Read the Word Daily

Would you like to read the Word daily, but don’t know how to begin? Reading our Daily Devotionals is a good way to develop the habit of studying the scriptures.

Daily Devotionals - July 2018
18 Jul.

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

Christ sets us apart from the rest of the world; He makes us holy and different from everyone else. Jesus gives us direct access to God.

17 Jul.

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10).

Believers have every right to a life of peace and safety. When we’re in Christ and we completely trust Him, nothing can harm us.

16 Jul.

“With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation” (Psalm 91:16, NKJV).

Under the curse of the law, sickness and disease afflicted people, and many died young. Under grace, the curse on our health has been lifted, and we can enjoy long and happy lives.

15 Jul.

“A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee” (Psalm 91:7).

God promises us supernatural security when we trust in Him for our safety. No matter what we see happening around us, evil will pass us by.

14 Jul.

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1).

When we make Jesus our refuge, we live in perfect safety. No evil can touch us as long as we abide in His shadow.

13 Jul.

“Just as the Son of Man came not to be waited on but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many [the price paid to set them free]” (Matthew 20:28, AMPC).

A Christian life is a life of humility and service to others. Jesus perfectly modeled for us how to set aside personal interests and put others first.

12 Jul.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Many of us can remember the sins and mistakes of our past, and we may wish we could start over. When we accept Jesus Christ and get born again, He gives us that fresh start as brand new creations.

11 Jul.

“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).

To redeem is to buy back or ransom; Jesus bought us back from death and hell. We can be grateful that He lifted the curse of the law and replaced it with God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness.

10 Jul.

“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring” (Acts 17:28).

A relationship with Jesus Christ enriches our lives in ways we could never imagine. When we accept Him as our Lord, we become children of God.

9 Jul.

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).

We can have faith that Jesus died to take away shame and condemnation. If we feel regret over past mistakes trying to inch its way into our minds, we have the authority to banish that spirit.

8 Jul.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

Jesus is all we need for salvation, and believing this connects us to Him. When religious doctrine contradicts this, we walk according to our faith.

7 Jul.

“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” (Ephesians 3:20).

God’s promises work by faith; therefore, His power works for us only if we believe it. Faith in what He says to us removes all limitations in our lives.

6 Jul.

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

Jesus dealt with sin on the cross, and His resurrection replaced the law with His favor. When we feel guilty about something we’ve done wrong, we must remember that God now deals with us according to the covenant of grace.

5 Jul.

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves” (Romans 15:1).

God exhorts us to help those who are weak in their faith, support them, and lift them up. This is how the church, as the body of Christ, should operate.

4 Jul.

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had” (Romans 15:5, NIV).

When we have trouble maintaining a good attitude, we can meditate on the perfect example Jesus gives us. He is the one who encourages us and gives us the endurance to think differently than the world.

3 Jul.

“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another” (Romans 12:10).

Kindness and humility are hallmarks of a Christian attitude toward others. When we look upon Jesus by meditating on the Scriptures long enough, this is the kind of spiritual fruit that becomes evident to others.

2 Jul.

“Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all” (Galatians 4:1).

Regardless of how long we’ve been saved, we’re still spiritual children if we continue to live under the law. We become spiritually mature when we come out from the law and learn to be led by the Spirit.

1 Jul.

“Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people” (Galatians 3:19, NLT).

The law was designed to increase sin-consciousness and it focused on self-effort. We can be thankful that Jesus replaced the law with grace, which allows us to focus on what He did for us.