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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 170

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scripture: Acts 13:8-10 ‘Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, “You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? But Elymas, the sorcerer (for that is what his name means), opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. ‘ 

🔴Loud & Wrong

Elymas (or Bar-Jesus) wanted to turn people away from Christ and the Gospel. Paul as a leader and being filled with the Holy Spirit, stopped the weapon of deceit.

I encourage you to meditate and study today’s passages and ask God to help you identify the trickery happening in your midst. Remember, the Holy Spirit will go before you and give you the words to say. Our responsibility is to be faithfully open to His divine wisdom.

There are times when we immediately recognize the loudness and how wrong things are. Yet, that doesn’t stop the enemy from his manipulative ways. As Christ-followers, we are responsible for those He has entrusted to be in our ecosystem. The imitators should be unmistakable from their fruit; do they create harmony or promote division?

It may be time to take a closer look at ourselves and then those who impact our lives.

 

 

Prayer: Lord, we worship You alone as our Abba Father; help us live transitioned lives through your divine grace. You have forever changed my life, and I thank you for allowing me to be a witness to the uttermost part of the world. Help me to be a living stone testifying to Your ultimate authority and power. Amen.

 

 

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. 

 


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Saturday, June 19, 2021

1 Kings 20:1-21:29, Acts 12:24-13:15, Psalm 137:1-9 Proverbs 17:16

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 15:21, ‘Folly brings joy to one who has no sense, but whoever has understanding keeps a straight course.’ 

🔴 Encouraging the Abigails

1 Samuel 25:2-3 Abigail was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband Nabal was wealthy, crude, and foolish(1 Samuel 25:25). David sent messengers to Nabal to request provisions and let him know how they protected his flocks. However, Nabal claimed ignorance and spoke harshly to David’s men. (1 Samuel 25:10)

Our guiding scripture for today’s readings is the thread that links all our passages. Rejecting wisdom and the opportunity to align with God is folly. Nabal in our Old Testament reading and the religious leaders and people in the New Testament shared that mindset. It is present today, those who reject wisdom and truth. 

I could not imagine how often Abigail needed to smooth things over for her husband. I don’t think this is the first time she went behind her husband’s back to protect their homestead (1 Samuel 25:19). After all, they were responsible for many herds, land, servants, and their families. If not for the practical actions of Abigail, David and his men would have destroyed it all (1 Samuel 25:12-13). But God had a plan and raised a woman to humble herself and speak bravely. (1 Samuel 25:24)

Prayer: Lord, we thank you for the opportunities to lower ourselves before your servants. Thank you for Your wisdom and for helping us settle discord swiftly. Use our voices to speak up for the meek and not seek attention for ourselves. Please give us the boldness to follow your command to love You and others. If we have not love for ourselves, please give us a clean heart. We are grateful to worship a living God! Thank you for continuing to work in our lives. Amen

 

 


 

 

 


This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. 

 


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

1 Samuel 24:1-25:44, John 10:22-42, Psalm 116:1-19, Proverbs 15:20-21

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REWIND- Property or Partnership: Who Is Measuring Your Value?

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🟥 Take Action

Get Clear:

Divided thinking is not beneficial. Commit to submitting to the One who is in control. James 4:7 Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Put things in Order! Get Organized!

Paul writes in Ephesians 6:11-12 Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Let’s get prepared and see ourselves from both sides.


The enemy wants us to lord over one another as though we are supposed to subdue people. But that isn’t what the Word of God says! In Genesis 1:28, God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

 
  ~Torrie Slaughter

Scriptures for Meditation:

Exodus 1:12, James 4:7, Ephesians 6:11-12, Genesis 1:28, Matthew 8:28-34

 


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This episode was written, researched, produced, and edited by Torrie Slaughter for Our Given Purpose® the podcast in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

 

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🎧 Meanwhile: A Public Response to Internal Timing! A Season 7 REWIND Episode 

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In this episode, we are going to dive deeper into the meanwhile… What is happening outside our immediate orbit? Why does the Word of God always remind us to look beyond the present circumstance? We know our timing is not the Lord’s. Ecclesiastes 3:11 lays out this profound wisdom: ”He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” 
 
 
God’s truth causes conflict. It is the tension at the intersection of the cross and begs us to choose a righteous response.” ~Torrie Slaughter
 
 
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🔴 Scriptures to Study: Genesis 37:1-11, Genesis 37:36, Deuteronomy 28:13, Mark 10:45, Genesis 18:7, Genesis 24:21, Genesis 28:10, Genesis 30:36, Genesis 31:19, Genesis 37:36


 
“Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard.” Genesis 37:36
 
This Mentoring Session:
 
Meanwhile: A Public Response to Internal Timing, will take you on an adventure. One that I pray will lead you to meditate on God’s Holy Word! He is the giver of life, the epitome of love. He drives out darkness, gives hope to the hopeless, He sent the Holy Spirit to live inside us. God interacts with His creation; however, everyone will not experience His healing power. We can continue to intercede on their behalf. Pray for those who are suffering from the broken godly relationship. Send a text message reminding them that they can receive the gift of salvation and there is nothing they have to do but accept Jesus into their heart. You caring about the spirit of that person could make the difference. Don’t be afraid to reach out and be bold with your faith.
 
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*REWIND- SPRINKLED SEEDS

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Welcome to today’s rewind mentoring session: Sprinkled Seeds! Take notes as you hear ideas that spark curiosity. We have an opportunity to listen and grasp spiritual things within mundane activities. Use the power of divine understanding to implement your system of action.  

 

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What is a seed? 

It is an embryonic plant in an outer protective covering. Nothing happens with the seed until it is placed in an area to develop. We can refer to the parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9) to meditate. Where have you planted seeds? Have your roots begun to sprout? 

  1. Have we cultivated a community of empowered people to pursue their purpose within the Kingdom? 
  2. Do we employ individuals to build their ministries as a way of increasing Christ’s ambassadors? 

⇒ Read Matthew 13:18-23 and ask through prayer what seeds am I intentionally planting?

A Revelation?

Personal revelations is an enlightening or astonishing disclosure shocking revelations. Challenging society and standing firm will help us understand our mistakes, rebellion, and misguided attempts to control other people. We are destined to live a life led by God for His divine purpose. Remember who you are in Christ and the intention for which He made you. 

~Torrie Slaughter


Scriptures for Meditation:🔻 Matthew 13:1-9, Matthew 13:18-23

“As believers, we can impact lives in the tiniest of ways. We have become great servants under our Abba Father’s rule.”


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We are reading the One Year Bible! Connect with us by:

🟥 READ A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional

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🟥 Listen to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast

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New episodes every 4th Friday  YouTube|Facebook Watch| IGTV 

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This episode was written, researched, produced, and edited by Torrie Slaughter for Our Given Purpose® the podcast in the Commonwealth of Virginia.