Daily Hope Devotionals - Matthew 5

Don’t Stop With Forgiveness

To think like Jesus means to be willing to forgive the people who have hurt you. Even on the cross, Jesus forgave. In Luke 23:34 he says of the people who tortured and hung him … Continue reading Don’t Stop With Forgiveness

Only One Opinion Matters

If you’re not sure who you really are, then you can be manipulated and molded by the pressures, problems, and people around you—and that leads to stress! Our culture is constantly trying to fit you … Continue reading Only One Opinion Matters

Grief Is a Gift

Grief is, without a doubt, the most painful emotion we go through in life. It’s also the most helpful emotion. How is grief helpful to you? Grief is God’s tool for you to get through … Continue reading Grief Is a Gift

If Jesus Trusted the Bible, Then You Can Too

You may have heard someone say, “I trust Jesus, but not the other guys who wrote the Bible.” There’s a problem with that logic. Jesus trusted the Bible—every word of it! He taught that the … Continue reading If Jesus Trusted the Bible, Then You Can Too

Do Good to Those Who Oppose You

When you’re persecuted, harassed, or facing opposition, you need to respond with a blessing. Jesus says in Luke 6:27-29, “Love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray … Continue reading Do Good to Those Who Oppose You

Three Things to Remember When You’re Opposed

When you feel pressured by the world because you love Jesus and other people don’t, you need to remember three things: 1. Opposition can make you more like Jesus. Jesus says in John 15:18-20, “If … Continue reading Three Things to Remember When You’re Opposed

How to Live in Light of Eternity

The vast majority of people pay no attention to eternity. They’re living for the here and now, which is a waste. Everything that’s “here and now” isn’t going to matter in five minutes, much less … Continue reading How to Live in Light of Eternity

How Integrity Blesses You

The Bible says that God blesses those who have integrity—those who have pure hearts. As Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart” (Matthew 5:8 NIV).  So what blessings can you expect when you live … Continue reading How Integrity Blesses You

Do You Act the Same in Public and In Private?

Are you working to build your life on values that last? If you are, you need to learn to live with integrity. The Bible says in Matthew 5:8, “God blesses those whose hearts are pure, … Continue reading Do You Act the Same in Public and In Private?

Make a Plan to Be Merciful

God extends his mercy to us, even though we don’t deserve it and can’t earn it. All we have to do is ask for it: “O Lord, you are so good and kind, so ready … Continue reading Make a Plan to Be Merciful