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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 264

Guiding Scripture: ‘Psalm 65:1-2, ‘Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. You who answer prayer, to you all people will come.’

 

 

🔴 Praise

written by: Torrie Slaughter

Did you know that Google defines praise as a form of social interaction that expresses recognition, reassurance, or admiration? Praise is expressed verbally as well as by body language. That means we will use every part of our being to show appreciation of our Lord.

As you read today’s passages, think about God’s kingdom and how He answers your prayers. Nothing is beyond the Lord’s reach, and He sees each of us. Thank Him that you can acknowledge Him now. Give God praise!

 

 

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Isaiah 37:1-38:22, Galatians 6:1-18, Psalm 65:1-13, Proverbs 23:24 

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This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name. 

 

 

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 263

Guiding Scripture: Galatians 5:13 ‘You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.’ 

 

 

🔴 Selfless Incentive

written by: Torrie Slaughter

 

As Paul continues his letter to the Galatian church, we glean helpful instruction. For many of us, love seems simple, but it is a pearl of complex wisdom that we grow in as we seek Jesus. 

Scripture tells us not to worship idols or other gods (Exodus 20:5). Our freedom in Christ is an opportunity to testify to His greatness and mercy. Yes, it is a privilege to serve at the Master’s command, but just as Jesus humbled Himself and washed the feet of His known enemies, we should exercise that exact obedience. 

Galatians 5:16 guides us to seek the Holy Spirit; the Comforter Jesus Christ promised to leave until His return. It is in the Spirit that we will resist the cravings of our flesh. We can hunger and thirst for righteousness while remaining in God.

 The Journey

In our daily walk, we have the power to influence others through interactions, choices, and decisions. We should resist the fleshly desire to assert our authority or bend people into submission. That mentality conflicts with the Holy Spirit. Pride is greedy, as are personal preferences. Take heed to walk like Christ and deny selfish behaviors. 

Prayer: Lord, make our fleshly desires obvious. We want to walk in Your precepts and inherit Your kingdom. Please help us sow gentleness, love, joy, peace, and kindness into every area of our lives. Amen

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Monday, September 20, 2021

Isaiah 33:10-36:22, Galatians 5:13-26, Psalm 64:1-10, Proverbs 23:23 

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This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name. 

 

 

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 262

 

 

 

🔴Psalm 63:1-11 AMP

 

 

1′ O GOD, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.

2 So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory.

3 Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.

4 So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.

5 My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips

6 When I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches.

7 For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice.

8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.

9 But those who seek and demand my life to ruin and destroy it shall [themselves be destroyed and] go into the lower parts of the earth [into the underworld of the dead].

10 They shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be a prey for foxes and jackals.

11 But the king shall rejoice in God; everyone who swears by Him [that is, who binds himself by God’s authority, acknowledging His supremacy, and devoting himself to His glory and service alone; every such one] shall glory, for the mouths of those who speak lies shall be stopped.’

 

 

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Isaiah 30:12-33:9, Galatians 5:1-12, Psalm 63:1-11, Proverbs 23:22 

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This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name. 

 

 

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 261

Guiding Scripture: Psalms 62:8 ‘Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. ‘ 

 

 

🔴Confidence

written by: Torrie Slaughter

 

A relationship built on trust has the ability and strength to stand firm during trials. I am learning about my lack of faith in God because I limit my Heavenly Father based on human deception.

I’m sure you can recall times of hurt, pain, confusion, and doubt. Perhaps the person you needed most wasn’t available or let you down in a different way. The human issue is we transfer onto other circumstances. That is a path our brain carves out. If the pattern repeats, it is challenging to escape the well-worn mental path.

But God!

He wants to interrupt our destructive thinking and insert His truth. God is our refuge, and we can trust Him with everything. All we need to do is submit to His ways. 

Have you tried to trust Jesus?

 

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Isaiah 28:14-30:11, Galatians 3:23-4:31, Psalm 62:1-12, Proverbs 23:19-21 

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This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name. 

 

 

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 260

Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 23:17-18 ‘Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord . There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.’ 

 

 

🔴Rotten Bones

written by: Torrie Slaughter

 

Envy is an emotion with staying power. It occurs when a person lacks another’s superior quality, achievement, or possession. We either desire it or more destructively think the other person doesn’t deserve it.
How do you know if you’re a jealous person? Well, one way to quickly measure is to pray and be honest about your feeling. Are you disgruntled or genuinely happy for other’s achievements or possessions? Think about your follow-up conversation. Do you find ways to demean or put down their success?

New Growth

We have a choice. Remain envious or speak the truth. Tell the person you had jealous thoughts and that you’re praying for deliverance from that debilitating emotion. Be honest with God, yourself, and your neighbor. Our Lord and Savior gives the power of love and self-control. When we surrender to His will, things change. It’s not a one-and-done event but a daily walk. That is the sanctification process.

Not Disturbed

My take-away from Proverbs 23:17-18 is not to let my heart be troubled (John 14:1). All the things we have, especially material wealth, are not a currency we can use in Heaven. Our hope rests in knowing Jesus is preparing a place for us. When He returns, there will be rejoicing and singing for those who abided in Him.

As you read today’s passages, think about the church body. What behaviors should we avoid to be more like Christ? Meditate on the numerous ways God warned His people to follow Him. While you pray, write, and consider your actions ask God to help you break the chains of jealousy, arrogance, and fear.

 

Prayer: Father, hear our humble cries. Thank you for listening to our prayers. Amen. 

 

 

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Friday, September 17, 2021

Isaiah 25:1-28:13, Galatians 3:10-22, Psalm 61:1-8, Proverbs 23:17-18 

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This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name. 

 

 

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