• God’s Sign to Abraham Devotional

    Genesis 15:7-21

    God gave Abraham a tangible sign of His faithfulness through the covenant-making ceremony recorded in Genesis 15. He gives His church tangible signs of faithfulness as well. Baptism tells us that our sins are washed away when we believe on Christ, and the Lord’s Supper reminds us of His death while nurturing our union with Him as we feed on Him—not carnally and corporally but by faith. Let us not neglect these means of grace for strengthening our faith. View Resource

  • The Abrahamic Covenant Devotional

    Genesis 12:1-2

    Faith demonstrates that justification is the work of God to which we contribute nothing. Justifying faith receives and rests in the Lord’s promises through Jesus Christ and nothing else. Abraham was declared righteous because He recognized that the Lord justifies us apart from our efforts. We are justified when we recognize this, that only He can ensure the success of His covenant promises, which He has kept in Christ Jesus our Lord. View Resource

  • Children of the Promise Devotional

    Romans 9:6-9

    There are some preachers who teach that God’s promises to Israel mean that all Jewish people will be saved regardless of whether they consciously put their faith in Christ. There are many people sitting in church pews who believe they are going to heaven simply because they are members of a local visible church. Neither of these positions is correct. Salvation comes to us only through faith, and it is only for those who believe in Christ. View Resource

  • The Spirit of Truth Devotional

    John 14:16-17

    In order for us to be rightly related to God, we must know Him, and we cannot know Him if we are not concerned with the truths about Him taught in His Word. This is why believers must be concerned with God’s truth more than anything else. Love for the truth is something that the Holy Spirit must grant us, and hunger for the truth of God’s revelation is one sure sign that the Lord has done His work in us. Do you have a love for God’s truth? View Resource

  • Persevering, Strengthening Faith Devotional

    Romans 4:18–21

    That Paul uses Abraham as a model of faith should greatly encourage us. It shows that the faith that justifies us is not a faith that never faces doubt or that is as strong as it could be at every point in life. Instead, justifying faith is persevering faith. It may struggle at times to hope in God but it nevertheless endures to the end. Let us pray that the Lord would strengthen our faith, and let us hope in the work of Christ and not in how strong our faith happens to be at any given moment. View Resource

  • God’s Promise to Abraham Devotional

    Genesis 15

    Obviously, God cannot cease being God. Thus, there is no chance that the Lord will fail to keep His promise to Abraham. As we look at history, we see that our Creator is keeping His pledge to the patriarch. Abraham has many descendants of faith, men and women who trust in His greatest Son—the Lord Jesus Christ. Despite its imperfections, the church universal proves that God is fulfilling His promises and will keep every other one that He has made to His people. View Resource

  • The Sure Blessings of David Devotional

    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, enjoy these blessings forever. If we are in Him, the Lord has also promised us the same life, which is the fulfillment of all the blessings that He speaks of in Scripture. In Christ, we have life eternal and will be resurrected on the final day. View Resource

  • Power for the Impossible Devotional

    Isaiah 51

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage: “Think how Abraham was called when he was but one, and yet was blessed and made many; and let that encourage you to depend on the promise of God.” When we are discouraged and feel as if God may have forgotten us, let us recall the great things He did with Abraham and know that He is able and willing to work out His good purposes for us today. View Resource

  • The Call of Abram Devotional

    Genesis 12:1–9

    Jesus says to us: “Any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33). The kind of faith that God blesses is the faith that is willing to leave everything behind for the sake of Christ Jesus. This may involve moving away from our comforts like Abraham did, but for most of us it is more likely a faith that leads us to die to ourselves by putting others before our own needs as we endeavor to serve the Lord. View Resource

  • One God, One People Devotional

    Galatians 3:19–20

    Our unity as the people of God testifies to the unity of our Lord. To see Christians living and working together in harmony is a powerful witness that all believers possess the same Holy Spirit and share a common purpose, which the Lord may use to call out of the darkness those dissatisfied with purposeless lives. What are you doing in your local congregation to promote unity? Can your pastor count on you not to be a divisive force in the church body? View Resource

  • Father Abraham Devotional

    Galatians 3:6–9

    In justification, “our record does not change, but our guilt does” (R.C. Sproul, Faith Alone, p. 96). God does not ignore our sin when He justifies us, and He knows that until we die we will battle sin and even give in to it on occasion. Yet, if we believe, He will not hold our sin against us eternally and will bless us as He did Abraham. John Chrysostom writes: “It is faith above all that produces affinity with Abraham” (Ancient Christian Commentary, NT vol. 8, p. 37). View Resource

  • Jacob’s Vow Fulfilled Devotional

    Genesis 35:13–15

    Jacob’s life was repetitive. He worshiped again and again at Bethel. He faithfully did the same tasks every day for twenty years in service to his crooked father-in-law (Gen. 31:36–41). Yet, the word God gives to Jacob near the end of his life is even greater than the one he received before he learned to lean on the Lord in even the mundane tasks. No believer is ignored by Him. God sees and rewards our daily service to spouses, children, friends, and neighbors. View Resource

  • The Field of Ephron Devotional

    Genesis 23:10–16

    Abraham had earlier gained rights to the well he dug in Beersheba (Gen. 21:25–34), but the plot he bought in today’s passage was the first property he owned in Canaan. In purchasing this land, he gave an inheritance to his descendants that assured them of the promises for years to come. Are you investing for the future spread of God’s kingdom? Consider how you might leave an inheritance for your children and the church to help further the Gospel. View Resource

  • The Death of Sarah Devotional

    Genesis 23:1–9

    The Lord takes vows made in His name extremely seriously. Those who swear oaths before God must keep them, as long as the vow made was not a pledge to commit sin (Num. 30). Consider the vows you may have sworn in your life, whether in marriage, signing a business contract, or other commitment. Make sure that you are doing all that you can to keep these vows. Find a godly person who will keep you accountable and help you do the right thing. View Resource

  • Assurance for Abraham Devotional

    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 you are concerned to love your neighbor and obey the Lord’s commandments, then you can be confident that your work will not go unnoticed but will be rewarded in the new heavens and earth. View Resource