• The Good News of God’s Reign Devotional

    Isaiah 52:1–12

    Restoration requires faith in the Lord, but we are not able to muster up in ourselves faith that will persevere to the end. We need an atonement that covers even our unbelief, and God must create in us new hearts, granting us the faith He demands (Eph. 2:8–10). When the Lord changes a person’s heart, that person puts his faith in Him, for this is the natural response of a new heart that is inclined toward Him. But that heart—and thus the faith that springs from it—is the gift of God. View Resource

  • Our Highest Calling Devotional

    Isaiah 52:7

    The highest calling that any of us will ever have is to be a witness to the gospel. Some of us are called to witness to the gospel full time as ordained preachers and teachers of God’s Word. Others of us will witness to the gospel in the course of fulfilling other vocations. Let us thank God for this high calling and ask Him to give us the courage to proclaim the gospel where He has put us. View Resource

  • The Suffering Servant Devotional

    Isaiah 52:13–53:3

    John Calvin comments on today’s passage as to why salvation through the Suffering Servant is so despised the world over: “The loftiness of the mystery is a reason why it scarcely obtains credit in the world. It is reckoned to be folly, because it exceeds all human capacities.” Achieving exaltation through suffering is a strange thing indeed. It is foolishness in our way of doing things, but it is wisdom in God’s economy. We should never diminish the scandal of the cross. View Resource

  • Bearing Our Iniquity Devotional

    Isaiah 52:13–53:12

    Though the costs we incur to forgive are real, they by no means approach the high price Jesus had to pay to extend His grace to us. We should therefore forgive others willingly, refusing to hold the full cost of their sins over their heads (whether or not they ask for our pardon). When we withhold forgiveness, we fail to imitate our Creator, who suffered the death of His Son, which Son died for us while we were yet sinners (Rom. 5:6–8). View Resource