• The Preservation of Scripture Devotional

    Mark 16:9–11

    The New Testament is better preserved than any other ancient book. We can be confident that we have the message God revealed to the Apostles because of the number and quality of the New Testament manuscripts. New discoveries always confirm that we have the text of the Apostles. That should be expected, for our faithful God will preserve His Word. We can trust it for sure guidance in all areas of faith and life. View Resource

  • Interpreting Scripture Devotional

    2 Timothy 2:13b

    If we divorce the meaning of the biblical text from its author’s intent, the text can mean anything we want. This happened during the medieval era, when all sorts of fanciful allegorical readings were used that had little if any connection to the author’s original intent. To obey God rightly, we must know what the author He inspired meant, so learning how to interpret the Bible rightly is as important as knowing Scripture’s content. View Resource

  • Scripture and the Two Natures of Christ Devotional

    John 1:17

    In the interest of “protecting” the humanity of Christ, many people want to believe that He held some incorrect views or taught some wrong things. But if Christ did teach or believe error, that denies His full deity, for God only speaks the truth. It is important to be well-grounded in our understanding of Christ so that we can rightly affirm both His full humanity and full deity. If He is not both truly man and truly God, He cannot save us from our sin. View Resource

  • Infallibility and Inerrancy Devotional

    Titus 1:2

    Some people have recently used the term infallibility even though they believe the Bible does contain errors, so we need to be on guard against the possible misuse of the word. Historically, however, Christians have said Scripture is infallible because they have believed that God’s Word is incapable of erring and thus contains no errors. And because the Bible gives us ample warrant to believe this, we know we can stake our very lives on the Word of God. View Resource

  • The Divine Origin of Scripture Devotional

    2 Timothy 3:16–17

    We must have the firm confidence that Scripture is the Word of God, or we will not be able to stand firm in the day of trial. Scripture may have been written thousands of years ago, but it is the very revelation of God Himself. What the Bible says, the Lord says, and that is why we must know, love, and obey the Scriptures. View Resource

  • The Word of God in the Words of Men Devotional

    2 Peter 1:21

    John Calvin is known for his statement that God speaks to us in “baby talk,” explaining things to us on our level so that we will know and love Him. God has not told us everything, but what He has told us is true, and our language can be used to communicate the truth to us. Human beings wrote the Bible, but they were inspired by God such that their words are His words. Thus, to obey Scripture is to obey the Lord. View Resource

  • Propositional Revelation Devotional

    John 15:26–27

    In itself, something like the empty tomb is merely a curiosity. Without the inspired propositional revelation of Scripture that explains the event, we would not know that the empty tomb means Christ’s resurrection for the justification of all who believe in Him. We need the propositions of Scripture. These propositions are God’s words to us that explain what He has done for us. View Resource

  • Making Void the Word of God Devotional

    Mark 7:9–13

    Matthew Henry comments that “it is the mischief of impositions, that too often they who are zealous for them, have little zeal for the essential duties of religion, but can contentedly see them laid aside.” Like the Pharisees, we can be obsessed with good but optional things (giving extra gifts to the temple) in a way that makes us break God’s law. Let us have zeal for God’s law, but let us not let it develop into legalism that makes us break it. View Resource

  • The Treasure of God’s Word Devotional

    Psalm 119:161–68

    If we are wise, then we will treasure the Word greatly just as the author of Psalm 119 did. Wise people put the most value in those things that endure, and nothing is more enduring than the Word of God. After all, it comes from and is sustained by the eternal Lord of creation. With the many distractions life sends our way, it is easy not to treasure God’s Word, so let us pray that the Holy Spirit would enable us to see the true value of the Scriptures. View Resource

  • Bread, Wine, and Money Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 10:19

    When we see the great needs of other people, it is easy for us to feel a little guilty about enjoying the good gifts of God. However, we are not sinning if, as part of our God-honoring lifestyle, we go on a fun trip, eat a good meal, or do other such things. The Lord calls us to be generous with our wealth and to support the work of His kingdom, but there is a place for us to enjoy what He has given us as part of thanking Him for His goodness. View Resource

  • Embracing Our Finitude Devotional

    Ecclesiastes 8:16–17

    Scripture does not say it is impossible for us to know anything. Instead, the emphasis is on pursuing knowledge within the boundaries of God’s revelation. Special revelation—sacred Scripture—must guide even our study of “non- religious” matters such as science, philosophy, history, and so forth. Since God is the author of truth and we are made in His image, we can know truth. We just have to be content to stop our pursuit of understanding where He tells us to stop. View Resource

  • A Lamp to Our Feet Devotional

    Psalm 119:105–112

    By the Spirit’s work in our hearts, we should regularly renew our commitment to remain faithful to our Creator. As we seek to understand the Lord’s ways as they are revealed in His Word, He will grant us comprehension as we determine to do what He says. We will not be perfect in this, of course, but we should see a general determination to do all that the Lord has commanded us to do throughout our lives. May God grant us the grace to do what He commands. View Resource

  • God’s Fixed and Enduring Word Devotional

    Psalm 119:89–96

    God’s steadfastness is seen clearly as He preserves His Word in the community of His people. Even in the days when God’s truth seems to be the last concern of the church, there is always a faithful remnant that is believing and handing down the promises of God. May we be part of that remnant that is so confident in God that we remain grounded firmly in the promises of His Word. View Resource

  • God’s Sustaining Word Devotional

    Psalm 119:81–88

    We can by no means continue to believe in the promises of the Lord if we do not know what they are. Thus, we must return again and again to God’s life-giving Word, turning to it both when we feel like reading it and when we find it hard to pick up a Bible. The Lord will bless His people with strengthened faith when they seek to know and trust God’s promises, so let us memorize and meditate on His Word. View Resource

  • Not Forgetting God’s Law Devotional

    Psalm 119:57-64

    Today, the church is in desperate need of recovering its confidence in the Word of God. Special programs, popular music, and other such things alone, as well-intentioned as they might be, are not the means by which God saves His people. Christ builds His church through the preaching of the gospel, and so we must make faithful preaching and teaching of the Word of the Lord a clear priority in our local congregations. View Resource