Applying the Bible

A weekly devotional designed to help you grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, through practical application of spiritual truths from God’s word.

The devotional title text of "Judging Rightly" overlaying a statue of Lady Justice (blindfolded and holding scales).
October 27, 2022
Judging Rightly

Jesus hadn’t failed to know what sort of woman this was. He knew, but His love for her was greater still

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Devotional title text of "Complete Adoration" overlaying a black and white picture of bare feet standing on wood floor.
October 20, 2022
Complete Adoration

This sinful woman counted serving and worshiping Jesus so valuable that she faced her shame and disgrace to come to Him.

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October 13, 2022
Respond with Repentance

As Jesus spoke of John the Baptist, only those who had received the baptism of repentance declared God just. Those who didn't rejected the purpose of God.

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October 6, 2022
When God Answers

Sometimes when God answers us, it may not feel like a straightforward answer, but by abiding in Him we can trust we'll see His guidance clearly.

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The devotional title text of "Compassion on Others" overlaying an older woman wearing a coat with her face in her hands, on a black background.
September 29, 2022
Compassion on Others

The English word for compassion is listed in dictionaries as a noun. However, in the Greek, it is a verb. Jesus shows us just how to actively have compassion.

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Devotional title text "Making Jesus Marvel" overlaying a little boy with a marveled look on his face holding an open bible in his hands with a black background.
September 22, 2022
Making Jesus Marvel

There are two ways to make Jesus marvel - one is great and the other not so much. Let's dig into how we can make Jesus marvel at us in a good way.

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The devotional title text of "Be Well Built" overlaying a home built on the side of a mountain terrain with the foundation blending into the rock on which its built.
September 15, 2022
Be Well Built

Jesus gave the parable of two men who built houses. One held and one failed. In order for the house of our life to hold, we need to built on Jesus.

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Devotional title text of "When You Speak" overlaying a man with headphones on speaking into a microphone enthusiastically.
September 8, 2022
When You Speak

We have a direct way of testing our fruit. The treasure of our heart will produce the same kind and it's from the abundance of our heart that we speak.

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September 1, 2022
Specks and Logs

Why is it that we are typically so quick to spot the issues others have, but are blind to our own? Jesus tells us what to do here, and it's plain and simple.

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August 25, 2022
Be Like Your Teacher

We must be careful who we submit ourselves under, because a disciple will become like their teacher. For followers of Jesus, this is a reason to rejoice!

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The words "Judge not, condemn not, forgive, give with good measure" overlaying a beach landscape with the focus on a Bible laying on the sand with driftwood around it.
August 18, 2022
Judge Not. Forgive. Give with Good Measure.

When Jesus told us to judge not, forgive, and give with good measure, He didn't just give us rules to follow, He had our good in mind. Here's how...

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August 11, 2022
But Jesus Said

Jesus says that He wants us to do good to those who are against us and God is the very thing we draw from to do it.

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Devotional title text of "Blessed are the Hated" overlaying the image of a woman on the right yelling while pointing a finger at a woman on the left who is front facing and smiling.
August 4, 2022
Blessed are the Hated

As we wrap up the last Beatitude, it is a beautiful encouragement in light of what every follower of Jesus will face.

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The devotional title text of "Blessed are Those Who Weep" overlaying a woman sitting on the floor next to a bed weeping.
July 28, 2022
Blessed are Those Who Weep

The message of this beatitude is two-fold - weep over our own sins AND the sins of others. In light of that - Are you weeping now?

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