• The Son Versus the Servant

    Hebrews 3:1–6

    Like Moses, we too are servants of God, and we want the Lord to pronounce us as good and faithful servants on the last day. While our service can by no means earn us a place in the kingdom and ...Read More

  • Sovereign and Faithful

    Esther 6:14–8:17

    When we look back over our lives, we often find that the Lord was conspicuously present during those times when we thought He was absent. During the times when we suffer from doubts about God’s love for us, we should ...Read More

  • Spirits Who Minister

    Hebrews 1:13–14

    There are many other ways that angels minister to the people of God, but the key point is that our Lord uses these beings for our benefit. His love is so great that He sends powerful creatures to minister to ...Read More

  • Spiritual Blindness

    John 9:34–41

    God is under no obligation to save anyone, and those who harden themselves against Him have no claim on His grace. All of us must take care not to reject the light of Christ, lest we be blinded to His ...Read More

  • Spiritual Transformations

    1 Samuel 16:14-23

    What a strange assignment God gave David, to minister to the man he had been anointed to replace. Surely there were awkward moments. And yet, we never find David complaining about God’s purposes or timetable. In like manner, we should ...Read More

  • Standing on the Apostolic Tradition

    2 Thessalonians 2:15

    Scripture is sufficient to tell us what we must believe in order to be saved and how we must live in order to please God. Discovering the will of God does not require any special methods; we simply need to ...Read More

  • Starting Out Well

    2 Kings 11:21–12:16

    Jehoiada’s positive influence shows us that we should not grow weary in doing good and in passing on the faith to others. As we seek to teach our relatives and others the tenets of our faith, we can get discouraged ...Read More

  • A Story of Hesed

    Ruth 4:13–22

    God has shown us unwavering covenant loyalty and love—hesed—and we are to show the same in return to Him and to His people. We cannot do that without the aid of the Holy Spirit, whom the Lord gives to all ...Read More

  • Struck with Blindness

    Genesis 19:6–11

    Lot’s foolish and deplorable attempt to sacrifice the welfare of his daughters shows how easy it can be for believers to commit an evil act in the attempt to stop another one. Therefore, as John Calvin comments, we must “pray ...Read More

  • The Sure Blessings of David

    Acts 13:13-52

    Being faithful and true, God must keep His covenant promises, so His pledge to give David’s greater son the holy and sure blessings of David is a pledge to bring Him back to life that He might, as the God-man, ...Read More

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