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 - April 2020
30 Apr.

“And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children” (Isaiah 54:13).

When we use the Bible as a guide in raising our children, they will have the peace of mind and security that only comes from God. Teaching His Word to future generations gives them a huge advantage in life.

29 Apr.

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).

Jesus has obtained victory for us, as well as our children. As parents, we have God’s promise that His Word will keep our children on the right path in life.

28 Apr.

“(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17).

Abraham inherited God’s promises because of his faith, not because of his actions or his good behavior. We can receive those same promises—and there are many of them—when we simply believe God.

27 Apr.

“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy” (Psalm 107:2).

Our words are powerful. Sometimes simply hearing our own declaration that we’ve been delivered and made righteous in God’s eyes strengthens and encourages us in tough times.

26 Apr.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).

What we believe in our hearts determines what we say. Our verbal confessions are important, but we must never discount the importance of the faith behind those confessions.

25 Apr.

“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise” (Hebrews 10:36).

When we use patience while employing our faith, we will see results. Consistency is the key to breakthrough.

24 Apr.

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12).

To be patient is to remain constantly, consistently the same, no matter what. We see results when we keep our faith working out in the field until what we’re believing for shows up.

23 Apr.

“He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city” (Proverbs 16:32).

The successful person is someone who is able to maintain emotional control. If we can keep our feelings in check, there’s no limit to what we can accomplish.

22 Apr.

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 1:2).

God wants prosperity for us on every level. Everything in the natural realm begins in the supernatural realm; to prosper physically, our spirits and souls must prosper first.

21 Apr.

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

As Christians, we’re in a fight to maintain our rest. The enemy has already been beaten because of the finished works of Jesus Christ; our faith in Him positions us to share in the victory.

20 Apr.

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:12).

If we’ve been born again, our faith becomes a powerful weapon in our spiritual fight against the enemy. We win because we’re in Christ, and He won the fight for us.

19 Apr.

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).

Under the covenant of grace, one of the promises we inherit as God’s children is authority over evil. With this kind of power, we have nothing to fear.

18 Apr.

“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3).

Most people still see God in the context of the Old Testament—an angry God ready to punish and curse. However, Jesus Christ is the mirror image of God as He relates to us now, after the cross; He is ready to show us His love, mercy, and grace.

17 Apr.

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19).

It’s not in God’s nature to lie. Therefore, the good news of the Gospel of Grace that we read in His Word is the absolute truth.

16 Apr.

“In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began” (Titus 1:2, NKJV).

God has promised abundant life with Him in heaven to all believers. He is incapable of lying; therefore, we can rest assured that this is definitely the final destination for His children.

15 Apr.

“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).

God loves us so much that He gave us the same authority that He gave Jesus. When we believe this, absolutely nothing can hold us down or defeat us.

14 Apr.

“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:3, NKJV).

The world has a subtle way of twisting God’s simple message of righteousness and salvation by faith in Christ. We must constantly be on the alert against these attacks on our minds.

13 Apr.

“If they had been thinking with [homesick] remembrance of that country from which they were emigrants, they would have found constant opportunity to return to it” (Hebrews 11:15, AMPC).

We all have a place God has delivered us from, but it’s important to look ahead of us, not behind us. If we dwell in the past, it’s difficult to move forward into the future.

12 Apr.

“See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil” (Deuteronomy 30:15).

God wants the best in life for us, but it’s our decision whether we accept what He wants to give us. As free moral agents, we’re just as capable of making the right choice as the wrong one.

11 Apr.

“My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings” (Proverbs 4:20).

There are plenty of things in the world we can pay attention to, but not all of them are beneficial. The Word of God gives us the wisdom and discernment to detect harmful messages and avoid taking them to heart.

10 Apr.

“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase” (1 Corinthians 3:6).

Sharing the Word of grace with others is like planting seeds and watering them. We each do our own part by faith, but it is God who actually causes the seeds to grow in others’ hearts.

9 Apr.

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

God created us to live in peace and joy, not in worry and stress. He wants us to turn over to Him anything that causes us stress or anxiety.

8 Apr.

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” (Joshua 1:8).

What we think about ultimately directs the course of our lives. Constantly meditating on Jesus’ law of love and letting it guide us in everything we do causes us to succeed and prosper.

7 Apr.

“But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets” (Romans 3:21, NKJV).

The Law of Moses focused on sin, condemnation, and self-effort to earn righteousness. By contrast, grace focuses on Jesus; when He replaced the law with grace, He made it possible for us to be made righteous through faith in Him.

6 Apr.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2).

Our lives are governed by spiritual laws. We activate the law of the Spirit of life, which is stronger than the law of sin and death, by faith.

5 Apr.

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again” (Luke 6:38).

Under grace, we have been given the authority to determine our own rate of financial return. When we give with the motivation of blessing others, those blessings will return to us many times over.

4 Apr.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” (Proverbs 18:21).

Our words have great impact. They have the potential to either edify and encourage others, or tear them down and discourage them; therefore, we must be careful what we say.

3 Apr.

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:23).

Our faith is extremely important. God promises that when we face situations that seem impossible, our belief and trust in Him give us the power to move mountains.

2 Apr.

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

Grace is unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor. God has offered salvation to the whole world, but not everyone has chosen to accept it.

1 Apr.

“Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits’” (1 Corinthians 15:33, NKJV).

It’s important who we choose to associate with. Our friends can either influence us to lead godly lives, or cause us to stumble and sin.