• A Spiritual House Devotional

    1 Peter 2:4–5

    While it is true that each individual believer becomes a temple of God, we do not do well if we neglect passages like this that emphasize the corporate nature of the people of God. Currently, we are being built into a temple along with other believers so that God may dwell richly among all of us. As we love other Christians, we become beautiful stones, and God dwells more powerfully among us. Find a way to love even the “unlovable” people in your church. View Resource

  • Pure Spiritual Milk Devotional

    1 Peter 2:1–3

    What is your response to the Word of God? Do you crave it with the hunger that a newborn infant has for his mother’s milk? Or are you indifferent, thinking that your study of Scripture does not really contribute all that much to your Christian maturity? Go before the Lord today and ask Him to increase your hunger for His Word. Then, take some steps to study it eagerly so that you may know how to please God by loving others earnestly. View Resource

  • Future Grace Devotional

    1 Peter 1:13

    Until we are glorified, we must daily seek to keep our minds focused on the hope of Christ’s salvation. The presence of sin makes it all too easy for us to think that we can hope partly in Christ and partly in something else. We must turn from anything that prevents us from soberly pursuing Christ, including physical addictions and other less tangible forms of idolatry. Find some accountability to help you avoid those things that prevent you from following Jesus fully. View Resource

  • Earthly Wisdom Devotional

    James 3:14–16

    Few of us will ever rise to rule a nation or to command a large corporation. However, while selfish ambition can lead to such things, it can also motivate us to seek power in less influential realms. What motivates you to seek office in your church or community? Do you do so in order to serve others or in order to satisfy a craving for power or position? Ask the Lord to search your heart regarding these things and to help you seek positions solely out of a desire to serve Him. View Resource

  • Obey Your Leaders Devotional

    Hebrews 13:17

    Do you submit to the decisions of the elders in your church even when you do not agree with them completely? Or, do you let minor mistakes give you an excuse not to submit to your leaders? Go before the Lord in prayer and ask Him to give your leaders godliness and wisdom. Then, ask Him to help you submit to your leaders. View Resource

  • Remember Your Leaders Devotional

    Hebrews 13:7

    Take some time to think of those who first led you to Christ. Maybe it was a parent, a grandparent, or just a faithful preacher of the Word of God. If possible, find that person and thank him for his faithfulness in your life. Then, go to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to help you emulate Christ as that person emulates Him. View Resource

  • Maturity Devotional

    1 Corinthians 13:8–13

    When Jesus calls us to have faith like a child, He is implicitly calling us to trust God at His Word. One of the ways we do this is by determining to submit to the teachings of Holy Scripture. Take some time today to plan to study Scripture more carefully. Join a Bible study, and make sure to find a good teacher or a good study plan to follow. View Resource

  • The Flesh Devotional

    Galatians 5:16–26

    In order for us to progress in our walk, the old nature of the flesh must be weakened and our new nature must be strengthened. One of the most powerful ways we can do this is through godly fellowship with other believers. Find another believer whom you do not know well, and take steps to establish a godly relationship with him or her. View Resource

  • The World Devotional

    Romans 12:2

    Though we are hardly aware of it, the customs of the world affect us on every level. There is a constant temptation to conform to the world’s standards and not to the will of God. Take some time to look at your life and see where you might be conforming yourself to the world. In prayer, ask God to conform you to His will. View Resource

  • Planning to Grow Devotional

    Luke 14:25–33

    One very practical way to contribute to your spiritual growth is to set goals in your piety. Take some time to look at your life, and set goals in the areas that need priority ­— prayer, Bible study, evangelism, works of mercy, and so on. As you set goals for spiritual growth remember that Christ is the Author and Finisher of your faith. View Resource

  • No Root of Bitterness Devotional

    Hebrews 12:15

    Take some time to examine your life, and ask yourself whether there is any bitterness in your heart toward God or toward others. If so, go before the Lord in prayer, and ask Him to heal you of such bitterness. Ask Him to help you live in gratitude toward Him and take steps to repair relationships injured by such bitterness. View Resource

  • Make Straight Paths Devotional

    Hebrews 12:12–13

    As you press forward toward Christ, do you find yourself growing weary? Do you find that your knees are growing feeble and that you are swerving back and forth on the path toward the finish line? If so, spend some time in prayer asking God to strengthen you, and if you already feel strong, ask Him to sustain your strength by His grace. View Resource

  • For Our Good Devotional

    Hebrews 12:9–10

    The discipline that the Lord sends to His people will not last forever. It lasts only long enough to achieve God’s purposes and will cease entirely upon our glorification. If you are being disciplined, remember that it will not last forever and ask the Lord that you will see the lesson He wants you to learn from it. View Resource

  • Illegitimate Children Devotional

    Hebrews 12:8

    A wise man once said that we are not really mature Christians until we look at how the Lord may be disciplining us and thank Him for it. Discipline may be as simple as conviction for sin or may manifest itself more harshly. However God may be disciplining you today, ask Him in prayer to help you thank Him for His correcting hand. View Resource

  • The Father’s Discipline Devotional

    Hebrews 12:5–6

    Some, but not all, suffering in our lives occurs because God is displeased with us. If you are having to endure a period of suffering, ask yourself whether God might be disciplining you for sin. If so, repent of your sin and remember that God disciplines you because He loves you. View Resource