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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 292

Guiding Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:7 ‘Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.’

 

🔴Training

written by: Torrie Slaughter

The Apostle Paul continues his letter by warning Timothy of the things to come: apostasy, identity crisis, and spiritual warfare. Paul insists that Timothy remains faithful to the teaching of the Gospel and give himself wholly to Divine work (1 Timothy 4:15).

What was Paul’s objective, and how can we seek to improve our productivity?

Like any great parent or mentor, Paul encouraged Timothy to use discernment (2 Timothy 1:14). The freedom to use his spiritual gifts would afford Timothy the confidence to endure. We can also use these valuable lessons to be effective within the body of Christ.

Spiritual training involves decision, determination, and implementation.

God calls His children to Him and gives us the resources we need. Christ is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9), and when we realize who we are in Christ Jesus, we are transformed.

That transition includes steps from the letter to Timothy.

  1. Paul encourages Timothy to make a decision and keep himself spiritually fit. By refusing and avoiding myths, he could reject false teaching. (1 Timothy 4:7)
  2. The Greek culture was obsessed with physical strength and appearance. The Greeks built their society around their gods (Acts 14:8-20). Paul warned Timothy to focus on spiritual training because of its eternal rewards. 
  3. God chose Timothy to spread the Gospel. Paul warned him of the attacks to come and spoke to what he endured. Timothy set an example by conducting himself with purity, faith, and gently pressing forward with love (1 Timothy 4:12)

As we read and study Paul’s epistle, let’s implement the qualities of a Christ-follower. We can determine to make changes and set examples for one another by refuting false teaching, exercising our spiritual muscles, and honoring God with our authentic character. 

Prayer:

 Lord, help us even when we use Your Word to suit our plan. Please help us to walk in integrity. May we as Your people pray continually, giving thanks in all circumstances. May we honor you with our lives. Amen. 

 

 

  

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Jeremiah 33:1-34:22, 1 Timothy 4:1-16, Psalm 89:1-13, Proverbs 25:23-24

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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. 

 

 

A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 286

Guiding Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:4 ‘Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.’

🔴 Waiting

written by: Torrie Slaughter

Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians addressed how believers were to wait for the Lord. After his first letter, Paul received word that the persecution worsened, and the believers were tormented, confused, and many refused to work regular jobs. The order became chaos as culture influenced the new hearts of the Thessalonians.

But God is Just!

Paul reminded them that God would punish those who persecuted His children and to count it as joy. They were sharing in the Kingdom of God. 

In 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12, Paul encourages the believers by reporting: 

  1. The churches never stopped praying.
  2. God chose them and considered them worthy.
  3. God’s power can make every good thing come true.
  4. Jesus will be glorified through their works.

We can find comfort and peace while we thank God for our community. Growing in love and patience for those struggling with their faith shows God’s work within our hearts. 

  

Prayer: Psalm 83:18, ‘Let them know that You, whose name is the Lord-that You alone are the Most High over all the earth.’ Amen

 

 

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Jeremiah 22:1-23:20, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12, Psalm 83:1-18, Proverbs 25:11-14

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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. 

 

 

A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 284

Guiding Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:9  ‘Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.’ 

🔴 How Do You Know?

written by: Torrie Slaughter

We may wonder what pleases God. In this fallen world, we have many influences and distractions. But God tells us in His Word that we live holy, peaceful, productive, and loving lives through Him. The Apostle Paul reminds the Thessalonians that they are examples and taught by God to love one another. 

A few passages that ripple through 1 Thessalonians 4:9:

John 6:45: It is written in the Prophets: ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from Him comes to Me

Psalm 133:1 A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Isaiah 54:13 Then all your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their prosperity.

Jeremiah 31:34 No longer will each man teach his neighbor or his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquities and will remember their sins no more.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 also encourages us by reminding us that all believers will rise to enjoy Christ’s appearance. No one will miss His glorious return. That is the beautiful transcendence of God’s agapē

 

As you read today’s passages, look for ways you can earnestly seek to live peacefully. A practice what you’ve learned through Christ. 

Prayer: Father, we faithfully seek you and desire to experience Your transformative love. Help us look expectantly to you and be people worthy to walk in your ways. Amen

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Monday, October 11, 2021

Jeremiah 16:16-18:23,1 Thessalonians 4:1-5:3, Psalm 81:1-16, Proverbs 25:6-8

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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. 

 

 

 

Encouragement: How to Create a Ripple Effect (Podcast)

Our Given Purpose the Podcast presents: Encouragement: How to Create a Ripple Effect
 
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Our system for the remainder of the year and our new acronym. L.I.F.E (Love-Involves-Faithful-Expressions)
I hope you will read, study, and personalize this letter to the Philippians after understanding the context. I urge you to see the people Paul wrote to and their culture. You will be amazed at the new clarity you will experience by learning first before applying.
 
How can you use Philippians 2:1-5, as an attitude adjustment and produce a ripple effect of encouragement?
 
Meditate Using –
(LOVE) Philippians 2:1-2
 
(Involves) Philippians 2:3
 
(Faithful) Philippians 2:4
 
(Expressions) Philippians 2:5,13
 

Journal Prompts

Pause and calmly think about:

  • Your willingness to change your attitude?
  • Have you surrounded yourself with like-minded people both spiritually and regarding your work?
  • Do you trust God to strengthen your resolve to move beyond inconvenience or disagreements?
 
 
Prayer:
Lord, help us to pick up your Word, which is a mighty sword. Teach us to think more like You and behave with an eternal vision. Restore us so that we may reflect the grace and mercy we receive from your everlasting love. Thank you for this platform and all who will experience a breakthrough in meditation and prayer while communicating with you. Be with us, Lord. In Your name, I pray. Amen.
 
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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 283

Guiding Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:10 ‘You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed.’

🔴 Turn From Idolatry

written by: Torrie Slaughter

The Thessalonians became true worshippers of our Most High God! Paul brought the Gospel to them, and they received Jesus. What a joy to see transformation occur! Despite opposition, they stood firm.

How can we use this portion of Paul’s letter to encourage our steadfastness?

  1. Create relationships with mature Christians. (1 Thessalonians 2:11)
  2. Live in a manner that reflects Christ’s love. (1 Thessalonians 2:12)
  3. Beware of false teachers and pray for discernment. (1 Thessalonians 2:13-14)
  4. Remember that you will face opposition and prepare for it. (1 Thessalonians 2:15)

We are witnesses living under Grace. We must remain humble, disciplined, and work to maintain integrity. As you study and meditate on God’s Word, I hope that you are encouraged to think about your thoughts, behaviors, and influences. Stand firm and be of good cheer.

Prayer: Father, restore us, and may your face shine on us. Restore us and clear the ground for your root to fill the land of our hearts. Amen 

 

🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Jeremiah 14:11-16:15, 1 Thessalonians 2:9-3:13, Psalm 80:1-19,Proverbs 25:1-5

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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.