Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Joshua 1:5-9 (NKJV)
I hope and pray that these scriptures will encourage you as they did me this morning! Five things especially stand out to me this morning from these verses.
1. God will not leave us or forsake us.
2. God wants us to get the message to be strong and courageous otherwise why would say it 3 times.
3. God keeps his promises even if it takes longer than we expect.
4. Stay on God’s path and don’t deviate to the right or left so that we may prosper wherever we go.
5. Meditate on his word day and night so that we may observe and do what is written.
6. God will be with us wherever we go.
5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall [a]divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from James 4:6 (NKJV)
6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”
Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 5:3 (NKJV)
If you’re like me you might be a little confused at first over “poor in spirit”. After all shouldn’t we be rich in our spirit? If you put the word “humble” in place of the word “poor,” it begins to make perfect sense. We should be humble in spirit. In James 4:6 it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble”
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 4:18-22
This is an amazing passage! So cool that God chose to use ordinary people to carry out his plan to save humanity! If Jesus chose 4 fishermen and used them to change the course of history shouldn’t that encourage us that he can and in fact desires to use us too. The only question is will we drop everything and follow him. One thing is for sure if we’ll step out in faith and follow he promises our life will be anything but ordinary!
18 And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 They immediately left their nets and followed Him.
21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.
Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Matthew 4:8-11 (NKJV)
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you,[a] Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”[b]
11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.
Our Quick Daily Devotion this morning comes from Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV)
Commit your works to the Lord,
And your thoughts will be established.
Out quick daily devotion this morning comes from Matthew 4:1-4 (NKJV)
I’m so inspired and encouraged through Jesus’s example to spend time in the scripture and memorize it so that I’m ready when the moment of greatest temptation comes up out of no where.
Matthew 4:1-4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
Our devotion this morning comes from Matthew 3:5-9 (NKJV)
Wow! Pretty strong verses here. Apparently John the Baptist didn’t have anymore affinity for the religious people of his day than Jesus did. I’m reminded of the verse in John 4:23 where Jesus says, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”
Matthew 3:5-9 “Then Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the region around the Jordan went out to him
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.”
Our devotion this morning comes from Matthew 3:3 (NKJV)
Amazing how Jesus perfectly fulfilled hundreds of prophesies that were foretold in the scriptures thousands of years before his birth. To take a closer look at the mathematical probability that one man could fulfill just 8 of the prophesies check out the results of the study undertaken by Dr. Don Stoner and his class at http://sciencespeaks.dstoner.net/Christ_of_Prophecy.html
Matthew 3:3 – For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying:
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make His paths straight.’”
Our devotion this morning comes from Matthew 3:1-2 (NKJV)
“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”