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Daily Bible Verse and Verse Summary

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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.

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Be Doers of the Word

Bible Verse James 1:21-24

Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.


James was the half brother of Jesus and one of the key leaders of the Jerusalem church. Though he rejected Jesus at first, he later accepted Jesus after His death and resurrection. Believing Jesus was indeed who He claimed to be, our Lord and Savior. James was writing to a predominately Jewish audience and at that time, many of the ancient cultures did not separate academic understanding and beliefs from day to day behavior. It was expected that your thoughts and beliefs would naturally bring about a change to your day to day actions. If that wasn't the case, if you claimed something to be true and did not act on that belief, then the sincerity of your beliefs were naturally called into question. This understanding is important to us because James is not claiming we can be saved by works or that good works brings about salvation. Rather, he is stating that true faith, produces good works. Anyone who has truly accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, who has the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, will as a natural byproduct of that salvation, produce some positive change in their character which brings about good works. A person who is truly saved, will not continue in the sins that marked their life prior to salvation.

In this passage James speaks of laying aside sinfulness and wickedness. This term can be translated "having put off", which carries the meaning of taking something off, like putting off dirty clothes. This refers to believers putting off their sinful behavior, in order to be better prepared to accept God's word, as well as God's call on their life. James also stresses to be doers of the word. Again, this refers to the concept of your beliefs being displayed or proven by your actions. If they are not, then how can we truly say your belief is real. Otherwise we are like the natural man observing his face in the mirror. To understand this we must understand that during this time mirrors as we know them did not exist. What they called mirrors were highly polished pieces of metal that gave a poor reflection. So anyone looking in a mirror had to truly concentrate and study the image that was reflected back at them. So what James is saying is that people who are not doers of God's word are like those who spend their time concentrating and studying their sinful ways, which is referred to here as the natural man, rather than on God and the calling of God, on their lives.

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.


Following Jesus

2nd Thessalonians 3:5

Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

God Blesses Those Who Read His Word

Revelation 1:3

God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.

Near the End People Will Turn Away from Christ

2nd Peter 3:3, 5

Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They deliberately forget that God made the heavens by the word of His command, and He brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water.

Jesus Will Come Again

Matthew 24:27, 30

For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

In the Last Days, People Will Stumble Over Jerusalem

Zechariah 12:3

On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves.

We Were Made to Worship Jesus

Isaiah 43:7

Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.

We Do for Others Out of Love, Not Recognition

Matthew 6:3-4

But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

Preach the Gospel Boldly

Ephesians 6:19

And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God's mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike.

Jesus Delivered Us From Darkness

Colossians 1:13-14

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Praying for Others

1st Timothy 2:1, 3-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men... For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

We Were Chosen by God

2nd Thessalonians 2:13

But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.