• God Highly Exalted Devotional

    Psalm 113

    God’s choice to raise the poor and needy from the dust to sit with royalty does not mean He does not do the same for the wealthy. In light of the entire witness of Scripture, we understand that the poor whom the Lord exalts are the “poor in spirit” (Matt. 5:3), those who recognize that they come to God empty-handed, as people who have no righteousness of their own. By the Holy Spirit, rich and poor alike can recognize their need of salvation and find redemption in Christ View Resource

  • The Centrality of Passover Devotional

    Numbers 9:1–14

    The importance of the Passover to the life of the old covenant people of God should clue us in on the centrality of the new covenant sacraments to the Christian life. These ordinances are not to be neglected but are to be attended when they are celebrated, for in them we have special remembrances of our salvation, and through them the Father strengthens our faith, union with Christ, and our unity with one another. View Resource

  • The Lord’s Passover Devotional

    Exodus 12:1–32

    Though not himself a Christian, Lord Alfred Tennyson captures the pervasiveness of sin in his poem “The Holy Grail”: “In me lived a sin / So strange, of such a kind, that all of pure, / Noble and knightly in me twined and clung / Round that one sin, until the wholesome flower / And poisonous grew together, each as each, not to be plucked asunder.” As the redeemed of Christ, let us strive to confess and thus pull out our sins by the root. View Resource

  • The Lord’s Supper Devotional

    Matthew 26:26–29

    Jesus says that His blood is poured out for “many,” not for “all” (Matt. 26:28). His death is not effectual for all people who have ever lived; Christ’s death is effectual only for His people, securing eternal salvation for all those who trust in the promises of God through Him. Because He has made an atonement for all those in Him, our pursuit of holiness is not in vain, for Christ is transforming us into His image as we work out our salvation (Phil. 2:12–13). View Resource

  • Jesus Predicts His Betrayal Devotional

    Matthew 26:20–25

    Calvin reminds us to “always place before our minds the providence of God, which Judas himself, and all wicked men — though it be contrary to their wish, and though they have another end in view — are compelled to obey.” The Lord is able to bring about what He wills even through the wicked deeds of men. We should therefore trust that He is working out His good purposes for His people even as others do evil to us (Rom. 8:28). View Resource

  • Preparing for the Passover Devotional

    Matthew 26:17–19

    Some preachers and scholars have long portrayed Jesus as a helpless victim of events, one who is caught off-guard by His arrest and crucifixion. Today’s passage, among many others, indicates that this view is mistaken. Our Savior’s death is no accident of history, it occurred according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God and of His Christ. He is the sovereign Lord of history who controls all things even until this very day. View Resource

  • The Passover Devotional

    Hebrews 11:27–28

    The wrath of men is only temporary, but the wrath of God is eternal. Therefore, we should not be afraid to face the wrath of men. At times, however, we are more afraid of men than we are of God. If there are wicked men in your life whom you fear, ask the Lord to strengthen you to stand for Him despite the harassment you may receive. View Resource