August 2002 Previous Devotionals
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
"You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household."
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: To believe in the one he has sent."
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
I love the Lord. He heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all — how will he not also, along with him, give us all things?
By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me — a prayer to the God of my life.
I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
To me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
"Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
If we live, we live to the Lord: and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. ... "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."
We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it — the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.