Devotionals

Learn to Love All That’s Good

Learn to Love All That’s Good

Ask ten different Christians to define discernment and you’ll likely get ten different answers. For some, discernment is the ability to uncover scandal or spot doctrinal error, the stuff of church members who stand ready with a critique of the... Read More

The Sovereign God Stirs Tears of Love

The Sovereign God Stirs Tears of Love

Many religious people in the world believe God is absolutely sovereign over all things — that he controls the course of history and governs the lives of individuals. Most Muslims believe this, and many Christians. And many Christians believe... Read More

I Can’t Do This, God

I Can’t Do This, God

Weak, low, despised and unlikely are essential qualities God looks for in his servants, and he chooses these qualities with great intentionality (1 Corinthians 1:27–29). Don’t believe me? Look at the odd list of qualifications God gave... Read More

Are You Open to Spiritual Gifts?

Are You Open to Spiritual Gifts?

It is a strange quirk of the contemporary church that arguably the most common way of handling the charismatic gifts, at least in the West, is the only one that simply cannot be defended from Scripture. For now, let's leave aside the question of... Read More

You Are Not Your Own

You Are Not Your Own

Your body does not belong to you. Do you believe this? I don’t mean doctrinally believe it — if you’re a Christian, you of course believe that “you are not your own” (1 Corinthians 6:19). I mean do you functionally... Read More

What does it mean to wait on the Lord?

What does it mean to wait on the Lord?

The command to wait on the Lord is found extensively throughout the Old and New Testaments. In the Old Testament, it is more about waiting for the Lord’s providential care, but most New Testament references relate to Christ’s second... Read More

Fear of the Lord: What Does It Mean?

Fear of the Lord: What Does It Mean?

One biblical phrase that has troubled many people is the command to fear God. What does “fear of the Lord" mean, and why does God ask us to fearHim? Wrong fear First, realize that there is a fear of God that... Read More

How to Talk to God

How to Talk to God

God used to speak directly with human beings. Is it possible for us to talk with Him today? What does the Bible say about how to talk toGod? The thought of talking with God can be intimidating. Many ask themselves: How can I... Read More