1 Corinthians 10:12-13 – Don’t Fall

Daily Devotional Bible Verses

Therefore, let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (1 Cor. 10:12-13 ESV)

I went ice skating the other day. It was about my third time in 45 years. I think I did ok.

I realized the longer I was on the ice, the more grooves were put in the ice, which made it more difficult. Then, even though you are supposed to skate in a counterclockwise direction, little kids don’t follow that rule. They zigzag all over the place. Moms with very small children, who should have been skating near the wall, would skate right down the middle, constantly stopping. There was lots of falling taking place and hotshots zooming around everyone, and all I could think was today’s bible verse.

A picture of life. Just when you get going and

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Psalm 139:13-14 – You Are Wonderfully Made

Daily Devotional Bible Verses

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:13-14 ESV)

What is it about your personal self that you would change if you could? All of us have something; that one thing which, if we could re-do, would make us SO much happier! For me, it’s my hair. Apparently my sweet Aunt Mary, from whom I received one of my names, also gifted me with her baby-fine hair!

For those of you who have “good” hair, let me explain. Baby fine hair is soft, silky, and STRAIGHT! It can be curled, but it takes MUCH effort, time, and hair product to do so. Baby fine hair can be combed into almost any style you like, and will look great in that style……for about half an hour! Then it falls flat. On a bright, sunshine-y day, with just exactly the right amount of non-humidity, it might last for a couple of hours!

I say all that to say this: So many of us are dissatisfied with something about ourselves. Some things can be changed (like my weight problem), and others are here to stay (like my hair). We just have to learn how to live with and deal with them.

I prefer to believe that there is a divine design to our complete selves. It is no accident when

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1 Thessalonians 2:8 – The Fondness of Fellowship

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. (1 Thessalonians 2:8 ESV)

There’s a very good reason we refer to other Christians as brothers and sisters. The kinship we experience with our fellow heirs in Christ is more deeply rooted than any physical bloodline or familial tie.

When God saves an individual, He literally exchanges their dead “heart of stone” for a living “heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 11:19). With this exchange comes transformation! Our greatest desires begin to conform to God’s desires, and ultimately, we want God’s will more than anything else. This change occurs at the core of who we are; it’s a central shift in identity.

Our newfound identity rests in what

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