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 - September 2021
30 Sept30.

“And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all” (Genesis 14:20).

Tithing should be something we do out of appreciation for what God has done for us, not because of a law saying we have to tithe.

29 Sept29.

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1).

Jesus gives us a level of freedom that the Law of Moses never could. Once grace has liberated us from bondage to the law, we must never return to it.

28 Sept28.

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people” (Hebrews 8:10).

Under the new covenant, God promises to personally reveal Himself to us and imprint His instructions on our hearts. We’re now led by the Holy Spirit and not the law.

27 Sept27.

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5).

Being content with where we are enables us to flourish in our current season. Instead of coveting what others have, we must let our words reflect our gratefulness for wherever we find ourselves.

26 Sept26.

“For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God” (Hebrews 7:19).

The law can never perfect mankind or make us righteous. However, the new covenant of grace enables us to be brought back into perfect fellowship with God and right-standing with the Father through faith in Christ.

25 Sept25.

“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love” (John 15:9).

Jesus loves us with the same love with which the Father loves Him. We are to love others with God’s unconditional love, as well.

24 Sept24.

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another” (John 13:34).

The law of love is what governs the new covenant. We are to love others with unconditional, agape love.

23 Sept23.

“And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise” (John 2:16).

Jesus stood up to those who were taking advantage of people in the synagogue. We must never be afraid to stand up for what is right and shun what is wrong.

22 Sept22.

“Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ” (1 Peter 3:16).

It’s important that believers maintain a reputation of good character. When people talk about us, they will realize their error and repent.

21 Sept21.

“For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile” (1 Peter 3:10).

God wants us to enjoy long, healthy lives. We ensure a long life by speaking only words that edify and align with His Word.

20 Sept20.

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen” (1 Thessalonians 5:28).

God loves us and wants to show us His undeserved, unearned favor. We can receive this grace for our lives every day.

19 Sept19.

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NKJV).

Thanksgiving is the outward expression of a grateful heart. We are to give thanks in every situation.

18 Sept18.

“Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away” (Matthew 5:42).

If helping others is in our power, we must do so without hesitation.

17 Sept17.

“Or he that exhorteth on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness” (Romans 12:8).

Each person in the body of Christ is graced with specific gifts and callings. Whatever our gift, we must do it wholeheartedly.

16 Sept16.

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

Walking in love means considering the welfare of others in all situations and circumstances. This is genuine, brotherly love.

15 Sept15.

“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer” (Romans 12:12).

As Christians, we stand out from the world by maintaining an attitude of joy, no matter what our circumstances may be. The Holy Spirit enables us to be consistent no matter what happens.

14 Sept14.

“And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour” (Acts 16:18).

The name of Jesus gives us the authority to cast out demons. Satan must submit to the name of Jesus Christ.

13 Sept13.

“Let all your things be done with charity” (1 Corinthians 16:14).

We must let love be the motive for everything we do.

12 Sept12.

“As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than the ye have received, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:9).

The Gospel of Grace is the only true gospel. Preaching a message other than grace can result in negative spiritual consequences.

11 Sept11.

“Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not” (Romans 12:14).

We’re commanded to bless and not curse those who persecute us and give us a difficult time. This is the way Jesus handled people who chose to be His enemies.

10 Sept10.

“For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (Hebrews 6:10).

We can expect rewards from God for ministering to believers in need. Serving others in the body of Christ is pleasing to Him.

9 Sept9.

“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).

Believers should do good to all people, being especially mindful of those who are a part of the body of Christ.

8 Sept8.

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14).

Being unequally yoked with someone means we’re in a mismatched relationship. Relationships can thrive when both parties are of the same mind and have the same convictions.

7 Sept7.

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which is lost” (Luke 19:10).

Jesus’ mission is to deliver us from the dominion of Satan. He’s always looking for ways to restore people’s lives.

6 Sept6.

“And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace” (Luke 7:50).

Faith is the currency of heaven and is the spiritual force necessary to see the manifestation of God’s promises in our lives.

5 Sept5.

“The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children” (Matthew 11:19).

Those who walk in the wisdom of God can discern the motives of believers who interact with sinners, just like Jesus did.

4 Sept4.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men” (Matthew 5:13).

Christians are called to be light in a dark world. We are the “salt” of the earth, preserving it and seasoning it with God’s love.

3 Sept3.

“And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean” (Matthew 8:2).

Jesus is always willing to heal people and set them free from Satan’s affliction. All we need to do to receive healing from God is simply trust and believe.

2 Sept2.

“For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village” (Luke 9:56).

Jesus’ objective was to rescue mankind, not to punish us. Under the covenant of grace, His mercy and lovingkindness constantly overtake and run over us, despite our shortcomings.

1 Sept1.

“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14).

Sin only has dominion over us when we’re living under the Law of Moses. By contrast, grace sets us free from sin’s domination in our lives.