• Fearing God Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 11-12

    Patience is a key virtue in the Christian life because of our need to take a long view of things. It can be difficult to remain faithful in suffering or to spend hours ministering with little visible return. When we take the long view of things, however, we find the strength to press forward even in the context of great difficulty. Let us surround ourselves with people who will encourage us to take, as we are able, an eternal perspective on all things. View Resource

  • Wisdom Through Suffering Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 7:1-13

    In his novel Redburn, Herman Melville writes, “Not till we know, that one grief outweighs ten thousand joys, will we become what Christianity is striving to make us.” Though Scripture is clear that suffering in itself is painful, it is also plain that the Lord has a good purpose in our pain, using it for our good and His glory (Rom. 8:28). Hurting itself should not make us glad, but we should rejoice in suffering, for we know that God uses it to perfect us. View Resource

  • The Futility of Life Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 1

    As Christians, we are to live life “under heaven” — aware of the Lord who sees us and who will render judgment on what we have done. This means we should be serious about learning His will and fulfilling it in all that we do. On the one hand, the Lord’s grace means we should not fear that He is out to get us when we fail. On the other hand, we must not take this grace for granted but strive to live lives of service to our great King. View Resource

  • Nothing New Under the Sun Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 1:9

    As we begin our study of Ecclesiastes, take some time today to consider where you have turned to solve the basic questions of life. Before you knew Jesus, where did you look for meaning? Where do you look for meaning today? Do you look to His Word? When you find yourself looking for answers to life’s ultimate questions elsewhere, do you repent and turn to Christ? Such repentance evidences a life that is being transformed by the Spirit. View Resource

  • Trusting God’s Wisdom Devotional

    Job 42

    The book of Job is a powerful reminder that God is in absolute control of all things. This fact can be a great comfort to us and yet also be disconcerting when we suffer things we think we do not deserve. Sometimes things happen to us that do not make sense from our perspective. Yet unlike us, God sees all and has a good plan for all that happens. The wise trust God even when He does not make sense to them. Ask the Lord to help you trust Him even when it is difficult. View Resource