Category Archives: Devotional Thoughts

Daily devotional thoughts that come from my daily Bible reading

Settle the Differences, Build the Relationship

January 16 – Matthew 5:25-26 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge … Continue reading

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But First, Be Reconciled

January 15 (Matthew 5:23-24 NIV) “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24. leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and … Continue reading

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What Are You Saying?

January 14 (Matthew 5:21-22 NIV) 21. “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22. But I tell you that anyone who is … Continue reading

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“…Until Everything is Accomplished.”

January 12, 2021 (Matthew 5:17-18 NIV) 17. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18. For truly I tell you, until heaven … Continue reading

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A Light to a Dark World

January 11, 2021 (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV) 14. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it … Continue reading

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Pass the Salt, Please

January 10 (Matthew 5:13 NIV) 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in Persecution

January 9 (Matthew 5:11-12 NIV) 11. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Persecution, Look Forward

January 8 (Matthew 5:10 NIV) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Persecution can take many forms, and it can occur for many reasons. Often persecution happens because of nationality or … Continue reading

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In a World at War, Be a Peacemaker

January 7 (Matthew 5:9 NIV) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. We live in a strife-filled world. Whether we’re talking about nations at war with each other, our country after the most recent election, … Continue reading

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On Being Pure in Heart

January 6 (Matthew 5:8 NIV) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Pure gold is gold without any other substance mixed in. A pure heart, in the Christian perspective,is a heart focused on accomplishing God’s will … Continue reading

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