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 - January 2019
23 Jan.

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (James 2:17).

When we really believe something, we act on that faith. Without faith behind what we do, we’re simply going through the motions.

22 Jan.

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4).

We make a mistake when we depend more on doing instead of believing; our faith, not our acts, overcome the world. Everything starts with our belief.

21 Jan.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

Everything that grace made available to us is an expression of God’s love. We accept those things by faith.

20 Jan.

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men” (Titus 2:11).

God’s grace, in the form of Jesus Christ, has been offered to the whole world. It’s now up to each individual to accept it.

19 Jan.

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost” (John 19:30).

Faith is our positive response to what Jesus did for us on the cross. Our faith doesn’t move God; He has already moved and finished everything that needed to be done for our salvation.

18 Jan.

“But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith” (Galatians 3:11).

“The just” are the people who God has declared righteous. His declaration of righteousness doesn’t come from our own works, but from what Christ did.

17 Jan.

“How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the Lord hath not defied?” (Numbers 23:8).

Once God blesses us, He won’t take it back. When we get born again, our salvation is permanent and independent of our actions or behavior.

16 Jan.

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

The devil’s mission is to steal all the peace and joy we have in life; trusting in God’s Word prevents the enemy from accomplishing this. God’s favor means His will for us is abundantly good, with nothing bad.

15 Jan.

“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” (John 15:11).

What God says to us brings us joy like nothing else can. When we allow His Word to get down inside of us and constantly meditate on it, no one can steal our joy.

14 Jan.

“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).

God directs His favor toward us, which means His will for us is abundantly good. He has already made good plans for our future even if we’ve been bad in the past.

13 Jan.

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3).

The finished works of Jesus have made available to us everything we need for a successful life. Our mindset must reflect this; we don’t need to beg God to do what He already did.

12 Jan.

“Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all” (Romans 4:16).

We must strike a balance between grace and faith. To see God’s glory, we must have equal measures of both.

11 Jan.

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip” (Hebrews 2:1).

We’ve been given the Word, which radically changes our lives. We must pay close attention to the truth that is preached, and not forget any of it or let it slip away from us.

10 Jan.

“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13).

If we want to see God’s goodness in our lifetime, we must first believe. Our faith moves us into a position to receive from Him.

9 Jan.

“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 faith is greatly aided when we pray in tongues, because speaking in tongues allows us to bypass our limited human understanding. This type of prayer is a grace gift.

8 Jan.

“Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace” (Galatians 5:4).

The Law of Moses required intense self-effort; under it, we’re justified by righteous works instead of by faith in Christ. We don’t need to disqualify ourselves from God’s undeserved favor by doing things to try and deserve them.

7 Jan.

“I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain” (Galatians 2:21).

If we think our works are what cause manifestations in our lives, we frustrate God’s grace. He does good things out of His grace, because of who He is, not because of what we do.

6 Jan.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).

We must not take this Scripture out of context and think we are saved by God’s grace alone, without our faith. Grace and faith always travel together.

5 Jan.

“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world” (Psalm 46:10, NLT).

Sometimes the highest form of praise is simply to be still and acknowledge God for who He is. Acknowledging His presence in our lives brings us rest and peace of mind.

4 Jan.

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” (Ephesians 6:16).

We’re in a spiritual ; the enemy is trying to destroy our faith in the finished works of Jesus. The devil is powerless against us when we stand firm and refuse to be moved.

3 Jan.

“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways” (Job 22:28).

It’s a spiritual law that we will have what we say. When we decree something it will come to pass.

2 Jan.

“Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise” (Hebrews 10:35, 36).

Patience does not mean simply “putting up with,” but prolonged faith that endures everything that comes against it. God promises to greatly compensate us for our faith.

1 Jan.

“By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:2).

“Hope” is earnestly expecting something; “the glory of God” is the manifestation of His favor as a result of our faith. When we believe strongly enough in God’s promises, they will come to pass in our lives.