• The Teaching of Demons Devotional

    1 Timothy 4:1-3

    John Calvin also points out that it has been common throughout history for heretics to shun true holiness and offer in its place a substitute to conceal their own wickedness. We are prone as human beings to make God’s standards much lower and prohibit those things He has not prohibited, for it is far easier to refrain from things outwardly in lieu of developing the pure heart He requires. Where have you added to or taken away from God’s Word? View Resource

  • Destructive Heresies Devotional

    2 Peter 2:1

    Take some time today to read through 2 Peter and review the apostle’s teaching. Remember that though the false teaching we may have to face today might be different in its specific expression, all false teachers commonly deny biblical authority in some way and often promote aberrational eschatological and ethical views. Ask the Lord to help you grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ and seek out community that will encourage your sanctification and study. View Resource

  • Entangled Again Devotional

    2 Peter 2:20–22

    That we struggle with particular sins does not mean we do not have true faith. In his comments on today’s passage, John Calvin reminds us that true believers sin but live lives demonstrating they are not under its dominion. If you are quick to repent when convicted of sin and strive against its presence in your life then you can be sure you are not under its dominion. Ask the Lord to enable you to repent and ask Him to help you fight the sins with which you struggle. View Resource

  • Slaves of Corruption Devotional

    2 Peter 2:18–19

    While we know that all true converts will never fall finally away, we still must do all we can to help those professing faith not to fall away, for that is one way God keeps His people faithful (Ezek. 3:16–21; James 5:19–20). The discipleship of new converts is important because they are especially susceptible to falsehood. Regrettably, the church in our day conducts evangelism without discipleship. Ask your elders how you can help further the work of discipleship in your church. View Resource

  • Waterless Springs Devotional

    2 Peter 2:17

    In John 4:14, Jesus promises us that the water He gives to us will so satisfy us that we will never be thirsty again. Jesus has appointed many in the body of Christ to be preachers and teachers through whom He offers this life-giving water. If someone claims to be a teacher and does not point us to the Jesus of Scripture, we can be sure that he is a waterless spring. Whether or not you are ordained to the teaching ministry, make sure that you are careful to point others to Jesus. View Resource

  • False Prophets Devotional

    2 Peter 2:1

    Though systematic theologians generally use terms like “redemption” to refer to our ultimate deliverance from the penalty and presence of sin, the Bible uses these terms differently in some of its passages. As we saw today, that Jesus “bought” the false teachers does not mean that He atoned for their sins. If he had atoned for them, they would never be able to deny Him permanently. Spend some time today thanking God that all with true faith will not finally fall away. View Resource