• The Word of God in Times of Trouble Devotional

    Psalms 119:49-56

    John Calvin writes, “If we meditate carefully on [God’s] word, we shall live even in the midst of death, nor will we meet with any sorrow so heavy for which it will not furnish us with a remedy.” God’s Word assures us that if we are faithful to Him, He will bless us (Deut. 28:1–14), but it also gives us the good news that though we are incapable of being perfectly faithful to Him, He is faithful to us. He has given us Christ, in whom all blessings are guaranteed for those who rest in Him alone. 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

  • Inspiration, Infallibility, Inerrancy Devotional

    Psalm 12:6

    Today, there is an assault on the inerrancy of Scripture that tells us the bible is a mixture of both truth and error. ultimately, however, this reflects a low view not only of Scripture but also of God. If God is the source of all truth and His Word is truth (John 17:17), to say that He gave us a bible full of errors is to cast doubt on His character. Inerrancy does not mean the bible speaks with scientific precision, but it does mean that what it does teach is wholly true. View Resource

  • Neither New nor Orthodox Devotional

    Matthew 22:37–38

    The so-called battle for the bible is not yet over. We continue to see people cast doubt on the veracity of Scripture, often in the name of helping unbelievers come to faith in Christ. but if we win people to a low view of Scripture, we will win them to a low view of the Savior who has inspired Scripture. May we remain firm in our conviction that the bible is God’s Word, and may we defend it in a way that honors Christ. View Resource

  • A Canon of Books Devotional

    Luke 24:36–49

    As scholars look at the issue of canon, they find that the church focused on three matters when receiving a book as Scripture—apostolic (or prophetic) authorship, its corporate use in the church, and the witness of the Holy Spirit to the truth of the work as inspired by God. God has confirmed our canon in many different ways, so we need not fear that we are missing something He wants us to have or are drawing doctrine from a book He did not reveal. View Resource

  • Divine Authorship and Authority Devotional

    2 Timothy 3:16–17

    Because Scripture is the living and active Word of God, what we have in the pages of the bible is the Lord’s voice. In other words, we are at no disadvantage to abraham, Moses, or the other great figures in biblical history, for we have what they had—God’s speech to His people. Let us not be tempted to think that the believers of ages past had it better than we do, for Scripture clearly reveals to us God’s will and is to be followed just as we follow the Lord Himself. View Resource

  • Truth and It’s Standard Devotional

    Luke 7:1–10

    Church history testifies that the church is healthiest when it is committed unwaveringly to the final authority of Scripture for faith and practice. Moreover, we will please God only to the degree that we affirm biblical authority, for if we doubt its authority, we will doubt its truth and relevance to our lives. Let us pray that the Lord would develop in us and in our congregations a firm commitment to the truth of His Word. 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • The Value of the Old Testament Devotional

    Romans 15:4

    Certain books and passages of Scripture have played greater roles in the history of theology than others; thus, it’s no surprise that some portions of the Bible are read more often than others. However, we must not make the mistake of thinking that there is any unimportant part of Scripture. The Holy Spirit inspired it all, and it is all given for our edification (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Let us therefore study the whole counsel of God and not just isolated portions of it. View Resource

  • To the Saints in Ephesus Devotional

    Ephesians 1:1-2

    Take some time today to read through Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians in preparation for our study in the days ahead. See if you can pick out some of the major themes in the letter and discern which of them you most need to hear at this point in your Christian walk. Ask God to open your eyes as we study the text together, and pray that He would bless us all with deeper insight into His character and ways. View Resource

  • To Philemon and Company Devotional

    Philemon 1-3

    Take some time today to read through the entire epistle to Philemon. Consider how the different aspects of the letter combine to present Paul’s argument. Pick a verse or two to meditate upon; repeat it to yourself a few times and think on what it might mean. Pray that our time together in this epistle would help us to learn many helpful ways to grow in Christ and to develop a new appreciation for this important part of God’s Word. 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