• Loving God by Loving Christ Devotional

    Matthew 10:37–39

    Adherents of other religions may do many good deeds in the name of God. They may even think that they are praying to Him when they beseech the Creator. But in doing all these things, they are really committing idolatry. There is only one way to worship and serve the one true God: through His Son Jesus Christ. We must, therefore, love Him for the entirety of our lives and call others to do the same. View Resource

  • Doxology: The Goal of Theology Devotional

    Ephesians 3:20-21

    Knowing about the Lord is pointless without worship and praise. After all, the Devil knows far more about God than we do, and yet this knowledge gives him no benefit because he refuses to bow the knee in humble adoration (James 2:19). Let us continually ask ourselves whether our study of theology is making us more arrogant and eager to pick fights with those less knowledgeable, or if it is making us worship the Lord in humility. View Resource

  • Christ’s Word and the Believer Devotional

    Colossians 3:16-17

    Paul closes out Colossians 3:17 by reminding us to do everything in the name of Jesus. This entails not merely an action accompanied by an audible expression of “in Jesus name”; rather, to do something in His name is to act in the ways the apostle has described in verses 12–17. As we live ever-thankful lives for the love God has shown us, we will be humble, kind, patient, meek, and forgiving, and thereby act in Christ’s holy name. View Resource

  • Causing Parents to Rejoice Devotional

    Proverbs 23:24–25

    Parents who still have children at home should take every opportunity they can to make sure they learn the teachings of our holy faith. Catechism memory, home devotionals, Sunday school, and Lord’s Day worship are all opportunities for children to learn what pleases God. Adult children can seek to learn from their godly parents through initiating conversations about spiritual things, studying the Bible together. View Resource

  • Special Garments for Aaron Devotional

    Exodus 28

    God was never meant to dwell permanently in a house but to dwell within His people. In becoming incarnate, in “tabernacling” among us as the Greek of John 1:14 may be translated, the eternal Son of God came to live in and among human beings. We should be grateful that our God took on our experience and sanctified it to anoint us as priests to Him forever (Rev. 5:8–10). That Jesus came among us assures us that He lives within us. View Resource

  • A Reasonable Response Devotional

    Romans 12:1–2

    God is not interested in just a portion of our time, energy, thoughts, or money; rather, He wants it all. This does not mean that we cannot enjoy what He has given us, but it does mean that we must have a continual attitude of thankfulness toward Him for our blessings. Offering ourselves as living sacrifices also means that we continually think on Him and those things that are pure, lovely, and commendable (Phil. 4:8). View Resource

  • Emulating the Model of Worship Devotional

    In your devotional time today, try some of the forms of praise and worship described in Psalm 150. View Resource

  • How to Worship Devotional

    John 4:1–45

    Do you find Sunday morning worship to be a delight or dull and dreary? Do you spend the service thinking about all the things you could be doing if you were not at church? Take time today to repent for those times you have not devoted proper attention to the Lord in worship. Remember that He is truly present among us when we gather together (Matt. 18:20) and let that be a compelling motivation to delight in Him in the presence of His people. View Resource

  • Laban’s Futile Search Devotional

    Genesis 31:33-35

    Duress makes false gods enticing. Those in dire financial straits may look to the lottery or corrupt politicians to save them. Men or women under pressure at work or at home may seek refuge in drugs, alcohol, or pornography. The terminally ill may follow those who promise healing while teaching a false gospel. Make sure you are surrounded by caring Christians who will help see you through difficulties and caution you against chasing after idols. View Resource

  • By the Word Devotional

    Romans 10:17

    If you fear your attempts to share the Gospel are without power, remember that God will indeed send His Spirit to empower His Word, no matter how feeble the preacher. As you study Scripture, ask Him to illumine their meaning, and when you doubt, devour His teachings all the more intently. If you faithfully attend Lord’s Day services, be encouraged that the Spirit uses the sermon, the sacraments, songs, and prayer to strengthen your faith. View Resource

  • A Sacrifice of Praise Devotional

    Hebrews 13:15

    In light of the great sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf, the appropriate response is one of worship and praise. As we glorify God, we are strengthened; and we testify to the reality that one day, all of creation will worship Him. As you go about your day today, take time to offer up sacrifices of praise to the Lord. View Resource

  • Regulations for Worship Devotional

    Hebrews 9:1–5

    Although it is not emphasized here, the Bible makes it clear that Jesus is the true Temple of God. Just as God dwelt with His people in the temple under the old covenant, He has dwelt among us in the person of the incarnate Son of God. We are the body of Christ, and we can rejoice that God the Holy Spirit dwells among us today. View Resource

  • Singing Praises to God Devotional

    Exodus 15:1–21

    Read the song of Moses out loud. Imagine what it would have been like to sing this on the shore of the Red Sea just after God divided the waters and then destroyed the Egyptian army. Do you sense the joy and delight in the words? Read it out loud again if you have time. Praise God in this song, that your heard might be stirred. View Resource

  • Sacrifice from the Heart Devotional

    Psalm 50

    Read Matthew 12:1–13. What was the major concern of the Pharisees? What was Jesus’ concern? What does Jesus mean by “I desire mercy and not sacrifice” (see Hosea 6:6)? Examine your life and your practice of worship (corporate and private) and confess to God areas stained with hypocrisy. View Resource

  • From Praise to Praise Devotional

    Romans 11:11–36

    This principal, “To Him are all things,” is critical for our understanding. Remember that the great expanse of the universe, the intricacy and design of creation, the panoramic scope of history, even the great plan of redemption all find their ultimate meaning and significance not in the pleasure of man, but as they glorify God. View Resource