1 Thessalonians 5:18 – Thanksgiving Presence

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV)

The fall leaves have long ushered in the Thanksgiving season, for me. During the long drives between my parents, the plethora of colors in the trees brought a peace to my heart. I knew there would be a gathering of relatives; my favorites, and least favorites, all in one place. It would be a mixture of those people I hoped to stay around most of the day, and those I wanted to avoid.

My best Thanksgivings centered around …Continue reading devotion

1 Chronicles 16:8 – Give Thanks This Thanksgiving

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! (1 Chronicles 16:8 ESV)

There is more to living the Christian life than just trying to be good and follow the rules. Part of who we should be in Christ is a grateful people. It is God who provides for our basic needs like air to breathe, water to drink and food to eat that keeps the body alive. We should thank God for these necessities of life every day.

It is also God who…Continue reading devotion

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 – Through the Cross

Daily Devotional Bible Verses

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15 ESV)

Through the cross…

  • Jesus gives Himself as a ransom.
  • Jesus forgives our trespasses.
  • Jesus erases our debt.
  • Jesus liberates us from sin.…Continue reading devotion