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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 81

Written By Torrie Slaughter

 

Guiding Scripture: Psalm 65:1 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed. 

 

🔴 Vow to Praise

Vow- the first idea that we have is marriage. A vow becomes a recited verbal contract in front of witnesses and the Lord, to love, honor, support, and obey. We agree to partner with one another to faithfully follow God’s commands and His ordinance of marriage. We can also vow to unite with believers in the body of Christ to uphold the standards of our Lord.

In Psalm 65, the author invites us to praise our Most High God. Through God’s presence, protection, strength, sovereignty, provision, and blessing, we too can exalt Him. If we meditate on the many ways God wants us to benefit from His magnificent power, we ought to praise Him more. 

Yesterday we read the temptation of Christ and all the enemy wanted to provide temporarily. Satan speaks to our ego, pride, and fleshly desires. As the father of lies (John 8:44, Genesis 3:4 ), he intentionally places doubt and shame into our consciousness. In sharp contrast, Jesus, the Son of God, wants to give us abundant life. That is worthy of all our praise in corporate worship and silent anticipation of what will come. 

The Ways of God provides us with an opportunity to learn His honest character and grow in discernment. Guidance through the truth of His Word gives us all the ability to exercise caution and lead others in a manner that motivates others.  

How will you praise our sovereign God for his protection, provision, strength, and blessing of your land? Will He find you leading by example?

Don’t keep the praise to yourself; share it with God and those around you. Be encouraged by influencing others to take part in the great commission with you. 

Say yes to glorifying the One who:

  1. Is our salvation and answers us with righteousness
  2. Established the mountains and stills the roaring seas
  3. Prepares and provides for our every need
  4. Blesses the growth of our crops and enriches the land
  5. Creates all that we use and nourishes the overflow

 

Remember, God leads His people to abundance, and we can faithfully follow His roadmap. The enemy schemes pull our focus towards things of this world and add confusion.

Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous only good: But the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

Give praise to God and authentically communicate His character through your actions. He deserves our reverence, obedience, and love.

 

 


 

 

 


This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 


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Monday, March 22, 2021

Numbers 33:40-35:34, Luke 5:12-28, Psalm 65:1-13, Proverbs 11:23

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 23, 2021)

🔴 Famine & Reform

We are at the third famine recorded in Genesis. (1st Gen 10:12, 2nd Gen 26:1) Joseph reunites with his family and welcomes the opportunity to serve them in an elevated official position. God restored the love, and the covenant continues.

Chapter 47 of Genesis presents a complex contrast of events. While Joseph was gracious and lenient with his family, to the Egyptians, he was not. Perhaps the political reforms to sustain life were the priority allowing a fraction of the elite to enjoy measured comfort. 

What is a famine?

Famine is a widespread scarcity of food caused by war, inflation, crop failure, population imbalance, or government policies. This phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality. (Google Definition)

What is reform?


To make changes in (something, typically a social, political, or economic institution or practice) to improve it. To amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses.

Famine-reform? To starve abusive policies by restricting access to its nutrition source to improve the practice of life.

Proverbs 4:14 “Do not enter the path of the wicked,
and do not walk in the way of the evil.”

In Matthew 15, Jesus teaches the Pharisees about inner purity. To starve out the old human traditions and follow God’s command. Barriers prevent access to more profound understanding. We, as Christ-followers, should consider how we are leading our lives.

  • Have we taken a parasitic approach to kindness (only doing for those who can return it)?
  • Which of your character traits need reforming?

~Torrie Slaughter

 


 

 

 

 


This devotional was submitted by Torrie Slaughter, the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Genesis 46:1-47:31, Matthew 15:1-28, Psalm 19:1-14, Proverbs 4:14-19

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 8, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: John 8:12

 

🔴 WALKING IN THE LIGHT

Would you deliberately walk in the woods at night without a flashlight? 
 
Living in an evil, sin-filled world without having the Holy Bible to guide us, we would stumble, fall, and fail with no hope of restoration. 
When we study the Bible, we get a clear picture of how we live and have a light for us to stay on the right path.  
 
The world offers entanglements and false values to steer us into direct disobedience to what God wants for us. The world paints a picture of success and defines it by the accumulation of wealth, prestige, and carnal conditions by any means necessary. 
 

Worldy mentality: “The one with the gold rules.”

  
God requires believers to live holy because He is holy. He expects us to show compassion, love, concern, and fairness to everyone. We are no longer children of darkness, and now we should let our light shine for Jesus and tell of His mercy, grace, and how He wants to bless and receive those who will believe into His kingdom.
 
  • By who are you governed?
  • Have you checked the batteries of your light?

 

Recharge and take action to walk successfully with our Lord. 

 

Let’s Pray: Jesus, you are the light of the world. In you, there is no darkness. Please help us express the character you are and have taught us to be in your Word. Teach us to forgive others as you have forgiven us. We pray for this sin-sick earth, and we pray that those who do not believe will come to know you by our lights shining so bright for your glory. Thank you for your light. Amen

~Diana L.W. Coleman


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.


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Friday, January 8, 2021

Genesis 18:16-19:38, Matthew 6:25-7:14, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 2:6-15

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Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Guiding Scripture: Deuteronomy 4:32

🔴 TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

How many times in a day have you heard that you only have a few more hours to make a purchase? Last chance to order! Act quickly! Or you will miss out on this opportunity because when it’s gone, it’s gone! Retailers invite you to promptly respond to their ads but not always with your best interests at heart. They make this urgent appeal for their bottom line of the high end of the year sales income.

There is an invitation with the same amount of urgency that God is asking of you that benefits you! His paid in full invitation to you has no hidden charges, and there is no hidden agenda! All God wants from you is the belief in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Through God’s Son, Jesus, we are extended the best invitational gift anyone can receive. God did this for us because our Holy God cannot look on sin. Those who refuse to believe it means eternal separation from God and going to the other prepared place we refer to as Hell! Yes, two prepared places, one with God in heaven throughout eternity or the other with Satan in Hell for eternity! God allows us to choose!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

 
Let’s pray: Father, we thank you for sending your one and only Son to earth to die for our sins so that now when we pray and ask you for forgiveness, you do not look on us but see us through your Son Jesus. Thank you, Jesus, for being the only permanent sacrifice for our sins. We love you. Amen
 
~Diana L.W. Coleman
 
 
 

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.

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC; Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose® 

 

Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Guiding Scripture: James 3:10-12

🔴 IN WHAT TONGUES DO YOU SPEAK?

 
Is your tongue controlled? Having a
1) Controlled Tongue means that we think before we speak and the first thought that comes to our mind does not immediately fly out of our mouth? Once we have learned how to control our tongue wisely – Our tongue knows when not to speak? When to keep silent? It knows how to be sensible and turn off the flow of words. It speaks wisdom and truth.
Have you mastered self-control over your tongue and what it says? James 3 tells us that the tongue is a small member, but it can do severe damage when not mastered. Indeed, if you can’t control this small member of your body, there will be little else you can control!
 

Do you have a 2) Caring Tongue?

Having a caring tongue means that we do so with compassion and encouragement to help foster change as we tell the truth. We do not slice and dice people with our tongue but try to bring healing and help to cheer them and express a better way? A caring tongue knows that “Kind words are like honey-sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Proverbs 16:24


These are the two tongues everyone should strive to speak in and exercise control with God’s Holy Spirit’s help to be in obedience with God.

The other two tongues are demonic by nature and are against God, and we should want no part of either:
3) The Conniving Tongue spews gossip, slander, falsehoods/lies, wrong motives, and cruel intentions.
4) The Careless Tongue is no better because of its lies, mutinous and hot-blooded words of devastation that only serve to annihilate and demolish relationships.

Seek God’s Word as you examine the thoughts and use it for the correction! You are not alone as you continue to be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
 
~Diana L.W. Coleman
 
 
 

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.

© Torrie Slaughter, LLC; Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose®