January 2009 Previous Devotionals
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.
Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die.
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.
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him...
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.
My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.
...and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
...be made new in the attitude of your minds...
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires...
There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.