Devotion Time: September 13-19, 2010

Suggested Instructions

Read the assigned passage for the day, memorize the given memory verse for each day and answer the reflection question provided.  Click here to download the DT Packet.

Daily Devotion and Bible Reading Plan

Monday              9/13                    Hebrews 13

Tuesday              9/14                    James 1

Wednesday        9/15                    James 2

Thursday            9/16                   James 3

Fri-Sun               9/17-19              Jeremiah 46-52

Memory Verses and Reflection Questions

MONDAY, 9/13

Memory Verse

Heb 13:6

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”a

Reflection Questions

Hebrews 13:5-6

  • What is at the root of “the love of money”?
  • What is the relationship between what I am afraid of and who God is in my life?

TUESDAY, 9/14

Memory Verse

James 1:19-20

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

Reflection Questions

James 1:19-21

  • Why are people generally quick to speak, slow to listen?  What is the general state of my speaking vs. listening?
  • What are some recurring reasons for my anger?
  • In what way does my angry reaction to things contradict the posture of “humbly accept[ing]” the word of God?
  • What must be done before I can “humbly accept the word planted” in me?

WEDNESDAY, 9/15

Memory Verse

James 2:17

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Reflection Questions

James 2:18-26

  • If people observed my actions, would they see my faith by what I do?
  • How do the examples of Abraham and Rahab show that faith and deeds are inseparable?
  • Are there some specific areas of my life in which my faith has not been “made complete” because it is unaccompanied by concrete action?  What actions do I need to take?

THURSDAY, 9/16

Memory Verse

James 3:16

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

Reflection Questions

James 3: 13-18

  • Why is it that “where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice?”
  • How can one know if they possess “wisdom that comes from heaven?”
  • What can I learn from the fact that the qualities listed for someone who possesses “wisdom that comes from heaven” are mostly relational?
  • Reflect on these words:  “pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” What are some practical ways in which I can increase in these characteristics in my relationships?

a Psalm 118:6, 7

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2 Responses to “Devotion Time: September 13-19, 2010”

  1. e says:

    thanks for posting the DTs/commentaries/sharings so faithfully and on time!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Thank you!

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