Daily Devotional Library

Children of God

May 1, 2015

Children of God

John 1:1-14
To all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

May 2, 2015

In My Father’s Hands

John 17:20-26
“Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.”

May 3, 2015

The Perfect Father

Matthew 7:9-11
“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”

May 4, 2015

The Faithful, Perfect Father

Psalm 27:7-12
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

May 5, 2015

“Abba, Father”

Romans 8:12-17
By [the Spirit] we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

May 6, 2015

Father Respect

Psalm 34:8-11
Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

May 7, 2015

Daddy’s Ear

Matthew 6:5-8
“When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

May 8, 2015

Lavished With Love

1 John 3:1-3
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

May 9, 2015

Love Always

Psalm 145:8-13
[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

May 10, 2015

The Mother Love of God

Isaiah 49:8-16
“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.”

May 11, 2015

The Prodigal Father

Luke 15:11-32
Where sin increased, grace increased all the more.

May 12, 2015

Orphaned by Sin

Luke 15:1-10
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

May 13, 2015

The Father’s Compassion

Psalm 103:8-14
“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him.”

May 14, 2015

Grace or Nothing

Luke 15:17-24
It is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

May 15, 2015

Full Restoration

Luke 15:17-24; John 8:31-36
“A slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.”

May 16, 2015

A Different Kind of Lost

Luke 15:25-32
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

May 17, 2015

Nothing Second Best

Galatians 3:26-4:7
You are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

May 18, 2015

Love Returned

1 John 4:7-21
We love because he first loved us.

May 19, 2015

Receiving the Kingdom Like Children

Mark 10:1-16
“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

May 20, 2015

Childlike Faith

Mark 10:13-27
God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

May 21, 2015

Reckless Confidence

Matthew 14:22-33
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.

May 22, 2015

Father Knows Best

Matthew 6:1-8
“When you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans . . . . for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

May 23, 2015

Glorious Freedom

Romans 8:18-21
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

May 24, 2015

Adopted Into the Family

Ephesians 1:3-14
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

May 25, 2015

Orchestrating Love

Romans 8:22-32
In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.

May 26, 2015

The Family Name

2 Corinthians 5:16-21
“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

May 27, 2015

Following God’s Example

Ephesians 5:1-10
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us.

May 28, 2015

Loving Discipline

Hebrews 12:4-11
[Our human fathers] disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.

May 29, 2015

Our Glorious Inheritance

Revelation 21:1-4
If we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

May 30, 2015

Worth the Wait

Matthew 22:1-14
Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

May 31, 2015

Welcome Home

John 14:1-10
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms.”