• Tell the Truth Devotional

    Exodus 20:16

    Although we tolerate slander all too often, our Lord takes it very seriously. In fact, those who slander impenitently reveal a lack of saving faith in their hearts, and God says He will destroy them (Ps. 101:5). We commonly hear slander and gossip in the church about pastors, other Christian leaders, and fellow believers. We are responsible not to initiate such things and not to repeat them when others tell these things to us. View Resource

  • The Spirit of Truth Devotional

    John 14:16-17

    In order for us to be rightly related to God, we must know Him, and we cannot know Him if we are not concerned with the truths about Him taught in His Word. This is why believers must be concerned with God’s truth more than anything else. Love for the truth is something that the Holy Spirit must grant us, and hunger for the truth of God’s revelation is one sure sign that the Lord has done His work in us. Do you have a love for God’s truth? View Resource

  • Speaking the Truth Devotional

    Ephesians 4:25

    Matthew Henry writes, “Truth is a debt we owe to one another; and, if we love one another, we shall not deceive one another.” Christians must be known for their love of the truth and the trustworthiness of their speech. When we lie and gossip, we bear false witness to the God of truth who has transformed our hearts to love and serve Him. May we seek to tell the truth to friends, family, fellow church members, and coworkers. May we also repent when we fail to do so. View Resource

  • The Deception of Empty Words Devotional

    Ephesians 5:6

    There are men and women struggling with sexual sin in all of our congregations. They want to please God and are seeking to mortify the flesh, and we should do all that we can to help them. This means creating an atmosphere where repentant sexual sinners feel that they can share their burdens without being seen as scum. If we are honest about our own sins without seeking to excuse them, other repentant sinners will feel welcome among us. View Resource

  • Speaking the Truth Devotional

    Ephesians 4:25

    Martin Luther purportedly said, “Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.” We cannot lie to others about the depth of our sin or the sin of others even if we know lies will maintain “peace” between different parties. We should own up to our failings and refuse to overlook those sins in others that inevitably lead to division. May we be willing to tell the truth even when it is difficult and hate falsehood even when it is easier to put up with lies. View Resource

  • The Needfulness of Truth and Love Devotional

    Ephesians 4:15-16

    Are you conscious of the intimate way in which you are connected to all other believers? Your sins and holiness impact other Christians, for you share an inseparable link to them (Eph. 4:15–16). One of the key motivations in our sanctification (growth in holiness) is the realization that our deeds affect others in the body of Christ. If we love them like we should, we will strive to mortify sin and glorify Jesus. View Resource

  • Twisting the Truth Devotional

    Acts 20:7-35

    How familiar are you with the creeds and confessions that your particular church or denomination follows? While these statements of faith are always subject to the final authority of Scripture, they were written to help believers understand what the Bible actually teaches, so it is a good thing for us to be familiar with them. Take some time this week to read part or all of the confession to which your church adheres. View Resource

  • Truth and Hope Devotional

    1 Corinthians 13:6-7

    All of us have experienced betrayals in our lives wherein somebody did not keep a promise or otherwise violated our trust. When God calls us to be trusting people, He knows that many will betray us, but that does not give us license to refuse to trust anyone in the future. May we ask God to give us good discernment when it comes to trusting others and to equip us to be trustworthy people ourselves. View Resource

  • The Riches of God’s Mystery Devotional

    Colossians 1:27

    It is all too easy for us to think of other people as lesser Christians than we are because of the way they dress, what they eat and drink, how knowledgeable they are about the finer points of theological arguments, and a host of other factors. We should always strive against this temptation to look down upon others, for Christ dwells in all who truly love Him, and He has given us all the same rights in His kingdom. View Resource

  • God is Truth Devotional

    John 14:6-7

    Standing for the truth can be difficult because it is often unpopular to stand for what the Word of God says when the culture around us is running as fast as it can away from the Lord’s timeless principles. That is why we need to pray continually for the courage to stand firm on the teaching of Scripture and search the Word of God that we might accurately know what it says. If we do not know what it teaches, we cannot stand for its truth. View Resource

  • Holy Truth Devotional

    1 Peter 2:22

    Of all the lies we might tell, the most dangerous are probably those lies we tell ourselves to make us believe we are not really sinning. Given our susceptibility to falling into sin, we must be extra careful to examine thoroughly the thoughts and intentions of our hearts. Let us think carefully about what we do and why we do it, so that we may not be liars to ourselves or others. View Resource

  • The Ninth Commandment Devotional

    Exodus 20:16

    Slander and gossip pervade our culture, and thus it is very easy to break the ninth commandment without being aware that we are actually doing anything wrong. As those who have been called out of the darkness of sin into God’s holy light, we Christians must be those who are most careful about what we say, not gossiping or repeating slander, always zealous to speak the truth to others. View Resource

  • Embracing the Truth Devotional

    Examine your own life: Are you tempted to embrace the thought patterns of the secular world in order to be modern and relevant in your thinking? Are you living an empty, discontent faith in monastic isolation? View Resource

  • Upholding the Truth Devotional

    1 Timothy 3:14-15

    John Calvin comments on the supporting function of the church of God: “Is not the Church the mother of all believers? Does she not regenerate them by the word of God, educate and nourish them through their whole life, strengthen, and bring them at length to absolute perfection?” The church supports the truth in presenting it faithfully to its members and holding them accountable to it. If we are not serving the church, we may find God’s truth less lovely. View Resource

  • The Sanctity of Truth Devotional

    Deuteronomy 5:20

    The times when a lie will be an instrument of righteousness will obviously not be common, and thus this principle cannot be invoked under any ordinary circumstance. The Lord requires us to tell the truth in our relationships. Think about a contract you may have broken, or a promise to a friend, child, or spouse you have not kept. Go today and make amends by keeping your righteous obligation, no matter what it is. View Resource