Devotion for December 5, 2022

“In [Christ] and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.” (Ephesians 3:12, NIV) When you put your trust in Jesus as your Savior, he gives you four great freedoms. The first is a clear conscience.…

Devotion for December 4, 2022

“Sink your roots in him and build on him. Be strengthened by the faith that you were taught, and overflow with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:7</strong) An attitude of radical gratitude is God’s will for you because it develops your faith. How…

Devotion for December 3, 2022

“I appeal to you … to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your reasonable act of worship.” (Romans 12:1) Just imagine first-century Jewish Christians. Since the time of Moses, the worship life…

Devotion for December 2, 2022

” ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men.’ ” (Matthew 4:19) When others don’t see your potential, Jesus does. In common fishermen, He saw the capacity to change the world. Here is something you…

Devotion for November 30, 2022

“I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you.” (Nehemiah 1:6b) When admitting our faults, there are safe contexts and less safe contexts. In some contexts, we have particular customs for acknowledging your…

Devotion for November 29, 2022

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.” (Romans 14:1) When someone upsets or disappoints you, God expects you to be gracious towards them instead of judgmental. The Bible says, “If someone is caught in a…

Devotion for November 28, 2022

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:5) The Greek word used for gentleness means “strength under control”. It pictures a wild stallion that has been tamed. It doesn’t mean to be weak and wimpy.…