Psalm 51:10 – A Clean Heart

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10 ESV)

King David is one of the most notable of Old Testament figures. He was courageous (1 Samuel 17) and called a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22; 1 Samuel 13:14). But even he, a legend of our faith, was no exception to unspeakable sin. Psalm 51, from which today’s verse is taken, is one of repentance.

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Matthew 6:10 – Your Will Be Done

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10 ESV)

Waking up every morning with a roof over your head, food in the fridge, and a job to go to can make it easy to repeat the words Jesus said in Matthew 6:10. Life is comfortable for us. Yeah, of course this is God’s will for our lives. BUT, how would you react if your nice, neatly packaged life, were shaken up:

  • What if you and your family encounter unexpected chaos?
  • What if Jesus’ path includes unexpected turns for you?
  • What if following Jesus really costs you a comfortable life in your community?
  • What if God asks for a far greater sacrifice than you had anticipated?

These can be hard questions to think about as we grab our $5 cup of coffee from Startbucks (I am speaking to myself also here).

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2 Corinthians 12:9 – Power in Weakness

Daily Devotinoal Bible Verse

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV)

Are you feeling weak or powerless? If so, then take comfort from God’s words to the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9. In this verse and the surrounding passage which speaks of Paul’s so-called “thorn in the flesh” are several valuable lessons for Christians:

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