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 - March 2019
20 Mar.

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

The condition of our hearts determines whether or not we will see spiritual fruit in our lives. We guard our hearts by monitoring what we see, hear, and say.

19 Mar.

“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).

We need to root our hearts in God’s Word through constant study and meditation on it. When we are established in this way, nothing—trials, persecution, or anything else—can move us.

18 Mar.

“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).

What—or who—we focus on determines our direction in life. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, and not let ourselves get distracted by our mistakes or what we see going on around us.

17 Mar.

“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).

This is based on the finished works of Jesus Christ. God has already done everything that needed to be done for our salvation; it’s now up to us to accept it through a relationship with His Son.

16 Mar.

“And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me” (John 16:8, 9).

The only sin that can still send people to hell is the sin of rejecting Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Thankfully, we have the Holy Spirit, who was sent to convince us of God’s love for us.

15 Mar.

“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:28).

Jesus already took care of sin on the cross; sin is now a non-issue for believers. We can now eagerly anticipate His second coming; when God looks at us, He will see Jesus in us.

14 Mar.

“And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:30, 31).

The requirements for salvation have changed from the old covenant of the law to the new covenant of grace. Instead of working hard to perform, all we need now is faith in the grace God has for us.

13 Mar.

“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).

We don’t have to let past mistakes hold us back on our Christian walk. Christ is calling us to move forward toward the destiny He has prepared for us.

12 Mar.

“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2).

We must not believe simply that God exists, but also that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Believing in what He did for us out of love enables us to receive the forgiveness and salvation He made available.

11 Mar.

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

We must walk a fine line balancing faith with grace. When we base our faith on the finished works of Jesus, we will know how to respond to what grace made available to us over two thousand years ago.

10 Mar.

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” (1 Peter 1:23).

The Word planted in a believing heart is like seeds sown in the ground that grow to fruition. However, unlike earthly seeds that bloom and die after a season, the Word is permanent and eternal.

9 Mar.

“And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear” (Mark 4:24, AMPC).

We must receive the Word of God in faith for it to benefit us at all. The time and effort we put into studying our Bibles will result in an even greater return to us.

8 Mar.

“O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps” (Jeremiah 10:23).

We simply can’t find the right path in life through our own efforts. If we want God to go to work on our behalf, we must learn to rest in what Jesus did for us.

7 Mar.

“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).

The world struggles to find peace, hope, joy, healing, and prosperity by its own means, but fails miserably. These are blessings already available to believers; our faith grants us access to them.

6 Mar.

“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).

Jesus went to the cross so that we could have access to everything we need for success, joy, deliverance, prosperity, and victory. His finished works are the key to our salvation.

5 Mar.

“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 has already blessed us with everything we’ll ever need for successful lives. Those blessings are all contained in Jesus Christ; when we accept Christ, we receive all of His blessings.

4 Mar.

“But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law” (Galatians 5:18).

We live in a world that says we must “measure up” to unrealistic expectations in order to be accepted. Choosing to live, instead, by the direction and guidance of the Holy Spirit frees us from an endless cycle of trying to live up to others’ standards.

3 Mar.

“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth” (Romans 10:4).

If we believe in the power of what Jesus did on the cross, we can put an end to constantly performing to please God and earn His blessings. He’s already pleased with us, and He has offered us unmerited, unearned favor we don’t deserve because He loves us.

2 Mar.

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:9, 10).

There are things God has in store that are too wonderful for us to imagine. These are secrets we’d never discover without the Holy Spirit on hand to reveal them to us.

1 Mar.

“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day” (Deuteronomy 8:18).

We may think we’re the ones who “make it happen” when it comes to our finances, but this is simply the mindset that the world teaches. God is the true source of all wealth.