Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity Light Reflection Daily Devotionals Daily Devotional Readings Share Flipboard Email Print skynesher / Getty Images Christianity Inspirational Bible Devotions Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Catholicism Latter Day Saints View More By Rebecca Livermore is the author of the weekly devotional column Relevant Reflections and a part-time staff writer for Memorize Truth. our editorial process Rebecca Livermore Updated January 09, 2020 These daily devotionals are part of a series by Rebecca Livermore. Each devotional highlights a topic from Scripture with a brief reflection to illuminate God's Word and how it can be applied to your life. I Just Can't Do It! Topic: Dependence on GodVerse: 1 Corinthians 1:25-29"I just can't do it." Have you ever spoken those words when faced with a task that seems too great? I have! Often the thing that God lays out for us to do is bigger than we are. Fortunately, God is bigger than we are too. If we put our dependence completely on him for strength and wisdom, God will carry us as we do the work he has called us to do. Looking Good Topic: How to Deal With Feelings of InadequacyVerse: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5In this verse, Paul recognizes the tendency in all people to want to be noticed—to look good. But this leads to another problem: the trap of comparing ourselves to others, and eventual feelings of inadequacy. In this devotional, we learn to keep our focus on God where it belongs, and to shine the spotlight on him, rather than ourselves. Who Are You Following? Topic: Spiritual PrideVerse: 1 Corinthians 3:1-4Spiritual pride will stunt our growth as Christians. In these verses, Paul speaks of vanity in a way we don't typically expect. When we quarrel over doctrine and cling to the teachings of men, rather than following God, Paul says we are vain Christians, "mere infants in Christ." Faithful Stewards Topic: Good Stewardship of God's GiftsVerse: 1 Corinthians 4:1-2Stewardship is something we hear about often, and most of the time, it is thought of in terms of finances. Obviously, it is important to be a faithful steward with everything God has given us, including finances. But that isn't what this verse is referring to! Paul encourages us here to know our spiritual gifts and the calling of God and to use those gifts in a way that pleases and honors the Lord. Sin is Serious! Topic: The Seriousness of Dealing With Sin in the Body of ChristVerse: 1 Corinthians 5:9-13It seems to be popular in both Christian and non-Christian circles to "judge not." Avoiding judging others is the politically correct thing to do. Yet 1 Corinthians 5 makes it clear that judgment of sin needs to be done in the church. Dirty Laundry Division in the Church 1 Corinthians 6:7 "You have to stand up for your rights!" That's what the world, and often even people in the church say, but is it really true, from God's perspective? Dirty Laundry is a daily devotional reading offering insight from God's word on how to deal with division in the church. What Really Matters Topic: Pleasing God, Not ManVerse: 1 Corinthians 7:19It is so easy to get caught up in external things and outward appearances, but these are not the things that really matter. It's more important to concentrate on pleasing God and stop worrying about what others might think. Knowledge Puffs Up Topic: Bible Study, Knowledge and Pride Verse: 1 Corinthians 8:2Studying the Bible is important. It's something all Christians need to do. But there is a subtle danger in acquiring much knowledge—the tendency to become puffed up with pride. Knowledge Puffs Up is a daily devotional reading offering insight from God's Word as it cautions believers to guard against the sin of pride that can come from gaining knowledge through Bible study. Do as They Do Topic: Lifestyle EvangelismVerse: 1 Corinthians 9:19-22A natural result of being a disciple of Jesus is having a desire to win people to Christ. Yet some Christians end up removing themselves so far from the unbelievers of this world that they have absolutely no connection with them. Do as They Do is a daily devotional reading offering insight from God's Word on how to be more effective in winning people to Christ through lifestyle evangelism. Flabby Christians Daily 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 to running a race. Any serious athlete knows that competing in a race requires daily discipline, and the same is true in our spiritual lives. Daily "exercise" of our faith is the only way to stay on track. Run the Race Perseverance and Spiritual Discipline in the Daily Christian Life 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 "Why, oh why, did I ever want to run this race?" my husband muttered at about the 10-mile mark in the Honolulu marathon. The thing that kept him going was keeping his eye on the prize waiting for him at the finish line. Run the Race is a daily devotional reading offering insight from God's Word on spiritual discipline and perseverance in the daily Christian life. A Way of Escape Topic: TemptationVerse: 1 Corinthians 10:12,13Have you ever been caught off guard by temptation? A Way of Escape is a daily devotional reading offering insight from God's word on how to deal with temptation. Judge Yourself! Self Judgment, the Lord's Discipline and Condemnation 1 Corinthians 11:31-32 Who likes to be judged? No one, really! But judgment happens to everyone, one way or another. And we have options regarding who will judge us, and how we will be judged. In fact, we have the option of judging ourselves and avoiding the judgment of others. Judge Yourself! is a daily devotional reading offering insight from God's Word on why we should judge ourselves to avoid the Lord's discipline, or worse, condemnation. The Broken Toe The Importance of Every Member of the Body of Christ 1 Corinthians 12:22 I don't think about my toes often. They just exist, and seem of very little value. Until I'm unable to use them, that is. The same thing is true of various gifts in the body of Christ. All of them are necessary, even the ones that receive little attention. Or maybe I should say especially the ones that receive little attention. The Greatest is Love Christian Love: The Value of Developing Love in our Christian Character 1 Corinthians 13:13 I wouldn't want to live a life without faith, and I wouldn't want to live a life without hope. However, in spite of how wonderful, important, and life-changing both faith and hope are, they pale in comparison to love. Many Adversaries Topic: Following God's Call and Facing AdversityVerse: 1 Corinthians 16:9By no means does an open door of ministry from the Lord mean a lack of adversity, hardship, trouble, or failure. In fact, when God points us through an effective door of ministry, we should expect to face many adversaries. Room for Growth 2 Corinthians 8:7 It's easy for us to grow complacent and comfortable in our walk with God, especially when everything is going well in our lives. But Paul reminds us that there are always areas to consider, ways we need to grow, disciplines we're possibly neglecting, or perhaps things in our hearts that aren't quite right. Boast Only About the Lord Pride and Boasting 2 Corinthians 10:17-18 Many times we Christians cloak our boasting in ways that sound spiritual in order to avoid the appearance of pride. Even when we give all the glory to God, our motives reveal that we are still trying to bring attention to the fact that we did something great. So what does it mean to boast only about the Lord? About Rebecca Livermore Rebecca Livermore is a freelance writer and speaker. Her passion is helping people grow in Christ. She is the author of the weekly devotional column Relevant Reflections on www.studylight.org and is a part-time staff writer for Memorize Truth (www.memorizetruth.com). For more information, visit Rebecca's Bio Page.