• Assurance for Abraham

    Genesis 22:15–19

    Christians do good works. And in His marvelous grace, our Father “looking upon them in His Son, is pleased to accept and reward that which is sincere, although accompanied with many weaknesses and imperfections” (Westminster Confession of Faith, 16.6). If ...Read More

  • Assyria Invades Judah

    2 Kings 18:13–37

    The Lord promised in Isaiah 8:9–10 that Assyria would not ultimately succeed when Sennacherib invaded Judah. Similarly, He promises us that the enemies of His people will not finally win but that we will reign with the Lord over all ...Read More

  • An Audience with Jacob

    Genesis 47:7–10

    Jacob’s age and the presence of God with him both count for the reasons why Pharaoh shows deference to him in today’s passage. Scripture exhorts us to hear older people because their many years of walking with the Lord enable ...Read More

  • Awaiting God’s Deliverance

    Proverbs 20:22

    Christians are to be known for their love for their enemies and for each other (Matt. 5:43–48; John 13:34–35), and such love does not seek vengeance for every wrong that is ever done to us. Of course, this is difficult, ...Read More

  • The Basis of Christ’s Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:15–19

    The indestructible life of Christ gives us great hope. Because He shares it with all who rest in Him alone for salvation, we know that eternal life is surely ours and can never be lost. The basis for our living ...Read More

  • The Bearer of Bad News

    Genesis 40:16-19

    We Reformed Christians are known for our concern for precision in theology and for seeking to preach the unvarnished Word of God. These are good traits indeed. However, we must likewise be eager to hear hard truths when they are ...Read More

  • The Beauty of Worship

    Psalm 27:4

    If God thought beauty was important for worship under the old covenant, how much more important is it for new covenant worship since we have a clearer understanding of God’s beauty through the life and ministry of Christ? Let us ...Read More

  • Before Abraham Was

    John 8:48–59

    Many people think that they are truly free when they can do whatever they want to do—even sin. Yet Scripture repeatedly tells us that true freedom is found in desiring and being able to do what is pleasing to God. ...Read More

  • The Beloved Leader

    Genesis 47:23–26

    John Chrysostom explains what will come to lay people who are a special blessing to their pastors. “If anyone renders a service to those afflicted for God’s sake and carrying the dignity of priesthood, he will …[enjoy a reward] many ...Read More

  • Benjamin the Wolf

    Genesis 49:27

    For good or for ill, mothers and fathers have the greatest influence on their children. If parents imitate the example of the righteous and trust in the Lord and His promises, their children will be far more likely to follow ...Read More

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