Daily Devotional Library

Advent Hope

December 1, 2016

Source of Hope

Psalm 146
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.

December 2, 2016

Need for Hope

Genesis 3:8-15
The man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God . . . and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

December 3, 2016

Hopeful Harvest

Psalm 126
Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.

December 4, 2016

God’s Name Gives Hope

Jeremiah 14:7-9
Although our sins testify against us, do something, Lord, for the sake of your name.

December 5, 2016

Audacious Hope

Lamentations 3:19-24
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

December 6, 2016

Sure Hope

Romans 5:1-5
Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

December 7, 2016

Wakeful Hope

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

December 8, 2016

Dawn of Hope

Romans 13:11-14
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

December 9, 2016

The Anchor of Hope

Hebrews 6:13-20
We who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.

December 10, 2016

Living Hope

1 Peter 1:3-9
In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

December 11, 2016

Mysterious Hope

1 John 3:1-3
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him.

December 12, 2016

Unswerving Hope

Hebrews 10:19-25
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

December 13, 2016

Hope in the Unseen

Romans 8:22-27
The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

December 14, 2016

Hope of the World

Romans 15:7-13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope.

December 15, 2016

Hope in Life and Death

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

December 16, 2016

Certain Hope

Jeremiah 33:14-22
The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.

December 17, 2016

Longing Hope

Psalm 42
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

December 18, 2016

Patient Hope

James 5:7-10
Be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

December 19, 2016

Daily Hope

2 Peter 3:8-15
You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.

December 20, 2016

Hope for Restoration

Zephaniah 3:14-20
The Lord your God . . . will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.

December 21, 2016

Hope for Peace

Isaiah 2:1-5
They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.

December 22, 2016

Hope for Completion

Philippians 1:3-11
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

December 23, 2016

Future Hope

Jeremiah 29:10-14
I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

December 24, 2016

Promised Hope

Isaiah 9:2-7
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

December 25, 2016

Hope Fulfilled

Luke 2:8-20
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

December 26, 2016

Light of Hope

John 1:1-14
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

December 27, 2016

Dawn of Hope

Luke 1:68-79
The rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death.

December 28, 2016

Loving Hope

1 John 4:7-12
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

December 29, 2016

Fearless Hope

1 John 4:17-21
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.

December 30, 2016

Hopeful Purity

Titus 2:11-14
Jesus Christ . . . gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own. . . .

December 31, 2016

Hope for Shalom

Psalm 85
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.