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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 88

Guiding Scripture: Revelation 22: 12-14 Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to render to each man according as his work is. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. 14 Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.

 

🔴 The Blood of Eden, Edom, Easter for Eternity

Eden had not experienced bloodshed until such time as God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife Eve (see Genesis 3:21).

Edom was a constant enemy of Israel even though they had a common ancestry in Isaac (See Genesis 25:23). Edom took great pleasure in afflicting and seeing Israel being abused and in trouble. For Israel, the mere sight of Edom meant trouble for them. But take courage – trouble don’t last always! For the last time that Israel experienced what they thought was Edom approaching, seeing the Edomite King wearing his red robe, it was not the Edomite King. King Jesus was wearing the blood of their enemy that He had just trampled and destroyed.

Eternity is a time without end, infinity, perpetuity, ever and a day. Because of the once and for all sacrifice for sin that Jesus’ death on an old rugged cross. Jesus has redeemed us from sin that totally accepts Him. We as believers celebrate Easter Sunday morning in recognition that, yes, you were born of a virgin. Yes, you lived among humanity sinless. You died for our sins and rose from the borrowed grave of a rich man. Yes, you appeared to many for proof that it was you that you had risen from the dead and now intercedes for us as you sit at the right hand of God. And Yes, we are anticipating your promised return!

 

Let’s Pray: Jesus, my Savior, thank you. You were beaten, whipped, and we were healed! All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. But you, dear Lord, took our guilt and our sins. You were oppressed and treated harshly, yet you never said a word. Our Lord, who is without sin, took on our sins and gave the ultimate sacrifice of your life so that we can live with you in eternity. Heavenly Father, we cannot thank you enough. Please have us remember your sacrifice of love for us as we treat others with kindness, love, compassion, and respect. Help us to love you as you love us. 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

Monday, March 29, 2021

Deuteronomy 11:1-12:32, Luke 8:22-39, Psalm 70:1-5, Proverbs 12:4

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 

Guiding Scripture: John 9:6-7 Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud 7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.

 

🔴 Go Wash in the Pool!

Could you close your eyes and keep them closed? Now suppose your only means of seeing is to have someone spit (could have hocked and spit to get a good amount of saliva) on dirt to make mud in which He then puts on your eyes as a paste. (note: the soil dries and cakes, and you need water to get the earthy paste removed).
Your eyes are still closed, and you are told to wash in the Pool of Siloam. Keep in mind that you cannot see! In the Book of Nehemiah chapter 3, we learn that this Pool, sheep gate, and surrounding areas were repaired. The Pool of Siloam is likely the same water system from the Gihon spring.

Imagine feeling your way around as you clamored about being directed perhaps by memory or sound. Quite possibly, someone noticed him and offered assistance, much like our Lord carrying the cross to Calvary. How odd this blind man must have looked with caked mud covering his eyes. No wonder he couldn’t see! Would you have offered wash to his face off? Could you understand why he would refuse? The Master told him to wash in the Pool of Siloam, and he was obedient to the One he knew could heal.

Perhaps we need to humble ourselves and not fear following Jesus’ commands to the letter. Be bold with God who has gone before you. Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
As we walk blindfolded or spiritually closed off, let’s think about our posture in front of the Pool. When the Prophet Elisha told Naaman (2 Kings 5:10-13) to wash in the Jordan River, he became angry. Let us not stubbornly allow our flesh to delay our healing.

 

Let’s Pray: Heavenly Father, we are unworthy to stand in your shadow not alone in the Pool of Siloam but for the blood of Jesus and His redemptive mercy and grace. Thank you. Please help us to recognize our shortcomings, our prejudices, our hypocrisy, and injustices that we show to others and by doing so to you. Please forgive us and renew a clean heart and attitude to serve you as we serve others in love. 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

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Deuteronomy 2:1-3:29, Luke 6:12-38, Psalm 67:1-7, Proverbs 11:27

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 

Guiding Scripture: Isaiah 7:3 And the Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-jashub your son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool on the highway to the Washer’s Field.

 

🔴 GOD KNOWS WHERE WE ARE!

 
We often say, and it is true, that God sees everything that we do, and He hears everything that we say. Further, He knows our every thought. God is Sovereign!  
 
As I was reading Isaiah 7 for my devotions today, I wanted to ask Ahaz, “What’s wrong with you, dude?” Didn’t you just hear God tell you to ask Him for a sign and that He would prove to you that He would crush your enemies as He promised!!! What’s wrong with you, Ahaz? Are you crazy?” But wait! I had to stop and ask myself, what’s wrong with me? Am I unaware of all the promises God has declared for those who believe in Him and His Word?
 
Admittedly, I have been facing some challenges with social media and being able to navigate and post, and all else that I need to do with this new entrepreneurship that I have engaged. Why worry? God knows what I need and where I am. When embarking on any project or venture God brings you to, I know that He will carry you through.  
 

God continually provides for our every need.

 
Just yesterday, He provided me with a top-notch videographer skilled and affluent in social media and much more. God made it possible for her to talk with my team member, who gave her the scope of what I needed. So always pray and ask God for what you want. Do not use it as an excuse as Ahaz did. Ahaz really didn’t want to know what God would say because he didn’t want to communicate with God. Never let anything keep you from hearing and obeying God! 
 

Let’s Pray: Heavenly Father, we thank you for seeing us and knowing where we are and that we can depend on you to lead us and guide us where You want us to go. We as believers are nothing without you and your sovereignty. Evildoers will not thwart your plans; you are just, true, and dependable. We give you honor, glory, and all the praise! Thank you for your Word and our having access to you, and for your perfect timing. 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

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Numbers 26:1-51, Luke 2:36-52, Psalm 60:1-12, Proverbs 11:15

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 12, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: Luke 9:62 “Jesus replied, “Suppose someone starts to plow and then looks back. That person is not fit for service in God’s kingdom.” Luke 9:62

 

🔴 LOOKING BACK

Looking back is not bad if it reminds you not to repeat a past mistake. But dwelling on the past and stewing in what was is unproductive.  
 
In the Book Genesis, we learn how Lot’s (Abraham’s nephew), character revealed by his greed, wanted better grazing for his livestock and took no thought for its sinful surroundings. Lot gave his two virgin daughters to be raped by perverts. Consequently, his daughters committed incest to preserve their family line. When Lot and his family was rescued by Abraham’s initiation and pleas to God, Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of ________. (Challenge – Read Genesis 19:26 for the answer). Caution, don’t judge Lot’s wife too harshly; he wasn’t excited to leave the wealth and position that he comfortably enjoyed in Sodom.    
  
We learn as we see God’s patience and intercessory of the righteous on our behalf reaches God; we should develop our faith.

 

Let’s Pray: Dear Lord, help us to move forward with you and not hold on to pieces of our sin-sick old life and begin anew and serve only you. Create in us a clean heart. Please forgive us when we fall short, and give us the strength to follow you and your plans for us.
We love and adore you, Holy God. 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

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Genesis 26:17-27:46, Matthew 9:1-17, Psalm 10:6-18, Proverbs 3:9-10

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (January 14, 2021)

Guiding Scripture: James 1:2-4

 

🔴 TODAY’S TRIALS TOMORROW’S TESTIMONY!

Hardships are something that we all face. What if we never had any problems, nothing terrible ever happened to us, and life was always sunshine and rainbows? That would be delightful! We could just hop, skip, and sing a happy song every day with no worry or care in the world. Reality check!!! Adam and Eve had that in the Garden of Eden before they sinned against God.  

How do we get back to the utopia Adam and Eve shared in Eden?

  1. By acknowledging that we are sinners and disobey God.
  2. Ask God for forgiveness and turn from sin.
  3. Accept God as the One and only true God by believing in His Son, Jesus Christ.
  4.  Ask God to forgive us and save us by His grace and mercy.

When we surrender our lives to Jesus, we receive His salvation. Remember this: What belongs to God is His, and no one has the power to take from God what belongs to Him! How’s that for security?! 

Our education taught us to read and study. Schools tested our knowledge for retention. Likewise, trials and tests from life grow our faith and our ability to trust in God. Hardships help define our character, and the struggles define our attributes.

 

Let us Pray: Lord Jesus, we know that you always provide a means of escape. Help us follow the path directly to you. Thanks for your promise to never leave or forsake us. Please remind us that when we are at the end of our rope, you are at work for us. We love you, Lord, and we come out shouting hallelujah and glorious praise and honor to 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.

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Genesis 30:1-31:16, Matthew 10:1-23, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 3:13-15

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