Daily Devotional

Daybreak: 2 Peter 2:1-9

May 17, 2019

“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.” (2 Peter 2:9)

Recently I was at my friend’s house for lunch. While she was preparing some soup, she put her toddler in a highchair and placed some bread in front of him. However, her son was far more interested in the sharp knife that she had used to cut the loaf...

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Daybreak: 2 Peter 1:1-21

May 16, 2019

“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” (2 Peter 1:5-7)

A few years ago, Rebekah, a young wife and mother-to-be, died suddenly before the age of twenty in an automobile accident. After her death, her family found her personal journal....

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 5:1-14

May 15, 2019

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

It has been seven years since the Lord called my husband home to Heaven. When I found myself alone and had to cope with things that I had never had to do before, I called upon the Lord, and He helped me. The instruction to cast our cares on the Lord took on a new dimension, and God has been there for...

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 4:1-19

May 14, 2019

“Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” (1 Peter 4:19)

Etched indelibly in my memory is the night my uncle had a massive stroke. As our family gathered around his bedside in prayer, snatches of sermons he had preached replayed themselves in my mind. Copies of those sermons had circled the globe, inspiring many. Would we...

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 3:1-22

May 13, 2019

“Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives.” (1 Peter 3:1)

Our daily lives have an impact on those around us, especially on our families. The Apostle Peter gave instructions to Christian women whose husbands were not saved. If these women lived holy lives according to the principles of God’s Word, their husbands...

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 2:11-25

May 12, 2019

“For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” (1 Peter 2:20)

When she was in eighth grade, a friend of mine realized that merely attending Sunday school did not make her a Christian. The Lord began talking to her heart, and one Sunday evening she accepted her...

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 2:1-10

May 11, 2019

“Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.” (1 Peter 2:6)

In our focus verse, Jesus is referred to as the “corner stone.” In modern days, a cornerstone is a stone laid at the intersection of two masonry walls. Often, it is alluded to in a formal ceremony and engraved with the building name and...

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 1:13-25

May 10, 2019

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19)

A traveling salesman of many years, John testified, “When I first came to Portland, Oregon, I rolled into the city on the velvet cushions, riding like a prince. I wore diamonds...

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Daybreak: 1 Peter 1:1-12

May 9, 2019

“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:7)

The first year of our marriage was, in many ways, a difficult time. After the exhilaration of the engagement, the wedding, and starting a new life together, we came back to...

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Daybreak: Philemon 1:1-25

May 8, 2019

“If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account.” (Philemon 1:17-18)

In 1956, five missionaries were killed when they made contact with a tribe living along the Curaray River in Ecuador. Their story inspired other believers toward full commitment to Christ. Now, more than fifty years after their deaths, the follow-up story is an...

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