• Confronting Paganism

    Are you seeking the applause of men rather than the approval of God?Read More

  • Climbing out of the Mire

    Remember, God is at work in you. He never tires. Give thanks for the process that is underway. Read More

  • Opening Our Ears to Hear

    Ask God to open your ears to hear His voice, to clear your spiritual eyes, and to let you understand with your heart. Read More

  • Exploring the Boundaries of God’s Law

    Prayerfully examine your life for sins of omission or commission. Read More

  • Seeking After God

    Are you seeking the benefits God can give you or seeking after God alone? Read More

  • Yearning for God

    Do you yearn to see God? Reflect on His promise: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Read More

  • Conforming to God’s Holiness

    Pray this prayer: “Cleanse me Lord. Purge my sin and remove it from me. Cover my moral nakedness.” Read More

  • Anchoring Your Soul

    Is your soul anchored to the biblical hope of the future, the new heaven and earth, where there will be no more sin and suffering?Read More

  • Accepting Correction from the Father

    Are you able to accept correction from your heavenly Father? Do you respond to it properly? Pray about this.Read More

  • Recalling Our Purpose

    Genesis 1:1–2:3

    We may not often think about it, but when we do good to others we are doing more than just obeying the Lord’s command. Since God is the one who pours out His common grace upon all creation, every ...Read More

  • The Flesh

    Romans 8:1–8

    Learning to love the things God loves is essential to the mortification of our flesh. Aside from studying Scripture by ourselves, small-group Bible studies and accountability relationships between members of the same sex are powerful weapons in our spiritual warfare ...Read More

  • Playing for Keeps

    Philippians 3:12–16

    Part of the discipline needed for spiritual growth is regular participation in the local church. Worship on Sunday wherein we hear the Word preached and see it made visible in the sacraments is vital to our long-term spiritual health. But ...Read More

  • Not Under the Law

    Galatians 5:16–17

    John Calvin comments, “If we would obey the Spirit, we must labor, and fight, and apply our utmost energy; and we must begin with self-denial.” Walking by the Holy Spirit is the denial of the self and one’s fleshly ...Read More

  • The Revealer

    Psalm 119:105

    All of us have asked the question: What is God’s will for my life? This query is usually posed when we are selecting a vocation or spouse. Specific answers to these questions for each individual are not given in ...Read More

  • The Restrainer

    1 Timothy 1:8–10

    John Calvin says that those who obey our Father’s law only out of fear of punishment “are neither better nor more righteous before God” (Institutes, 2.7.10). Only Christians are able to please the Lord in the doing ...Read More