• Art for Whose Sake? Devotional

    Exodus 28

    Whether or not you agree that images have a place in our sanctuaries and church buildings, it is important to be aware of what is being communicated by the design of your church. The walls of our places of worship tell us much about what we believe is important to God and what we should esteem as well. Let us not be oblivious to how the art, or lack thereof, communicates things to us, especially in the setting of corporate worship. View Resource

  • Art for Whose Sake? Devotional

    Exodus 28

    Many believe the second commandment (Ex. 20:4–6) prohibits the use of all art in the sanctuary. However, the fact God commands the crafting of things like cherubim in the sanctuary (26:31) proves He does not forbid all artistry in the public setting. Take some time today to reflect on the use of art in your church building. What does the presence of things like stained glass and paintings, or lack thereof, communicate? View Resource

  • Art in Recent History Devotional

    Psalm 27:4

    As Christians we recognize that all things bright and beautiful flow from the beauty of God Himself. Our Lord has planted within us an innate knowledge of what is lovely because He has planted within us an innate knowledge of His existence and His perfections (Rom. 1:19–20). When we notice beauty in the created order, we notice it because God Himself is beautiful. Take some time to meditate on the loveliness of the Lord today. View Resource