Daily Devotional Library

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

February 1, 2017

How Are You Listening?

Luke 8:4-9
Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.

February 2, 2017

What Keeps Us From Hearing?

Luke 8:11-15
The seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.

February 3, 2017

Why Are We Here?

Matthew 25:14-23
Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!

February 4, 2017

Hiding Our Gifts

Matthew 25:24-30
Take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance.

February 5, 2017

One Single Seed

Luke 13:18-19
The kingdom of God . . . is like a mustard seed. . . . It grew and became a tree.

February 6, 2017

When Candles Won’t Light

Matthew 5:14-16; Luke 8:16-18
No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.

February 7, 2017

The Lost Drone

Luke 15:1-10
There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

February 8, 2017

The Runaway Son

Luke 15:11-24
The younger son . . . set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.

February 9, 2017

The Stranger at Home

Luke 15:25-32
The older brother became angry and refused to go in. . . . He answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders.

February 10, 2017

The Waiting Father

Luke 15:18-32
This son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.

February 11, 2017

Passing by on the Other Side

Luke 10:25-32
A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite . . .

February 12, 2017

The Good Samaritan

Luke 10:30-35
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.

February 13, 2017

Whose Neighbor Am I?

Luke 10:25-37
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

February 14, 2017

Advice for Investors

Luke 12:13-21
Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.

February 15, 2017

Inside Our Mansions

Luke 16:19-31
There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.

February 16, 2017

Lying at the Gate

Luke 16:19-24
At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table.

February 17, 2017

What if . . . ?

Luke 16:22-31
If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.

February 18, 2017

Persisting in Prayer

Luke 18:1-8
Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?

February 19, 2017

What’s Our Prayer Attitude?

Luke 18:9-14
Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

February 20, 2017

Mercy for Me, a Sinner

Psalm 51:1-9
The tax collector . . . beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

February 21, 2017

When Time Runs Out

Luke 16:1-14
Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.

February 22, 2017

Echoes of God’s Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

February 23, 2017

Called to Serve

Luke 17:7-10
So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.

February 24, 2017

Is God Unfair?

Matthew 20:1-16
Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.

February 25, 2017

You Are Invited! Rsvp

Luke 14:15-24
Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.

February 26, 2017

Keep Watch!

Matthew 25:1-13
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

February 27, 2017

The Least of These

Matthew 25:31-46
Matthew 25:31-46Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

February 28, 2017

A Friend at Midnight

Luke 11:5-13
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.