Devotional Passages – 4/17/18

Giving Thanks!

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17 (CSB)


For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is the power of God to us who are being saved.

1 Corinthians 1:18 (CSB)


But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me to demonstrate my holiness in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this assembly into the land I have given them.”

Numbers 20:12 (CSB)


“A good tree doesn’t produce bad fruit; on the other hand, a bad tree doesn’t produce good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit. Figs aren’t gathered from thornbushes, or grapes picked from a bramble bush. A good person produces good out of the good stored up in his heart. An evil person produces evil out of the evil stored up in his heart, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.

Luke 6:43-45 (CSB)


If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. Let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or a meddler. But if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed but let him glorify God in having that name.

1 Peter 4:14-16 (CSB)


God is faithful; you were called by him into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:9 (CSB)


Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I stand up; you understand my thoughts from far away. You observe my travels and my rest; you are aware of all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue, you know all about it, Lord. You have encircled me; you have placed your hand on me.
This wondrous knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to reach it.

Psalms 139:1-6 (CSB)


Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.

Psalms 139:23-24 (CSB)


What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He did not even spare his own Son but offered him up for us all. How will he not also with him grant us everything?

Romans 8:31-32 (CSB)


But I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.

Micah 7:7 (CSB)


Therefore I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:3 (CSB)


because you are my helper; I will rejoice in the shadow of your wings. I follow close to you; your right hand holds on to me.

Psalms 63:7-8 (CSB)


The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 29:29 (CSB)


Can any of you add one moment to his life-span by worrying? If then you’re not able to do even a little thing, why worry about the rest?

Luke 12:25-26 (CSB)


I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with my eye on you, I will give counsel.

Psalms 32:8 (CSB)


“Come, let us settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are crimson red, they will be like wool.”

Isaiah 1:18 (CSB)


For now the winter is past; the rain has ended and gone away.
The blossoms appear in the countryside. The time of singing has come, and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land.

Song of Songs 2:11-12 (CSB)


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