November 2012 Previous Devotionals
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.
He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
"Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."
He [Barnabas] was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
The LORD... delights in those whose ways are blameless.
Teach them [God's commandments] to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
When they [the Jewish Christians] heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, "So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life."
[The LORD said] "Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered, his right eye totally blinded!"
Instead, they were longing for a better country — a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
As the LORD commanded his servant Moses, so Moses commanded Joshua, and Joshua did it; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.
A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.
In the Lord, however, woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
They have returned to the sins of their forefathers, who refused to listen to my words. They have followed other gods to serve them. Both the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken the covenant I made with their forefathers.
They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.
Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess...
For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
[In response to John the Baptist's question as to whether Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus said to tell him,] "The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor."
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
He said to them, "When you pray, say: "'Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.'"
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.