Daily Devotion: September 24th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 24th, 2021
Friday September 24thRead: Luke 9:57-62Learn: In this passage we have three examples of men who want to follow Jesus. The first man spontaneously said to Jesus “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus traveled to many towns performing miracles and drawing large crowds. It was probably common for people to express a desire to join him in His travels. This man would have seen the crowds and though...
Daily Devotion: September 23rd 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 23rd, 2021
Thursday September 23rdRead: Philippians 3:12-21Learn: The apostle Paul wrote this letter to the Christians in the Roman colony of Phillipi. He wrote the letter from prison. In this passage he speaks of the goal to be more and more like Christ, stating that he has not fully achieved this goal yet. A key part of the passage is found in verse 13, where Paul states the importance of looking forward a...
Daily Devotion: September 22nd 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 22nd, 2021
Wednesday September 22ndRead: John 8:1-11Learn: The Mosaic law called for those caught in adultery to be severely punished. In this passage the scribes and pharisees, who were religiously devout (although highly hypocritical) Jewish officials, challenged Jesus by bringing before Him an adulterous woman. Jesus speaks now famous words, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” We get an incr...
Daily Devotion: September 21st 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 21st, 2021
Tuesday September 21stthRead: Genesis 45Learn: Joseph’s brothers had sold him into slavery many years before the events of Genesis 45. They were jealous of him and wanted to be rid of him. They lied to their father Jacob, also called Israel, and told him Joseph had been attacked by a wild animal and died. Through a series of incredible events, God used the evil done to Joseph for his own good, eve...
Daily Devotion: September 20th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 20th, 2021
Monday September 20thRead: Romans 12Learn: The Book of Romans is a letter from the Apostle Paul to the Christian churches in Rome. These churches were majority Gentile, which basically means not Jewish. The reason for this is that in AD 49, the Roman emperor Claudius expelled all Jews from Rome because of unrest between traditional Jews and Christians. As a result, the Christian churches in Rome b...
Daily Devotion: September 18th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 18th, 2021
Saturday September 18thRead: Luke 1:26 – 38Learn: Mary was a young girl given a great honor. To be the earthly mother of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. Upon first seeing the angel Gabriel, she was understandably afraid. But as Gabriel explained why he had come; she absorbed the gravity of her situation. She questioned, not out of disrespect, but of pure wonder, how could she be pregnant wh...
Daily Devotion: September 17th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 17th, 2021
Friday September 17thRead: Genesis 22Learn: Abraham had been promised by God that a great nation would eventually come from his line. Imagine the surprise of Abraham when God told him to kill and sacrifice his only son! But Abraham followed through anyway. Again, we see an example of faith over understanding. Abraham did not fully understand why God was telling him to sacrifice Isaac. It made no s...
Daily Devotion: September 16th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 16th, 2021
Thursday September 16thRead: Daniel 3Learn: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were good friends of Daniel. They were sent to Babylon along with Daniel after Israel was conquered by the Babylonians. They were men who served the one true God. Like Daniel, they did not let the laws of the government alter their habits of worshipping the one true God. They made a deliberate decision to only worship God,...
Daily Devotion: September 15th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 15th, 2021
Wednesday September 15thRead: 1 Samuel 17Learn: David was destined to be the future King of Israel. But even a bright future gets forgotten in the face of extreme difficulty. David wasn’t the biggest person, or even the most cunning warrior. But he was faithful. He believed deeply in the power of God. When all his fellow countrymen were cowering before the giant Goliath, he knew that he had to do ...
Daily Devotion: September 14th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 14th, 2021
Tuesday September 14thRead: Luke 7:36 – 50Learn: This woman who washed the feet of Jesus did so by faith. She was a prostitute, who knew that she had done many wrongs. Yet she also had heard of this Jesus, who was a healer, and a forgiver of sins. She brought a flask of ointment, her dowry, to Jesus and anointed His feet with oil. This flask of oil was meant for her future husband. She believed so...
Daily Devotion: September 13th 2021
by Jordan Golden on September 13th, 2021
A Guide to DevotionsDevotions are meant to be a tool for you to study the Bible, God’s word, reflect upon it, and apply it to your life. You can read more than just what the devotion suggests. Your reflections and prayers may be much more in depth and longer than what is on the page. There is no limit to your time with God. Spend as much time as you feel led. Enjoy that time, and dive deeper into ...