Psalm 51:10 – Owning Our Sinful Actions

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

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

One of the biggest challenges I have faced as a woman, wife and mom is this: owning my actions and teaching my kids to own theirs. We as humans have so much pride that we find it difficult to apologize and take responsibility for our actions. This passage starts out with the psalmist owning his sinful actions.

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Hebrews 4:12 – Through the Bible in a Year

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 ESV)

From Jordan

Many of us have either begun, or considered beginning a, “Read the Bible in a Year,” plan. I highly encourage this. In fact, I’m doing one this year. I’ve done a couple in the past, but usually, I just read and study based on what’s happening in my life. There’s nothing wrong with that, but this year, I’m making a change.

Why? Well I’m glad you asked.

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Colossians 4:8-9 – The Joy of God at Work

Daily Devotional Bible Verse

I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.
(Colossians 4:8-9 ESV)

As believers there is a joy that comes with knowing how God is at work in a person’s life.   This was the same with Paul and the many churches he helped plant or pastor.   Paul was sending a friend to the Church in Colossia to give them the letter we know as the book of Colossians.  In it, he encouraged and told them that he was doing well in jail and God was working through him there.

We at Short Daily Devotions would like to follow in Paul’s footsteps and let you know what God is doing here.  Our hope is to encourage all of you who read our devotions and thank you for being a part of them.

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