in the second half of the verse translates dioko, which …

Hoping, enduring, praying

October 6th

Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer. Romans 12:12 These three things must go together. We cannot be patient in tribulation if we are not rejoicing in hope and being constant in prayer. On other hand, those who are rejoicing in the hope they have in Christ will …

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