Daily Devotional Library

Loving Our Neighbors

January 1, 2022

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Mark 12:28-34
“The most important [commandment] . . . is this: ‘. . . Love the Lord your God. . . .’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

January 2, 2022

Who is My Neighbor?

Luke 10:25-35
So [the expert in the law] asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” In reply Jesus said: “A man . . . was attacked by ­robbers. . . .”

January 3, 2022

Being a Neighbor

Luke 10:29-37
“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

January 4, 2022

Come and Meet Jesus

John 1:35-49
The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah.”

January 5, 2022

Who is My Family?

Mark 3:31-35
He looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!”

January 6, 2022

Through a Child’s Eyes

Luke 18:15-17
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

January 7, 2022

Getting Our Hands Dirty

Luke 5:27-32
Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

January 8, 2022

When Less is More

Mark 12:41-44
“They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

January 9, 2022

Making Eye Contact

Luke 19:1-10
When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”

January 10, 2022

Upside-down Hospitality

Luke 14:1-14
“When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.”

January 11, 2022

Tear Down our Walls

John 4:4-10, 27-30, 39-42
“You [Jesus] are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans).

January 12, 2022

Bringing my Neighbor to Jesus

Luke 5:17-26
They went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

January 13, 2022

The Unrighteous Brothers

Luke 15:11-32
The younger one said . . . “Father, give me my share of the estate.” . . . [The older one said,] “Look! . . . You never gave me even a young goat. . . .”

January 14, 2022

At the Feet of Jesus

Luke 7:44-50
“I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”

January 15, 2022

See Them, See Me

Matthew 25:31-40
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

January 16, 2022

First Doesn’t Last

Luke 16:19-31
“Remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.”

January 17, 2022

Loving the Unloving

Matthew 5:43-48
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

January 18, 2022

Loving Difference

Luke 7:1-10
The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.

January 19, 2022

Neighbors Acting Badly

John 8:1-11
“Neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

January 20, 2022

Contagious Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35
“I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?”

January 21, 2022

What Kind of Neighbor am I?

Luke 8:26-39
The people . . . asked Jesus to leave. . . . [But] the [healed] man . . . told . . . how much Jesus had done for him.

January 22, 2022

Number-one Neighbor

Matthew 20:20-28
“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave.”

January 23, 2022

Please Pray with Me

Matthew 26:36-46
“Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” [Jesus] asked.

January 24, 2022

Light to Everyone in the House

Matthew 5:14-16
“A lamp . . . gives light to everyone in the house. . . . Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

January 25, 2022

Let Me Wash Your Feet

John 13:1-17
“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”

January 26, 2022

Moved By Tears

John 11:17-37
When Jesus saw her weeping . . . he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. . . . Jesus wept.

January 27, 2022

Learning Together

Luke 24:13-19
As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them.

January 28, 2022

Pray for Leaders

Hebrews 13:7-17
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

January 29, 2022

Forgiving the Unforgivable

John 21:15-19
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked . . . [a] third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things. . . .”

January 30, 2022

Enfolding our Neighbors

Matthew 28:18-20
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them . . . and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

January 31, 2022

Jesus’ Prayer for Us

John 17:20-23
“[Father,] I pray also for those who will believe in me . . . that they may be one as we are one . . . that they may be brought to complete unity.”

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