Devotion Time: September 20-26, 2010

Suggested Instructions

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

Daily Devotion and Bible Reading Plan

Monday              9/20                   James 4

Tuesday              9/21                    James 5

Wednesday        9/22                   1 Peter 1

Thursday            9/23                   1 Peter 2

Fri-Sun                9/24-26            Lamentations, Ezekiel 1-10

Memory Verses and Reflection Questions

MONDAY, 9/20

Memory Verse

James 4:4

You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

Reflection Questions

James 4:1-2

  • How have I experienced my heart to be the battle field of different desires?
  • How does this show that so much of a person’s unhappiness comes from within?
  • How is prayer the solution to lusting and fighting?

TUESDAY, 9/21

Memory Verse

James 5:16

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Reflection Questions

James 5:16-20

  • Why may it be the case that confession brings healing?
  • How have I experienced healing through the prayers of “righteous” people, as I confessed my sins to them, in the past?
  • Why does James say that “Elijah was a man just like us?”
  • How should I respond to the needs of those who are sick, who have sinned, and those who have wandered from the truth? Who are these people in my life?

WEDNESDAY, 9/22

Memory Verse

1 Peter 1:13-15

13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;

Reflection Questions

1 Peter 1:14-16

  • What are the evil desires that I had when I lived in ignorance?  How has the knowledge of the gospel made a difference in my life in terms of dealing with evil desires?
  • How does the fact that I have a Heavenly Father who is holy motivate me to strive toward holiness?
  • “Holiness” means not only moral purity but also being “set apart” for a special purpose.  What are the areas in my life where I need to be morally pure?  What are the areas in my life that I need to be set apart in?

THURSDAY, 9/23

Memory Verse

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Reflection Questions

1 Peter 2:5-9

  • What view of self is challenged by the fact that, as a Christian, I am but a stone in a spiritual house, a part of the larger whole?
  • Reflect on the corporate nature of my identify – “people, “ “priesthood,” and “nation”.  In what ways have I refused this and insisted in my own individualism?
  • What things in my life are not becoming of a citizen of God’s chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation?
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One Response to “Devotion Time: September 20-26, 2010”

  1. dennis says:

    Just wanted to reiterate how grateful I am for these devotions! These have been helping out students that I know a lot! Thank you!

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