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 - June 2023
30 Jun.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Another name for Jesus is the Prince of Peace. When we live according to His Word, we find a peace that transcends all intellectual understanding. This peace He offers us is more powerful than anything the world can offer us.

29 Jun.

“For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).

God has a calling on each of our lives, and we feel that calling when it tugs at our hearts. It’s up to us to decide whether or not to accept that calling and follow what He commands us to do.

28 Jun.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

When we try to solve our problems by ourselves, all of our efforts will avail to nothing. By comparison, when we rest in the Lord by giving those problems to Him, mighty things begin to happen. Letting God handle what we can’t handle ourselves involves a great deal of trust.

27 Jun.

“Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully” (1 Peter 5:7, AMPC).

It’s a guarantee that we’ll face adversity and trouble in our lives. Rather than struggling miserably and trying to handle tough situations ourselves, we can give them over to God. He can handle them much better than we can.

26 Jun.

“Like the horizons for breadth and the ocean for depth, the understanding of a good leader is broad and deep” (Proverbs 25:3, MSG).

The wise ruler is like King Solomon, to whom God gave wisdom and knowledge. He or she will seek His will in the decision-making process, and be a blessing to the people.

25 Jun.

“Remove the wicked from leadership and authority will be credible and God-honoring” (Proverbs 25:5, MSG).

The greatest honor and blessing for any government or nation is to have the Lord firmly in a position of leadership.

24 Jun.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10, NIV).

The concepts of stewardship extend beyond just money management. God has blessed each of us with our own individual, unique talents. Using those talents in the way He intended for us to use them glorifies Him.

23 Jun.

“And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Luke 11:9, 10).

When we make a petition to God, He’s always listening. As His children, we have a right to believe He’ll answer us when we pray. This is one of His many promises to us.

22 Jun.

“And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God” (Luke 18:42, 43).

Jesus healed the blind man and restored his sight; we can likewise have our eyes opened spiritually through our faith in His grace. We can then see the path He has laid before us, and walk with Him like the blind man walked with Jesus.

21 Jun.

“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).

As children of God, we have safety and divine protection against evil and harm. This is one of His promises to us; living in His Word allows this promise to operate in our lives.

20 Jun.

“Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him” (Luke 8:39).

When Jesus healed a man and cast out his demons, He told the man to spread the word about what had happened. Likewise, when God touches our lives as only He can, we’ll know it was Him who made those miraculous changes. We have a responsibility to tell others what He has done for us.

19 Jun.

“When you run out of wood, the fire goes out; when the gossip ends, the quarrel dies down.  A quarrelsome person in a dispute is like kerosene thrown on a fire. Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you want junk like that in your belly?” (Proverbs 26:20-22, MSG).

As Christians, we should avoid gossip and strife. The tongue is powerful, and we can use our words to fan the flames of discord and strife, or to bring peace.

18 Jun.

“As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever” (2 Corinthians 9:9).

God repays generously those who give generously. “The poor” referred to in the Scripture doesn’t just mean the poor in the monetary or financial sense, but those who are spiritually poor. We’re commanded to disperse the seed of the Word everywhere.

17 Jun.

“Don’t work yourself into the spotlight; don’t push your way into the place of prominence. It’s better to be promoted to a place of honor than face humiliation by being demoted” (Proverbs 25:6, 7, MSG).

We should avoid the temptation to be proud or boastful, and instead seek a humble attitude. Instead of exalting ourselves, it’s better to let God exalt us when He’s ready.

16 Jun.

“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.  For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield” (Psalm 5:11, 12).

God wants us to be joyful in Him; this is so important that joy is mentioned repeatedly in the Scriptures. When we trust Him, we’ll experience a deep and profound joy that goes beyond emotions.

15 Jun.

“Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.  For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief” (Proverbs 24:1, 2).

It’s important who we choose as role models. Many wealthy and influential people the world considers leaders don’t live according to the teachings of the Scriptures.

14 Jun.

“Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul” (Proverbs 22:24, 25).

The people we choose to keep company with will eventually have an effect on us, for good or for evil. Spending time with those leading a sinful lifestyle will drag us down and hinder us in our spiritual walk.

13 Jun.

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold” (Proverbs 22:1).

As Christians, it’s important for us to set a good example and maintain a good reputation; the world is watching us. Our behavior should be honest and blameless, because we’re representing the kingdom of heaven.

12 Jun.

“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).

Jesus was speaking of children’s unwavering faith and obedience. As parents, we have a major responsibility to set a good example for our children in their spiritual walk, and not lead them astray by any sinful behavior.

11 Jun.

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

Parents are a child’s earliest and most influential teachers, and they have a responsibility to teach their little ones the Scriptures at an early age.

10 Jun.

“These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.  For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10, 11, NIV).

Wisdom is a spiritual gift from God brought by the Holy Spirit. This Spirit is the mind of God, Himself, who teaches us things previously hidden from our knowledge and understanding.

9 Jun.

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18, NIV).

God’s message of love, grace, mercy, compassion, and eternal life will not make any sense to the world, because the world has not recognized or accepted His Son. Only His children will respond to the good news of the gospel.

8 Jun.

“Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand” (Romans 15:20, 21).

It’s prophesied that God’s Word will reach to all the ends of the earth. Eventually, everyone will have a chance to decide if they want to accept Christ or not.

7 Jun.

“For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:11, 12).

The Bible, God’s holy Word, may not be accepted in many parts of the world now, but there will come a day when everyone, Christian and non-Christian alike, will stand before God. Everyone will have to come before Him and give an account of their lives.

6 Jun.

“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock” (Matthew 7:24).

Putting God’s Word into practice in our lives empowers us. When we live according to the Scriptures, Jesus promises we’ll be safe and secure.

5 Jun.

“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:22).

We derive no benefit from listening to God’s Word passively with our intellectual minds only. To get true spiritual illumination in our lives, we must let His Word sink into our hearts, incorporate it into our lives, and live it.

4 Jun.

“Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass” (Deuteronomy 32:1, 2).

Listening to God’s voice when He speaks to us brings life-saving sustenance, similar to the rain bringing life to the trees, plants, and flowers. Unlike ordinary rain, however, His Word brings eternal life.

3 Jun.

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” (Luke 6:45, NIV).

Whatever we meditate on, and whatever we set our mind to dwell on, is what we will eventually speak. The tongue is powerful; when we speak, something will come to pass. This can work for good or for bad.

2 Jun.

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Luke 6:41, NIV).

Instead of judging others, focusing on our own thoughts and behaviors can keep us humble.

1 Jun.

“A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Luke 6:38, NIV).

God wants to use the prosperity and abundance He blesses us with to bless others. In His great love, He deliberately pours out so many blessings on us that they begin to spill over onto others. This is one way God manifests Himself.