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Be Still and Know Daily Bible Devotion

Be Still and Know Daily Bible Devotion

Bring some Spirit-filled peace into your hectic schedule every weekday morning with this new Daily Devotional. Start your day with God Renew your spirit Refocus your faith

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    Day 60 - Issue 43

    Colossians 3:2-3 'Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.' The apostle Paul’s message was quite simply a matter of life and death. In the previous chapter he referred to baptism as being an act of burial (Colossians 2:12). In baptism, one life comes to an end and another one begins in which the focus is Christ. That is why Paul encouraged his readers to make sure their primary focus was on heaven …

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    Day 59 - Issue 43

    Colossians 2:16-17 'Don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that reality.' Throughout history, religious people have been famous for their rules and regulations. We see it particularly clearly with the Pharisees of Jesus’ time. They lived according to the law of Moses but also to layers of other regulations which had …

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    Day 58 - Issue 43

    Colossians 2:14-15 'Christ cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.' The cross stood right at the centre of the apostle Paul’s understanding of the good news. Put simply, if you want to understand Jesus, you have to see him through the lens of the cross. In his book The Cross of Christ, author John Stott summed this …

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    Day 57 - Issue 43

    Colossians 2:8-9 'Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.' The apostle Paul didn’t believe in beating around the bush! He was so convinced that Christ was the complete answer to the human predicament that he saw every other philosophy as a waste of time. That didn’t mean that he was unwilling …

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    Day 56 - Issue 43

    Colossians 1:22-23 'You are holy and blameless as you stand before Christ without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News.' What Christ has done for us is absolutely amazing. Failed and sinful as we are, he has totally forgiven our sins and made us right with God. He has made it possible for us to stand before him, holy and blameless and without fault. But that doesn’t …

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    Day 55 - Issue 43

    Colossians 1:15 'Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation.' Most people have kind things to say about Jesus. They like the fact that he welcomed every kind of person; they admire the fact that he was willing to stand up to the religious rulers of his time; they enjoy the fact that he told compelling, down-to-earth stories and went out of his way to get alongside people; and they value the fact that he was so …

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    Day 54 - Issue 43

    Colossians 1:13-14 'God has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.' The apostle Paul was absolutely clear that when someone becomes a Christian, their whole life changes completely. We move to a new country! The kingdom of darkness is now behind us and we have entered the kingdom of light with Jesus Christ standing at the centre of it. In that new country, we experience freedom for the first …

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    Day 53 - Issue 43

    Colossians 1:11-12 'We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father.' Life can often be incredibly tough. Paul often spoke of the challenges which he had faced personally which included rejection, betrayal, shipwrecks, imprisonment, beatings and much else besides. He also knew that the Colossian church was going through a difficult time, and would have to …

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    Day 52 - Issue 43

    Colossians 1:9 'We have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.' I recently heard someone saying that the situation they were facing was so desperate that all they could do was pray about it. They made it sound as if their situation was so hopeless that they were willing to grasp at any option, however daft. We need to be clear that the apostle Paul saw prayer in a …

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    Day 51 - Issue 43

    Colossians 1:6 'This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.' Following Christ always involves radical change. James and John had to leave their boats and their fishing nets to follow Jesus. Zacchaeus, the tax collector, had to make things right with all the people that he had defrauded. And Saul, the …

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    Day 50 - Issue 43

    Colossians 1:4-5 'We have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven.' Having hope is incredibly important. The famous Russian writer, Fyodor Dostoevsky, wrote: “To live without hope is to cease to live. Hell is hopelessness.” Above the entrance to Dante’s hell was the inscription: “Leave behind all hope, you who enter here.” The Colossian church had the precise opposite experience. …

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    Day 49 - Issue 43

    Colossians 1:3-4 'We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people.' We have no reason to believe that Paul and Timothy had ever visited the church in Colossae. It was a relatively minor town in what we now know as Turkey, and there is no reference in the book of Acts to them paying a visit. However, although they hadn’t met the Colossians, Paul and Timothy had heard …

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    Day 48 - Issue 43

    Colossians 1:2 Paul and Timothy wrote: “We are writing to God’s holy people in the city of Colossae, who are faithful brothers and sisters in Christ. May God our Father give you grace and peace.” Colossae was not a particularly important town, overshadowed by its rich and much more illustrious neighbours, Laodicea and Hierapolis. We don’t have any reason to think that Paul ever visited the church there. However, in this important letter he wanted them to know how significant they were. He …

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    Day 47 - Issue 43

    Psalm 119:1-2 'Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.' This is the beginning of what is by far the longest psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible. It is made up of 22 sections, each one of which begins with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each of those sections is made up of eight verses and the whole psalm is beautifully designed like a piece of intricate tapestry. …