• Be Diligent Devotional

    2 Peter 3:14

    Only if we are in Christ will we be spotless and therefore pure enough to enter the world to come. His righteousness imputed to us in justification will be the only thing that secures our entry into heaven. However, our justification reveals itself in that we are concerned to be conformed to Christ’s blamelessness in our sanctification. As you rejoice in the gift of Jesus’ perfect righteousness, always remember that this gift must motivate you to manifest holiness yourself. View Resource

  • Be Holy Devotional

    1 Peter 1:14–16

    The holiness that Peter speaks of is to permeate our entire being. It is to be reflective of who we are, how we think, what we do, and what we say. If you are in Christ, God has already set you apart, even while your status as His holy child becomes more evident as you work with the Spirit to put sin to death. Today, focus on being holy with your thoughts, asking God to make your mind pure and to help you stay away from sinful thinking. View Resource

  • Causing Grace to Abound Devotional

    Romans 6:1-2

    We rest for our final salvation in the work of Christ alone, but that does not mean there is no change in our own experience of sin and holiness. John Calvin comments, “the faithful are never reconciled to God without the gift of regeneration; nay, we are for this end justified—that we may afterwards serve God in holiness of life.” Everyone who is justified is also being sanctified, and if you are justified, you will have a desire for holiness, though you will not be perfect before you die. View Resource

  • Christ in Our Hearts Devotional

    Ephesians 3:16-17a

    Christ does not wait for us to be perfect before He takes up residence within us, and for that we can rejoice. Yet it is possible to grieve His Spirit by our sin (Eph. 4:30), and so we must ever seek to mortify our sin that we might be a fit dwelling place for Him. For this we need the strength that only God can give us, and with Paul we should seek the Lord’s face daily, that we might be ever conscious of our need for His grace and empowerment. View Resource

  • The Church is Holy Devotional

    1 Corinthians 1:2

    Through the blood of Christ, God sees His church as holy, although He is by no means ignorant of the sin that persists in our lives. Yet this declaration of holiness gives us confidence that we can make real progress in our sanctification. Slowly and consistently, all true Christians are being conformed to the image of Christ. It is the joyful duty of all believers to seek the holiness of the church by endeavoring, with the Spirit’s help, to obey His commands. View Resource

  • Conforming to God’s Holiness Devotional

    Pray this prayer: “Cleanse me Lord. Purge my sin and remove it from me. Cover my moral nakedness.” View Resource

  • Considering Ourselves Properly Devotional

    Romans 6:11

    If we look at sanctification as making ourselves holy, we will be driven to despair, for how can we make ourselves pure? We do cooperate with God in sanctification, but we do not make ourselves holy. He has made us holy, and we live out that holiness. We become in our experience what we already are in Christ. When temptations come, we are to say, “No, I am holy and I am in Christ. To sin would not be in line with what God has made me.” View Resource

  • Covenant of Works, Part 1 Devotional

    Genesis 2:15–17

    Fallen people can by no means get God to save them; He redeems according to the good pleasure of His will. Until the day we are fully and finally glorified, however, we who are in Christ are in a position similar to Adam in that we can choose good or evil. As the Holy Spirit works in our lives we will, over time, find ourselves more quick to repent and do what is good. Do you have somebody in your life who is encouraging you to pursue holiness? View Resource

  • The Demands of Justice and Truth Devotional

    Genesis 2:15–17

    Without a robust doctrine of divine simplicity, we have a God at odds with Himself and One who cannot be trusted. The “gods” of other religions are not as just as they claim to be because they do not pour out infinite wrath on sin. A view of God that exalts and misunderstands His love to such a degree that there is no room for His wrath cannot explain the teaching of Scripture or give us a Lord in whom we can trust unreservedly. Theology matters. View Resource

  • The Enemies of the Cross of Christ Devotional

    Philippians 3:18–19

    Although we are rightly distressed when we see professing Christians pervert the grace of God into an excuse for sin, we should not be surprised that such things happen. After all, if people could glory in their shame while the Apostles walked the earth, they can certainly do so in this post-Apostolic era. But the perversion of God’s grace should be a strong motivation for us to live in holiness in order that others may see what the real gospel produces. View Resource

  • For Our Good Devotional

    Hebrews 12:9–10

    The discipline that the Lord sends to His people will not last forever. It lasts only long enough to achieve God’s purposes and will cease entirely upon our glorification. If you are being disciplined, remember that it will not last forever and ask the Lord that you will see the lesson He wants you to learn from it. View Resource

  • God’s Fuller Revelation Devotional

    Psalm 68:1–18

    Legalism is the inevitable result when we fail to remember that the cross was the high point of redemptive history, not the covenant ratified at Sinai. As we meditate on the cross, we recall the glory seen in His death and the grace that was extended to us. Consequently, we are reminded of our need to extend grace to others and endeavor not to bind the conscience where God has left it free. Let us show kindness as indiscriminately as God does. View Resource

  • God Shows His Holiness Devotional

    Ezekiel 38

    As Christians who seek to follow the Lord in all His ways, we often turn the other cheek and thereby can seem defenseless to the world that wants to take advantage of God’s people. However, our Father is indeed with us and will safeguard us even when we suffer. He will raise us to live in a new heaven and earth where we will be perfected in holiness and kept safe from all harm forever (Rev. 21). View Resource

  • Holiness and Godliness Devotional

    2 Peter 3:11–12

    We must not ever think that Peter’s call to hasten the day of the Lord through holy living means that the future is somehow unknown to the Lord or open to change for our God. However, we must also never think that our actions are not important to God. It is through the response of His people that God typically accomplishes His purposes. Therefore we must take the call to live holy lives seriously lest we are unprepared for the end of this present evil age. View Resource

  • Holiness and Justice Devotional

    Leviticus 10:1–3

    Many people complain that the doctrine of election is unfair and deny it because they think fairness demands that we all have the ability to believe the gospel. But if we are sinners, the one thing God would be fair to do would be to condemn us all to hell. It is only by grace that anyone is rescued from eternal damnation, so we should be grateful that the Lord is sovereign in salvation. Let us never fail to give Him thanks for choosing to redeem the undeserving. View Resource