• The Blessedness of Keeping God’s Law Devotional

    Psalm 119:1-8

    John Calvin comments, “We must not be influenced by our own designs, nor decide, according to carnal reason, what we are to do, but must at once come to the determination, that they who turn not aside, either to the right hand or the left, from the observance of God’s commandments, are indeed in the right path.” Wisdom comes to those who seek God and endeavor to follow His law of gratitude for His great salvation. View Resource

  • The Guidance of the Law Devotional

    Psalm 119:9–11

    We are not justified by attempting to keep the law of God. However, we grow in our sanctification as we seek to follow the law in the power of God’s Spirit. God’s law is a good gift to us so that we can learn what pleases Him. How are you seeking to know and to do God’s law in gratitude for your salvation? View Resource

  • God’s Word in the Heart Devotional

    Psalm 119:9-16

    When we have the Word of God hidden in our hearts, we are equipped to resist temptation because we are better able to discern what is truly good from that which is not good or edifying. We also acquire the wisdom for navigating the treacherous roads in our lives, enabling us to steer clear of problems that can entice us to sin. Are you making regular time for the study of God’s Word in your life both privately and as part of the corporate body of Christ? View Resource

  • A Longing for God’s Word Devotional

    Psalm 119:17–24

    Persevering in affection for God’s law is difficult when we suffer for loving His Word, but such perseverance is the only way that we will keep ourselves in His Word and find the blessing of wisdom and guidance. We should be praying regularly for God to increase and sustain our love for His Word, and we should press through in study even when we feel as if our fervor for His revelation has weakened. as we do this, we will be blessed for our commitment. View Resource

  • The Power and Desire to Obey Devotional

    Psalm 119:25–32

    John Calvin comments, “This passage tells us, when God has once enlarged our hearts, there will be no lack of power, because, along with proper affection, he will furnish ability, so that our feet will be ready to run.” We cannot serve the Lord through simple resolve; rather, He must empower us by His Spirit and strengthen our desire to keep His commandments. reading God’s Word is not enough. We must also ask Him to enable us to obey it. View Resource

  • A Heart Inclined to God’s Law Devotional

    Psalm 119:33-40

    Scripture is clear that God created man “very good,” willing and able to love and serve Him (Gen. 1:31a). Scripture is also clear that since the fall, humanity does not exist in this very good state. Instead, our created goodness has been marred so that we are unwilling and unable to live faithfully unto the Lord apart from divine grace. Thanks be to God; without asking us, He changes our hearts so that we will love Him. Thanks be to God that He also strengthens our love for Him. View Resource

  • Saved to Testify Devotional

    Psalm 119:41-48

    When we are in a right relationship with the Lord, we see His law as a law of freedom. Having been freed from the burden of having to keep the law perfectly for our justification—for Christ has done that in our place—we are able to rejoice in the law as it establishes boundaries that help keep us safe from sin. We find freedom in being able to identify by the law what is truly sin and no longer feel false guilt when we do something that we once wrongly thought that God forbids. View Resource

  • The Word of God in Times of Trouble Devotional

    Psalm 119:49-56

    John Calvin writes, “If we meditate carefully on [God’s] word, we shall live even in the midst of death, nor will we meet with any sorrow so heavy for which it will not furnish us with a remedy.” God’s Word assures us that if we are faithful to Him, He will bless us (Deut. 28:1–14), but it also gives us the good news that though we are incapable of being perfectly faithful to Him, He is faithful to us. He has given us Christ, in whom all blessings are guaranteed for those who rest in Him alone. View Resource

  • Not Forgetting God’s Law Devotional

    Psalm 119:57-64

    Today, the church is in desperate need of recovering its confidence in the Word of God. Special programs, popular music, and other such things alone, as well-intentioned as they might be, are not the means by which God saves His people. Christ builds His church through the preaching of the gospel, and so we must make faithful preaching and teaching of the Word of the Lord a clear priority in our local congregations. View Resource

  • The Word of God and Affliction Devotional

    Psalm 119:65–72

    The author of Hebrews tells us that God’s discipline may seem painful at the moment, but the lasting harvest of righteousness that it creates is well worth all the trouble we must endure (Heb. 12:3–11). Not all of the pain we endure is direct discipline for particular sins, but the Lord uses all of it to conform us to His Word and to enable us to learn His law. Are you suffering right now? ask the Lord to help you learn His Word and His love in the midst of it. View Resource

  • God’s Word, Affliction, and Glory Devotional

    Psalm 119:73–80

    Fear of the divine without knowledge of divine truth is superstition, for superstitious people have some kind of “fear” or “anxiety” regarding divine forces. Knowledge of divine truth without fear of the divine is dead orthodoxy, knowledge about God without knowledge of God. If in our affliction we do not return to God’s Word, we are in danger of the former. But if we do not seek His face as we return to God’s Word, we are in danger of the latter. View Resource

  • God’s Sustaining Word Devotional

    Psalm 119:81–88

    We can by no means continue to believe in the promises of the Lord if we do not know what they are. Thus, we must return again and again to God’s life-giving Word, turning to it both when we feel like reading it and when we find it hard to pick up a Bible. The Lord will bless His people with strengthened faith when they seek to know and trust God’s promises, so let us memorize and meditate on His Word. View Resource

  • Fixed Truth Devotional

    Psalm 119:89

    That which is legally and morally permissible coincide perfectly in the law of God. His law is our fixed, unchanging standard for all ethical decision-making. It is forever fixed in the heavens, as today’s passage tells us (Ps. 119:89). No true Christian can be a moral relativist, for all those to whom God has granted faith and repentance know that His law is the absolute standard for right and wrong. View Resource

  • God’s Fixed and Enduring Word Devotional

    Psalm 119:89–96

    God’s steadfastness is seen clearly as He preserves His Word in the community of His people. Even in the days when God’s truth seems to be the last concern of the church, there is always a faithful remnant that is believing and handing down the promises of God. May we be part of that remnant that is so confident in God that we remain grounded firmly in the promises of His Word. View Resource

  • Finding Guidance in the Law Devotional

    Psalm 119:97–104

    How much do we love God’s law? The Psalms prove that true Christian piety involves a deep affection for God’s commandments. If we love God, we will have an abiding desire to study, understand, and know His law. View Resource