Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

The Bible on Truth: Jesus Came to Bring the Truth – John 18:37

For this reason I have been born, and for this reason I have come into the world, that I should testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice. (John 18:37)   Reflection: Jesus spoke this word to Pontius Pilate when Pilate asked Jesus if he was a king. When Jesus explained the reason God had sent him into the world, which was to testify to the truth, Pilate scoffed, saying, “What is truth?” Pilate…

The Bible on Truth: The Truth Cleans Our Minds – John 17:17

Jesus prayed for his disciples saying, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17) Reflection: This verse is part of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples right before he was crucified. Jesus understood that the Holy Spirit would sanctify his disciples in the truth. The word “sanctify” means “to make clean” or “to make holy.” Through Jesus Christ, and then through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, God intends for us to become a holy people. Prayer: Heavenly…

The Bible on Truth: The Spirit Guides Us to the Truth – John 16:13

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. (John 16:13) Reflection: This word comes to us from Jesus in the upper room. He wanted his disciples to understand the role of the Holy Spirit. God has given his Spirit to us to enlighten us to God’s…

The Bible on Truth: Jesus is the Truth – John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6) Reflection: Jesus Christ has made an amazing claim, which is not that he knows the truth, but that he is the truth. His claim is that the truth of God is not an impersonal reality; the truth has entered the world in the flesh, and he is it! The truth of God cannot be separated…

The Bible on Truth: You Can Indeed Know the Truth – John 8:32

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) Reflection: Through Jesus Christ, we can know the truth of God, and when we know God’s truth, we are set free from all the confusion, spin, and distortion of the world. Our world is skeptical and jaded regarding the truth, and in some ways, it has always been this way. Human beings have been twisting the truth for their own advantage from the very beginning,…

The Bible on Truth: God Seeks Truthful People – John 4:24

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24) Reflection: Jesus spoke this word to the Samaritan woman at the well. The Jews and the Samaritans disagreed as to the central place of worship. The Jews worshipped in Jerusalem and the Samaritans in Samaria. But Jesus said that the time was coming when people wouldn’t worship in specific locations but would simply worship in spirit, right where they were. God is seeking those…

The Commonality of Temptation – 1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, don’t be surprised when the fiery ordeal comes among you to test you, as if something unusual were happening to you. Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may also rejoice with great joy when his glory is revealed. (1 Peter 4:12-13) Reflection: We should never think that we are the first person to ever endure temptation, nor should we think that the mere fact that we are being tempted means that…

A Way Out of Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to bear it. (1 Corinthians 10:13) Reflection: God is mindful of us. God never allows us to be tempted beyond what we can bear. This should encourage us to stand firm, even when our…

Tactics Against Temptation – Mark 14:38)

Stay awake and pray so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:38) Reflection: This word comes from Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane right before his crucifixion. He had asked his disciples to stay awake while he prayed a short distance away, but when he returned, he found them asleep. Here is a critical insight into temptation: we are often tempted through the weakness of our flesh, even when our…

The Help of Jesus When We Are Tempted – Hebrews 2:18

For since he himself has suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted. (Hebrews 2:18)   Reflection: Jesus Christ was human, as human as we are. He suffered the highest form of temptation when he was tested by the devil in the wilderness. But Jesus emerged victorious over all the devil’s schemes. Therefore, Jesus understands temptation and understands it better than any of us. If we turn to him, he will be able to…