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 Romans 12:1-2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:11

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 12:1-2. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-121-2/. 1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-121-2/. Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

 Romans 11:25-36 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:07

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 11:25-36. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-1125-36/ . 25 Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion,     he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”; 27 “and this will be my covenant with them     when I take away their sins.” 28 As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30 For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may nowreceive mercy. 32 For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all. 33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord,     or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Or who has given a gift to him     that he might be repaid?” 36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-1125-36/ . Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

 Romans 11:11-24 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:37

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 11:11-24. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-1111-24/ . 11 So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall? By no means! Rather, through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. 12 Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean! 13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry 14 in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. 15 For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead?16 If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. 17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, 18 do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. 19 Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20 That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 22 Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off. 23 And even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. 24 For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree. What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-1111-24/ . Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at

 Romans 11:1-10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:53

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 11:1-10. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-111-10/. 1 I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? 3 “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.” 4 But what is God’s reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” 5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. 6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace. 7 What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, 8 as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor,     eyes that would not see     and ears that would not hear, down to this very day.” 9 And David says, “Let their table become a snare and a trap,     a stumbling block and a retribution for them; 10 let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see,     and bend their backs forever.” What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-111-10/. Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

 Romans 10:14-21 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:32

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 10:14-21. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-1014-21/. 14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. 18 But I ask, have they not heard? Indeed they have, for “Their voice has gone out to all the earth,     and their words to the ends of the world.” 19 But I ask, did Israel not understand? First Moses says, “I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation;     with a foolish nation I will make you angry.” 20 Then Isaiah is so bold as to say, “I have been found by those who did not seek me;     I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me.” 21 But of Israel he says, “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.” What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-1014-21/. Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

 Romans 10:5-13 – Believe & Confess | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:36

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 10:5-13. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-105-13/. 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-105-13/. Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

 Romans 10:1-4 – End Of The Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:43

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 10:1-4. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-101-4/. 1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-101-4/. Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

 Romans 9 – Heritage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:29

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 9. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-9/. 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. 5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. 6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, 7 and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring. 9 For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will return, and Sarah shall have a son.” 10 And not only so, but also when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac,11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls— 12 she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”13 As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” 14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” 18 So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills. 19 You will say to me then, “Why does he still find

 Romans 8:31-39 – For Us | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:46

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 8:31-39. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-831-39/. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long;     we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-831-39/. Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

 Romans 8:18-30 – Hope | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:23

My beautiful wife is filling in for me today. She’s way smarter than me and her voice is also way more pleasing! Enjoy. Our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 8:18-30. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-818-30/. 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-818-30/. Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

 Romans 8:1-17 – NO Condemnation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:19

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 8:1-17. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-81-17/. 1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. 12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. What do you think? Comment on this episode at

 Romans 7:7-25 – Aware | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:34

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 7:7-25. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-77-25/. 7 What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8 But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead. 9 I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin came alive and I died. 10 The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. 11 For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.12 So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good. 13 Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure.14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good.17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I se

 Romans 7:1-6 – Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:31

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 7:1-6. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-71-6/. 1 Or do you not know, brothers—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives? 2 For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. 3 Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress. 4 Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God. 5 For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. 6 But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code. What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-71-6/. Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

 Romans 6:15-23 – Slaves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:25

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 6:15-23. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-615-23/. 15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. 20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.21 But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-615-23/. Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

 Romans 6:1-14 – Alive To God | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3:48

Hi, this is Ricky and our Daily Devotional today is found in Romans 6:1-14. Feel free to read along in the show notes below. Also, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this scripture so comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-61-14/. 1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. What do you think? Comment on this episode at http://dailydevotionalpodcast.com/podcast/romans-61-14/. Email me with comments, feedback, or prayer requests at dailydevotionalpodcast@gmail.com and you can follow me on Twitter @devotionpodcast. Also, you can like us on Facebook at www.dailydevotionalpodcast.com/facebook .

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