June 2003 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.
He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And he will be their peace.
Correct me, LORD, but only with justice — not in your anger, lest you reduce me to nothing.
Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?
The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, "We have found the Messiah!"
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
"Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered, his right eye totally blinded!"
Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
But he [Jesus] said, "I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent."
Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit."
I know, O LORD, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
May the God of peace, ...that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will.
They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned... strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.
Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all mankind, appoint a man over this community to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD's people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
An evil man is trapped by his sinful talk, but a righteous man escapes trouble.
David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.
Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.
We constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.