The Daily Dose

A brief and scripturally sound, “daily dose” of the Bible… to encourage you every day!

Friday, Feb 22 – What are we to seek first?

Matthew 6:33a (HCSB)
But seek first the kingdom of God…

Thursday, Feb 21 – God is made known by His word…

1 Samuel 3:21 (HCSB)
The Lord continued to appear in Shiloh, because there He revealed Himself to Samuel by His word.

Wednesday, Feb 20 – Notice who does the fleeing when God is submitted to…

James 4:7 (HCSB)
Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.

Tuesday, Feb 19 – A forceful reminder of how we ought to treat one another in light of the future, universal examination by God…

James 5:9 (HCSB)
Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!

Monday, Feb 18 – Whatever the failure of what ought to be the most important people to us during our formative years, such does not mean that God has also failed us…

Psalms 27:10 (HCSB)
Even if my father and mother abandon me,
the Lord cares for me.

Sunday, Feb 17 – How old is the love of God?

Psalms 25:6 (HCSB)
Remember, Lord, Your compassion
and Your faithful love,
for they have existed from antiquity.

Saturday, Feb 16 – The three things which Paul discussed with Felix and his wife Drusilla, are the things we must discuss with the fallen world…

Acts 24:24-25 (HCSB)
After some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and listened to him on the subject of faith in Christ Jesus. Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, “Leave for now, but when I find time I’ll call for you.”

Friday, Feb 15 – This certainly puts things into perspective…

Psalms 24:1-2 (HCSB)
The earth and everything in it,
the world and its inhabitants,
belong to the Lord;
for He laid its foundation on the seas
and established it on the rivers.

Thursday, Feb 14 – Paul’s proclamation to those on the Areopagus is the message that we all need to share…

Acts 17:30-31 (ESV)
“The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

Wednesday, Feb 13 – How the wicked respond to God…

Job 21:14-15 (NIV)
Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone!
We have no desire to know your ways.
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him?
What would we gain by praying to him?’

Tuesday, Feb 12 – God is the source of all that is convicting and true…

Ecclesiastes 12:11 (HCSB)
The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.

Monday, Feb 11 – What we were created for…

Ephesians 2:10 (HCSB)
For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.

Sunday, Feb 10 – For this reason God renews life and leads one along the right paths…

Psalms 23:3 (HCSB)
He renews my life;
He leads me along the right paths
for His name’s sake.

Saturday, Feb 9 – How is one’s life renewed and the inexperienced made wise?

Psalms 19:7 (HCSB)
The instruction of the Lord is perfect,
renewing one’s life;
the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced wise.

Friday, Feb 8 – Facts…

Psalms 18:31 (HCSB)
For who is God besides Yahweh?
And who is a rock? Only our God.

Thursday, Feb 7 – David describes the future hope of those who trust the Lord…

Psalms 17:15 (HCSB)
But I will see Your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.

Wednesday, Feb 6 – The psalmist demonstrates what ought to be the ultimate desire…

Psalms 16:5 (HCSB)
Lord, You are my portion
and my cup of blessing;
You hold my future.

Tuesday, Feb 5 – An interesting way to characterize what the world thinks is important…

Psalms 12:8 (HCSB)
The wicked wander everywhere,
and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.

Monday, Feb 4 – A great example of how we are made whole by the entire Godhead…

Ephesians 2:17-18 (HCSB)
When the Messiah came, He proclaimed the good news of peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Sunday, Feb 3 – What is love?

1 John 3:16 (HCSB)
This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.

Saturday, Feb 2 – What is love?

2 John 1:6 (HCSB)
And this is love: that we walk according to His commands. This is the command as you have heard it from the beginning: you must walk in love.

Friday, Feb 1 – What is love?

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (HCSB)
Love is patient, love is kind.
Love does not envy,
is not boastful, is not conceited,
does not act improperly,
is not selfish, is not provoked,
and does not keep a record of wrongs.

Thursday, Jan 31 – Christ did not delegate. He did it Himself…

Philippians 2:8 (HCSB)
He humbled Himself by becoming obedient
to the point of death —
even to death on a cross.

Wednesday, Jan 30 – Whatever today may bring, never let this truth escape you…

1 Corinthians 6:14 (ESV)
…God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.

Tuesday, Jan 29 – Even if you find yourself in the most unspeakable scenario, revisit this verse in your mind…

Revelation 14:13a (HCSB)
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: The dead who die in the Lord from now on are blessed.”

Monday, Jan 28 – A rebuke of the Pharisees and scribes from Jesus equips us with an example which we can glean from. It points to a principle which we ought to apply to our dogmatic assertions which are not explicitly found in the Bible. In other words, whenever we find ourselves clinging to that which cannot be proven biblically, such must be discarded because it undermines what God has said…

Matthew 15:6b (HCSB)
…you have revoked God’s word because of your tradition.

Sunday, Jan 27 – A future reality, made possible by our Lord…

Revelation 21:4b (HCSB)
Death will no longer exist…

Saturday, Jan 26 – How to deal with nonsense…

Proverbs 26:4-5 (HCSB)
Don’t answer a fool according to his foolishness
or you’ll be like him yourself.
Answer a fool according to his foolishness
or he’ll become wise in his own eyes.

Friday, Jan 25 – The basics of what we need to know…

1 Corinthians 2:1-2 (HCSB)
When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom. For I didn’t think it was a good idea to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Thursday, Jan 24 – It never gets old…

John 3:16 (HCSB)
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Wednesday, Jan 23 – Christ is the descendant spoken of here…

Psalms 132:11 (HCSB)
The Lord swore an oath to David,
a promise He will not abandon:
“I will set one of your descendants
on your throne.”

Tuesday, Jan 22 – An important example of what we must always be mindful of…

Psalms 51:3 (HCSB)
For I am conscious of my rebellion,
and my sin is always before me.

Monday, Jan 21 – Have you yet learned this?

Job 28:23-28 (HCSB)
…God understands the way to wisdom,
and He knows its location.
For He looks to the ends of the earth
and sees everything under the heavens.
When God fixed the weight of the wind
and limited the water by measure,
when He established a limit for the rain
and a path for the lightning,
He considered wisdom and evaluated it;
He established it and examined it.
He said to mankind,
“The fear of the Lord is this: wisdom.
And to turn from evil is understanding.”

Sunday, Jan 20 – This verse very clearly clarifies an age old debate regarding soteriology…

John 17:9 (HCSB)
I pray for them.
I am not praying for the world
but for those You have given Me,
because they are Yours.

Saturday, Jan 19 – We must always keep in mind who we serve…

Colossians 3:24b (ESV)
…You are serving the Lord Christ.

Friday, Jan 18 – It’s one thing hear what God has said. But, it’s quite another to do what He has said, and as a result to then be characterized the way Jesus describes…

Luke 8:21 (HCSB)
But He replied to them, “My mother and My brothers are those who hear and do the word of God.”

Thursday, Jan 17 – Man, do we need Christ…

James 2:10 (HCSB)
For whoever keeps the entire law, yet fails in one point, is guilty of breaking it all.

Wednesday, Jan 16 – We are sealed…

Ephesians 1:13-14 (HCSB)
When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed in Him, you were also sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory.

Tuesday, Jan 15 – What we are to owe…

Romans 13:8 (HCSB)
Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Monday, Jan 14 – We can’t explain how we get from point A to point B. All we can say is that by Christ, we will get there…

Job 19:25-26 (HCSB)
But I know my living Redeemer,
and He will stand on the dust at last.
Even after my skin has been destroyed,
yet I will see God in my flesh.

Sunday, Jan 13 – Do you tremble or do you avoid endorsing evil?

Isaiah 33:14-15 (HCSB)
The sinners in Zion are afraid;
trembling seizes the ungodly:
“Who among us can dwell with a consuming fire?
Who among us can dwell with ever-burning flames?”
The one who lives righteously
and speaks rightly,
who refuses gain from extortion,
whose hand never takes a bribe,
who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots
and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil…

Saturday, Jan 12 – Paul’s explanation to King Agrippa, as to what led to the riot in the temple complex, exemplifies our duty as evangelists…

Acts 26:20a, c (HCSB)
I preached… that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance.

Friday, Jan 11 – A picture of the Christian’s future…

Revelation 22:14 (HCSB)
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.

Thursday, Jan 10 – The Israelites were told that not everything is for them to know. Even though we have more revealed to us today (because we have the full cannon of scripture and the risen Lord where they did not), this principle still stands for us as well, regarding what God has still kept hidden. Therefore, we must forgo the temptation to guess where we are not in the know…

Deuteronomy 29:29 (HCSB)
The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.

Wednesday, Jan 9 – It’s always good to be reminded of this…

Matthew 24:42 (HCSB)
…be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.

Tuesday, Jan 8 – Job asks a very important question which we all should consider…

Job 13:9a (HCSB)
Would it go well if He examined you?

Monday, Jan 7 – Nothing lives except by God’s direct action…

Job 12:10 (HCSB)
The life of every living thing is in His hand,
as well as the breath of all mankind.

Sunday, Jan 6 – Why was Paul an apostle?

Colossians 1:1 (NASB)
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God…

Saturday, Jan 5 – Those in Christ, be encouraged…

Hebrews 9:28 (ESV)
…Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Friday, Jan 4 – The final words of the Old Testament was a warning…

Malachi 4:4-6 (HCSB)
“Remember the instruction of Moses My servant, the statutes and ordinances I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel. Look, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome Day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise, I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

Thursday, Jan 3 – Prior to the cross, one looked to what was promised. After the cross, one looks to what was performed…

John 19:30b (HCSB)
…He said, “It is finished!” Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Wednesday, Jan 2 – One of the most important questions one could ever ask…

Job 9:2b (HCSB)
…how can a person be justified before God?

Tuesday, Jan 1 – An example of a resolution which never fails…

1 John 2:25 (HCSB)
…this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life.

*To see The Daily Doses from 2018, click here