• The Days of Purim

    Esther 9

    In our darkest hours, when all seems to be against us, we can be confident that we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:37). He has purchased our final redemption and will finally destroy all His (and thus ...Read More

  • Receiving Assurance of Salvation

    Thank God for the testimony of His Spirit and His Word, which provide assurance of your salvation.Read More

  • Witnessing vs. Evangelism

    Acts 1:8

    Most of us have likely been told to “preach the gospel at all times; if necessary, use words.” That’s a well-intentioned but misleading phrase. We have not preached the gospel if all we have done is been kind to others. ...Read More

  • Jacob’s Ladder

    Genesis 28:10–17

    Hebrews 13:5–8 makes it clear that the Lord who promised to be with Jacob is our Lord, and He will likewise never leave His people. Have you been faithfully serving God and yet feel as if He is far away ...Read More

  • A City Offered Up to God

    Deuteronomy 13:12–18

    The church is not permitted to take up the sword against idolaters today, but the destruction of pagan cities in ancient Israel shows us how seriously God takes idolatry. We should be moved when we see others committing idolatry and ...Read More

  • Taken Up by God

    Hebrews 11:5

    Two thousand years ago, God spoke to His people face to face in the person of Christ Jesus. One day, Jesus will return, and we will live in the direct presence of God forevermore. We show our longing for this ...Read More

  • Helping the Tempted

    Hebrews 2:18

    Christ never sinned in any way, shape, or form — nor could He. His faithfulness even unto death means that we can receive salvation. It also means that we can overcome temptation even before we see Him in glory. Remember ...Read More

  • Becoming Heirs of the Kingdom

    Romans 4:13–15

    Romans 5 and 7 further develop the role of the law in regard to justification and its purpose in intensifying sin. For now it is enough to note that faith and works of the law are opposed in justification because ...Read More

  • Speaking About God

    Psalm 18

    Analogical speech about God has its limits, but it is fully adequate to tell us truth about the Lord. As we hear God referred to as a rock, a light, a shepherd, and a host of other metaphors, we should ...Read More

  • Sympathetic to Weakness

    Hebrews 4:15

    Some theologians portray Christ’s sympathy with His people as weak and ineffectual. Though Christ may feel what we feel (insofar as our emotions are not sinful), He does not merely stand beside us whimpering and weighed down by emotion. Rather, ...Read More

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