Do You Want to Change?
March 21, 2023 | Devotionals

Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 7:24–25a, esv)! Do you want to change? Maybe you’re tired of cycles of defeat and empty self-help programs. Maybe you’re enslaved to a habit and feel the pain of falling flat […]

The Worst Kind of Complaining
March 16, 2023 | Devotionals

Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp (Numbers 11:1, NASB). God hears and hates our complaining. He hears […]

No Longer Two
March 14, 2023 | Devotionals

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore […]

Whatever It Takes
March 9, 2023 | Devotionals

When we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith (1 Thessalonians 3:1–2, esv). Have you ever been misunderstood and then found yourself unable to correct […]

A Good Thing
March 7, 2023 | Devotionals

The Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” (Genesis 2:18, esv). The word sex has become so maligned by our culture’s mishandling of it that even the letters themselves—S-E-X—are hard to picture without conjuring up the neon signs of an […]

A Vertical View of Money
March 2, 2023 | Devotionals

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it (Psalm 24:1, niv). How many of your decisions flow from your view of money? From your vacation plans to your lunch plans. From your clothing options to your stock options. From what you’re putting away into retirement every year to what you’re putting into the offering […]

The One and Only
February 28, 2023 | Devotionals

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you (Song of Solomon 4:7, esv). Three hundred million people in America. More than seven billion in the world. And only one you. Is that how you feel about your wife or husband? To the man and woman depicted in the Song of Solomon, […]

And When You Fast
February 23, 2023 | Devotionals

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke” (Isaiah 58:6, esv)? “And when you fast,” Jesus said, before teaching a few, practical pointers on the subject (Matthew 6:16). His first words […]

Fox Patrol
February 21, 2023 | Devotionals

Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom (Song of Solomon 2:15, esv). Sometimes the biggest things we worry about are not the biggest things to be worried about. This is true in life, in business, in church, and in every endeavor of any importance. […]

Hope Lives On
February 16, 2023 | Devotionals

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13, esv). What happens when life doesn’t go the way you want? Your answer will reveal where your hope lies—where it’s truly anchored. We can try to […]