Daily Devotional Library

Becoming More Holy: The Story of Ron

September 1, 2016

House Number 6

1 Peter 1:1-2
To God’s elect . . . who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit . . . .

September 2, 2016

Sanctification Is a Gift

John 7:37-39
Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.

September 3, 2016

Sanctification Is Gentle

Matthew 11:28-30
I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

September 4, 2016

How You Think of God

Numbers 16:28-35
Fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men.

September 5, 2016

Ron the Hulk

Luke 6:43-45
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.

September 6, 2016

Sanctification’s Long Road

Philippians 3:12-14
I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

September 7, 2016

Sanctified—And Clueless

1 Corinthians 4:1-7
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent.

September 8, 2016

Sanctification Starts With Grace

Numbers 6:24-26
The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

September 9, 2016

God Gets Into Ron’s Head

Psalm 16
Even at night my heart instructs me.

September 10, 2016

Ron Needed Joy

Ecclesiastes 2:17-26
So I hated life . . . . All of it is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

September 11, 2016

A Sanctified Mess: People

Acts 2:41-47
About three thousand were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship . . . .

September 12, 2016

Beginning to Trust

Luke 19:1-10
Today salvation has come to this house. . . .

September 13, 2016

Body Slam

Genesis 39:1-20
Then she told him this story. . . .

September 14, 2016


1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Flee from sexual immorality.

September 15, 2016

Failure in the Pond

1 Corinthians 11:17-34
In the following directives I have no praise for you. . . .

September 16, 2016

He Super-Personal Talk

1 Peter 5:5-11
The God of all grace . . . will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

September 17, 2016

Lumpy, but Precious

2 Corinthians 4:7-18
We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God. . . .

September 18, 2016

The Weight of Love

John 19:25-27
He said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.”

September 19, 2016

When Worlds Collide

Philippians 4:21-23
All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.

September 20, 2016

New? Seriously?

2 Corinthians 5:11-21
If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

September 21, 2016

Grumpy Ron

1 Peter 3:8-9
All of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil. . . .

September 22, 2016

Circle of Light

James 2:14-26
As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.

September 23, 2016

God’s Vast Project

Hebrews 12:22-24
You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly.

September 24, 2016

Andy and Heaven

1 Peter 4:12-19
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you. . . .

September 25, 2016

Two More Plane Tickets

Acts 20:22-38
Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

September 26, 2016

The Greatest Thing

Psalm 27
One thing I ask from the Lord . . . that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. . .

September 27, 2016

How Far Grace Goes

1 Corinthians 1:1-3
To those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people . . . Grace and peace to you. . . .

September 28, 2016

Precious in God’s Sight

Psalm 116
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.

September 29, 2016


Psalm 16
I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”

September 30, 2016


Ephesians 2:14-22
In him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.