• Christ, the Goal of the Law Devotional

    Romans 10:4

    The early church father Irenaeus writes: “How is Christ the end of the law if he is not also the cause of it? For he who has brought in the end also created the beginning.” The Son of God gave us the Mosaic law, through His Holy Spirit, so to search for Jesus in the law is to fulfill the purpose for which He gave it. As we read the law and see our need for the righteousness only God can provide in Christ, we are using His law rightly and being brought to its true goal. View Resource

  • Zeal Without Knowledge Devotional

    Romans 10:1-3

    All of us can fall into a mind-set that says we must add something to the finished work of Christ in order to be truly acceptable to God. Let us be clear: obeying the commands of our Savior is not optional (John 14:15). However, our good works are not the means by which we establish a right relationship with God, and we do not make ourselves more worthy by our obedience. We are accounted worthy of heaven only by the righteousness of Jesus, imputed to us by faith alone. View Resource

  • The Ruler from Bethlehem Devotional

    Micah 5:1–5

    The scribes in Matthew 2:1–6 answer Herod with an interpretive gloss that says Bethlehem is not the least of the clans of Judah because of the Messiah. Though many of them would reject Jesus, this interpretive reading implicitly recognizes the truth that humble Bethlehem’s status would be changed forever because of the Messiah’s birth there. In turn, the Messiah’s origin in Bethlehem shows us that God exalts the humble and humbles those who exalt themselves. View Resource

  • The Christ of the Prophets Devotional

    Luke 24:13-34

    Although Jesus fulfills many individual prophecies of the old covenant, we also follow Him because He fulfills the broad hopes revealed in the Old Testament prophetic literature. He is the One who, by His death, resurrection, and return, brings about the return from exile not only of Israel but also the whole world. At His return, creation will be released from its exile into sin and darkness, and we will enjoy to the fullest extent the redemption Christ has purchased for us. View Resource

  • The Ransom Theory Devotional

    Mark 10:35–45

    When we enter this world in Adam, we owe God a great debt for breaking His law. We can by no means ever pay this debt, and it is futile even to try to appease our Father by our good works. But Christ has paid this debt for all who love Him, and He has set us free from the dominion of Satan and his minions. Nothing more needs to be done, and we can rest knowing that we are at peace with God and no longer in debt to Him for violating His law. View Resource

  • Shadows Versus Substance Devotional

    Colossians 2:16–17

    In addition to a fuller experience of the Holy Spirit, new covenant saints have an advantage over old covenant saints in that we more clearly see God’s work of salvation than those who lived before Christ. Let us be grateful for this and also thankful that we have God’s completed revelation, the Apostolic word that shows us how to understand the Lord’s acts in history. May we study the Apostles’ writings diligently that we might know Christ truly. View Resource

  • Our True Master Devotional

    Colossians 3:22-24

    Although there are significant differences between first-century slave-master relationships and modern employer-employee relationships, it is certainly true that the principles Paul lays out in today’s passage are applicable to employees and the way they do their work. Christians should make the best employees, and they should embody efficiency, loyalty, hard work, and every other trait that good employers prize. View Resource

  • Emulating the Supreme Model Devotional

    Thank God for role models who have influenced your life; then thank Him for the Supreme Model who died for you. View Resource

  • Interpreting the Logos Devotional

    Reflect on this truth: God became flesh to accomplish your redemption. Have you accepted His gift of salvation? View Resource

  • The Christ Devotional

    Luke 9:18–20

    Of all the titles given to Jesus in Scripture, Christ may be the one with the richest meaning since it incorporates the three offices of prophet, priest, and king and everything that is connected to them. We who are suffering the effects of the fall need someone to reveal God to us, to intercede for us, and to lead us in the way we should go. Let us be thankful that the Father did not neglect these needs but has sent the Christ for our sake. View Resource

  • The Son of Man Devotional

    Mark 9:30–32

    Though we heed His teaching in the Gospels, we can forget that Jesus is a prophet. In fact, He is the prophet, par excellence. As the Word of God (John 1:1), He speaks, by the Spirit, throughout Scripture. Some people believe that Jesus has nothing to say about topics never mentioned in the Gospels, even if they are discussed in other biblical books. But all the doctrines of the Bible are the doctrines of Jesus, even if they are not directly recorded in the Gospels. View Resource

  • The Spirits in Prison Devotional

    1 Peter 3:18–20

    Today’s passage holds up Christ as our primary model for enduring suffering. Yet in some ways, Noah too serves as an example for us. He did good among men who slandered him because of their sin just as we might be slandered for being in Christ (1 Peter 3:16). Like Noah, we need not fear these foes, for we too will be vindicated and spared God’s wrath. And like Noah, Christ too will speak through us by the Spirit. Ask Jesus to speak through you just as He did with Noah. View Resource

  • Christ Our Example Devotional

    1 Peter 2:21–23

    Jesus is our example as we suffer when doing good. Like Him, we must not retaliate in kind, but we must entrust ourselves to the care of our Father knowing that He will justly repay all those who have treated His children unjustly. Take some time today to reflect on those times when you have suffered for doing good. If you have retaliated for such mistreatment, go and make amends if possible. Ask the Lord to enable you to entrust yourself wholly to His care. View Resource

  • Into Holy Places Devotional

    Hebrews 9:23–24

    The high priests of old entered into a presence that had only the types and symbols of the immediate presence of God. But Christ, the God-man and Mediator of the new covenant, has entered into the direct, immediate presence of the Father. Remember that if you are in Him, Christ is pleading for you in the direct presence of God. View Resource

  • The Will Takes Effect Devotional

    Hebrews 9:16–17

    Have you ever received an inheritance through the will of a departed loved one? This poignant analogy describes the deep love that Jesus has for the elect of God. He truly desires them to receive His blessings. Give thanks for such a gracious gift that comes through His established will and His death that brings our inheritance. View Resource