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Romans 10
on June 28th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Romans 10--Verse 1 (CSB)Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation.Has there ever been someone you really hoped got what was coming to them? I think we all have. When we are working through our negative feelings toward someone, this verse really cuts right to the heart. Paul was severely persecuted by Jewish leaders that d...  Read More
Romans 9
on June 27th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Romans 6--Verses 6b-8For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.”I saw on the news this morning, a woman...  Read More
Psalm 119
on June 25th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Psalm 119—Verse 18Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things out of your law.Do you know why Psalm 119 is so long? Because it’s an acrostic. Each stanza starts with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The ESV bible, at least, has each stanza labeled by the appropriate letter, starting with “Aleph” and ending with “Taw”. And much of the theme throughout this beaut...  Read More
Romans 8
on June 24th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Romans 8--Verse 6To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.Another way of interpreting flesh is simply human effort. Sometimes we get immersed in effort – our efforts and the efforts of others. And when we get inundated in all that, pretty soon we can begin to detect an odor of death. Everything just becomes lifeless. But, good...  Read More
Romans 7
on June 23rd, 2022
Daily Devotional from Romans 7--Verse 15For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.We all do the wrong thing. We all sin. We all make mistakes. It’s our struggle between our flesh and our born-again selves. Even Paul had this struggle—and he openly admits it in his writings. He thanks Jesus in verse 25 for being the one who will deliver us f...  Read More
Romans 6
on June 22nd, 2022
Daily Devotional from Romans 6--Verse 22But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.Typically being a slave to anything is very negative, but being a slave to God is an honor! We are willing slaves. We actually want to obey God’s every command. When sin had us, it was horrible and we were bound and ...  Read More
Romans 5
on June 21st, 2022
Daily Devotional from Romans 5--Verse 6For while we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly.Have you ever felt ungodly? Like, nothing you do is good enough for God? Maybe you feel as if there was no way that God could ever be pleased with you or that maybe you’ve been a disappointment one too many times?Paul is making a bold statement here. Those whom Jesus died for are...  Read More
Romans 4
on June 20th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Romans 4--Verses 3-5For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.As Christians, our salvation is provided by God as a free gif...  Read More
Proverb 13
on June 18th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Proverb 13—Verse 18Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.When someone asks us to consider that our way of thinking or acting might not be as wise or as Christlike as it could be, we have a choice.We can react: we might get defensive, explain our reasoning, stick to our guns, or just shut down.Or we can respond: we might...  Read More
Romans 3
on June 17th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Romans 3--Verse 20By works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight.Have you ever felt like you needed to curry the favor of a hard-to-please boss? Or ingratiate yourself to the society of important people? You finally feel you’ve have arrived, only to discover the standard keeps getting moved ahead. Your best efforts never seem good enough. And, unfortunately...  Read More
Romans 2
on June 16th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Romans 2--Verse 1Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. It’s easy to pass judgment, but it’s hard to give grace. I think we’ve all judged somebody—it feeds into a feeling of superiority, that we somehow are the moral officers—that we someh...  Read More
Romans 1
on June 15th, 2022
Daily Devotional from Romans 1--Verses 11 and 12For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine. This is what I love about the Church: every one of us has something to give, we all bring something to the table. Paul was a very devoted man but he didn’t see himself above his...  Read More
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