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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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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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March 8- Read Jeremiah 47 The Philistines, whose judgment is spoken of in this chapter, were constantly at war with Israel throughout their history. They were part of a collection of nations known as the Sea Peoples, so the prophecy of their destruction by a flood is somewhat ironic. The Philistines were a major problem […]

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February 8 Read Jeremiah 27 In this chapter, we read that the kings of the surrounding nations sent ambassadors to meet with King Zedekiah to form an alliance against Nebuchadnezzar. But God sent Jeremiah to them with a sobering message to squash out the false confidence that this potential alliance brought. No army could save […]

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January 8- Read 2 Chronicles 34 In this chapter, the people of Judah find the book of the law and are fearful about God’s judgment, because their fathers hadn’t been keeping that law. In verse 22, they go to Huldah the prophetess, asking her what God has to say to them. Huldah tells them that […]

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December 8 Read 2 Kings 19 Even though Rabshakeh was no longer in Jerusalem, he continued to attack the nation of Judah by sending a threatening letter to King Hezekiah (vv. 8–13). Hezekiah’s proper response to this intimidation was to bring the matter before the Lord. Take another look at Hezekiah’s prayer in verses 15–19. […]

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November 8–Read Hosea 7 A number of weeks ago we had a sermon about the sin of adultery, which the prophet says Israel is guilty of in Hosea 7:4. The sins of adultery and idolatry are quite related, as idolatry is committing spiritual adultery. Our pastor approached this commandment from the positive viewpoint of the […]

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October 8 Read Micah 4 After prophesying in chapter three about the terrible judgment that was going to come upon the wicked, corrupt leaders of the nation, here Micah shifts his focus to the glorious kingdom that will be established for God’s people when Jesus comes again. In this glorious kingdom, everyone will know the […]

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