July 2006 Previous Devotionals
To all who received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
[Jesus said] "You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
"What about you?" Jesus asked. "Who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
[The Lord says] "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.
In Christ, all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.
Get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
(Jesus said) "If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love."
God exalted him [Jesus] to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every other name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. (Spoken by Jesus.)
Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done and proclaim that his name is exalted.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? "I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve."
By the grace given me I say to everyone of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.