"For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope." 

Romans 15:4 New King James Version (NKJV)

To encourage study of God's Word, Westminster provides the daily devotional These Days for those who are interested in a daily devotional guide. Below are the topics and the verses that are the focus for each day of the current devotional for 2015 - January. We encourage you to get a copy of this devotional guide to read the daily pages that accompany these topics and key verses - a longer scriptural passage is included with the devotional.

The Daily Devotional These Days which is published quarterly at the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. This devotional is available through our church – Westminster Presbyterian Church, Galena, IL




  1. Fashions for the New Year – “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:1-4
  2. Good to Go! – “Simeon took [the child] in his arms and praised God, saying, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace.”” Luke 2:28-29
  3. Change – “For I the Lord do not change.” Malachi 3:6
  4. Silence is Golden – “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.” Psalm 62: 1
  5. Give Thanks – “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
  6. Love's Best Example - "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." John 15:12
  7. In the Eye of the Beholder - " I praise you, for I am fearffully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139: 14
  8. God Works in Mysterious Ways - "O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!" Romans 11: 23.
  9. ​Peace that Passes Understanding - "Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:9.
  10. Notes to God - "Praise [God] with clanging cymbals' praise him with loud clashing cymbals!" Psalm 150:5
  11. Remember Your Baptism - "You are my Son, the Beloved' with you I am well pleased." Mark 1:11
  12. Never Give Up - "And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night?" Luke 18:7
  13. ​Your Life Is Not Your Own - "And you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God." 1 Corinthians 3:23
  14. Love In Close Quarters - "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2 (NIV)
  15. Always There - "So do not fear, for I am with you' do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strenghen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
  16. Reaching Deep and Wide - "Make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in ful accord and of one mind." Philippians 2:2
  17. God Beside Me - "I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people." Leviticus 26:12
  18. ​From the Elder to the Younger - "Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, "Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening." 1 Samuel 3:9
  19. Love Power - "Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love." 1 John 4:8
  20. Seventy-Seven Times - "Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."" Matthew 18:22 (NIV)
  21. Called For Life - "And these are the ones sown on the good soil: they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty and sixty and a hundredfold." Mark 4:20
  22. Ministry Melody - "About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God." Acts 16:25
  23. Generous Greetings - "Greet one another with a holy kiss." Romans 16:16
  24. Grace - "For by grace you have been saved through faith." Ephesians 2:8
  25. Adam Had Three Sons - "When Adam had lived one hundred thirty years, he became the father of a son in his likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth." Genesis 5:3
  26. Serve One Another - "Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received." 1 Peter 4:10
  27. Love of Enemies - "But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matthew 5:44
  28. A Promise to Count On - "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also." John 14:3
  29. True Generosity - "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on." Mark 12:43-44
  30. Living in Relationship - "One who forgives an affront fosters friendship, but one who dwells on disputes will alienate a friend."  Proverbs 17:9
  31. Love One Another - "To know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:19