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Note: Nearly all of the commentary contained in these devotionals, as well as their organization, comes from Rev. McGeown’s book Grace and Assurance. May 8 Read Romans 3:9–31 and Head 1, Article 1 of the Canons of Dordt The point of this first article is simply to say that all men are guilty and undeserving […]

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December 8 Read 2 Corinthians 1   Paul was not ashamed or discouraged by his sufferings, but rather he gloried in them. How could this be? He recognized that the various types of trials that we experience in this life are valuable lessons from God which serve to strengthen our faith. When we experience discomfort in […]

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November 8—Read Galatians 4  Because we hear it so often, we don’t always appreciate the reality when we are called a “child of God.” The same is true with calling God “Father,” as we see here in Galatians 4:6. Rev. Van Overloop explained that this special relationship we have with God implies four things. First, […]

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October 8 Read John 18  In verse 4 of this chapter we read that Jesus, despite knowing what the future would hold for him, “went forth” when the band of soldiers sought him. Jesus went forth willingly. He was well aware of the depth of suffering that awaited him, and still he readily submitted to […]

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  September 8—Read Luke 16  In this chapter, we have the parable of the wicked servant who shrewdly uses his master’s money to make others indebted to him, so that they will help him after the master throws him out. Two of the main questions that come to mind after reading this parable are why […]

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August 8 Read Luke 7  Jesus shows miraculous grace to several different people in this chapter, including a centurion’s servant, a widow’s only son, and an immoral woman. Notice especially the contrast between the sinful woman, whom the Pharisee did not think was even worthy to touch Jesus’ feet, and the centurion, whom the elders […]

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  July 8—Read Nehemiah 12   In this chapter, we have the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem. The ruins had been there for 150 years, and now they were finally being restored. The people had shown they were committed to the work. Many of them had committed to living in the run-down city, and they […]

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June 7 Read Zechariah 10 The first oracle of blessing that Zechariah began in chapter 9 continues in chapter 10 with the description of a coming king. The Lord of hosts cares for his flock, and he shows this care by promising them a better shepherd. This prophecy refers in part to the future leadership […]

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May 8- Read Joel 3 Joel 3:2 reads, “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” God is gathering the nations here […]

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April 8 Read Ezekiel 21 When you think of Jehovah, what image comes to mind? After reading this chapter, it will probably be that of a warrior with glittering sword in hand, ready for battle. The Lord does not only sit on a throne in heaven governing all things; he is also the commander of […]

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