• Hope for the Hebrews

    Hebrews 6:9–10

    As we examine our lives, looking for good works, we must take care not to become morbidly introspective. In fact, though we must look for fruit, we must look first and foremost to Christ and His promises as the ground ...Read More

  • Saul Becomes David’s Enemy

    1 Samuel 18:17–30

    The promise of the Lord’s presence with His people is the greatest assurance we can have. Whether we are facing illness, persecution, or any other threat, God’s presence with us means that our enemies will not have the final say. ...Read More

  • God’s Glory in Salvation

    Romans 9:22–24

    When we take our salvation for granted, we take God’s glory for granted, and His mercy is obscured. But when we seek to understand the depth of our sin and the sheer mercy of God, we will gain a better ...Read More

  • The Servant Who Shepherds His People

    1 Peter 2:25

    There is no safer place to be than under the care of the Good Shepherd. We are weak and vulnerable, but He has promised to guard and tend us. Let us be thankful for Christ’s shepherding of us this day, ...Read More

  • The Priest From the Order of Melchizedek

    Hebrews 7

    Knowing that Christ holds an eternal priesthood, we are confident that we are secure in Him forever. Our salvation is grounded not in our ability to persevere but in the power of the eternal High Priest after the order of ...Read More

  • The Door to the Sheepfold

    John 10:1–10

    The complexity of our world as well as its dangers prompt us to seek safety and security. Some people seek these things in the arms of a spouse. Others look for them in a bank account. Many people put all ...Read More

  • Assurance and Conviction

    Hebrews 11:1–2

    As we have seen, biblical faith is not naive wish fulfillment that believes in something just because it makes us feel better. Neither does it involve believing despite the evidence. Instead, biblical faith is confident trust in an objective but ...Read More

  • Boasting About the Future

    Proverbs 27:1

    Many times, we make plans for the future and experience an inordinate degree of sadness when they do not turn out. Disappointment when things do not turn out our way may not be completely avoidable in this life, but understanding ...Read More

  • God on Our Side

    Psalm 118:1–16

    Augustine of Hippo writes, “From what class soever my enemies may arise, whether from the number of evil men, or from the number of evil angels; in the Lord’s help, unto whom we chant the confession of praise, unto whom ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Established Purpose

    Proverbs 19:21

    Matthew Henry also writes, “What comfort does this speak to all God’s people, that all God’s purposes, which we are sure are right and good, shall be accomplished in due time!” The Lord will surely accomplish His will, and this ...Read More

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