Sunday, May 22, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Gambling


Bible Reading:  Judges 14:10-20

Key Verse: Verse 12 & 13- And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments:” (vs. 12) “But if ye cannot declare it me, then shall ye give me thirty sheets and thirty change of garments. And they said unto him, Put forth thy riddle, that we may hear it.” (vs. 13)

Key Words: thirty sheets and thirty change of   garments

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Keeping Things in Perspective

Bible Reading: Matthew 16:21-28

Key Verse: Verse 26 - For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

Key Words: and lose his own soul

Friday, May 20, 2022

Daily Devotion: A Challenge about Limits

Bible Reading: Proverbs 13:1-12

Key Verse: Verse 6 – Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.”

Key Words: Righteousness keepeth him that is upright

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Putting Our Faith to Work

Bible Reading:  James 2:19-26

Key Verse: Verse 22 - "Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made   perfect?" 

Key Words: by works was faith made perfect

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Facing a Violent Society

Bible Reading: Genesis 6:1-13

Key Verse: Verse  13 –And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”

Key Words: for the earth is filled with violence

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Being Kind

Bible Reading:  Ephesians4:26-32

Key Verse: Verse 32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.”

Key Words: be ye kind one to another

Monday, May 16, 2022

Daily Devotion: The Challenge of “I”

Bible Reading:  Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

Key Verse: Verse 1 – I said in mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity.”

Key Words: I

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Daily Devotion: Having A Hot Temper

Bible Reading:  Genesis 4:1-8

Key Verse: Verse 5 - But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”

Key Words: And Cain was very wroth

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Listening


Bible Reading:  I Kings 12:1-19

Key Verse: Verse 13 - And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him;”

Key Words: forsook the old men’s counsel

Friday, May 13, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Lustful Decisions

Bible Reading:  II Samuel11:1-13

Key Verse: Verse 2 –And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.”

Key Words:  the woman was very beautiful to look upon

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Impulsive Decisions

Bible Reading: Genesis 25:19-34

Key Verse: Verse 33 – “And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Key Words:  and he sold his birthright unto Jacob

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Daily Devotion: The Self-Induced Challenge of “Not Heeding”

Bible Reading: Genesis 12

Key Verse: Verse 4 – “So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.”

Key Words: and Lot went with him

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Thinking Biblically

Bible Reading: II Timothy 4:1-10 

Key Verse: Verse 10 - "For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.”

Key Words: having loved this present world

Monday, May 9, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Falsely Accusing


Bible Reading: Luke 3:1-14

Key Verse: Verse 14And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.”

Key Words: accuse any falsely

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Daily Devotion: The Conflict (Of a Life with No Meaning)

Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

Key Verse: Verse 2 – "Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity."

Key Words: all is vanity

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Daily Devotion: Having an Attitude of Gratitude

Bible Reading:  II Chronicles29:20-36

Key Verse: Verse 31Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the LORD, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.”

Key Words: thank offerings

Friday, May 6, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Anger


Bible Reading: Proverbs 14:1-17

Key Verse: Verse 17 – "He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.”       
Key Words: He that is soon angry

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Worrying

Bible Reading:  Matthew6:25-39

Key Verse: Verse 25 – Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”

Key Words: Take no thought

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Jealousy


Bible Reading:
 
Mark 2:1-12

Key Verse: Verses 7 “Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?”

Key Words: Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Temptation

Bible Reading:  I Corinthians 10:1-18

Key Verse: Verse 13 – There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

Key Words: There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man

Monday, May 2, 2022

Daily Devotion: Challenge of Loneliness

Bible Reading: I Kings 19:1-10

Key Verse: Verse 10 - And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.”

Key Words: even I only, am left

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Daily Devotion: The Problem of Irritability

Bible Reading:  I Samuel16:14-23

Key Verse: Verse 14 - But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.”

Key Words: an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him