May 2004 Previous Devotionals
Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead — whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.
Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men!"
But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, "We have seen remarkable things today."
I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
[R]emember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
Jesus did not let him [the man from whom he had cast out demons] come with him, but said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you."
Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you.
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.
Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.
For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Cast all your anxiety on him [God] because he cares for you.
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me."
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
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.
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...