February 2009 Previous Devotionals
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them [those who deny that Jesus is from God and who have the spirit of the world], because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
So 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. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.
The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
The LORD will fulfill [his purpose] for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever — do not abandon the works of your hands.
"Your right hand, O LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, O LORD, shattered the enemy. "
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Sovereign LORD, when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
For your Maker is your husband — the LORD Almighty is his name — the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
I thank my God every time I remember you.
If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.
We love because he first loved us.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.
We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.