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 - February 2019
15 Feb.

“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you” (Hebrews 13:17).

Obedience is a godly trait. Jesus perfectly demonstrated this when He obeyed and submitted to God.

14 Feb.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).

Unlike the “gifts” the world gives us, blessings from God have no shadow or down side to them. We must not settle for a shadow when we can have the real thing.

13 Feb.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13, NKJV).

Using our own limited resources apart from God’s strength and power leads to failure and frustration. To see true success we must rely on God, and let Him work in and through us.

12 Feb.

“Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God” (2 Corinthians 3:5, AMPC).

We could never be our own supply source because of our limitations apart from God. We get all we need from Him.

11 Feb.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Living according to the world’s standards limits us severely, with boundaries and borders separating us by gender. Living in Christ puts us all on equal footing and makes us one.

10 Feb.

“And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house” (Luke 19:5).

The spirit of inferiority is always working to make us feel as if we’re not good enough, but God’s presence drives out this evil spirit. Zacchaeus was not well-liked and must have felt inferior to others, but Jesus welcomed Zacchaeus without judging

9 Feb.

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).

The Holy Spirit is with us always, even when the spirit of inferiority tries to put us in bondage. God’s Spirit empowers us to defeat any feelings of inferiority by reminding us what His Word says about biblical equality.

8 Feb.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23, 24).

We all need Jesus to redeem us and make us worthy to stand before God. We must not take this passage out of context; although we were sinners before accepting Jesus, being born again makes us right with God.

7 Feb.

“Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created” (Genesis 5:2).

The inequality we see in the world today is not God’s will; His original plan was for men and women to be in a relationship with Him as equals. When we believe in what Jesus did to restore male-female relationships, we all walk in the blessings.

6 Feb.

“And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him” (Colossians 3:10).

Jesus Christ has redeemed us on all levels, and one of the benefits of this redemption is our ability to operate as individuals made in God’s image. This renewal is similar to hitting the “reset” button on our lives so that we can live according to God’s will.

5 Feb.

“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings” (Psalm 40:2).

God delivers us from whatever bad situation we fall into through our own mistakes and poor choices. When we trust Him to direct us to the right path in life, He brings us hope and success, and steers us clear of trouble.

4 Feb.

“I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved” (Psalm 16:8).

Trusting in God for our protection gives us real and lasting security. When we lean on Him, nothing that happens can move us from our place of safety.

3 Feb.

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him” (1 John 5:14, 15).

God is a good God, and He earnestly wants to give us the things we pray for. Faith takes what grace has already made available to us; a prayer uttered in faith carries great power and authority.

2 Feb.

“To make it your ambition and definitely endeavor to live quietly and peacefully, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we charged you” (1 Thessalonians 4:11, AMPC).

Living a quiet and peaceable life, and not being a busybody, is pleasing to God. We find peace when we avoid creating drama by meddling in others’ affairs and focus instead on doing God’s will for us.

1 Feb.

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26).

When we need to pray but can’t put into words what we’re feeling, praying in the Spirit frees us from having to depend on our limited intellectual knowledge. The Holy Spirit helps us to pray about things we don’t even know about.