• Choosing Friends Wisely Devotional

    Proverbs 22:24–25

    Today’s passage is not a call for us to withdraw entirely from the world (1 Cor. 5:9–10); rather, it is a wise admonition for us to be discerning in our friendships. It is one thing to be friends with a person who has a bad temper, understands his problem, and is working to get it under control, but it is something far different to be friends with one who shows no understanding of his anger and who does not care in the least to control it. May we be wise in choosing our friends. View Resource

  • God’s Call to Kiss His Son Devotional

    Psalm 2:7–12

    It is not difficult to get people to say nice things about Jesus when the only Jesus they know is the gentle Jesus of popular culture who makes no demands on anyone. That is not the Jesus of Scripture. We live in an era of divine patience, when God is holding back His wrath so that many may be saved. But make no mistake, this patience is not eternal. Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, will execute His wrath at the appointed time. Today is the day of salvation, tomorrow the day of wrath.

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  • Judgment and Salvation Devotional

    Isaiah 59:14–21

    We who have been purchased by Christ might sometimes feel like we should just go along with the unrighteousness around us. Yet though the cost of following the Lord is great, and may even be greater in the days ahead, we should never lose hope and think our suffering is in vain. For as Isaiah also says in today’s passage, “a Redeemer will come to Zion” (Isa. 59:20). God will intervene to vindicate us, revealing to the whole world on the last day that we made the right choice in obeying Him. View Resource

  • The Revelation of God’s Wrath Devotional

    Romans 1:18

    John Murray was one of the most influential Reformed theologians of the twentieth century. In his commentary on Romans, Murray says in his exposition of 1:18 that “wrath is the holy revulsion of God’s being against that which is the contradiction of his holiness.” When sin comes near our holy God, the inevitable consequence is the outpouring of His holy and perfect wrath. Unless we know God’s holiness, we will not know the gravity of our sin or the majesty of His character. View Resource

  • Vessels of Destruction Devotional

    Romans 9:14–24

    Many misunderstand Reformed theology to say that God forces some to go to hell against their will. Though God does indeed pass over some people, He never acts apart from their desires. In our natural state since the fall, all men truly desire hell because they truly desire evil. Some of these He passes over, but in mercy He has chosen to change the desires of others so that they will love Him forever. Thank God for mercifully changing your heart. View Resource