Visit us on blogspot.com

Daily Bible Verse and Verse Summary

Enjoy and Study God's Word with Our Daily Bible Verse

Our Daily Bible Verse & Summary is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith. Our goal is to help Christians grow in their faith and Bible knowledge while helping them to explore and study the meaning of scripture as it relates to the entire Bible taking into context the meaning of the surrounding chapter, book and verses as well as the historical and culture times of the writer, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.


About Our Daily Bible Verse Summary

Our Daily Bible Verse & Summary is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith. It includes the selected Bible verse, topic description and commentary on the selected verse. These verse commentaries are written by our staff and can only be found here on our website. You can receive our Daily Bible Verse & Summary everyday to your inbox by signing up for our free Email Bible Devotions or by visiting our Facebook page.

 

Persevering Through Trials Honors God and Spreads the Gospel

Bible Verse James 1:1-4

James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

Commentary:

By persevering through trials, God can use these moments not only for our spiritual growth, but also to bring others to faith in Christ. As followers of Jesus, we have to be aware of the fact that when the world sees us going through a trial with perseverance, honoring God, loving others and not lashing out. It causes them to want to know how and why we were able to stay strong through such tribulation. They know from watching us that it is not something from within ourselves. They know from watching the fallen world around us, our strength did not come from the world. So they will wonder what is keeping us steadfast through the storm. And because of our witness, they will inquire as to the source of our strength. A strength which only comes from a relationship with Christ Jesus our Lord and remaining steadfast in our faith, through the power of the Holy Spirit. We should remember at this point before moving to the next set of verses. God does not cause bad things to happen. Bad things happen because of the fallen nature of this dark world we live in. The fall brought with it death, disease, decay and sin. Bad things happen because of the nature of this fallen world, which can bring disease, physical defects and much worse. Bad things also happen because of sin, both our sin and the sin of others, as well as by the spiritual warfare which is waged all around us.

These first four verses of James show us a wonderful example of what Paul spoke about in his letter to the Christians living in Rome. That is, through the trials God will perfect us. In other words, God will use the trial at hand to bring about spiritual maturity in us. And because God works all things out for our eternal, spiritual and yes, sometimes even our physical good for those who love God and our called according to His purposes. God will use the trial He allows to touch our lives, to help us grow in Christ. He will make us more useful for His kingdom work through the spiritual growth worked inside of us as a result of the trial. God can do this because we are His children, His bond-servants who have given our lives over to our Lord and King Christ Jesus. Dear child of God, never forget the apostles and Jesus Himself told us we will have trials in this world. We live in enemy territory, influenced by the one the Apostle Paul calls the, "prince of the power of the air," who is Satan. This means there is no neutral ground, either we fight on the side of Christ and therefore, as soldiers of Christ we will suffer an attack. Or we give aid and comfort to the enemy who wants nothing less than our complete destruction and total separation from God and Christ Jesus our Lord. Remember, Satan knows he has lost, his only goal is to decommission as many of God's children as he can, in order to bring as many souls with him to Hell as he can possibly gather through deceit. There is only one regret we can have has children of God and joint-heirs with Christ. And that is the regret of not doing more for our Lord and King, when it was in our power to do so.

Selected Bible Verse

Our Selected Daily Bible Verse is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith.

 

Walk in Humility and Gentleness

Ephesians 4:1-3

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Husbands, Love Your Wives

Ephesians 5:25, 28, 33

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her. . . . So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself... and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.

Seeking the Lord in Affiliction

Lamentations 3:19-23

Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness. Surely my soul remembers And is bowed down within me. This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The LORD’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

Living in the Spirit

Galatians 5:25-6:2

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another. Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

Praying for Others

Colossians 1:9-10

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22–23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Perilous Times Will Come

2nd Timothy 3:1-2, 5

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy... having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

Satan's Time is Short

Revelation 12:12

Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.

Jesus the Light of the World.

John 3:19

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Jesus is Risen, He Goes Before Us

Mark 16:6-7

But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you."

Jesus Bore Our Sin and Shame

Isaiah 53:3-4

He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief... Surely He has borne our grief and carried our sorrows.