A Daily Purpose

A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 3, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: Mark 8:38 If anyone is ashamed of me, and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”



Remember getting Easter baskets? Think about how well-shaped it was with the long ears that you just couldn’t wait to bite off! Or was it the head? Maybe it was the feet? Whichever part it was after the first bite, you immediately discover that it is hollow on the inside!

It’s empty!

Is the Christmas holiday proclaimed by Christians to celebrate the Birth of Christ empty? Think about all the gifts, talents, love, grace, mercy, breath, life, health, protection, the blessings that God has gifted you.
  • What gift are you willing to give Him?
  • Do you even know what He wants? Have you asked Him?  
Living a life without Jesus Christ is empty, meaningless, pointless, insignificant, and without purpose!
It does not matter how hard you have worked. How much you have given or your economic status.  If you refuse Christ after hearing that God sent him to save you, your life will be empty. God will not force Himself on anyone, and if you desire to forsake Him, he gives you the motive of your heart. We have a choice, and God allows us to choose. We can embrace Him, or we can want Satan! We will undoubtedly spend eternity with only one of them.

Let us Pray: Lord, we shudder at the thought of spending a life without you. As believers, we pray, Lord, that you will have those who do not yet believe to have a change of heart. Thank you, Lord, for waiting patiently for your return to allow everyone to come to you. Please fill us, Lord, with Holy Ghost Power to go out and witness to others of your saving grace. Thank you, Jesus. Amen


This devotional was submitted by Diana L.W. Coleman, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Genesis 5:1-7:24, Matthew 3:7-4:11, Psalm 3:1-8, Proverbs 1:10-19

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    Bible in a Year Day 3

    Wickedness and folly always lead to disaster, is the warning of Proverbs. King Solomon’s request was to receive wisdom to rule his kingdom. God granted his prayer, and today we have books rich with applicable guidance to govern our days.

    The headings for each passage gives us a glimpse of what is to come. In Genesis 3, Adam’s genealogy to Noah precedes all the wickedness in the world that displeased our Lord. God wanted to blot out all humanity but found a righteous man in Noah. Through him, God spared his family, and an ark floated on the water-covered earth. We read a Psalm of David as he fled from his son Absalom’s murderous intent. The Proverbs warned against the invitation of sinful men. In the New Testament, John the Baptist prepared the way for Christ and baptized Jesus before He is tested in the wilderness.

    The bird’s eye overview does not begin to unravel all the sin and unrighteousness of human desire. Greed, the need to satisfy an immediate urge, is driving us today. I’ve heard it referred to as the microwave society. We crave cultivated intimacy less and want more of the junk food drive-through relationships. However, our greed has deceived us once again. What we search for takes intentional time. Moments we are afraid to give because we may miss the next sale, IG post, TikTok dance, or amazon delivery. Investing in the value of what God loves isn’t attractive to fleshly greed. Our spirit craves the unseen eternal heaven, and if we aren’t mindful, the wickedness of sinful man will rule the behavior of our innermost thoughts.

    Prayer: Lord, increase our discernment and help us prepare each day to be holy followers of Your command.

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