Read the Word Daily

Would you like to read the Word daily, but don’t know where to begin? Reading our Daily Devotionals is a good way to develop the habit of studying the Scriptures.

Daily Devotionals - October 2018
18 Oct.

“And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:30, 31).

To be saved, all we need is faith in Jesus. Our works are no longer necessary.

17 Oct.

“I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain” (Galatians 2:21).

If grace were based on our actions, then it would no longer be grace. God shows favor to us not because of what we do through our own efforts, but because of what Jesus did.

16 Oct.

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men” (Titus 2:11).

God has offered salvation to everyone, but not everyone has been saved. It is up to each individual to choose to receive salvation.

15 Oct.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8, 9).

To see the manifestations of what God wants for us, faith should accompany grace. Our faith, not our works, takes what grace has made.

14 Oct.

“And ‘don’t sin by letting anger control you.’ Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil” (Ephesians 4:26, 27, NLT).

We can be angry without letting our anger boil over into strife. When we have disagreements with others, working out our differences so as to remain at peace with them is the wisest course of action.

13 Oct.

“An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression” (Proverbs 29:22).

Angry people who are ruled by their emotions tend to stir up trouble wherever they go. We demonstrate true wisdom when we refuse to let anger cause us to make bad decisions.

12 Oct.

“Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease” (Proverbs 22:10).

There will always be people who scorn us and try to tear us down. However, we don’t have to tolerate the presence of those who try to disgrace us.

11 Oct.

“He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction” (Proverbs 17:19).

Strife is an evil spirit bent on stirring up anger and hostility. Avoiding it keeps us from making foolish decisions, and saying or doing hurtful things.

10 Oct.

“A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife” (Proverbs 15:18).

Strife is found in people who can’t control their anger. Anger is a result of fear; a true understanding of grace eliminates fear.

9 Oct.

“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).

Pride causes us to be hard-headed and insist on doing things our way, instead of God’s way. Being blinded by pride keeps us from seeing that we’re headed down the wrong path in life.

8 Oct.

“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom” (Proverbs 13:10).

Contention is marked by strife, disputes, arguments, or controversy. We know we’re operating in pride when we notice these telltale signs.

7 Oct.

“Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins” (Proverbs 10:12).

Strife hinders our progress and puts our lives on hold. We can make our own decisions about whether we will allow it in our lives, or deliberately allow love to cover all sins.

6 Oct.

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17).

The Holy Spirit’s mission is to free us from struggling to meet the world’s unrealistic standards. When we submit to His promptings, not only are we liberated, we also find peace of mind.

5 Oct.

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

God tells us to give Him everything that stresses us out and causes us anxiety. Doing this may feel strange if we’re accustomed to carrying our own cares, but it’s a sign of true obedience.

4 Oct.

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

We’ve been freed from lack and insufficiency because God wants us to prosper financially, as well as in every other area of our lives. Prosperity means to experience success, to thrive, flourish, and be strong and healthy.

3 Oct.

“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).

There’s nothing wrong with having money, but life is about more than just collecting material things and chasing after wealth. Being free from greed allows us to follow the path God has laid out for us.

2 Oct.

“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins’” (1 Peter 4:8, NKJV).

When we love others the way Christ teaches us, we tend to overlook others’ mistakes, and focus on their positive qualities. This fulfills the royal law of love, which is what we live by under the covenant of grace.

1 Oct.

“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]” (Ephesians 2:10, AMPC).

Out of His great love for us, God formed us in His own image and gave us the opportunity for spiritual rebirth. He wants us to experience the best that life has to offer, and Jesus Christ has made this possible.