June 1998 Previous Devotionals
The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever — do not abandon the works of your hands.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
[Spoken by Jesus] "...whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it."
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
"Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?" declares the Lord. "Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the Lord.
The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and will not be faint.
The Lord will keep you from all harm — he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his very soul?
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children, instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds — his name is the Lord — and rejoice before him. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.
The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.
Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask for him.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Jesus said, "Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.
Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride, beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of thing has passed away.