• The Wedding Feast Devotional

    Matthew 22:1–10

    Jesus tells us in Luke 12:48b that “everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.” The more we have been blessed with, the worse off we will be for rejecting our God’s gracious invitation. Are you squandering the gifts the Lord has given you and rejecting His feast through a refusal to put your time and talents to work for the kingdom? View Resource

  • Ejected From the Feast Devotional

    Matthew 22:11–14

    Matthew Henry comments, “Those, and those only, who put on the Lord Jesus, and to whom he is all in all, have wedding clothes.” Personal, saving trust in Christ is necessary to be a part of His banquet. Such faith perseveres until the end of life by feeding on the Word of God preached and read and the Word of God made visible in the sacraments. Take time daily to pray for consistency in your faith and make use of the means of grace to strengthen your trust in Jesus. View Resource

  • Giving Caesar His Due Devotional

    Matthew 22:15–22

    Our Lord’s teaching is a useful principle for understanding when it is lawful to obey the state. As long as it does not claim for itself the rights that appropriately belong to God, Christians must obey the ruling authorities. This means we obey even when we do not agree with their tax rates, speed limits, or regulation of other parts of our lives. Do you obey the government when no biblical principle is violated even if you do not like the laws of the land? View Resource

  • Marriage at the Resurrection Devotional

    Matthew 22:23–30

    Christ’s reply to the Sadducees tells us that resurrected life will not be exactly the same as life today. We do not know all of the differences, but Matthew 22:30 tells us that marriage will not be a part of the life to come. One scholar notes that the absence of marriage and its privileges does not mean that love will cease. Love will be perfected in the resurrection, and we will all love and be loved perfectly (Rev. 21:1–4). Imagine how wonderful that will be. View Resource

  • Without Deceit Devotional

    Matthew 22:23-33

    That the Bible is the Word of God leads to two inescapable conclusions, that it has no error and that it is absolutely binding. Have you ever overlooked a particular demand in the hope that it might be a mistake? Commit to following God’s Word not just when it is convenient to do so, but in all its parts, no matter the cost. View Resource

  • The God of the Living Devotional

    Matthew 22:31–33

    Luke 20:38 records some additional words Jesus spoke on this occasion: “All live to him [God].” This is a precious and comforting truth indeed. Death is not the end of life for God’s people; we will dwell with Him forever and enjoy the blessings of eternal life. Our Creator is the Lord of the living, not the dead, and He can remain the God of the living only if His people will be raised forever. Have you grasped the profound blessing of eternal life in Christ Jesus? View Resource

  • The Greatest Commandments Devotional

    Matthew 22:34–40

    “We learn from this, that God does not rest satisfied with the outward appearance of works, but chiefly demands the inward feelings, that from a good root good fruits may grow” (John Calvin). Love is not primarily a feeling, but Jesus certainly wants feeling and action to agree. We must act in a loving way even if the feeling is not present, but to feel love while acting is even better. Pray that your actions would always be a result of the love you possess. View Resource

  • Love for God and Neighbor Devotional

    Matthew 22:34–40

    Love of God and love of neighbor are connected. We cannot love God rightly if we do not love our neighbors, especially our fellow Christians, and we cannot love our neighbors rightly if we do not love God (1 John 4:20). As we grow in our sanctification, we must find ourselves loving both God and neighbor more and more. If we lack love, biblically defined, for either God or neighbor, we are not living a life that pleases our Creator. View Resource

  • Mind and Heart Devotional

    Matthew 22:37

    If you read the theological writings of the saints throughout church history, you will find that their tremendous intellectual content also contains doxology. These men and women loved Christ with their minds and hearts. Ask the Lord to help you love Christ with both your heart and mind. View Resource

  • Neither New nor Orthodox Devotional

    Matthew 22:37–38

    The so-called battle for the bible is not yet over. We continue to see people cast doubt on the veracity of Scripture, often in the name of helping unbelievers come to faith in Christ. but if we win people to a low view of Scripture, we will win them to a low view of the Savior who has inspired Scripture. May we remain firm in our conviction that the bible is God’s Word, and may we defend it in a way that honors Christ. View Resource

  • Neo-Orthodoxy Devotional

    Matthew 22:37–38

    We do well to remember that true faith is not merely an assent to propositions. It is also a living and active trust in the Lord Jesus. Yet we must never separate these two things, for we cannot truly assent to Scripture’s teaching without trusting in Jesus, nor can we really trust in Jesus without being persuaded by biblical propositions. As you endeavor to defend biblical authority, remember that we do this in order that we might have a firm foundation for trusting in Jesus. View Resource

  • David’s Lord Devotional

    Matthew 22:41–45

    Augustine wrote, “Christ is both David’s Son and David’s Lord: David’s Lord always, David’s Son in time. David’s Lord, born of the substance of his Father; David’s Son, born of the Virgin Mary, conceived by the Holy Spirit. Let us hold fast both” (Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, first series, vol. 6, pp. 400–401). Jesus is no mere man, He is the resurrected Lord of the universe. Let us unwaveringly hold fast to this confession of faith, which alone can save us. View Resource

  • The Wisdom of God Devotional

    Matthew 22:46

    Truth and wisdom are certainly depicted in logical propositions and abstract concepts. Yet the revelation of the wisdom of God in the person of Jesus Christ must remind us that we have not found wisdom if all we know are propositions and concepts. God’s wisdom is personal and available only through a personal relationship with the Lord Himself. What are you doing to develop your relationship with Jesus as well as your wisdom? View Resource

  • The Wisdom of God Devotional

    Matthew 22:46

    Truth and wisdom are certainly depicted in logical propositions and abstract concepts. Yet the revelation of the wisdom of God in the person of Jesus Christ must remind us that we have not found wisdom if all we know are propositions and concepts. God’s wisdom is personal and available only through a personal relationship with the Lord Himself. What are you doing to develop your relationship with Jesus as well as your wisdom? View Resource