March 4, 2021 | Devotionals

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:9–11, […]

Straight Paths
March 2, 2021 | Devotionals

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths (Proverbs 3:5–6, esv). Christians don’t generally set out to doubt God. For most of us, life’s pain simply catches us off guard. Doubt is like a […]

Elijah’s Dark Days
February 25, 2021 | Devotionals

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours (James 5:17, esv). Don’t you love the transparency with which God’s Word describes real men and women? On almost every page of Scripture you meet people “just like us.” Take Elijah, for example. James 5:17 says that God’s prophet Elijah was “a man with a nature like […]

Hold Tight
February 23, 2021 | Devotionals

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises (2 Peter 1:3–4a, esv). Precious is not a kindergarten word. When five-year-olds get […]

Proof of Love
February 18, 2021 | Devotionals

And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.” It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is […]

Hands On
February 16, 2021 | Devotionals

Having said these things, he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing (John 9:6, esv). The call to live for […]

Soul Food
February 11, 2021 | Devotionals

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts (Jeremiah 15:16, esv). It’s not enough to own a Bible. Or hold it. Or carry it. Or even respect it. You […]

God’s Will in One Word
February 9, 2021 | Devotionals

This is the will of God, your sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:3a, esv). Often discussions about God’s will seem to revolve around answering life’s big questions like where we go to college, who we choose to marry, which job to take, which house to buy, what our kids’ lives will be like when they grow up […]

The Living Dead
February 4, 2021 | Devotionals

Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:11, nasb). In sports, they call it “playing not to lose”—trying not to make mistakes, being hesitant to take risks or push the boundaries, doing just enough to win. Yet in almost every case, it’s a sure way […]

Pursuing the Way of Authenticity
February 2, 2021 | Devotionals

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? (Matthew 7:1-3) […]