Daily Devotional

  • Implanted Word of God — Tuesday November 19, 2019

    TUESDAY November 19, 2019

    Implanted Word of God

    Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

    James 1:21

    James exhorted Christians and gave them the solution of how to be clean vessels for God to use. The solution was to lay aside all filthiness and all wickedness in their lives, so that their hearts would be clean. Only then could they receive the Word of God with all meekness.

    The word meekness means that you are going to have the humility to receive what God desires to speak to your heart. You have an open heart to the Lord; there is no hardness––anger or bitterness. No one can receive God’s Word in meekness unless they turn from sin! You need to turn away from sin and welcome the Word of God in our lives as if opening a door and inviting someone in.

    Understand, the Word of God will save your soul! I believe if anybody dies with bitterness and unforgiveness in their heart, they will not go to heaven (Matthew 6:15). The Bible teaches if you have anything against your brother, leave your sacrifice and make things right with your brother, and He will receive it (Matthew 5:23-24). I take what Jesus taught literally.

    People take the Word of God too lightly. They need to make sure their hearts are right before God. I remember the day I got saved. I forgave my father for the things he had done. I felt a genuine love for my father; I saw him as a lost soul.

    Do you have someone who you need to forgive? It could be your father, mother, brother, sister or someone else who has hurt you. It might not be possible to go to them, but take care of it with God. Otherwise, unforgiveness and bitterness will eat you up like a cancer. Do not die with bitterness in your heart. You need to reconcile––forgive and forget.

    For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    ~Hebrews 4:12~

  • Swift to Hear, Slow to Anger — Monday November 18, 2019
  • Are You Feeling Tossed To and Fro? — Sunday November 17, 2019
  • Asking God for Wisdom — Saturday November 16, 2019
  • Self-Deceived — Friday November 15, 2019
  • Understanding Temptation — Thursday November 14, 2019
  • Our Treasured Crowns — Wednesday November 13, 2019
  • God Will Be With You — Tuesday November 12, 2019
  • Veterans Day — Monday November 11, 2019
  • Enduring Fiery Trials — Sunday November 10, 2019
  • Tried and Tested — Saturday November 9, 2019
  • Satisfaction — Friday November 8, 2019
  • Are You Lacking Wisdom? — Thursday November 7, 2019
  • Count It All Joy — Wednesday November 6, 2019
  • Slaves of God — Tuesday November 5, 2019
  • A Bondservant — Monday November 4, 2019
  • Urgency to Save the Lost — Sunday November 3, 2019
  • A Man of Truth — Saturday November 2, 2019
  • Honor in Death — Friday November 1, 2019
  • Shame and Humiliation — Thursday October 31, 2019
  • The Battle With Self — Wednesday October 30, 2019
  • The Subject of Suicide — Tuesday October 29, 2019
  • God's Word Fulfilled — Monday October 28, 2019
  • One Good Turn Deserves Another — Sunday October 27, 2019
  • Sharing the Spoils — Saturday October 26, 2019
  • Supporting Missionaries — Friday October 25, 2019