• God our Father Devotional

    Matthew 7:7–11

    The comfort of the gospel is not in that we are born children of God but in that God, seeing that all people are children of the Devil, nevertheless chooses to adopt a portion of humanity as His children in Christ. It is a distinct privilege to call God “Father” and know that He looks over the well-being of His people. Let us never cheapen that grace by assuming that He is Father in the same way to all people, even those who hate Him. View Resource

  • The Gifts God Gives Devotional

    James 1:12–18

    James focuses here on one excuse we may use to rationalize our sin. We are not only practiced sinners but practiced rationalizers. We do not hesitate to blame our environment or genetics or the sovereignty of God. Some even claim, “The devil made me do it.” Take responsibility for your sin. Only then can you truly repent. View Resource

  • Shepherd and Overseer Devotional

    1 Peter 2:25

    We should never think that our problems and concerns are too insignificant for Christ to address. There is a sense, of course, in which we should have some perspective about what we face each day. Nevertheless, Christ is concerned with what concerns us. Let us not be afraid to come before Him with our concerns, and let us always endeavor to follow the guidance He provides us in His Word. View Resource

  • Increasing Our Guilt Devotional

    Galatians 5:2–4

    Coming to terms with the extent of our sin takes a lifetime. Even those of us who have trusted in Christ alone for salvation understand how easy it is to think that God loves us because of something that we do or have done. But when we believe such nonsense, we are actually racking up even more sin and should see our need for Christ all the more. As you become more aware of your sin, continue to rest on Jesus. View Resource

  • Strength in Christ Devotional

    Philippians 4:13

    If we depend on our own power and character in the midst of storms, we will by no means find lasting peace. But when we trust in Christ and seek to do everything in Him, we can serve Him faithfully. This does not mean that our concerns do — or even should — go away; rather, it means that our concerns no longer define our lives and bind us with worry. On the contrary, we rest satisfied in the Lord no matter what happens around us. View Resource

  • Standing Firm in the Lord Devotional

    Philippians 4:1

    Reformed theology has always taught that God works through means, using secondary agents to keep us in the narrow way of Christ. We are familiar with His use of the preached Word of God and the sacraments to accomplish such things, but the Spirit also works through people as we minister one to another. We all need to be active in Christ’s body that we might encourage others to stand firm and to receive such encouragement for ourselves. View Resource

  • Think This Way Devotional

    Philippians 3:15–16

    Because our Savior is the very truth of God (John 14:6), standing for the truth is an essential part of being a Christian. Yet that does not mean that we break fellowship over everything that we believe is the truth. There are secondary matters over which faithful Christians have differed for centuries, and these matters should never prevent us from working with other gospel-loving and gospel-affirming believers to reach the world for Christ. View Resource

  • Pressing Forward Devotional

    Philippians 3:12–14

    John Chrysostom, the noted ancient church preacher, says that the pursuer of a goal “sees nothing, he thrusts away all who impede him with great force, he cherishes his mind, his eye, his strength, his soul and his body, looking at nothing other than the crown” (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, NT vol. 8, p. 259; hereafter, ACCNT). We should embrace our pursuit of Christ in this way, that we might stay in faith until the ends of our lives. View Resource

  • Attaining the Resurrection Devotional

    Philippians 3:10-11

    We do not know our route to resurrection. Perhaps we will die as martyrs or simply of natural causes, leaving our bodies to rest in the grave until the last day even as our spirits dwell in heaven until then. Maybe Christ will return while we are still alive and we will not experience physical death at all. Either way, if we trust in Jesus, we will be resurrected, and even now we share in Christ’s resurrection power and by His Spirit are able to resist temptation. View Resource

  • Paul’s Former Confidence Devotional

    Philippians 3:4–6

    John Calvin wrote, “Paul speaks here of that righteousness which would satisfy the common opinion of mankind. For he separates the law from Christ.” When the law of God is treated as an end in itself, then we start to believe that we can keep it. But if we see it as pointing beyond itself to Jesus, then we trust Him. Afterward, by the Spirit, we begin to fulfill the Mosaic law’s righteous requirement not in order to be saved but to thank God for His grace in Jesus. View Resource

  • The Blessing of Repetition Devotional

    Philippians 3:1

    God is gracious to us in our weaknesses, and, understanding that we are quick to forget, repeats Himself often in Scripture. In many ways, the Bible is a very repetitive book, and that is a good thing. Thus, we should never tire of hearing and reading the same lessons again and again, whether it is in our own personal Bible study, time spent reading Scripture with others, or hearing the preached Word of God week after week. View Resource

  • Clinging to the Truth Devotional

    Philippians 2:16

    Today’s passage tells us that as we live a life that reflects the gospel, we not only become the lights that we already are in Christ but also encourage those who give the gospel to us. Our church leaders, pastors, and Christian friends invest much time and effort into us, and their own ministries are commended to the world as we grow in holiness. Let us cling fast to the gospel in order to fulfill our calling and encourage those who minister to us. View Resource

  • The Devil Devotional

    Zechariah 3:1–5

    Do you struggle to find peace with God after you have sinned? If you are in Christ by faith, which is evident in your desire to repent of all your sin and turn continually to Him, then you can be confident that you are in the kingdom. Consequently, you can remind Satan that Jesus has taken care of everything that estranges you from the Lord and that God is eager and quick to show mercy and pardon you. View Resource

  • The Flesh Devotional

    Galatians 5:16–26

    Christians look forward to the resurrection of the body (Dan. 12:1–2), so we should always prize the physicality with which God has gifted us. We must not, however, prize the evil things that our flesh loves. We are wise if we are aware of the sins to which we are most prone and even wiser when we strive to avoid settings in which we are likely to fall. This may mean shielding our eyes and ears from specific threats to our souls. View Resource

  • The World Devotional

    Romans 12:2

    The ways of this fallen world influence us far more than we would ever want to imagine. Therefore, it is absolutely critical that we keep ourselves immersed in Scripture, seeking for God to transform our minds that we might see clearly where we are leaning more on the fallen way of doing things than the right way, as seen in the Lord’s own revelation. Take every opportunity you can to immerse yourself in the transforming power of God’s Word. View Resource