• Love for God’s Law Devotional

    Psalm 119:97–104

    We live in a lawless age that disdains boundaries and restrictions. Thus, the notion of loving God’s law seems quite strange to the unbeliever. Yet it should never seem strange to us. If God by His Spirit has poured His love into our hearts (Rom. 5), then we will love whatever reflects His character. We will love His law because it shows us who He is, and He is altogether lovely. Do you love God’s law? Pray that the Lord would increase in your heart your love for His law. View Resource

  • Proper Meditation Devotional

    Psalm 119:97–104

    Meditating on a text in light of Christ is more than just thinking on how it speaks to who He is and what He did. In fact, meditating on it in light of Christ means to consider how it speaks to Christian ethics and Christian theology, some of what constitutes those pure and commendable things that we are to think on (Phil. 4:8–9). Studying these topics can help you meditate more profitably on Scripture. View Resource

  • God’s Revealed Will Devotional

    Psalm 119:105

    If we have diligently searched the Scriptures and discover that we have several legitimate options for a spouse, vocation, place to live, and so on, then we are to choose the one we like best. This is one way the Bible sets us free. God sets certain parameters, but within these boundaries there are often many godly paths we can take. If we have earnestly studied Scripture, we can choose among many solid options without worrying about transgressing His will. View Resource

  • The Revealer Devotional

    Psalm 119:105

    All of us have asked the question: What is God’s will for my life? This query is usually posed when we are selecting a vocation or spouse. Specific answers to these questions for each individual are not given in Scripture, but God’s Law does give us principles by which we can make decisions pleasing to Him in these and all other areas. Make it your aim to memorize the Ten Commandments that you might know the principles that please the Lord. View Resource

  • The Joy of God’s Law Devotional

    Psalm 119:105–112

    We must be diligent to fight against sin, putting it to death for the sake of our very lives (Rom. 6:13). However, we cannot fight against sin unless God has already brought us to spiritual life, which can never be lost (John 6:37–40). Thus, the desire to fight against sin, motivated by love for God and His law, proves that we are in Christ. Although true Christians fall into sin, the persevering desire to fight sin shows that we belong fully and finally to Jesus and are heirs of eternal life. View Resource

  • A Lamp to Our Feet Devotional

    Psalm 119:105–112

    By the Spirit’s work in our hearts, we should regularly renew our commitment to remain faithful to our Creator. As we seek to understand the Lord’s ways as they are revealed in His Word, He will grant us comprehension as we determine to do what He says. We will not be perfect in this, of course, but we should see a general determination to do all that the Lord has commanded us to do throughout our lives. May God grant us the grace to do what He commands. View Resource

  • The Single-Minded Law of God Devotional

    Psalm 119:113–120

    John Calvin comments, “If godliness does not increase in us in proportion to the sense and experience we have of God’s grace, we betray base ingratitude.” The greater the ways in which the Lord rescues us from our foes, the more faithful to His commands we should seek to be. Given the incalculably great redemption purchased by Christ, those who have experienced it will feel such a sense of gratitude that they will seek to obey Him and quickly repent when they fall short. View Resource

  • When Others Don’t Keep God’s Law Devotional

    Psalm 119:129–136

    It is easy to see the decline of biblical virtue around us and lash out merely in anger and dismay. While there is a proper place for righteous anger, we should never let our rage at people’s failure to obey God’s law keep us from mourning for their sin and praying for their repentance. Let us ask the Lord to develop within us a heart that mourns for lost people and for the profaning of His name in this world. View Resource

  • Faithful Obedience Devotional

    Psalm 119:137–144

    In many places around the world, Christians have long had to deal with being a part of the “small and despised” minority. In the West, we find that although many people still profess some form of Christianity, it is increasingly difficult to remain faithful to Christ without suffering some form of scorn or derision. As we are faithful in such circumstances, however, we are assured of our faith, and God strengthens our resolve to serve Him. View Resource

  • The Nearness of God in His Word Devotional

    Psalm 119:145–152

    Although we do not always feel as if God is near to us, we can be sure that He always draws close to His people when they study His Word and hear it preached. The Holy Spirit attends the reading and hearing of His Word, instructing us, convicting us, and conforming us to the image of Jesus. We do not need to look for special “mountaintop” experiences to know that God is near, for He is always near in His Word. View Resource

  • Seeking God’s Statutes Devotional

    Psalm 119:153–160

    We will not be saved by our own keeping of the law, for we are sinners and cannot keep the law perfectly. However, exposure to the law of God is necessary for salvation, for it is by the law that the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and prepares us for the gospel. As many have said, you cannot know the good news of grace without first knowing the bad news of the condemnation under which we stand as lawbreakers. Let us encourage our churches in the preaching and teaching of God’s law. View Resource