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 - July 2018

21Jul

July 21

In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor (Ephesians 1:7, AMPC).

Jesus shed His blood not only to provide forgiveness for our sins, but also so that we could be delivered safely from every bad situation that rises up against us. He did this not because of anything right we do, but because of His favor toward us.
20Jul

July 20

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

When we feel unrighteous and unworthy because of something we’ve done, we must remember that our faith in Christ makes us as righteous as Him. Our identity in Jesus, not our actions, defines who we are.
19Jul

July 19

“Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference” (Romans 3:22).

The times when we try our hardest to maintain our faith but falter in our Christian walk are the times when we need Jesus the most. When our own faith is weak, depending on His faith gives us the strength to move forward.
18Jul

July 18

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

Christ sets us apart from the rest of the world; He makes us holy and different from everyone else. Jesus gives us direct access to God.
17Jul

July 17

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10).

Believers have every right to a life of peace and safety. When we’re in Christ and we completely trust Him, nothing can harm us.
16Jul

July 16

“With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation” (Psalm 91:16, NKJV).

Under the curse of the law, sickness and disease afflicted people, and many died young. Under grace, the curse on our health has been lifted, and we can enjoy long and happy lives.
15Jul

July 15

“A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee” (Psalm 91:7).

God promises us supernatural security when we trust in Him for our safety. No matter what we see happening around us, evil will pass us by.
14Jul

July 14

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1).

When we make Jesus our refuge, we live in perfect safety. No evil can touch us as long as we abide in His shadow.
13Jul

July 13

“Just as the Son of Man came not to be waited on but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many [the price paid to set them free]” (Matthew 20:28, AMPC).

A Christian life is a life of humility and service to others. Jesus perfectly modeled for us how to set aside personal interests and put others first.
12Jul

July 12

“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).

Many of us can remember the sins and mistakes of our past, and we may wish we could start over. When we accept Jesus Christ and get born again, He gives us that fresh start as brand new creations.
11Jul

July 11

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (Galatians 3:13).

To redeem is to buy back or ransom; Jesus bought us back from death and hell. We can be grateful that He lifted the curse of the law and replaced it with God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness.
10Jul

July 10

“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring” (Acts 17:28).

A relationship with Jesus Christ enriches our lives in ways we could never imagine. When we accept Him as our Lord, we become children of God.
09Jul

July 9

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).

We can have faith that Jesus died to take away shame and condemnation. If we feel regret over past mistakes trying to inch its way into our minds, we have the authority to banish that spirit.
08Jul

July 8

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

Jesus is all we need for salvation, and believing this connects us to Him. When religious doctrine contradicts this, we walk according to our faith.
07Jul

July 7

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20).

God’s promises work by faith; therefore, His power works for us only if we believe it. Faith in what He says to us removes all limitations in our lives.
06Jul

July 6

“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” (Romans 5:20).

Jesus dealt with sin on the cross, and His resurrection replaced the law with His favor. When we feel guilty about something we’ve done wrong, we must remember that God now deals with us according to the covenant of grace.
05Jul

July 5

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves” (Romans 15:1).

God exhorts us to help those who are weak in their faith, support them, and lift them up. This is how the church, as the body of Christ, should operate.
04Jul

July 4

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had” (Romans 15:5, NIV).

When we have trouble maintaining a good attitude, we can meditate on the perfect example Jesus gives us. He is the one who encourages us and gives us the endurance to think differently than the world.
03Jul

July 3

“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another” (Romans 12:10).

Kindness and humility are hallmarks of a Christian attitude toward others. When we look upon Jesus by meditating on the Scriptures long enough, this is the kind of spiritual fruit that becomes evident to others.
02Jul

July 2

“Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all” (Galatians 4:1).

Regardless of how long we’ve been saved, we’re still spiritual children if we continue to live under the law. We become spiritually mature when we come out from the law and learn to be led by the Spirit.
01Jul

July 1

“Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people” (Galatians 3:19, NLT).

The law was designed to increase sin-consciousness and it focused on self-effort. We can be thankful that Jesus replaced the law with grace, which allows us to focus on what He did for us.