Daily Devotional

Daily Devotional

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.

Little acts of kindness

Matthew 4:23-25  Jesus Ministers to Great Crowds 23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by[…]

We are agents of the kingdom of heaven

Matthew 4:5-11  5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear[…]

God will help you to build your spiritual muscles

Matthew 4:1-4 The Temptation of Jesus 4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he[…]

Into the heart of the wilderness

Matthew 4:1  The Temptation of Jesus 4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

Being life-embracing, encouraging, affirming friends

Matthew 3:13-17  The Baptism of Jesus 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting[…]

To live as God wants us to

Matthew 3:1-12  John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness:‘Prepare the way of[…]

We need to be ready to be changed

Matthew 3:1-2  John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”