Daily Bible Reading “Happy Mother’s Day” (Proverbs 31:10, 28)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is Proverbs 31:10, “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:28 says, “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” I thought these verses were appropriate for Mother’s Day since it is a day to show honor and appreciation to our mothers for who they are and all they have done for us.

One of the greatest gifts that God gave us, besides the gift of salvation through His Son, is the gift of life and love through our mothers.

Mother’s Day is supposed to be a day of celebration, but for many people, it is a day of remembrance, a day of sadness. As you celebrate Mother’s Day with your family be sensitive to those whose mothers are no longer with them.

Mother’s Day may also be a time of grief for those who have lost children or those who want to have children but haven’t been blessed in that way.

There may be those who are estranged from their children or mothers for one reason or another and so Mother’s Day is sad for them.

Celebrate your mother and enjoy your family, but understand that days like Mother’s Day are hard for some people. Be gentle with them.

My emotions run from one extreme to the other on Mother’s Day and the days surrounding Mother’s Day. Missing my Mama, mother-in-law, and grandmothers are really hard for me since they have all passed away already.

Then there are the feelings of being really blessed to be married to the man God blessed me with as my husband, who loves me unconditionally. We are blessed to have two beautiful daughters, whom we love dearly. We wondered if we would ever have children. For many years Mother’s Day was hard for me because I wanted children so badly, but had not been blessed with them yet. We were married eight years and had two miscarriages before we finally had our girls.

We are also blessed to have five precious grandchildren who are all special in their own way.

If you were not blessed to be raised in a Christian home with a mother who loved you unconditionally, you can know this kind of love through the unconditional, sacrificial love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

All things considered, Mother’s Day is a good day to celebrate through all the laughter and tears. I am thankful for all the people God placed in my life to mold me and make me into the person I am today. I hope it’s a good day for you and your family. I wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day. I love you. May God bless you!

 

Things to think about:

  • What is your best childhood memory of your mother?
  • What is one word that you would use to describe your mother?
  • What is the most important thing that your mother taught you?
  • What are you most grateful for concerning your mother?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this day to honor the mothers in our lives. Help us to show our love and gratitude for our mothers. Comfort those who have lost their mothers with sweet memories today. We also ask that you comfort those who wish to be mothers, but haven’t been blessed with children yet. Thank you for the gift of children and grandchildren. Thank you for our mothers. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Love the LORD Your God with All Your Heart” (Deuteronomy 6:1-25)

 Love the LORD Your God with All Your Heart

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Deuteronomy 6:1-25. In this Scripture Moses is talking to the children of Israel, although this speech is ancient, the advice is timeless and quite applicable to our lives today. Moses reminds the Israelites they should love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul and might. This is the greatest commandment. Even though we no longer live under the law, but under grace, we still need to love God in this way.

Moses tells the people these words should be in their hearts. They should teach them to their children and they should talk about them all the time. Moses warned them not to forget God after He blessed them and gave them the Promised Land. We need to be careful of this also. Sometimes when we’re in trouble we grow close to God then, after He answers our prayers and blesses us, we tend to forget about Him.

Moses says God is a jealous God and that they are to have no other gods besides Him. We have to be careful in our lives not to put other things or other people before God. He has blessed us with homes, jobs, and families, but we have to make sure not to put any of them before Him.

How do we get to the point where we love God with all our heart, soul, and might? First of all, we have to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Then we need to study the Bible and hide His Word in our hearts so we don’t sin against Him. Teach it to our children, and talk about His Word all the time, just as Moses told the Israelites to do.

We also need to talk to Him daily through prayer. Developing a relationship with God and Jesus is similar to developing a relationship with any other person. We have to spend time with them, talking and listening to them. Then we will develop a close personal relationship with God.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Deuteronomy 6:1-25

1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,
11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;
12 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,
19 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken.
20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God hath commanded you?
21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh’s bondmen in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand:
22 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.

 

Things to think about:

  • How can we apply this Scripture to our lives today?
  • How is your relationship with the LORD?
  • How can studying the Bible daily help us learn more about God and develop a close personal relationship with Him?
  • How can talking and listening to God daily through prayer help our relationship with God?
  • What are some ways we can share the Word of God with your children and grandchildren?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear God,

Thank You for this Scripture which reminds us to love You with all our heart, soul, and might. Help us to do that. Help us to read and study Your Word and to teach it to our children and grandchildren. Help us not to put anything or anybody ahead of You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. We love You, LORD. Amen.

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This devotional would be good for personal daily devotions or group Bible studies, including small groups, and Sunday school classes. Each devotional contains a brief commentary by the author, the daily Bible Scripture, a prayer of the day, and several questions for personal reflection or group discussion.

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Daily Bible Reading “God Is Love” (1 John 4:7-21)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 1 John 4:7-21. This Scripture talks about how we should love one another, because God loves us. If God is in us then we should have love dwelling in us, because God is love. Love is a fruit of the Spirit and if we are Christians we should have love through the Spirit of God. Those of us who have accepted Jesus as our Savior should have love in our hearts toward one another.

God loves us so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to this world to live and then die on the cross to cover our sins. If we believe and receive Jesus as our Savior, then love dwells in us, because we have the Spirit of God in us.

If you haven’t accepted God, who is love, and He is speaking to you, please seriously consider accepting Him into your heart and life today. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

1 John 4:7-21

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

 

Things to think about:

  • Who does the Scripture talk about when it says, “God dwelleth in him, and he in God?”
  • Why does the Scripture say, “Perfect love casts out fear?”
  • Why do we love God?
  • If we are Christians why should we have the love of God in us?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear God,

We thank You that You loved us so much You sent your Son, Jesus, to die for us. Help us to love one another the way You want us to. Help Your love to be perfected in us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. We love You, LORD. Amen.

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This devotional would be great for either a personal daily devotions or group Bible studies, including small groups, and Sunday school classes. Each devotional contains a brief commentary by the author, the daily Bible Scripture, a prayer of the day, and several questions for personal reflection or group discussion.

In God Is Love, Deborah strives to show you not only what love is, but that love comes from God, as well as the love of God surpasses all imagination. Her goal for you as you read this book is that you would realize how much God loves you.

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Daily Bible Reading “In Every Thing Give Thanks” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

-1 Thessalonians 5:18

Paul reminds us, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Sometimes this is hard to do. It is easy to give thanks and be happy in Christ when everything is going good and all is well. It is much harder sometimes for us to remember to give thanks when things are going wrong or something bad happens in our lives.

There are things like deaths in the family, divorces, and tragedies of all kinds. How are we supposed to give thanks in these times? I have noticed in some of the darkest times of my life, that when I looked I saw blessings from God even then.

For instance, when my husband wrecked his truck and broke his back, it was a terrible time in our lives. But, there were so many blessings. There was a nurse right behind him who stopped to help him and called me. She got her husband to get all of my husband’s belongings out of the truck and took them to their house for safe keeping until my husband’s friend could go pick them up for him.

People were so kind and generous to us. People brought meals. They came and sat with my husband while I went to see my mama, who was in the nursing home at the time. His company filed all the paperwork for him to get paid.

One of the young men from our church came over to cut the grass the whole time my husband was out of work. He even surprised me and planted flower beds in front of my house while I was at the hospital with my husband. When I came home and saw my grass cut and all those flowers in front of my house, it was like God saying to me, I can take care of you.

As hard as the whole situation was, it was actually a time in our marriage when we grew closer to one another. My husband had to learn to depend on me and I had to learn to take care of him. If you take time to notice you will see that God takes care of you even in the bad times.

Sometimes it is not what is going on in our lives that matters as much as how we respond to what is going on in our lives. If we remember to find something to give thanks to God for every day it will lighten our mood and change our attitude into an attitude of gratitude.

 

Things to think about:

  • How can you be able to give thanks in everything?
  • Why does this Scripture say we should give thanks in everything?
  • What can we do to help us to be able to give thanks in everything?


Prayer of the Day
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Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture from 1 Thessalonians 5:18. It reminds us to give thanks in everything. It’s not always easy for us to do that, but help us to remember that is Your will for us. Help us to find the blessings in whatever we’re going through. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Each lesson contains a brief commentary, Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer for the day. Give Thanks is a great Bible study for individual or group Bible studies.

For those of you interested in Bible journaling, may I suggest you pick your favorite Bible verse from each lesson and journal about it. This will be a great reminder of the lessons you learn as you read and study this book.

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