• God’s Covenant With Adam Devotional

    Genesis 2:15–17

    God demanded obedience of Adam, and He demands obedience of us. However, our obedience as sinners is not what secures for us the new covenant blessing of eternal life. Instead, the obedience of Christ on our behalf is why we will live forever when we believe in Him. We are still called to obey, but now it is in order to thank the Lord for eternal life, not to earn it. Let us thank God for the gift of heaven by serving Him faithfully. View Resource

  • Taking Care of Home Devotional

    Genesis 2:15

    Whether macroeconomics or microeconomics, the science of economics from a biblical perspective is about stewardship. Ultimately, everything that we own belongs to God. He graciously gives it to us for us to manage. Thus, we are responsible to use His resources to provide for our families, and we are to protect and increase what the Lord has given to us (Lev. 19:23–25; Prov. 13:22; 1 Cor. 9:7). God will hold us accountable for what we do with His creation. View Resource

  • God’s Glory in Creation Devotional

    Psalm 29

    Many people in this world profess to be atheists, denying that God exists because they say there is insufficient evidence for a Creator. We know, however, that there is no such thing as a true atheist. The created order itself bears abundant witness to a Creator who is a masterful designer, who intends for human beings to do what is right, and who is directing all of history to an appointed end—the full revelation of His glory. View Resource

  • Made for Eternity Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 3:11

    Those who do not know the Lord are driven to despair by the finitude of humanity because they find no hope for making sense of it all. Believers, however, are driven to humility. We grow ever more content that while we cannot understand comprehensively, we can understand truly and can rejoice in the particulars that the Lord has revealed. We realize that there are some things that only God can know, and we are happy to let Him be God and to let ourselves be creatures. View Resource

  • Lord Over Chance Devotional

    Proverbs 16:33

    Dr. R.C. Sproul has often said that there is no such thing as a “maverick molecule,” and Proverbs 16:33 is one of many passages that show this to be the case. What might look random and unplanned to us does not lie outside of the Lord’s sovereign control. He directs all things, which is greatly comforting. It assures us that He has a plan and purpose for every event, demonstrating that He can indeed work all things together for our good (Rom. 8:28). View Resource

  • The Tree of Life Devotional

    Genesis 2:1–16

    Adam and Eve’s expulsion from Eden was awful indeed, yet God’s grace was evident even in this punishment. For the Lord’s people, death is a release from the evils of this world, as eternal life in a fallen creation would also mean eternal pain. Death will be finally defeated when Christ returns, but until then even the horror of death is, paradoxically, a gracious gift to the Christian. While death is not in itself good, God does use it to free His people from further pain. View Resource

  • Creation Freed from Decay Devotional

    Romans 8:18–25

    Non-Christian environmentalism can be really a form of nature worship that elevates the creature over the Creator. Christians are to be good stewards of creation and look not to misuse it because they know the damage that pollution and other such things create makes it harder for others to see the glory of our Lord. We care for our own little corner of God’s world so that His glory can be seen readily in it. View Resource

  • The Testimony of Creation Devotional

    Job 38

    As we see in today’s passage, the Old Testament develops the theme of creation to show us that God is the true sovereign over all. The applications of this idea are too numerous to mention, but they include the fact that He is owed our obedience and that His Word is law even over those who break it. We are to subject ourselves to His authority each day of our lives and work by the power of His Spirit to conform our desires and actions to His standard. View Resource

  • God Creates the Universe Devotional

    Genesis 1:1–2:3

    What informs your understanding of the world around you? Do you seek meaning and value from the surrounding culture or do you look to God’s Word to give you these things? The worldview of the cultures in which we live can powerfully shape our understanding of what is good, true, and beautiful, but Scripture is to judge which of these beliefs are true and which are false. Let us look to God’s Word to define the meaning and purpose for our lives. View Resource

  • Salvation and Childbearing Devotional

    1 Timothy 2:15

    On Monday, we will look at what else Paul means in 1 Timothy 2:15. Dr. MacArthur also writes that “women have the privilege of leading many out of sin to godliness” (p. 1,784). Mothers, grandmothers, and other women who care for children profoundly shape their piety. If you are a mother, do you take this responsibility seriously? If you are not a mother, how can you help women lead covenant children in godliness? View Resource

  • The Crafty Serpent Devotional

    Genesis 3:1a

    Though we cannot comprehend the depths of the wisdom of God (Rom. 11:33), the Lord does ordain evil without Himself ever being the author of it. All things serve the sovereign, good purposes of God almighty (Prov. 16:4); thus, even the most awful circumstances we face are decreed by God for our good and His glory. Think of an evil perpetrated against you and ask God to reveal how you can be used in the situation to bring about the greater good of His glory. View Resource

  • Naked and Unashamed Devotional

    Genesis 2:24-25

    How closely does your marriage approximate Adam and Eve’s relationship in the garden? Do you try to meet your spouse’s desire for shame-free intimacy on all levels? Or do you ignore his or her emotional and physical needs? Take time to discuss your marriage with your spouse today, and seek ways you can serve one another better. If you are single, make amends with any other person you may have shamed in word or deed. View Resource

  • Taken Out of Man Devotional

    Genesis 2:21-23

    What is your opinion of the opposite sex? If you are a man, do you display a chauvinistic attitude in the way you talk to, or talk about, women? If you are a woman, do you dismiss men as oafish? Perhaps, whether you are male or female, you dishonor the other sex as made in the image of God by being overtly concerned with their physical appearance and not the qualities of their heart. If you have offended another in any of these ways, go and seek forgiveness. View Resource

  • The Man Gave Names Devotional

    Genesis 2:18-20

    While Adam’s needs remained incomplete until Eve was created, we should not think single people are less complete than those who are married. While marital fellowship is highly desirable, the call to celibate singlehood is valid and must be respected. The Lord can meet the need for relationships through friends and family even if a person never marries. If someone you know seems to struggle with loneliness, make an effort to befriend that person today. View Resource

  • The Garden of Eden Devotional

    Genesis 2:10-14

    John Calvin comments on Genesis 2:8 that Adam “had been bountifully enriched by the Lord with innumerable benefits, from the enjoyment of which he might infer the paternal benevolence of God.” Are you living a life of gratitude for the numerous spiritual and material blessings in your life? Make a list of seven of the most important things God has provided for you and spend time thanking Him for them today. View Resource