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 2022
20 Jan.

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).

When we get born again, the Holy Spirit takes up residence in us and begins working in us. He’ll continue His work for the rest of our lives, until we leave this earth.

19 Jan.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

Despite our best efforts, we all need a Savior. We have one in Jesus, who is the only way to God.

18 Jan.

“The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned” (Psalm 34:22, NKJV).

Our souls are where our thinkers, feelers, and choosers reside. When we entrust our souls to Jesus, we will be righteous in God’s sight.

17 Jan.

“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23).

We must let go of self-effort and completely surrender ourselves to Jesus. Some things, like self-will, should be broken.

16 Jan.

“And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me” (1 Corinthians 11:24).

The damaging effects of sin include spiritual brokenness. Jesus allowed His body to be broken on the cross so that brokenness would not hold us back from a personal relationship with God.

15 Jan.

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones” (Isaiah 57:15).

When we’re emotionally shattered, God responds to our brokenness. Humbling ourselves before Him when we’re in this state allows Him to revive us.

14 Jan.

“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit” (Psalm 34:18).

Everyone, regardless of who they are, has been broken in some way; God comes to us despite that. The world is full of broken, hurting people who need Him.

13 Jan.

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18).

A severed relationship can be emotionally devastating. Restoring it without God’s help is impossible; however, letting Him take the lead and work through us to minister to the other person brings reconciliation.

12 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).

Our enemy, the devil, has the mission of destroying us on every level. However, he’s no match for Jesus, who shed His blood so that we could have full and complete lives.

11 Jan.

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:31, 32).

Displaying godly behavior towards others fosters healthy relationships and causes others to want to be around us. Forgiving others for their mistakes is a key component in this.

10 Jan.

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Ephesians 4:14).

God wants us to keep growing and maturing in our faith. As we make progress, we’ll eventually reach the point where we have the godly wisdom to avoid unhealthy relationships that can deceive us.

9 Jan.

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before” (Philippians 3:13).

We’ve all made mistakes in the past. The key to successful living is never to look behind us; living in the past does us no good.

8 Jan.

“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

There isn’t a person alive on the planet who hasn’t suffered emotional pain in some way. When we’re hurting from a broken relationship, Jesus can heal it and make it even better than before.

7 Jan.

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others” (Philippians 2:3, 4).

The healthiest relationships are the ones in which each person puts the other person first. This involves avoiding being self-centered and keeping ourselves out of the center of the circle.

6 Jan.

“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him’” (Genesis 2:18, NLT).

It’s never good to go through life alone and isolated. Godly relationships always cause spiritual growth and positive change.

5 Jan.

“You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth” (Psalm 71:20, NLT).

It’s never God’s will that we suffer. He never sends hardship our way, but He does deliver us from it.

4 Jan.

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18).

Love is stronger than fear. When we experience God’s love, we cease to be afraid.

3 Jan.

“For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father” (Romans 8:15).

Fear isn’t from God; as Christians, we don’t have to tolerate it. When we know whose we are, fear loses its power over us.

2 Jan.

“For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me” (Job 3:25).

Fear opens the door for what we’re afraid of to enter into our lives. The results of tolerating it are never good.

1 Jan.

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).

Jesus is the living Word of God. He took on flesh so He could demonstrate to us how to live victoriously on the earth.