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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 110

Written By Torrie Slaughter


🔴 Deeply Rooted DNA (From Luke 24 Day Devotional)

Fake Sincerity

Compliments make us feel at ease when we are asked challenging questions. Sometimes we are so discouraged that support from anyone is like freshwater. But insincerity is a scheme in which Jesus shows us how to maneuver.
In Luke 20:20-21, the pharisaic leaders sent spies to provoke Jesus to blaspheme.

Luke 20:24 Jesus asked those that were trying to trap Him, whose image was on the denarius. The duality and depth of this question lead to a more profound understanding. If Caesar’s image was on the money, it belonged to him, and the people were to give the government what it was due through taxes. As believers, we accept that God created everything, and we are made in His image. (Genesis 1:27) We belong to God and give Him what He is due: reverence, devotion, worship, adoration, and obedient living.

Jesus left the spies confused because they could not argue with His point. Even though they failed to see the heart of His answer, we as His disciples understand the truth. If we abide in the Lord and work wholeheartedly for Him, we have joy.

Jesus teaches us to remain observant. The Enemy is cunning and will use our ego as a device. If acting pitiful, discouraged, or using derogatory self-talk is temporarily satisfying- we are not walking in victory. Those characteristics are gateways to rebelling against Christ. Why? Because, they are insincere cries that spiritually immature people use to deceive others.
While that seems like a harsh statement, we can undergo self-examination(with the Holy Spirit) to gain wisdom.

Pray without ceasing so that the Lord can guide you through tricky conversations and circumstances. God is always our best answer. He is sincere and we have His DNA.  






This devotional was written and re-edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. The excerpt originally appeared in The Gospel of Luke 24 Day Devotional. 


🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Joshua 21:1-22:20, Luke 20:1-26, Psalm 89:1-13, Proverbs 13:15-16

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🎧 Who is Speaking For You? Steps to Change the VoiceSeason 7 Episode 7

Obediently following the Holy Spirit’s guidance places us within God’s Will. It will seem like a coincidence when certain things suddenly come together. However, scripture tells us, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) As Christ-followers, the wisdom to follow God brings us joy, unspeakable joy, a living hope. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to break free from the law of sin and the limitations of the body. The desire to think on things eternal and recognize the spiritual implications of rebelling against God. That forces us to ask: Who is speaking for me?

When we ignore God’s voice and decide to trust in humans we will fail.”  ~Torrie Slaughter
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🔴 Scriptures to Study: Matthew 25:14-29, Luke 11:28, Psalm 95:7-8, Hebrews 4:7, Isaiah 30:21, Romans 8:28

Isaiah 30:21 You will hear your Teacher’s voice behind you. You will hear it whether you turn to the right or the left. It will say, “Here is the path I want you to take. So walk on it.”
This Mentoring Session:

🔴 Clarify

Action Step One: Decide Who Speaks for You.

Psalm 25:8-9 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore He shows sinners the way. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.


🔴 Organize

Action Step 2: Evaluate and Organize.
Psalm 95:6-7 He is our God. We are the sheep belonging to his flock. We are the people he takes good care of. Listen to his voice today. 8 If you hear it, don’t be stubborn as you were at Meribah. Don’t be stubborn as you were that day at Massah in the desert.


🔴 Prepare

Action Step 3: Research with heightened curiosity.

Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

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A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional Day 41

🔴 The Call of Wisdom

John 1:1-2, In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.

Wisdom was at the foundation of the earth.

It lived among the animals and the humans, granting understanding to all who invite her. Does not wisdom call out? We would benefit from listening, hearing, and acting as our Lord. What wisdom is said to hate, the Lord hates, and what wisdom gives, the Lord provides. As you absorb and meditate on all of today’s reading, take some time and pray over the words in Proverbs 8:27-32.


Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing a set of tasks.
  • What have you avoided because of fear?
  • Do I look under the surface?
  • Am I able to overlook offenses?

God is our greatest Source of development, mentally, physically, and spiritually. His living Word is profitable for teaching, training in righteousness, and correction. (2 Timothy 3:16) Wisdom enters the lives of the faithful and enables them to be rational at the heart. We do well to abide in the Lord. 

 ~Torrie Slaughter





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


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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Exodus 30:11-31:18, Matthew 26:47-68, Psalm 32:1-11,Proverbs 8:27-32

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Season 5 Week 9 In this mentoring session, we use Bible scripture to help break the cycle.



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  1. What is your biggest fear? Is it heights, snakes, spiders? 

  2. Are you frequently worried you will lose something? 

  3. Are you always wondering what’s lurking around the corner?

  4.  Do you have a fear of being left out, or do you suffer from feeling worthless?


Hello, Person of purpose! I am your host and certified life coach, Torrie. I am here to help you clarify-organize- and prepare with God. Let’s C.O.P. our purpose together. In today’s episode, I share my testimony and the process I underwent to walk on the path God designed for me. 
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🔻C.larify to make it less confusing. Define your circle of influence.
🔻O.rganize by arranging in a structured order. How will God help you execute a strategic plan?
🔻P.repare create with God in advance. 

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🔻 Always behave with love in mind.

Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?


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“I am honored to share my story with you as these weekly videos continue. Talking about my past transgressions and witnessing to God’s healing and deliverance is therapeutic for me. 

This is my journey through pain, unforgiveness, anger, pride, arrogance, and fear. I believe the difficult situations I grew through helped me develop this strategy I am sharing with you. I continue to learn and become stronger in my faith. The relationship God sought to cultivate with me is transcendent. 

My Past:

→When I was 25 years old, my outer appearance defined me. I struggled with my identity because the purpose of life was abandoned to a rebellious worldly ambition. I didn’t know who I was. It took ten years before I woke up to the reality that I was dead in life. No matter the number of good deeds I performed, nothing would gain me any satisfaction until I surrendered to God. I was involved in a culture of self-deprecating, self-consuming, and irrational behavior. I repressed the feelings of anger and fear; that led to rebellious acts against God. With no direction or significance, I went on a dead-end journey to seek meaning in a life created by my circumstances.

 →It is now my passion to warn others against the travails of this world, and the proverbial carrots dangled overhead. Through prayer, meditation, education, and overall a real relationship with God, I offer a ministry dedicated to helping others reclaim their inheritance.



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