• Proclaimed by the Prophets Devotional

    Jeremiah 23:5–6

    Muslims, Mormons, and many other groups all claim to have a revelation that stands in continuity with what the Old Testament prophets originally wrote. Yet their perversions of the biblical stories and embrace of unbiblical doctrines, such as the Mormon affirmation of polytheism, prove that they do not have a true revelation at all. We are to judge the truth of what someone proclaims by whether it stands in harmony with God’s revelation. View Resource

  • The Power of God’s Word Devotional

    Jeremiah 23:9–40

    Fire and hammers destroy and demolish—so we should expect the Word of God to afflict our consciences and bring us to the end of ourselves. Yet fire and hammers also refine and shape—so we should expect Scripture also to purify us and build us up in godliness. As Christians, we need to experience both aspects of God’s Word, and we need to preach both the afflictions and comforts of Scripture to ourselves and to those around us. View Resource

  • Divine Omnipresence Devotional

    Jeremiah 23:23–24

    God’s omnipresence is a comforting truth. If God is everywhere, then we know He is never far away and can come quickly to our aid. Because He is present everywhere, we can know that He is acting in each and every place according to His holy will for our good and to achieve His purposes. This is true even when He seems to be far away. View Resource

  • God is Everywhere Devotional

    Jeremiah 23:23–24

    The doctrine of ubiquity or omnipresence has several practical benefits for the Christian. First, we are assured that the Lord is faithful to be with us and sustain us even when we feel like we are far away from Him. Also, if He seems far off from us, it may be that He is disciplining us because of our sin, and so we should examine ourselves to see if we need to repent. Take some time to look at yourself today and repent of any sin, knowing that He is always present. View Resource

  • Seventy Years of Exile Devotional

    Jeremiah 25

    John Calvin also writes on this passage that “there is a great difference between these and God’s servants, who, when anything is commanded them, seek to render that obedience which they ought—all such are faithful servants.” Although all people, in some way, serve the Lord’s sovereign will, only those who do so because they love God will be rewarded. Let us pray that we will always be those who follow the Lord willingly and eagerly. View Resource

  • Jeremiah Versus Hananiah Devotional

    Jeremiah 28

    Jeremiah evaluates Hananiah’s message in today’s passage according to the true prophets who had preceded him. This is essentially the practice of sola Scriptura in an old covenant context. Like Jeremiah, we are to evaluate teachers based on what God has revealed in His word, not ignoring what believers have said about doctrine throughout history but also not becoming a slave to the traditions of men. Let us judge all things by Scripture and its teachings. View Resource

  • Life in Exile Devotional

    Jeremiah 29

    First Peter 2:11 speaks of Christians as exiles in this world, for though we are citizens of the heavenly kingdom, we are right now living in a foreign land. Thus, Jeremiah’s words in today’s passage are instructive for how we are to live until Jesus returns. We are to seek the welfare of the land in which we live, which means that we should pray for our leaders, become informed voters, and even, if we are so called, work within the halls of government for the good of our country. View Resource

  • John Calvin Devotional

    Jeremiah 29:13–14

    Once God has sovereignly transformed our heart, our goal must be to offer it back to Him both promptly and sincerely. Take some time to examine yourself for any insincerity on your part towards the Lord. In prayer, ask Him to help you always be sincere in your relationship with Him and offer up your heart to Him today. View Resource

  • New Hope for God’s People Devotional

    Jeremiah 31:1–30

    Surely, God’s words “I have loved you with an everlasting love” are among the most comforting in all of Scripture. Although they should not lead us to presume upon His grace, they do remind us that the transgressions of His elect do not change His disposition of love to His people. Our sin truly displeases Him, and He will discipline us for it. But if we are truly in Christ, transgressing His law will not cause Him to hate us. Let us be thankful for this constant love and obey Him in gratitude for it. View Resource

  • The Covenant Of Grace Fulfilled Devotional

    Jeremiah 31:31–34

    The process of God’s writing His law on our hearts begins in this life but is not completed until our glorification. Christians grow slowly but surely in their willingness to obey and to repent for even the smallest sins, and at Christ’s return, the covenant of grace will be consummated in a new heaven and earth where righteousness dwells (2 Peter 3:13). Until then we pursue holiness, anticipating that great day to come. View Resource

  • The New Covenant Devotional

    Jeremiah 31:31–40

    John Calvin writes, “God speaks to us now openly, as it were face to face, and not under a veil, as Paul teaches us, when speaking of Moses, who put on a veil when he went forth to address the people in God’s name… . Under the Gospel … the veil is removed, and God in the face of Christ presents himself to be seen by us.” Both covenants teach the same thing—the Lord saves us by grace alone. But the new covenant shows God’s love in a way not seen under the old covenant. View Resource

  • The Everlasting Covenant With David Devotional

    Jeremiah 33:14–26

    When God makes a covenant, He always keeps the stipulations He has imposed upon Himself. Our Father promised to set David’s offspring before Him forever, and this is the promise He has kept in Christ Jesus our Lord. When we doubt that our Creator will fulfill His Word, let us remember that He kept His promise to put a righteous son of David on the throne forever. If He could do that, given the corruption of men in David’s line such as Zedekiah, surely there is nothing He cannot do for us. View Resource

  • The Levitical Priests Devotional

    Jeremiah 33:17–18

    Even on those occasions when God does not reveal conditions explicitly, we can be sure that His ultimate blessings work through the means of our faith and repentance. This faith and repentance is not something we create but is rather the gift of the Lord (Eph. 2:8–9), and if He gives us these things, we will surely repent and believe. Each time we repent and resolve to trust God we are revealing our election and can be assured of our salvation. View Resource

  • Jehoiakim Burns the Word of God Devotional

    Jeremiah 36

    Jehoiakim tried to destroy the Word of God, showing the hardheartedness of king and people that made the exile inevitable. He was not the first ruler to try and destroy the Bible, and he would not be the last. But the endurance of God’s Word is seen in that Jeremiah’s words were not lost but rather preserved by the Lord at His command (Jer. 36:27–32). The preservation of Scripture throughout history is one proof that our God reigns. View Resource

  • The Fear of Men Devotional

    Jeremiah 38

    The fear of men is perhaps the strongest obstacle to doing the will of God faithfully. Whether we fear what men will say about us or what they will do to us, we are prone to act on that fear and refrain from keeping God’s commands. However, if we fear the Lord more than we fear men, there is nothing that can keep us from serving Him faithfully. Let us cultivate a true fear of God, meditating on His holiness and sovereignty, that we might be ever ready to serve Him. View Resource