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Wisdom and the Word

In this President's Chapel, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey exhorts from Deuteronomy 4:1-10.

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Minister by Faith, Not by Sight

Guests, Jason Walter   |   November 29,2016   |   Old Testament, 1 Kings   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

Visible results cannot serve as the basis for our confidence in ministry, for they are often deceptive or delayed. Our confidence in ministry can only come from faith in the power and promises of God.

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Time and Chance

Adjunct Faculty, Zach Keele   |   November 17,2016   |   Old Testament, Ecclesiastes   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

The Preacher of Ecclesiastes cautions us not to be overly optimistic about wisdom and its power.  Even though wisdom works well, time and chance can spoil the benefits of wisdom and a little bit of folly can destroy wisdom’s power.

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The Steadfastness of Job

Resident Faculty, Bryan D. Estelle   |   November 10,2016   |   Old Testament, Job   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

This devotion will suggest that “steadfastness” or “perseverance” is the right notion for James 5:11, not “the patience” of Job. Furthermore, this suggests that James is referring to Canonical Job in its unity, not just the first part of Job.

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The Foundation of Knowledge

Dr. Estelle exposits Proverbs 2:1-11

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The Wisdom Gateway to the Psalter

Resident Faculty, Charles Telfer   |   October 20,2016   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Psalms 1 and 2 form a two-paneled door which opens on the riches of the Christian life illustrated in the Psalter. The only way into the truly happy life is through the door of wisdom, which is through Christ who is himself the Way and the Life. 
 

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God’s Righteous Wisdom

Resident Faculty, R. Scott Clark   |   October 13,2016   |   Old Testament, Job   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

In Job 38 Yahweh accepts Job's challenge to justify himself on condition that Job can prove that he has standing to bring suit against Almighty God. 
 

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Sufficiency and Satisfaction

Resident Faculty, Joel E. Kim   |   October 6,2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

How much is enough?  In this prayer, we are reminded that we should not be seeking abundance or lack, but sufficiency.  Sufficiency prevents us from being prideful or greedy, but allows us to find satisfaction in God alone. 

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Fleeing Seduction, Finding Satisfaction

Resident Faculty, Joshua J. Van Ee   |   September 29,2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

The father seeks to fortify his son against the power of seduction by vividly portraying the consequences of sexual sins, especially adultery, and the joys of proper sexuality with one's wife.

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The Invitation to a Royal Wedding

Guests, Jerry Andrews   |   September 27,2016   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

The Reformed know that the Psalms teach the Faith and we delight in them.  

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The Nature of Biblical Wisdom

Resident Faculty, Michael S. Horton   |   September 22,2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Dr. Horton discusses the nature of biblical wisdom from Proverbs 1:1-10.

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Who Is Jesus?

Resident Faculty, J. V. Fesko   |   September 19,2016   |   Old Testament, New Testament   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours

Office Hours talks to Dr. J.V. Fesko, Academic Dean, Professor of Systematic Theology, and Historical Theology, about his new book, "Who Is Jesus? Knowing Christ through His 'I AM' Sayings" 

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Our Divine Vocation

Resident Faculty, J. V. Fesko   |   September 15,2016   |   Old Testament, Job   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Wisdom literature gives us a window into the sufferings of Christ, which help us to understand our own trials as our divine vocation.

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Godly Living

Resident Faculty, S. M. Baugh   |   September 8,2016   |   Old Testament, Psalms, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Dr. Baugh discusses the skill of godly living from the Psalms and Proverbs.

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Teach Your Children

An exploration of Deuteronomy 6:4ff that shows the importance of teaching others in the church about Christ.

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