• God and King Devotional

    Psalm 21

    James 1:5–8 contains the incredible promise that the Lord will give wisdom to all who sincerely ask Him for it in faith. Ultimately, Christ is our wisdom, and He will never cast out anyone who comes to Him by faith alone (1 Cor. 1:30–31). God has given us Christ, the wisdom of His salvation; however, He also gives us wisdom to deal with our daily successes and failures. As we study the Wisdom Literature and seek the Lord’s face, He will make us wise. View Resource

  • The Hope of Final Judgment Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 3:16-17

    For believers, the knowledge that there is a day of perfect judgment coming fills us with hope. We understand that on that day everything will be set right. Every injustice will be overturned, and people will receive their due. Believers will receive heaven because they are so closely united to Christ that His perfect obedience and its due reward is reckoned as theirs (2 Cor. 5:21). Unbelievers will be condemned for their sin, for they are not covered by Jesus’ blood and righteousness. View Resource

  • Lord Over the Hearts of Men Devotional

    Proverbs 21:1

    The manner in which God exercises His providential rule is a mystery, but we know that He never directs us in such a way that we cease to be morally responsible for our actions. Though the Lord ordains whatsoever comes to pass, those who do evil are still held accountable for it. This is comforting, for it reminds us that God is working even the worst things for our good. Yet it is also sobering, reminding us that we cannot take for granted His grace in restraining us from sinning with abandon. View Resource

  • Walking in Wisdom Devotional

    Proverbs 28:26

    Because of the fall into sin, men and women are ever tempted to foolish self-reliance. They are prone to refuse to hear correction from the Lord and from wise people. If we would be wise, we must confess our foolishness to God, turn to Him in the name of Christ, and learn from His Word. We must also learn from those who have been walking with the Lord for a long time. Their example shows us what it means to walk in wisdom. View Resource

  • Walking with the Wise Devotional

    Proverbs 13:20

    Judas Iscariot walked with the very incarnation of God’s wisdom Himself, and yet he fell into grave sin. This shows that simply hanging around wise people is not enough to benefit from them. Instead, as we seek out wise friends and mentors, we must take care to learn from their wisdom, thinking carefully on what they say and asking many questions. If we do such things, God will enable us to benefit greatly from the wisdom of others. View Resource

  • Foolish Sons and Prudent Wives Devotional

    Proverbs 19:13-14

    If you are a married man, thank the Lord for the wisdom that your wife provides in the affairs of your home. If you are a married woman, pray that God would cause you to grow in wisdom so that your husband will find it easy to thank the Lord for you. If you are single man and looking for a spouse, ask the Father to bring you a prudent wife. If you are a single woman who wants to be married, pray that God would prepare you now to be a wife who is known for her wisdom. View Resource

  • The Blessedness of Keeping God’s Law Devotional

    Psalm 119:1-8

    John Calvin comments, “We must not be influenced by our own designs, nor decide, according to carnal reason, what we are to do, but must at once come to the determination, that they who turn not aside, either to the right hand or the left, from the observance of God’s commandments, are indeed in the right path.” Wisdom comes to those who seek God and endeavor to follow His law of gratitude for His great salvation. View Resource

  • Our Wisdom and God’s Devotional

    Proverbs 21:30-31

    God’s wisdom has the final say in all matters. No plan, no matter how well conceived or potent, can keep Him from accomplishing His purposes. His enemies can advance only as far as He allows, and what might look like victories on their part are ordained by the Lord as part of His plan to defeat them fully and finally. If we are in Christ, the undefeatable Lord is on our side. In that we can and must rejoice, for it means that our enemies cannot finally prevail. View Resource

  • Ecclesiastes and Solomon’s Song Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 12:14

    Ultimately, all of the Wisdom Books make one point: that life without God is meaningless and that only He can understand the creation fully and finally. The only way for us to find true wisdom of eternal significance is to turn to Him and His Word. Otherwise, whatever meaning we find is fleeting, whatever joys we have will come to dissatisfy us, and every love we have will not meet the needs of our souls. View Resource

  • The Wisdom of Job Devotional

    Job 42

    Wise people maintain the distinction between Creator and creature, recognizing that there are some matters where God has chosen to remain silent. They respect the Lord’s decision and do not try to speak where He has not spoken. They trust in His sovereignty and goodness, believing that He will be faithful to all of His promises. May that be true of us, that we might be wise and trustworthy servants of God. View Resource

  • Psalms Devotional

    Psalm 51

    One of the first manifestations of ungodly wisdom occurred in the garden of Eden just after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. Instead of turning to the Lord, our first parents hid from Him. That is not the model that Scripture gives us. Wise people know that they cannot truly run from God and that it is better to come to Him when they sin than to hide themselves. Only He can provide the forgiveness and the covering for our shame that we need when we have fallen. View Resource

  • Proverbs Devotional

    Proverbs 26

    The pair of proverbial sayings chosen for today’s passage shows us that many of these statements from the book of Proverbs are situation-specific. Sometimes a fool cannot be silenced by responding in kind, and at that point one must say nothing. But if the fool is teachable, responding in kind can be beneficial. How do you know which one applies? As with all proverbs, you have to know the kind of circumstances—the kind of person in this case—you are facing. View Resource

  • The Purpose of Wisdom Literature Devotional

    Proverbs 1:1-7

    James 1:5-8 contains the incredible promise that the Lord will give wisdom to all who sincerely ask Him for it in faith. Ultimately, Christ is our wisdom, and He will never cast out anyone who comes to Him by faith alone (1 Cor. 1:30-31). God has given us Christ, the wisdom of His salvation; however, He also gives us wisdom to deal with our daily successes and failures. As we study the Wisdom Literature and seek the Lord’s face, He will make us wise. View Resource

  • God’s Wisdom in the Gospel Devotional

    Romans 16:27

    Take some time today to reflect on the gospel—the message that Christ lived and died to cover your sins with His righteousness, cleanse you from sin by His blood, and give you peace with God. By faith alone in Christ alone, apart from any good works you might do, you enjoy the benefits of what Jesus has done. This is the gospel of grace, our only hope in life and death, and it reveals the sovereign majesty, holiness, and mercy of the Lord. View Resource