October 1999 Previous Devotionals
The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.
Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
Your statutes stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days, O LORD.
He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work.
Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us? Who will know?"
"Ever since the time of your forefathers you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you," says the LORD Almighty.
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other."
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.
I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.
"`If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Break the arm of the wicked and evil man; call him to account for his wickedness that would not be found out.
I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.
For our God is a consuming fire.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge ...
In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you — majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
If you do not obey the LORD, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
That is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.