• Putting Off and Putting On Devotional

    Colossians 3:9-10

    Having been baptized into Christ we have put on Christ (Gal. 3:27), and a deceitful tongue has no place in those who belong to the Savior. All people should expect honesty from us, for we are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and there was “no deceit in his mouth” (Isa. 53:9). Let us this day turn from our lies and begin to be truthful in all that we do in order that we might be witnesses of the One to whom we belong. View Resource

  • Degrees of Sin Devotional

    John 19:1-16

    That there are degrees of punishment in hell according to the extent of one’s sin means that there are also degrees of reward in heaven according to how we obey. Our obedience, to be sure, cannot earn eternal life, but once we are admitted into the kingdom by grace alone through faith alone, what we do in service to Christ earns for us, by His grace, rewards in heaven. Let us serve Him that our rewards might be even greater (1 Cor. 3:1–15). View Resource

  • The Consequences of Sin Devotional

    2 Kings 17:1-23

    If we are in Christ, we need not fear that we will be exiled from the blessed presence of God forever. However, God may still discipline us for our sin, and we may feel the effects of His disciplinary rod on the covenant community just as the righteous remnant went into exile along with the unfaithful Israelites. But if we live a life of repentance, we will learn from the Lord’s discipline and experience joy even in our pain and struggle. View Resource

  • The Fall of Adam Devotional

    Genesis 3:14–19

    Our culture tempts us to see work itself as a curse and to live for the day when we need not labor any more. But the Bible says we are made to work for God’s glory, and although there may come a day when we may no longer be able to serve in our current vocations, there is no such thing as full retirement in the kingdom of God. Are you expressing your gratitude to the Lord for giving you work by endeavoring to serve Him with all that you are? View Resource

  • Restoring Our Relationship Devotional

    Examine your spiritual condition in light of Edwards’s five points of tension between God and man. View Resource

  • Recognizing Our Enmity Devotional

    Think of the characteristics and qualities of intimate friendship, then apply these to your spiritual relationship with the heavenly Father. Are you truly a friend of God? View Resource

  • Comprehending the Pattern of Evil Devotional

    Are there spiritual “Babels” in your life that need to be torn down, such as an attempt to make a name for yourself? A project that takes precedence over God? An idol that is more important than God? View Resource

  • Tracing the Development of Sin Devotional

    How is the first temptation, “You will be like God,” evident in temptations you have faced or are facing? What should be your response? View Resource

  • Recalling Our Purpose Devotional

    Genesis 1:1–2:3

    We may not often think about it, but when we do good to others we are doing more than just obeying the Lord’s command. Since God is the one who pours out His common grace upon all creation, every good deed we do is actually an imitation of His goodness to us. How have you imitated the Lord this week? Have you shown mercy to someone? Have you provided for someone in need? What good work can you do today in imitation of Christ? View Resource

  • The Flesh Devotional

    Romans 8:1–8

    Learning to love the things God loves is essential to the mortification of our flesh. Aside from studying Scripture by ourselves, small-group Bible studies and accountability relationships between members of the same sex are powerful weapons in our spiritual warfare. Do you have a close Christian friend to whom you can safely confess your struggles and temptations? Find someone who can encourage you to live in holiness in word and in deed. View Resource

  • The Works of the Flesh Devotional

    Galatians 5:19–21

    Take the time today to do a “spiritual inventory” and consider whether any of the works of the flesh in Galatians 5:19–21 are characteristic of your life. If you have a trusted, Christian friend, ask him if any of these things are true about you. If so, repent and turn away from these works. Run to the grace of Christ who will forgive all those who follow Him. If these works are not characteristic of you, stand guard in the power of the Spirit lest you fall into them. View Resource

  • The Lord Knows How Devotional

    2 Peter 2:9–10a

    That God keeps the unrighteous under punishment by turning them over to their sin should be a sober warning to us. While those of us with true faith will never lose our salvation, if we persist in disobedience, we may become more entangled in sin, making it more difficult for us to grow in our love for righteousness. Think of a persistent sin that you have trouble overcoming and find a friend who can stand with you as you fight against it. View Resource

  • Redemption’s Drama Devotional

    Psalm 85:10

    Other people may treat us unjustly, but the Lord never does. His justice is perfect and will never condemn the righteous, nor will He let the sinner go unpunished. In Christ, the Father has judged His sinful people so that they might find acquittal at the Last Day. His mercy is so great that He has poured out His wrath on another so that we would not be consumed by it. Consider the mercy of God this day and imitate it by showing mercy to an undeserving person. View Resource

  • God’s Just Judgment Devotional

    Psalm 51:4–5

    We cannot forget the consequences our sins have on the world around us. However, if we do not understand that our sin is primarily and ultimately against God, we have not truly repented. Perhaps you have sinned against another person and have sought his forgiveness? But have you confessed this same sin to the Lord of heaven and earth? Whenever you realize that you have offended another person, remember that you have first sinned against God. View Resource

  • On That Day Devotional

    Luke 10:1–12

    The first of Martin Luther’s 95 theses reads: “When our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, said, ‘Repent,’ He called for the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.” Christ’s application of the destruction of Sodom reminds us to check ourselves daily and turn from sin. It also tells us of the fate of those who reject the Gospel. As you share your faith, do not forget to warn others that their decision has eternal consequences. View Resource