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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 198

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scripture: Romans 4:3, ‘What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

🔴What Does Scripture Say?

God gave us laws for our good so that we can present our free will ideas to Him. And, in turn, work cooperatively with God to produce the desired outcome. Being obedient is a choice.

Belief

Did you know that God knew you before you were born? (Jeremiah 1:5) It’s a peculiar thing to be connected to an all-knowing, infinite Creator. Like Abraham, we too can faithfully follow God and trust Him to provide for our every need. We can also believe God to do mighty and wondrous works.

Sometimes in our finite state, we lose sight of authentic faithfulness. That hurts our Christian testimony. When we plan to disobey God by procrastinating or ignoring His commands, there are consequences. I often think of children when they know they should do one thing but disregard their parents.

Assume

Don’t take God’s command to love for granted. (Deuteronomy 6:5) Attending church gatherings or religious events does not justify us or make one righteous. (Romans 3:20) We must be intentionally aware of who we influence by our actions. No matter how trivial they may seem, we will affect someone. We can believe God to make a radical change and faithfully lead us. Living a sacrificial life for God will be a credit to us as righteousness.

As you read today’s passages, think about Abraham’s life of faith. He knew and loved the One who led Him out of familiarity and into unknown territory. (Genesis 12:1) Abraham trusted God through faith and followed His commands before He wrote on stone tablets (Exodus 24:12, Exodus 34:1). Abraham is an example of God writing His Law on the hearts of His people. (Jeremiah 24:7, Hebrews 8:10)

Prayer: Lord, help us to go without knowing where because we trust you to guide our steps. We know what we believe; please help us in our unbelief so that our lives will glorify you. Amen.

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Saturday, July 17, 2021

1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11, Romans 4:1-12, Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 19:15-16

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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 188

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 18:19 ‘A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: And their contentions are like the bars of a castle.’

🔴Offended

Have you ever been offended? Hurt? Mistreated? How did you deal with it? Did you immediately start gossipping about the person and situation? Because let’s be honest, when we are mad, offended, or feel betrayed, we want everyone to stand with us in those emotions.

Vendetta

Our revenge is making as many people dislike the actions and the other person as much as we do. But, we forget that our feelings are temporary. And we can do severe damage not only to the reputation of others but also to our own. The enemy, Satan, doesn’t want you to notice that.

Hebrews 10:17 reads, ‘He also says, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will never remember again.” – God puts His laws in the hearts and minds of His people. We are empowered to obey Him. What strikes me about the verses that talk about God’s forgiveness is that it is followed by His wiping our sins away. God sees past our iniquity and into our hearts that long for Him. 

If we are offended or hurt by someone, we have the power at that moment to decide who we will follow.  -God’s command of love or Satan’s command to destroy, kill, and steal. Our words have power as well as our actions. We can allow someone to see Christ or the enemy.

Prayer: Great are You, my heavenly Father. Great is your mighty Name in all the world. You are my joy. In you, I seek comfort. Father, allow your sons and daughters to be slow to speak and slow to anger that we may learn our lessons directly from your Word. Let us sit at your feet and ponder the wonders of your extraordinary character. Let us aspire to be closer to you. Thank your loving-kindness, 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

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17, Acts 25:1-27, Psalm 5:1-12, Proverbs 18:19

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 128

Written By: Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:8-9 ‘And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. ‘ ‘Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord , for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 

 🔴 Listen to God!

God has a purpose for you! Can you hear Him calling!

Philippians 2:3-4 Says: Do nothing according to selfish ambition or according to empty conceit, but in humility considering one another better than yourselves, each of you is not looking out for your own interests but also each of you for the interests of others.

While we consistently follow God’s command to further our education, developing the qualities that will allow Him to use us in His Kingdom, we need to continue practicing love and humility.

The Word tells us in Psalm 106:3, ‘Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times! ‘

As you read today’s scriptures, meditate on God’s teaching. What is He trying to tell you? How can you incorporate obedience and honesty into every circumstance?

 

 


 

 

 


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

Saturday, May 8, 2021

1 Samuel 2:22-4:22, John 5:24-47, Psalm 106:1-12, Proverbs 14:30-31

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 124

Written By: Torrie Slaughter

Guiding Scriptures: Proverbs 14:22 ‘Do they not go astray who devise evil? Those who devise good meet steadfast love and faithfulness.’ 

 🔴 Did God Create Darkness?

When reading the creation story, specific questions may arise. Most believers are satisfied to allow faith to step in, while others need more precise information. 

In contrasting Genesis 1:2, Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And Psalm 104:20 You(God) bring darkness; it becomes night and all the beasts of the forest prowl. 

We have an answer. 

The Lord God is the Creator of all things, and the psalmist worships His extraordinary wonders. The vast scope of the sea is another testimony to God’s majestic power and control.(Psalm 104:24-26)Reading the Creation story through the psalmist’s view gives us explanations. 

Prayer: Lord, help us to read your Word and follow Your command to love. Let the wisdom we gain be helpful to those you entrust to us. May we all abide in You. Your glory shall endure forever. Amen 

Additional Scripture:

 Isaiah 45:7 “I (God) form the light and create darkness: I(God) make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.” 

Daniel 2:22 “He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.”

Exodus 10:21 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness spreads over Egypt–darkness that can be felt.”

Amos 4:13 “He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals His thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth– the LORD God Almighty is his name.”

 


 


 

 

 


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

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Judges 19:1-20:48, John 3:22-4:3, Psalm 104:24-35, Proverbs 14:22-23

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 112

Written By Torrie Slaughter

 

🔴 Review and Reflect

The closing chapter of Joshua recaps the journey of the exodus. It also foretells of Christ and how His exodus story will redeem us. As you read today’s passages, pray for direction and ask God to help you remain faithful.

Joshua 24:27-28’“See!” he said to all the people. “This stone will be a witness against us. It has heard all the words the Lord has said to us. It will be a witness against you if you are untrue to your God.” 28 ‘Then Joshua dismissed the people, each to their own inheritance. ‘ 

 


 

 

 


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

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Joshua 24:1-33, Luke 21:1-28, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 13:20-23

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