• No Murderer Devotional

    1 John 3:14–15

    How comfortable are you in hating other professing Christians? Do you hold grudges? Do you purposefully avoid speaking to believers whom you dislike? Do you recount all the wrongs someone has done to you even after they have apologized? Ask the Lord to help you search your heart and to make you distressed when you hate another Christian. If you presently hate someone, perform an act of love for that person today as you ask God to change your heart. View Resource

  • Protect Human Life Devotional

    Exodus 20:13

    Ending the practice of abortion-on-demand seems like an insurmountable task, and it is if all we have to trust in is ourselves. But we trust in the Lord, and we are bound to fight for what is right, knowing that He will honor our struggle. There are many fronts on which we can fight abortion in our culture, including electing pro-life politicians, supporting crisis pregnancy centers, promoting adoption, and caring for unwed mothers in our churches and communities. View Resource

  • A Required Reckoning Devotional

    Genesis 9:5–7

    John Calvin writes in his commentary on today’s passage: “No one can be injurious to his brother without wounding God himself.” As we have seen already, how we treat others reveals what we really think of the Lord (James 3:5b–10). Furthermore, while physical murder is most heinous, we have already violated God’s law if we have cursed another (Matt. 5:21–22). Think of a person of whom you have wished ill. Repent of this attitude and seek to bless that individual. View Resource

  • The Scope of the Sixth Commandment Devotional

    Matthew 5:21–26

    The sixth commandment does not forbid all anger, for there is a place for righteous anger, as we will discuss next week. But the sixth commandment warns us that what we consider righteous anger may very well be sinful anger, and we must guard our hearts lest bitterness and unjust anger take root. We must implore the Spirit to help us forgive others and to make us willing to hear His conviction when we are feeling unjust anger. View Resource

  • The Sixth Commandment Devotional

    Deuteronomy 5:17

    Some have expressed legitimate concern as to whether capital punishment is always applied in a just manner under our legal system. That is far different, however, from saying that capital punishment is inherently unjust, oppressive, and barbaric. God, in His covenant with Noah that applies to all mankind, has told us that capital punishment is the required penalty for first-degree murder. We abolish it at the expense of human safety and obedience to our Creator. View Resource

  • The Sixth Commandment Devotional

    Exodus 20:13

    Ephesians 4:26 tells us that there are times when we may be righteously angry, but distinguishing this from the kind of malice forbidden in the sixth commandment can be quite difficult. We must be cautious when we find ourselves angry with other people, asking ourselves whether we are right to be so mad. May we in our anger not wish harm upon other people, but that they would see the error of their ways and come to repentance. View Resource