Living Scripture Daily with Larry Shaffer

Living Scripture Daily with Larry Shaffer

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Inspiring people to live scripture daily. I would love for you to join me on a quest to find your purpose and passion in God’s written word. By reading, reflecting, and writing on his Word, we can journey together and grow closer to God. It is my prayer that I can help you on your journey by providing a foundation of faith and insight into God’s Word, resulting in a more energized life filled with joy, purpose, and meaning.


Be Still and Know, Part 1
Feb 14 • 5 min
Psalm 46:10 reads, “Be still and know that I am God.” This verse is straightforward, which is good. But is there more that we can discover from considering the verses that surround it? What is the context of this familiar verse? LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY…
Hannah: Oppressed in Spirit, Part 3
Feb 12 • 6 min
Today’s devotional is an excerpt from What I’ve Learned From Amazing Women of the Bible. In today’s passage, we read “then Hannah prayed” — and what a prayer it is! By reflecting on her prayer, we can see that God uses humble servants, male and female,…
Hannah: Oppressed in Spirit, Part 2
Feb 10 • 5 min
Today’s devotional is an excerpt from What I’ve Learned From Amazing Women of the Bible. Hannah takes Samuel back to the priest, Eli, and dedicates him to the Lord for a lifetime of service. Today we study her faithful service to God, and her obedience to…
Hannah: Oppressed in Spirit, Part 1
Feb 7 • 8 min
Today’s devotional is an excerpt from What I’ve Learned From Amazing Women of the Bible. Before God’s Word takes us through the lives of Saul and David, the opening chapter of 1 Samuel introduces us to a most amazing woman. Her name is Hannah, and she is…
Does Always Mean Always?
Feb 5 • 5 min
There is a theme that runs through this brief section of Paul’s writings and these five words explain it all: always; without ceasing; in everything. But as Christians, does always really mean always? And what does “always” look like? LIVING SCRIPTURE…
Power in Word and Deed, Part 3
Feb 3 • 8 min
The Savior has come to God’s people! And in His ministry, His words and his deeds, we learn more about Him. Our study today is the story of Jesus in the synagogue in Capernaum, and we witness the trembling fear of the demons in the presence of Jesus.…
Power in Word and Deed, Part 2 - Luke 4
Jan 31 • 6 min
Last time, we saw the power of Jesus’ word. He spoke with authority and the people were amazed. His words got their attention but not the devotion of their hearts. So, in addition to the power of His words, we are about to see the power of His work and…
Power in Word and Deed, Part 1
Jan 29 • 5 min
The response to Jesus’ words was wonder and amazement. So, it seems it would be appropriate for me to challenge you to reflect on the wonders of Jesus and be more amazed at the gracious words of Jesus. But then it dawned on me that these people were…
I Surrender - With Certain Conditions!
Jan 27 • 6 min
My soul was convicted this morning that I’m not completely surrendered to God. Knowing what I know about God and walking with Him for many decades, it’s distressing to realize that I’m holding back. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY:…
Living On The Edge Part 3 - Luke 4
Jan 24 • 7 min
As we say in the last devotional, things went bad in Nazareth. People of His birth place suddenly wanted to throw Him off a cliff. But why were the people so mad? And what can we learn from their reactions? LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY:…
Living on the Edge, Part 2 - Luke 4
Jan 22 • 7 min
While in Nazareth, Jesus is bringing some good news for the oppressed Jewish nation. He is proclaiming the favorable time of the Lord is coming! And upon hearing his words, the Jews are excited and filled with anticipation. But their excitement at the…
Living on the Edge, Part 1 - Luke 4
Jan 20 • 6 min
We’ve returned to our study of Luke, and today we’re studying Jesus and his time ministering in Nazareth. He goes from being praised by all to being on the edge of cliff. Have you ever felt like that? Join me in today’s study to see Jesus’s response.…
The Wonder of God’s Blessings, Part 4 - Psalm 87
Jan 17 • 6 min
In our final devotional studying the wonder of God’s blessings in Psalm 87, we recognize that in Him, we thirst no more. The living water within us has brought us blessings of life and joy. But it’s not just for us! The Psalm describes the water as…
The Wonder of God’s Blessings, Part 3 - Psalm 87
Jan 15 • 5 min
As we continue our study of Psalm 87, we can study the context of the passage. The Old Testament is filled with prophecies and references that portray the favorable time of God toward the Jewish nation in the future. He will gather them into the land of…
The Wonder of God’s Blessings, Part 2 - Psalm 87
Jan 13 • 5 min
God speaks to us in a metaphor as He says “All my springs of joy are in you” in Psalm 87:7. The metaphor for us, His blessed ones, is that the fountain of blessings within us flows forth and blesses others. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY:…
The Wonder of God’s Blessings, Part 1 - Psalm 87
Jan 10 • 5 min
God speaks to us in a metaphor as He says “All my springs of joy are in you” in Psalm 87:7. But what does that metaphor mean? The metaphor for us, His blessed ones, is that the fountain of blessings within us flows forth and blesses others. LIVING…
At All Times, Part 2 - Psalm 34
Jan 8 • 7 min
As we continue to study Psalm 34, we see that in God’s calling to praise him, He promises rich rewards. What a kind Father He is! Let’s look at the wonderful promises. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/livingscripturedaily/ LIVING…
At All Times, Part 1 - Psalm 34
Jan 6 • 5 min
Psalm 34:1 says, “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” It’s a reminder that I need further spiritual maturity in order to live and breathe in the Spirit with a stream of consciousness that is soaked in the…
The Cure for Depression, Part 2 - Psalm 77
Jan 3 • 6 min
Asaph, who penned Psalm 77, is in the pits. He is low; really low. Have you ever been there? I know that I have. Today as we read and reflect on this Psalm, we can see how it helps us cope with the overwhelming pain of depression. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY…
The Cure for Depression, Part 1 - Psalm 77
Dec 30, 2019 • 7 min
Whether we’re struggling with sadness that comes from holiday stress, or we feel overwhelmed, drained , and depressed, there is hope! As we study Psalm 77, we learn about Asaph’s struggles, and find a cure for depression. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY:…
Honey From A Rock, Part 2 - Psalm 81
Dec 27, 2019 • 6 min
Who expects to get honey from a rock? As we continue to study Psalm 81, we see that when we are following God, His blessings and favor come over us in the most beautiful and unexpected ways, just like honey from a rock. LIVING SCRIPTURE DAILY COMMUNITY:…
Honey from A Rock, Part 1 - Psalm 81
Dec 23, 2019 • 7 min
Psalm 81 reveals God’s love for us and his longing to bless us. He doesn’t merely promise us food, but the sweetness of honey. It also shows us that God wants us to listen and obey Him! He gives us a life sweet like honey, when we seek the Lord and follow…
Mushy Love - Psalm 149
Dec 20, 2019 • 7 min
Psalm 149:4 tells us that the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation. He loves us! Let’s study the Word together to fully understand what His love is like, and what it means for our daily lives.
A Story of Transformation
Dec 18, 2019 • 8 min
I’m sharing a story of transformation: my testimony. Even though I have always considered my testimony as boring, I know the power and importance each and every person’s testimony can have.
What is Your Purpose on Earth? Part 3 - Luke 4
Dec 16, 2019 • 7 min
By studying Jesus’ time on earth, we’ve learned more about our own purpose. When we follow his example, we surrender our ministry and service to God and ask the Spirit of God to produce results. Today we’re studying the power of the Spirit in Jesus’…
What is Your Purpose on Earth? Part 2 - Luke Chapter 4
Dec 13, 2019 • 9 min
What is your purpose on Earth? To better understand our purpose, we first need to look to our perfect example - Jesus. By studying the word and learning why He came to Earth, we can understand our greater purpose as well.
What is Your Purpose on Earth? Part 1 - Luke Chapter 4
Dec 11, 2019 • 8 min
What is your purpose on Earth? The words used in the Bible are not fillers. They carry meaning. That’s why I call this adventure we are on a journey of discovery. Today we are continuing this journey, discovering God’s meaning in the Bible and and…
The Stalker, Part 4 - Luke Chapter 4
Dec 9, 2019 • 9 min
The devil seeks to capitalize on our vulnerabilities as fleshly human beings. He adds temptations on top of our natural vulnerabilities to sin. But we can have humble confidence; We have the power and Sovereign protection of God!
The Stalker, Part 3 - Luke Chapter 4
Dec 6, 2019 • 11 min
In Part 3, we see how Jesus is the perfect example for us. From his baptism, we see what happens to us when we are saved. We are washed clean of our sins; the Holy Spirit comes down and dwells within us and the Father is pleased. These events happened to…
The Stalker, Part 2 - Luke Chapter 4
Dec 4, 2019 • 6 min
In Part 2, we study the temptations Jesus experienced in the wilderness, as well as the main areas and the process of temptation. And although temptations follow us everywhere because we live in a body of flesh, we have the amazing example Jesus gave us…
The Stalker, Part 1 - Luke Chapter 4
Dec 2, 2019 • 7 min
In Luke 4, Jesus follows the guidance of the Holy Spirit to go into the wilderness to fast and pray. Instead of 40 days of ‘quiet time’ with God, Jesus deals with two fierce forces that he will battle for the balance of his time on earth, which are the…
The Heavens Opened! - Luke Chapter 3
Nov 24, 2019 • 7 min
“And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’” Today as we study the story of Jesus’ baptism, we’ll also rediscover ALL that God has given to us. Join me in the Word and know that we are God’s beloved children,…
The Shallow! The Deep! - Luke Chapter 3
Nov 21, 2019 • 5 min
God’s Word is as simple and enjoyable as dipping your toe into a child’s wading pool. God’s word is also as deep and comprehensive as the depths of the ocean…and everything in between. Join me today in exploring the depth God’s Word. As seen on Living…
The Word of God Came! - Luke Chapter 3
Nov 19, 2019 • 6 min
In Luke Chapter 3, it says “the word of God came to John.” What does it mean that the word of God came to him? And how can we understand the word of God today? As seen on Living Scripture Daily by Larry Shaffer.
Gaining Favor Without Compromise - Luke Chapter 2
Nov 18, 2019 • 7 min
Jesus grew in favor with God and with man. Today, we’re discussing the concept of gaining favor with God and man, so, like Christ, we can increase in wisdom and stature, in favor with God and man. As seen on Living Scripture Daily by Larry Shaffer.
Increasing in Wisdom - Luke Chapter 2
Nov 14, 2019 • 8 min
Luke tells us that as he grew, Jesus was also increasing in wisdom. How is it that God the Son, Jesus increased in wisdom? As we study Jesus’ increasing wisdom, we should also consider if we are increasing in wisdom as followers of Jesus. As seen on…
He’s Only 12-Years-Old! Luke Chapter 2
Nov 13, 2019 • 7 min
Chapter 2 of Luke tells us that Jesus continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. At age 12, he stayed in Jerusalem, and his parents found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both…