Daily Devotionals

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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. Visit this page to find a scripture for every day of the year, complete with practical advice for applying the principles to your everyday life. It is possible to enjoy reading the Bible. Simply set time aside each day, and soon daily Bible reading will become a lifestyle!

Daily Devotionals - August 2019


August 22

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 1:2).

To prosper is to succeed, to flourish, and to grow strong. God wants good health and prosperity on every level for us.

August 21

“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life” (Romans 5:10).

Jesus sacrificed His body and blood so that our severed relationship with the Father could be restored. Our faith in this transforms our lives.

August 20

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7).

To redeem is to regain possession of something in exchange for payment. Jesus paid the price to redeem us back from the spiritual death that resulted when Adam sinned in the garden of Eden.

August 19

“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).

Jesus Christ has already paid the price for our sins. People don’t go to hell because of their sinful actions, but because they don’t believe He permanently took care of their sins on the cross.

August 18

“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” (Romans 5:17).

We’re made righteous not by anything we do, but because of what Jesus already did. Righteousness is a gift we could never earn; we receive it by grace.

August 17

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:16).

When we forget who we are in Christ, we yield to worldly temptations. Temptation is a tool the enemy uses against us.

August 16

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16).

We don’t confess our faults to another believer for them to condemn us, but for them to remind us of who we are in Christ. Prayer is powerful and accomplishes amazing things.

August 15

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

One of the promises of God is that we will receive according to the level of our generosity—or our stinginess. Failure of any of His promises to come to pass would be a mockery of Him.

August 14

“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 is the opposite of faith. Walking in fear empowers the devil to work in our lives.

August 13

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).

God only gives us good things. When we notice fear in any area of our lives, it did not come from Him.

August 12

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

Giving generously puts us in the same category as God, when He gave us Jesus. It’s one way we demonstrate our faith to the world.

August 11

“Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth” (Ephesians 4:28).

God has blessed us with the talents and abilities to labor profitably and share with others the overflow of the works of our hands. For a Christian, a job is not just a job, but a tool to bless others.

August 10

“Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come” (1 Corinthians 16:2).

Giving generously is an important characteristic of being a believer. The proper motivation for it is thankfulness and gratitude for the blessings we have received.

August 9

“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (James 2:17).

If our faith in something is strong enough, it gives birth to action. Acts of faith are what give belief its power and effectiveness.

August 8

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).

Strong faith in Jesus and in what He did on the cross enables us to overcome anything life throws at us. We have faith in Jesus’ righteousness that puts us in right-standing with God.

August 7

“Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief” (Hebrews 4:11).

Unbelief stops us from resting in the finished works of Jesus. The world stands between us and that rest; we must actively work to resist the doubtful mindset the world accepts.

August 6

“For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love” (Galatians 5:6).

When we’re in Christ and Christ is in us, our faith in Him replaces the observation of empty religious rituals. Grace teaches us new depths of God’s love.

August 5

“And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14:23).

Under grace, unbelief, itself, is a sin. It keeps us from finding our peace of mind and our rest in Jesus.

August 4

“Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth” (Mark 9:23).

We must never underestimate the power of believing. Faith makes the impossible possible.

August 3

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).

God isn’t an impersonal, far-away God who looks down on us in a detached manner. He came to earth and experienced the same things we experience; when we’re at our weakest, our faith in Him strengthens us.

August 2

“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins” (Hebrews 10:26).

All sin is willful. “The truth” is that Jesus became the final sacrifice for sin, thereby replacing the Old-Testament sacrifices; the willful sin is not to believe this

August 1

“For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with good” (Psalm 107:9, AMPC).

When we look to ourselves as our source for everything we need for a satisfying life, we’ll always be spiritually hungry. When God is our source, He takes away the emptiness and fills us up.