Daily Thoughts From God's Word

Here are some ideas for you to make your personal Bible reading more effective:

1. Observe: What does it say?

  • Read the passage through two or three times.
  • Identify the main subject. For clues, watch for repeated words or ideas.

2. Interpret: What does it mean?

  • What is being said about the main subject?
  • Try to identify the author's—not your—timeless principle(s).

3. Apply: What do I need to do?

  • Is there an example to follow?
  • Is there a sin to avoid?
  • Is there a promise to claim?
  • Is there a command to obey?
  • Is there a challenge to face?
  • What do I need to do, and when?

As you finish studying:

  • Write down any unanswered questions you have about the passage. Later on, bring these questions to someone you trust in order to understand better.
  • End your study by writing out a prayer to God in response to what you just learned from Him.

Note: you do not need to read large passages at a time—even a few verses a day will do for beginners or for some busier days.

You'll find more helpful tools and Bible Study resources throughout our site.

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Above Rubies - Encouragement for Wives, Mothers and Homemakers

Our Daily Bread

My Utmost For His Highest
- by Oswald Chambers. Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a Scottish minister and teacher whose teachings on the life of faith and abandonement to God have endured to this day. This daily devotional is a collection of his teachings compiled by his wife into a daily devotional format.

Morning and Evening Devotions
- by Charles H. Spurgeon

Faith's Checkbook
- by C. H. Spurgeon

Day By Day By Grace
- by Pastor Bob Hoekstra

A Hymn and its History
- Subscribe to receive A Hymn and its History. Beautiful Midi Hymns along with the History behind the Hymn and a Scripture References that you can use as a Daily Devotion.

Joy and Strength by Mary Wilder Tileston

Early in the Morning by Woodrow Kroll

Lessons on Living This devotional provides insightful and revealing snapshots of key Bible characters. In this yearlong journey you will meet: Daniel, Moses, Abraham, Joshua, Esther, Isaiah, Elijah, David, Ruth, Job, Solomon and Jeremiah.

Strength for the Journey by Theodore Epp - Daily Devotional thoughts

FaithWalk A unique devotional that will take you through the entire Bible in a year. Each day you'll read a passage from both the Old and New Testaments, a short devotional about one of the Scripture texts and a daily action step to examine your life in light of His Word.

Prayer, Praise and Promises The Psalms are an excellent source of comfort, courage and strength. Journey through the Psalms each day of the year with selected devotions from Warren Wiersbe's book Prayer, Praise and Promises.

Bible Pathways Bible Pathway is a Christ-centered, through-the-Bible daily devotional commentary, designed to benefit first-time readers, as well as teachers, ministers, and all who desire a better understanding of the Word of God.

Days of Praise from Institute of Creation Research. ICR's Days of Praise daily devotionals seek to strengthen and encourage the Christian witness. Read current and past devotionals on our website, and you can subscribe today to receive Days of Praise every day in your e-mail inbox or a printed booklet every quarter in your mailbox, all for free.

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