• Patterns of Growth Devotional

    Hebrews 6:11–12

    Some in the original audience of the book of Hebrews wanted to return to the old covenant. In order to avert this, the author exhorts them to imitate the faith of the old covenant saints. This faith was not in the efficacy of the old covenant, but rather in God Himself (Heb. 11). Read Hebrews 11, and thank God for so many examples of faith. View Resource

  • Going on to Maturity Devotional

    Hebrews 6:1

    Oftentimes, those who possess advanced knowledge of the Christian faith look down upon those who are still babes in Christ. However, this was neither the attitude of Christ nor the attitude of the New Testament writers. Ask the Lord to give you humility when you deal with those who are less mature in the faith. View Resource

  • Solid Food Devotional

    Hebrews 5:14

    The Bible is simple enough for a child to wade in yet deep enough for an elephant to drown. Unfortunately, too often many people think it is virtuous to keep the intellectual content of their faith at the child’s level. But God expects us to grow in knowledge over the course of our Christian lives. Pray that you would value and come to maturity. View Resource

  • Unskilled in the Word Devotional

    Hebrews 5:13

    As we study and understand the Bible more rightly, the basic truths of the Gospel become more rich and full to us. This can only happen however, if we are firmly grounded in the essential truths of the Christian faith. Take some time to review the essential truths of the Christian faith, some of which are listed in Hebrews 6:1–2. View Resource

  • Newness of Life (Part 2) Devotional

    Romans 6:8-10

    In a sense, the Christian life is like the process of learning to ride a bicycle: You fall off a lot, but you have to get back on to learn. Yes, you will sin, but surrender is not an option. You must “press on,” asking God for grace to pass the next test. Remember that you have been set free to live to God. He Himself has made it possible for you. View Resource

  • Newness of Life (Part 1) Devotional

    Romans 6:5-7

    It is good for believers to take the measure of their progress in the Christian life. What were some of the sins that most troubled you before your conversion? Have you advanced in your ability to resist them? Remember that your “body of sin” has been rendered powerless and strive ever harder toward the righteousness of Christ. View Resource

  • Assured by Love Devotional

    Romans 5:6-8

    We tend to think secretly (perhaps subconsciously) that God must have loved us for some reason within ourselves. But Scripture says there was nothing in us to love. Have you begun to understand the amazing nature of divine love? Pray that you might grasp the depth of your sin, that you might better appreciate God’s love for you. View Resource

  • Is Faith Blind? Devotional

    Hebrews 6:13-20

    Do you believe that all sin is, at its root, unbelief? When we sin, we are disbelieving God’s testimony in His Word that sin brings grief, pain, and separation from Him. By contrast, obedience is rooted in trust that God’s prescribed ways are best. Ask Him today and every day for grace to see Him as absolutely trustworthy and to obey Him. View Resource

  • The Lord will be Merciful Devotional

    Isaiah 30:18–26

    Are you anxious about what God is going to do to your nation and how He is going to discipline His people? Are you alarmed by circumstances around you that seem to be swirling out of control? Trust in the Lord and decide to act as if you are trusting Him. Memorize one of the verses below. View Resource

  • Despising God’s Word Devotional

    Isaiah 30:8–17

    Read today’s passage out loud and consider how it seems to be describing the day in which we live. As we choose our favorite teachers, do we prefer those who speak “smooth words” rather than the truth? Do we want the Gospel preaching of the church to be silenced so that we don’t need to be reminded of our sin? Let it never be! View Resource

  • Woe to Jerusalem! Devotional

    Isaiah 29

    If you know someone who doesn’t ever seem to understand the truth no matter how much you argue with him, no matter how many logical points you make, pray to the Lord and ask Him to open his heart. If a person is blind to the truth, only the power of God can make him see it. View Resource

  • Refusing to Learn Devotional

    Isaiah 28:1–15

    The prophet mocks the Jews by saying they had to learn like children, precept upon precept and little by little. This was not a compliment. While you are to have the humble heart of a child, you are not always to learn as a child. You should be growing in your understanding of Scripture. Make this your desire as you study daily. View Resource

  • Persevering in the Faith Devotional

    Philippians 2:12–18

    Read 2 Corinthians 3:18 and 4:16–5:8. What is the comfort of these passages? Does 2 Corinthians 4:16–5:8 represent your life with its struggles with sin and the weakness of the flesh? God has guaranteed that you will persevere, for He has sealed you with His Spirit. Find comfort in Him. Memorize one of today’s verses. View Resource

  • Jethro’s Advice Devotional

    Exodus 18

    The passage here deals with the subject of the state, therefore we cannot limit such teaching as only applying to the church. We are to select noble, God-fearing men to serve in public office. When you vote, do you consider these qualities of the people you support? Pray that God will raise up such men as public servants in our nation. View Resource

  • Water from the Rock Devotional

    Exodus 17:1–7

    Read carefully 1 Corinthians 10:1–13. What does Paul say we should learn from the example of the Israelites in the wilderness? It is easy to ignore these examples because we often think that we would never act that way, but what does Paul say in response to this kind of attitude (v. 12)? Confess today your complaining and distrust of God. View Resource