2 Timothy 3:16 – Breathed Out By God

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, (2 Timothy 3:16 ESV)

Notice the phrase breathed out? Some translations render it given by inspiration. These phrases come from the Greek word theopneustos, which is the combination of theos, meaning God, and pneuma, coming from the root pneu, which describes a dynamic movement of air.

(^Wow that was a long sentence!)

There are instances where it can be translated to breathe or emit a fragrance as well. So in this simple phrase, breathed out, there is a depth we don’t often perceive.

This word theopneustos then is really the picture of God breathing or emitting his own substance into something.

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Psalm 139:23-24 – Search Me

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
(Psalm 139:23-24 ESV)

Relationships take time. And as time passes, we can decide whether we want to go to the next level with a person and eventually open up to them.

This doesn’t have to be a husband or wife thing. It applies to every relationship.

Hopefully, we all have someone we can tell our deepest, most sensitive secrets to. Someone we know can keep our confidence.

Friends like these know when there is something wrong with us, even when others don’t. They have been our friends for so long they can sense our mood without even talking to us.

With an acquaintance, it’s different. We might tell them a little about our life, but we usually let them know all of the good stuff. We wear a mask for them.

Ironically,

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Jeremiah 1:7-8 – Confidence in Our Calling

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 1:7-8 ESV)

This was a tall order the Lord was setting before Jeremiah, as he was called to declare the coming of God’s judgement upon the nation of Judah. This would frighten anyone.

Jeremiah had never done this before. It even appears he wasn’t an eloquent speaker (Jeremiah 1:6). But, God assured the young Jeremiah he would be with him. And isn’t that the most important to any calling—that God with us?

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