Poor Example

Yesterday, we looked at how Paul confronted Peter face-to-face. It was important that Paul confront him, as he was being a poor example to the other believers. As Galatians 2:13 says: “And so, because of Peter’s hypocrisy, many other Jewish believers followed suit, refusing to eat with gentile believers. Even Barnabas was led astray by … Continue reading Poor Example

Validation

Today’s devotion focuses on endorsement… validation… recommendation. The Message translates today’s verse this way: “Does it sound like we’re patting ourselves on the back, insisting on our credentials, asserting our authority? Well, we’re not. Neither do we need letters of endorsement, either to you or from you. You yourselves are all the endorsement we need. … Continue reading Validation

What Benefits You

Today and tomorrow, we are going to look at the two different motivations we read about in Romans 8:5 — “Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue spiritual realities” (TPT). Today, we focus on how … Continue reading What Benefits You

In Your Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it (Proverbs 4:23 NIV). Your heart determines your steps. Your heart directs your journey through life. Today’s verse says that we should take the words of God and put them in our hearts. With the Word in our hearts, that which is good … Continue reading In Your Heart

Until I Become Prayer

Psalm 109:4 says, “Though I love them, they stand accusing me like Satan for what I’ve never done. I will pray until I become prayer itself (TPT). Our focus for today: “Until I become prayer itself” or “I give myself to prayer.” The Psalmist was in a tough spot. He was trying to love people … Continue reading Until I Become Prayer

Everyone Everywhere

Psalm 100:1 says, “Lift up a great shout of joy to the Lord! Go ahead and do it—everyone, everywhere!” (TPT).  Other translations say it this way: praise the Lord all the earth or praise the Lord all the lands. How will everyone everywhere praise the Lord? How will all the earth, all the lands, praise … Continue reading Everyone Everywhere

For A Moment

There are moments in life when we see people getting ahead in the world despite their lack of hard work and integrity. It can result in us to becoming upset, distraught, or even jealous. At times, we may observe people who are going about things the wrong way and flourishing, and we consider following in … Continue reading For A Moment