A Daily Purpose

A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 7, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: “Matthew 25:6-10” 



For those who play games on their cell phones or other media devices, you may have received e a message that you were so close. One more move and you would have won! Now you have to make a choice. To purchase more lives from the game’s website or wait for “restoration.”

Life is not a game!

We must regard our lives as unique gifts from God. What we do daily shows our respect for and honor to God. It would be a sad day to come to the end of our life’s journey, but we did not seize the opportunity to be restored through belief in Jesus. So close! Your friends encouraged you with multiple reasons to believe in Christ, but you opted to purchase your salvation from the world.

God sent his only Son so that we could have eternal life and live in heaven with Him. Who will you believe? The greed of the world that seeks to kill, steal, and destroy, or the One who came to give abundant life?

~Diana L.W. Coleman

Let’s Pray: Lord, thank You for paying our sin debt by giving your life and making us your heirs. We owe you our life, our praise, our faithfulness, and our obedience. We worship and adore you, dear Savior. 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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Genesis 16:1-18:15, Matthew 6:1-24, Psalm 7:1-17, Proverbs 2:1-5

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    Bible in a Year Day 7

    What lengths will we go to find understanding in a fallen world? Wisdom is to discover the knowledge of God, and a wise person can withstand temptation. Wisdom is not arrogant or proud; it is not embarrassed by failure or seeks to uproot the spirit’s fruit unjustly. When we seek enlightenment and diligently study, we will understand the reverent fear of the Lord. We will worship Him and regard Him as excellent. (Proverbs 2:5AMP)

    God does not lead us into temptation but away from situations where we have the opportunity to sin. James 1:13 reminds us that temptation comes from our worldly desire and will entice us away from seeking understanding.

    Christ commands us to forgive others for their reckless and willful sins so that our Abba Father will forgive us. Nurturing our pride interferes with our relationship with God and others. (Matt. 6:13-14) To forgive is to stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake.

    James 5:16 Confess your sins. As we humbly pray to God, our Father, may our authentic repentance lead to renewed minds. Our behavior as Christ-followers is to lead by His example. The wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, impartial, and sincere.

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