• Fostering Fear of God Devotional

    Ask God to give you filial fear for Him, an attitude of reverence, awe, and adoration. View Resource

  • The Fear of the Lord Devotional

    Proverbs 1:1–7

    In our casual culture we must take care that we always have a reverent fear of the Lord. While Jesus has made us His friends (John 15:15), we need to remember that His friendship is like none other, for He is worthy of our worship and praise. Meditating on the holiness and grace of God can help us maintain a reverent fear of Him, and we should take care in our speech how we speak of Him. As we reverence Him, He will give us wisdom. View Resource

  • The Purpose of Wisdom Literature Devotional

    Proverbs 1:1–7

    James 1:5-8 contains the incredible promise that the Lord will give wisdom to all who sincerely ask Him for it in faith. Ultimately, Christ is our wisdom, and He will never cast out anyone who comes to Him by faith alone (1 Cor. 1:30-31). God has given us Christ, the wisdom of His salvation; however, He also gives us wisdom to deal with our daily successes and failures. As we study the Wisdom Literature and seek the Lord’s face, He will make us wise. View Resource

  • Faith and Reason Devotional

    Proverbs 1:7

    Biblical faith is not believing in something without reason, it is believing the Lord because Scripture gives us every reason for trusting in Him. Faith is not antithetical to reason, for true rationality upholds an allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ. Take some time to consider how you would respond to the question: “Why are you a Christian?” Seek to be equipped to give reasons for the hope that is within you. View Resource

  • Heeding Godly Authorities Devotional

    Proverbs 1:8–9

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage, “Those are truly valuable, and shall be valued, who value themselves more by their virtue and piety than by their worldly wealth and dignity.” A life of wisdom gained by heeding the godly instruction of parents and others is a far greater adornment than the best jewels money can buy. Such a life evidences the presence of saving faith and will receive the Lord’s commendation, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” View Resource

  • The Enticement of Sinners Devotional

    Proverbs 1:10–19

    Proverbs 1:17 shows us that following after sin is foolish by comparing those who follow evildoers to fowlers trying to trap a bird. Ancient fowlers would sneak up behind birds on the ground and throw a net over them; they would never throw it while the birds were looking or flying, for the birds would see it and escape. Similarly, if we think we will catch a true prize by sinning, we are foolish. We might get some kind of temporary satisfaction, but lasting satisfaction will finally escape us. View Resource

  • The Dramatic Arts Devotional

    Proverbs 2:1–15

    The neopaganism promoted in today’s movies and television causes many believers to avoid these mediums altogether. While we must be careful about what we view, even drama can glorify God (1 Cor. 10:31). Ezekiel, for example, acted out the impending destruction of Jerusalem at the Lord’s behest (chap. 4). Consider a favorite movie and think about its impact on you. Talk with a friend about how this movie does, or does not, reflect a biblical worldview. View Resource

  • Straightening Our Paths Devotional

    Proverbs 3:5–6

    Hindsight, as they say, is always twenty-twenty. When we find ourselves in the place where the Lord wants us, we can often look back and see that the circuitous path it took us to get there was actually perfectly straight, that what seemed like twists and turns at the time were necessary steps along the road. When we feel as if we are wandering, we must remember that if we are trusting in God, He is actually guiding us on His straight path. View Resource

  • Being Truly Wise Devotional

    Proverbs 3:7–8

    Matthew Henry comments, “There is not a greater enemy to the power of religion, and the fear of God in the heart, than conceitedness of our own wisdom.” When we think we know better than the Lord, we have already fallen into sin, and things can only get worse from there. That we might not trust in ourselves above God, we must continually turn to His Word, confess our foolishness, and seek to learn from others who are wiser than we are. View Resource

  • Honoring God with Your Wealth Devotional

    Proverbs 3:9–10

    The truth of Proverbs 3:9–10 is seen ultimately in the new heaven and earth where we all will possess a mansion (John 14:2 KJV). Moreover, the incredible truth of the gospel is that God makes us into His firstfruits, the first and best of what is given to Him. As James 1:18 states, the Lord has brought us forth as firstfruits. Our giving to God and His work is a tangible expression of the trust by which the Lord makes us into the first and best of what He owns. View Resource

  • The Discipline of the Lord Devotional

    Proverbs 3:11–12

    God does not delight in seeing His children suffer; rather, He imposes discipline for the greater good of our maturity in Christ. The discipline that we feel for our sin is not a sign that God hates us or is “out to get us.” Instead, it is proof positive that He loves us and wants us to grow strong in Him. Do you find yourself under the discipline of the Lord this day? Pray that you would learn the lesson you need to learn from your suffering. View Resource

  • Wisdom and Life Devotional

    Proverbs 3:13–18

    Our forebears rejected God’s wisdom in Eden, but in His grace He has made a way for mankind to feast on the treasures of Christ so that we might eat from the Tree of Life forevermore. All of us who trust in Jesus alone for salvation enjoy this wisdom that guarantees eternal life, and we have a responsibility to let others know how they too can find this wisdom in Him. Let us show forth how much we treasure this wisdom by sharing the gospel with others. View Resource

  • The Trap of Adultery Devotional

    Proverbs 5:1–14

    Adultery is not the unforgivable sin. Those who commit it will be forgiven by God if they repent. Nevertheless, adultery always has destructive consequences. It can lead to divorce. It can bring an end to a person’s good name. It can lead children to lose respect for a parent who has committed adultery. It can lead to the loss of a job. That adultery can lead to these consequences must be remembered. Though there is hope in forgiveness, adultery brings destruction. View Resource

  • Standing Firm Against Adultery Devotional

    Proverbs 5:15–20

    Matthew Henry comments, “Let him that is married take delight in his wife, and let him be very fond of her, not only because she is the wife that he himself has chosen and he ought to be pleased with his own choice, but because she is the wife that God in his providence appointed for him and he ought much more to be pleased with the divine appointment, pleased with her because she is his own.” God gave us our spouses; let us rejoice in them. View Resource

  • Our Ways Before the Lord Devotional

    Proverbs 5:21

    The good that we do will not save us; only the perfect righteousness of Christ can do that. However, the Lord is still pleased to reward His people for what they do in serving Jesus. Since God ponders our paths, we know that He sees all of the good that we do in Jesus’ name, so even if it is not recognized now, it will be recognized on the last day. We can be content to let much of our service remain secret because we know the One who sees in secret will reward us (Matt. 6:4). View Resource