Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional

Choose and use your words with skill

Matthew 5:21-26 21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You[…]

Practice what you preach

Matthew 23:1-4 Seven Woes to the Scribes and Pharisees 23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, 3 so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. 4 They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and[…]

Humble, compassionate simplicity

Matthew 5:17-20 Christ Came to Fulfill the Law 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from[…]

Blessed are those who are persecuted

Matthew 5:10-11  10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

Light shined into the darkness

Matthew 5:13-16  13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a[…]

Blessed are those who hunger

Matthew 5:6 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the meek

Matthew 5:5 5 Blessed are the meek,     for they will inherit the earth.

The God of all comfort

Matthew 5:4  4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Entitlement endangers emotional wellbeing

Matthew 5:1-3  The Sermon on the Mount 5 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. The Beatitudes 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.