• Neo-Orthodoxy Devotional

    Matthew 22:37–38

    We do well to remember that true faith is not merely an assent to propositions. It is also a living and active trust in the Lord Jesus. Yet we must never separate these two things, for we cannot truly assent to Scripture’s teaching without trusting in Jesus, nor can we really trust in Jesus without being persuaded by biblical propositions. As you endeavor to defend biblical authority, remember that we do this in order that we might have a firm foundation for trusting in Jesus. 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

  • Our Beloved Brother Paul Devotional

    2 Peter 3:15–16

    Some justify an entirely law-free approach to ethics based on a faulty assumption that the Mosaic law has no bearing on us at all. However, while it is clear that the law of Moses is no longer the defining mark of the people of God, the Law that now defines us is substantially the same as the moral law given at Sinai. This law of Christ is summarized in the love of God and neighbor (Rom. 13:8–10), and the precepts of the Mosaic law help us to understand how to do this. View Resource

  • Parallelism Devotional

    Proverbs 10:1

    Understanding how the different biblical genres work will help us avoid misinterpretation, thereby improving our ability to find the wisdom that God is showing us in His Word. Our Creator commends the careful study of His Word (2 Tim. 2:15), and this careful study is essential for building the knowledge that is necessary for true wisdom. Getting a grasp of the basic, sound principles of biblical interpretation is a must for discipleship. View Resource

  • 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

  • Proper Meditation Devotional

    Psalm 119:97–104

    Meditating on a text in light of Christ is more than just thinking on how it speaks to who He is and what He did. In fact, meditating on it in light of Christ means to consider how it speaks to Christian ethics and Christian theology, some of what constitutes those pure and commendable things that we are to think on (Phil. 4:8–9). Studying these topics can help you meditate more profitably on Scripture. 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

  • Proverbs Devotional

    Proverbs 26

    The pair of proverbial sayings chosen for today’s passage shows us that many of these statements from the book of Proverbs are situation-specific. Sometimes a fool cannot be silenced by responding in kind, and at that point one must say nothing. But if the fool is teachable, responding in kind can be beneficial. How do you know which one applies? As with all proverbs, you have to know the kind of circumstances—the kind of person in this case—you are facing. View Resource

  • Psalms Devotional

    Psalm 51

    One of the first manifestations of ungodly wisdom occurred in the garden of Eden just after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. Instead of turning to the Lord, our first parents hid from Him. That is not the model that Scripture gives us. Wise people know that they cannot truly run from God and that it is better to come to Him when they sin than to hide themselves. Only He can provide the forgiveness and the covering for our shame that we need when we have fallen. View Resource

  • The Purpose of Wisdom Literature Devotional

    Micah 5:1–9

    Scripture tells us again and again that God delights to humble those who have exalted themselves and exalt those who have humbled themselves. His choice of Bethlehem is an example of this principle. The Lord chose a small, overlooked town as the birthplace of the King of kings and Lord of lords. None of us should therefore think that we are so insignificant that God cannot use us. He can use even ordinary people to do extraordinary things. View Resource

  • The Purpose of Wisdom Literature Devotional

    Proverbs 1:1–7

    James 1:5-8 contains the incredible promise that the Lord will give wisdom to all who sincerely ask Him for it in faith. Ultimately, Christ is our wisdom, and He will never cast out anyone who comes to Him by faith alone (1 Cor. 1:30-31). God has given us Christ, the wisdom of His salvation; however, He also gives us wisdom to deal with our daily successes and failures. As we study the Wisdom Literature and seek the Lord’s face, He will make us wise. View Resource

  • Revelation Incarnate Devotional

    2 Timothy 3:16–17

    Just because Jesus is the incarnate Word of God does not mean that we need not study Scripture or hold it as supremely authoritative in matters of faith and practice. We learn about and from Christ throughout Scripture, and when we submit to it we are submitting to Christ Himself. Some people try to set up a conflict between following Jesus and following Scripture, but we must never fall into that error. View Resource

  • Scripture Alone Devotional

    Mark 7:1-13

    We must be ever-vigilant lest we abandon the principle of sola Scriptura. To say that a passage in Scripture is not true because we do not understand or agree with it is to violate Scripture’s final authority. Legalism, the imposition of extrabiblical rules upon God’s people likewise evidences the refusal to recognize the ultimate authority of the Bible. When we do not obey the Word of God we are implicitly saying that Scripture has no authority over us. 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

  • The Standard of Truth Devotional

    Luke 7:1-10

    Biblical authority does not mean that there are not other authorities for the Christian. The concept of sola Scriptura simply means that the Bible is the final and unquestionable authority for the church and the individual in all matters of life. What is your view of biblical authority? Do you only speak of Scripture’s authority without letting it shape your life and faith? Endeavor to live out your confidence in biblical authority through obedience to the Bible’s commands. View Resource