October 2005 Previous Devotionals
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.
Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry...
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.
Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.