A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional a Podcast by Our Given Purpose

A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional a Podcast by Our Given Purpose

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June 30, 2022 5 min

Bible Study & Devotional Day 181

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Guiding Scripture: 2 Kings 17:40-41, 'They would not listen, however, but persisted in their former practices. Even while these people were worshiping the Lord, they were serving their idols. To this day, their children and grandchildren continue to do as their ancestors did.'

🔴Introduction to Idolatry

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

As we read how the kings di...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 180

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Guiding Scripture: Acts 19:15 'One day the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?"

🔴Belonging

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

Clearing out the clutter helps us gain clarity. We see a more comprehensive, more pronounced picture of who we are in Christ. What we say versus what we do is the manifestation of our belief...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 179

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Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 18:3 'When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach.'

🔴Evil in the Lord's Sight

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

The Kings of Northern and Southern Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. 1 and 2 Kings have that statement in common. Their wickedness was the first glimpse into what kind of character they ...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 178 📌 Read Today's Passages (June 27, 2022) 🔴 “The dynamic duo - Priscilla and Aquila.

Contributing Writer: Holly Rigos

Paul arrived in Corinth, a refuge city for persecuted Jews traveling from Rome under the rule of Emperor Claudius. He expelled all Jews from Rome, and no doubt, Jews deemed it unsafe to remain in any part of Italy.

In Acts 18:2-3, it says, 2“There he met a Jew ...
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Bible Study & Devotional Day 177 📌Read Today's Passages (June 26, 2022)

Guiding Scripture: Acts 17:30-31 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead."

🔴 Is Ignorance Bliss?

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 176 📌Read Today's Passages (June 25, 2022) 🔴 Don’t Leave Me, Lord

Contributing Writer: Broderick Slaughter

Have you ever felt like God isn't there? When times seem rough and rugged, you may be at your lowest. That's how David felt; in Psalm 143:1-12, David, the young future. King was in distress; he felt distance from his Lord. His faith was leaving him; why were all thes...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 175

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Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 17:24, 'A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.'

🔴The Wrong Focus

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

Each time we read the Bible, something different should become visible. After all, it is the living Word. How we apply historical knowledge and wisely examine our behavior helps us...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 174 📌 Read Today's Passages (June 23, 2022) 🔴Pushing Through Fear

Contributing Writer: Sheila Arrington

God has not given you a spirit of fear but of love, power, and a sound mind. One of the hardest things you may go through in your life will be choosing faith over fear, persistence over defeat. That is indeed what the Shunammite woman faced. She decided to push through her fear...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 173 📌Read Today's Passages 🔴 Healing for the Broken-Hearted

Contributing Writer: Irvine Saint-Vilus

Let's face it! People were adept at wearing masks long before COVID-19 was ever on the scene. The stark reality is that many people display smiles on the outside, but inside they are suffering from broken hearts. That emotional pain can be excruciating and unbearable since ther...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 172 📌 Read Today’s Passages 🔴 Are You Going to Tell It?

Contributing Writer: Kendra Dublin

Satan is fully aware of how he plays people through deception every day. It is his job, and he stops at nothing to will his will into our lives. That is why we have a hard time accepting Jesus as Lord. Another law at work seems to work well until we realize who we are serving.

Evangelism in thi...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 171

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Guiding Scripture:  1 Kings 22:7 'But Jehoshaphat asked, "Is there no longer a prophet of the Lord here whom we can inquire of?"

🔴The 'Yes' People

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

I'm sure many of us have desired the Lord to bless an idea. We think it is the best solution, and in our excitement, we persuade others to buy in.

In today's readin...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 170

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Guiding Scripture: Acts 13:8-10 'Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, "You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord? But Elymas, the sorcerer (for that is what his name ...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 169

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Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 17:15 'Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the Lord detests them both.'

🔴Detestable

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

I've witnessed some 'sticky' situations that brought confusion and tested the limits of right versus wrong. When things don't add up, the scale is off-balance.

As you ask God ...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 168 📌 Read Today's Passages (June 17, 2022)

Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 17:13, "Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good."

🔴 Giving the Wrong Rewards

Contributing Writer: Lindsey Capron

Turn on the TV or scroll through the news on your phone, and you'll be surprised more and more how morally bankrupt this world is becoming. Evil is widely rew...

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Bible Study & Devotional 167

📌 Read Today’s Passages (June 16, 2022)

🔴 Love For All

Contributing Writer: Tiffiany Langston

There is simply no denying that God loves all His creation. Throughout Genesis 1, as the world's creation is detailed, scripture says, "And God saw that it was good."

Matthew 22:39 tells us, " The second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself.

God's directive is ...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 166

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Guiding Scriptures: 1 Kings 14:5 'But the Lord had told Ahijah, "Jeroboam's wife is coming to ask you about her son, for he is ill, and you are to give her such and such an answer. When she arrives, she will pretend to be someone else."

🔴Disguises

Written by: Torrie Slaughter

Have you ever pretended to be someone else to gain information...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 165

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Guiding Scriptures: Psalm 132:15 ''I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor I will satisfy with food. ' Acts 9:36 'In Joppa, there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek, her name is Dorcas); she was always doing good and helping the poor. ' 🔴The Lord Provides

by Torrie Slaughter

We cannot outgive the Giver. God is the sam...
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Bible Study & Devotional Day 164

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Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 17:4 'A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. ' 🔴Calm Down

by Torrie Slaughter

Media makes us pay attention to the negative stuff. We watch death, destruction, and deceit on repeat, especially if our flesh craves it. Toxic, harmful reports deprive us of spiritual nouri...
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Bible Study & Devotional Day 163

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Guiding Scripture: Psalm 130:8 'I wait [patiently] for the Lord, my soul [expectantly] waits, And in His word do I hope.' 🔴Expect Change

by Torrie Slaughter

The Covid-Pandemic rearranged my perspective. While things became a little easier physically, it became emotionally stressful. Not everyone appreciated the prolonged quarantine, and many pla...

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Bible Study & Devotional Day 162

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Acts 8:3, 'But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.'

Proverbs 17:1, 'Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.'

🔴Better Than

written by: Torrie Slaughter

Is it possible we still have pharisaic attitudes leading in t...

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