Daily Devotional

December 23rd – John 3:16

John 3:16

No greater love can be shown to us, than the love given by God. He spared nothing to redeem us back to Himself, not even His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. And all He asks in return is our faith and love. So what happens when we believe that Jesus came to earth as God in the flesh, that He died and rose again, and receive Him as our Savior? Not only are we reconciled back to our Father in heaven, but as His beloved children God also offers eternal life spent by His side. How great are the gifts of God!

December 22nd – Luke 1:45

Luke 1:45

God always blesses our obedience. Look at Mary. When the angel of Gabriel came to this young woman telling her that she would soon become pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit, what did she do? She believed and obeyed. And because of her faithful actions, she received God’s great blessing of being the one to bring His precious Son into the world. The Lord wants to bless us as greatly as He did Mary. When we too believe and obey the Word of God, He promises to reward us in ways beyond which we could ever imagine!

December 21st – Acts 5:31

Acts 5:31

Of all the people on the earth, God chose Israel to be His own. And from His people, He would raise up a Savior to save the world. From the beginning, Jesus knew that when He came, He would be shunned, rejected, and killed in the most horrible way. Yet He came all same. Christ left His exalted position at the Father’s side to redeem not only Israel, but all who would put their faith and trust in Him. At the Cross where He was nailed, with His precious blood, He paid in full the sin debt of the world.

December 20th – Isaiah 11:1

Isaiah 11:1

We can always count on God to keep His promises. He made a covenant with king David to establish David’s throne forever. But when Israel was conquered by Assyria, that promise seemed all but lost. Yet with the birth of Jesus called in Matthew, the Son of David, we see God’s promise fulfilled. For Christ’s lineage can be traced through the line of Nathan; David’s son, back to David, who is the son of Jesse. Although it took over 1,000 years, Isaiah’s prophecy was fulfilled and God’s Word proved true with the birth of Messiah Jesus.

December 19th – Luke 2:10

Luke 2:10

God sure knows how to shake things up. In announcing the birth of the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ, God choose shepherds to hear the “god news of great joy.” Back then, because of the dirty work they did, shepherds were considered to be spiritually unclean. Yet these men gave up luxuries, riches, and status, to tend their flocks. They lived, slept, and met every need of their sheep. Jesus is our good Shepherd (John 10:11). He too gave up the glorious riches, comforts, and majesty of heaven to come to this earth and give everything for His flock.


December 18th – 1 John 4:10

1 John 4:10

Victor Hugo once said,” The supreme happiness of life consists in the conviction that one is loved.” We can have an assured conviction of the love God has for us, for it is manifested through His gift of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Freely, and lovingly, the Lord came to pay the sin debt that we owe. Sadly, many won’t love God in return. Yet because He is love, our Father’s love for each of children never ceases. And because of that amazing, unmerited love shown to us, we should eagerly share that love with others.

December 17th – John 1:14

John 1:14

Could you imagine being John? The disciple fellowshipped, lived, worked, and worshipped with our Lord. John watched how every step Jesus made, and every word He said was an example of God’s truth, grace, and glory. The evidence was clear that Christ wasn’t just His Teacher and Friend, but truly God’s only begotten Son; the  perfect Lamb sent to become the sacrifice for the sins of the world. For John, there was no denying that while He walked the earth, Jesus, who is God in the flesh, was the the perfect representation of the Father and a true reflection of His love and mercy.


December 16th – Romans 6:23

Romans 6:23

A wonderful thing usually happens around the holidays. We hear news of good Samaritans going around and paying off the debts of others. We too have a Good Samaritan, Jesus Christ. We all have a debt owing, for the penalty of sin is death, and it has to be paid one way or the other. Either we pay it on our own with our lives, or we let Jesus pay it in full. For God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as a perfect sin offering. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus wipes away all of our sin, and in the eyes of God declares us debt free!

December 15th – John 12:46

John 12:46

Living in the country away from the street and city lights, when the sun sets, the darkness envelops everything. Without the light, it’s impossible to find the way. That’s how it is before we receive Jesus as our Savior. Separated from God, we live in the darkness of sin, doubt, fear, death, and pain. But when we invite Christ into our hearts, the veil of darkness is lifted forever. Not only do we become reconciled again to our Father in heaven and receive the light of His peace, love, grace, and mercy, we also become reflections of that Light to a darkened world.

December 14th – Philippians 2:9-10

Philippians 2:9-10

There is no greater name under heaven than that of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. From the beginning He was with God, and He was God. (John 1:1) He is the Author and Perfecter of our faith, (Heb. 12:2), and it is only by His great name in which we can be saved. One day very soon Christ will return to rule. And everyone, believers, non-believers, angels and demons, will bow at the feet of Jesus and every tongue will confess Him as Lord. What a glorious day that will be will heaven and earth declare Him King!