• An Offering of Gratitude Devotional

    Romans 12:1

    Without an understanding of the grace of God and submission to Christ’s lordship, we cannot dedicate ourselves to the Lord in thanksgiving. Sanctification follows justification; the ability to walk in holiness is a benefit that results from our having been crucified with Christ, as question and answer 43 of the Heidelberg Catechism tell us. But if we are truly in Christ, we want to thank Him by loving His law and practicing it for the sake of holiness. View Resource

  • The Mandate to Rejoice Devotional

    Philippians 4:4–5a

    When we suffer for Christ’s sake, experience the death of a loved one, or encounter the same problems and sins in our lives yet again, it can be difficult to rejoice. Yet despite the reality of pain in these circumstances, we can rejoice as we recall that Jesus has paid for the sins of His people and that God works all things for His good and our glory (Rom. 8:28). These truths give us a deep, abiding sense of joy that we can feel no matter our difficulties. View Resource

  • The Price of Love Devotional

    Ephesians 5:1-2

    Matthew 16:24–25 tells us that imitating God is a costly endeavor, one that requires daily self-denial and the narrow road of discipleship. If we think that there is no price to following the Savior, we are kidding ourselves. This price might even mean a martyr’s death, but for most of us it will mean putting up with the flaws of others, being eager to forgive, and being willing to give up what we want to do in order to serve others. View Resource

  • Honoring God Devotional

    Romans 1:18-32

    The flippant references about God and lack of respect for authority that are rampant in our culture reflect the primal sin of not giving honor to the Creator. Unfortunately, even those of us in the church are not entirely guiltless when it comes to these sins. We must therefore seek to use the name of the Lord honorably at all times and show the proper deference to our leaders in both the tone of our speech and our deeds. View Resource

  • From Darkness to Light Devotional

    Colossians 1:13-14

    Adam, despite the benefits of Eden, fell into sin. Israel, despite the benefits of the Promised Land, fell into sin, thereby demonstrating the drastic measures that had to be taken to restore men and women to fellowship with the Creator. If we are in Christ, we have been rescued from utter and hopeless darkness, and, being children of light, have been empowered to walk in the light in imitation of our Savior. View Resource

  • A Life of Gratitude Devotional

    Colossians 1:11-12

    It is obviously difficult to follow Paul’s admonition to give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thess. 5:18), which is why we need strengthening from on high to persevere with joy as we thank the Lord (Col. 1:11–12). This power comes from the Holy Spirit, who presently lives within us to remind us of all the blessings we have in Christ Jesus and of our need to thank Him. Consequently, no Christian can live a life perpetually void of gratitude. View Resource

  • The Face of Blessing Devotional

    Numbers 6:22-27

    It is impossible for us to be good enough to earn God’s pleasure; that is why faithfulness to His covenant means giving up our attempts to earn His favor and relying on Christ alone for salvation (Gal. 3:15–29). If we are truly in Christ, we will enjoy this divine face of approval forever. Though we may feel His discipline and it might seem as if He has turned from us, He only chastises us to keep us from falling away and never returning. View Resource

  • The Goodness of Creation Devotional

    1 Timothy 4:4-5

    John Calvin writes that our partaking of food is not done in holiness “unless it be accompanied by true knowledge and calling on the name of God.” We are no better than animals, he says, if we do not give thanks to the Lord for His provision. As Christians, we need to be doing all we can to develop an attitude of gratefulness to God for all that we have. Regular prayer, before meals and otherwise, is one of the best ways to cultivate a thankful heart. View Resource

  • A Counting of Blessings Devotional

    Joshua 12:1–24

    “Count your blessings, name them one by one.” So the old hymn exhorts us—with valid Biblical warrant. We are to be thankful people, expressing gratitude to our God for His blessings, however small they may be. Not mechanically, but devotionally, thank God for the rich blessings that we all tend to take for granted. View Resource

  • Rejoicing in Our Salvation Devotional

    Isaiah 25

    Do you become easily discouraged by the evil in this world? Are you discouraged by the struggles in your own life? Read through Isaiah 25 today. If you are a believer, this is what you have to look forward to. If you do not believe in Christ, be warned, for you will become like the nations that have perished from the earth. View Resource

  • Crossing the Red Sea Devotional

    Exodus 14:21–31

    What is your response when you see the wicked judged? Is it one of ungodly delight or does it cause you to look heavenward, to fear and praise God? As you read today’s passage, what attributes of God stand out? How does your knowledge of these characteristics of God strengthen your faith in Him? View Resource

  • Hope in God Devotional

    Psalm 43

    What do you do when you are plagued with despair or troubling thoughts? What should you do? Look up some verses that help you meditate on the grace, promises, and love of God (i.e. Rom. 8). Keep this list so you can turn to it in times of despair. View Resource

  • The Evil of Envy Devotional

    James 3:13–18

    Selfish ambition is very dangerous. God has many good things for us, but often He tells us to be patient. We must be careful not to eye jealously what God freely gives to our neighbors. Going about our daily business with delight for the prosperity and well-being of our neighbor is most difficult. How have you been doing? View Resource