I am not a big fan of devotionals. The main reason for my dislike of them is that they are to short. When you take a Bible verse out of context you can make it say something completely different then was intended.
I have made more then one Jehovah’s Witness angry by reading to them more Bible verses the they want to hear. They get mad because if you read the verse before and the verse after the one they want you to read it sometimes changes the meaning of the verse. The Watchtower has turned many Christians into Jehovah’s Witnesses by taking so many verses out of context.
The devotional you are reading now may not be as dangerous as Watchtower literature, but it could very easily have some hidden dangers in it. PLEASE reading a paragraph doesn’t take much more time then just a single verse. Don’t sell your Christian studies short. Read a paragraph, not just a verse.