• Faith in Times of Crisis Devotional

    Habakkuk 3

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  • Contrition Devotional

    Psalm 51:14–19

    Sometimes our sorrow is like that of a child who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar—we are sorry that we are in trouble but not sorry for offending the Lord’s holiness. In our repentance, we must always pursue contrition, seeking to be sorry not only for the consequences of our sin but also for rebelling against God. The Lord will never turn away anyone who exhibits true contrition. View Resource

  • Repentance Required Devotional

    Matthew 7:21–23

    Repentance and faith can be distinguished but they cannot be separated. Saving faith is a repentant faith, and authentic repentance is repentance that trusts in Christ. Daily as we follow the Savior, we should be grieving our sin, asking for forgiveness, trusting in Jesus, and asking Him to strengthen us to serve Him. That is the way of repentance. View Resource

  • Manasseh’s Repentance Devotional

    2 Chronicles 33:10–20

    There is a time to examine our consciences and to understand the full magnitude of our sin. However, if we are not careful, such introspection can turn into despair. Thus, we must also meditate on the grace of God and look to Christ continually. We must be convinced that the Lord is gracious and kind, for then we will be eager to run to Him when we fall short. Turning to Him is the only way to find forgiveness and other blessings. View Resource

  • The Temple Celebration Devotional

    2 Chronicles 7

    Matthew Henry comments on 2 Chronicles 7:14 that “pardoning mercy makes way for healing mercy.” We cannot expect the Lord to fix the problems in the church if we are unwilling to turn from our sin and rest in His grace. But if we turn from our wickedness and commit ourselves to following God’s ways, He will heal divisions in the church, expose false teaching, and do all else necessary to restore His people. View Resource

  • David Repents Devotional

    2 Samuel 12:1–15a

    Today’s passage also proves that sin often brings with it severe consequences even when God forgives us (2 Sam. 12:10–14). We will see that play out over the rest of David’s life. Today, we note that for God to forgive us means that He does not hold our sin against us legally or relationally. If we are in Christ, we will often endure the Lord’s discipline for our sin, but God will not take back His declaration of righteousness over us, nor will He kick us out of His family. View Resource

  • Ruth and Naomi Devotional

    Ruth 1:15–22

    Ruth came to faith in the God of Israel, and we know that can happen only because God brought her dead soul to life (Eph. 2:1–10). Long before the coming of Christ, the Lord was bringing people outside of Israel such as Ruth into His people Israel. Today, He continues to regenerate souls through the preaching of the gospel. Whose soul can you pray for today, asking God to bring that person to new life in the gospel? View Resource

  • After We Fail Devotional

    Mark 1:15

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  • Jephthah Rises to Lead Israel Devotional

    Judges 10:6–11:28

    Our repentance will never be perfect because we will never remember all of the sins we have committed and because we can never understand the depth of our sin the way God understands it. We must also repent for our repentance, acknowledging that it can always be better. At the same time, we can rest confident that imperfect but sincere repentance is the sign of a converted heart. View Resource

  • Rahab Trusts the God of Israel Devotional

    Joshua 2

    If the God of Israel is the omnipotent God of the heavens and earth, then our only hope for safety from His righteous wrath is in Him. That is why the appropriate response to the fear we have of God is to run to Him in faith, renouncing our sins and trusting in Christ alone (John 14:6; 1 John 1:8–9). This is something we must do not only at the start of our Christian lives, but we must daily turn from sin and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. View Resource

  • What the Disciples Knew Devotional

    John 17:7–8

    We can be saved without fully understanding all that Jesus has accomplished for us. However, our assurance of salvation will be stronger and we will be more thankful to God the more we know about who Christ is and what He has accomplished. Let us diligently study the things of God that we might grow to full maturity in Christ Jesus our Lord. View Resource

  • Burning Branches Devotional

    John 15:6

    Although Jesus teaches that all who are in a state of salvation will persevere in faith to the end, that does not mean we should take the warning of John 15:6 lightly. Professing Christians who are not bearing spiritual fruit have no warrant to believe they are actually saved. True Christians desire to grow in love for God and neighbor and to put that love into practice. View Resource

  • Blessings of Repentance Devotional

    Acts 3:19-20

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  • Grumbling and Disbelief Devotional

    John 6:60–65

    Unregenerate people will find the truth of God hard to believe not because it does not make sense to their minds but because it offends their sensibilities about themselves. In response, we dare not water down the gospel to make it more acceptable. That will end up hiding the truth from people who need to hear it. Instead, we must preach the gospel faithfully, trusting the Lord to give faith to His elect. View Resource

  • Eating and Belief Devotional

    John 6:52-59

    In the Lord’s Supper we are reminded of how essential the body and blood of Christ are to our lives, not because they are magical but because His body was broken and His blood was shed to bear the curse of our sin. When we take the Lord’s Supper, the focus should be on our need to trust in Christ. Our eating tangibly shows us our desperate need for Christ, so let us confess that need in the supper and always. View Resource