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 - July 2024
12 Jul.

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1, NLT).

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1, NLT).

11 Jul.

For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life (Romans 5:17, 18).

We were born into this world as sinners because of something we had nothing to do with. We therefore are justified and made righteous saints in God’s eyes not because of what we do, but because of what Jesus did and our belief in it.

10 Jul.

Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law (Galatians 2:16, NLT).

People who are still living under the Mosaic Law struggle uselessly to do right by God. Now that Jesus has died on the cross and been raised from the dead, our faith in Him enables us to live right; this is why it’s vital to avoid the pitfalls of undeveloped faith.

9 Jul.

For we will be counted as righteous when we obey all the commands the Lord our God has given us (Deuteronomy 6:25, NLT).

Under the law, man was considered righteous when he performed perfectly, as defined by following a long list of rules and regulations. Under grace, righteousness is now measured by faith, not by works.

8 Jul.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38, 39).

Everyone has an innate need to be loved. God’s love is perfect and unconditional; it fills an empty space in us that the world, with its imperfect, conditional love, simply can’t.

7 Jul.

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us (Romans 5:5, NKJV).

After we get born again, the first act of the Holy Spirit is to pour God’s love into our hearts. The Spirit living in us, constantly reminding us of God’s love, mercy, and compassion for us, gives us hope when life gets painful.

6 Jul.

If the first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no need for a second covenant to replace it. But when God found fault with the people, he said:The day is coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah’ (Hebrews 8:7, 8, NLT).

The old covenant of the law was impossible for man to keep, because it was demanding, unforgiving, and made no provision for human imperfection. The old covenant’s “Thou shalt not” warnings constantly reminded the people of their sins; by comparison, God’s new-covenant “I will” promises focus on faith in His grace.

5 Jul.

The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship” (Hebrews 10:1, NLT).

Although the law was perfect and holy, its sacrificial system was only able to provide temporary forgiveness for man’s sins. God therefore decided to replace the law with grace; this required a one-time, perfect sacrifice of Jesus’ body and blood.

4 Jul.

Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit(3 John 1:2, NLT).

Wellness is defined as the quality or state of being in good health, especially as an actively-sought goal. The “actively-sought goal” of this definition deserves attention, because this goal has already been attained for us through the finished works of Jesus Christ.

3 Jul.

And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy. And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately (Acts 9:33, 34).

It’s not God’s will that we tolerate sickness; He therefore gave us the same healing power that He gave to Jesus Christ. We have the same ability to get results that the apostles had.

2 Jul.

Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith. Grace be with you all” (1 Timothy 6:20, 21, NIV).

Paul wrote this letter to warn against the influences worldly philosophies have on a believer’s way of thinking. There are countless theories that go against the Word that can infiltrate our mind; what begins in the mind eventually works its way into the heart. 

1 Jul.

And He spoke a parable to them: ’Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?’ (Luke 6:39, NKJV).

Jesus told this parable to illustrate what happens when we listen to the religious leaders and philosophers of the world who are blind to God’s truths. Without God’s Word to give us true spiritual vision and illuminate our spiritual walk, we’ll stumble along and eventually fall.