The Morning Devotional: WCF 32.1-2

The Morning Devotional: WCF 32.1-2

The Morning Devotional for October 12, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 32.1-2

I. The bodies of men, after death, return to dust, and see corruption;a but their souls (which neither die nor sleep), having an immortal subsistence,b immediately return to God who gave them. The souls of the righteous, being then made perfect in holiness, are received into the highest heavens, where they behold the face of God in light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their bodies:c and the souls of the wicked are cast into hell, where they remain in torments and utter darkness, reserved to the judgment of the great day.d Besides these two places for souls separated from their bodies, the Scripture acknowledgeth none.

II. At the last day, such as are found alive shall not die, but be changed;a and all the dead shall be raised up with the self-same bodies, and none other, although with different qualities, which shall be united again to their souls forever.b

The Morning Devotional: WCF 21.7

The Morning Devotional: WCF 21.7

The Morning Devotional for July 19, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 21.7

VII. As it is of the law of nature that, in general, a due proportion of time be set apart for the worship of God; so, in his Word, by a positive, moral, and perpetual commandment, binding all men in all ages, he hath particularly appointed one day in seven for a Sabbath, to be kept holy unto him:a which, from the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, was the last day of the week; and, from the resurrection of Christ, was changed into the first day of the week,b which in Scripture is called the Lord’s day,c and is to be continued to the end of the world, as the Christian Sabbath.d

a. Exod 20:810-11Isa 56:246-7. • b. Gen 2:2-3Acts 20:71 Cor 16:1-2. • c. Rev 1:10. • d. Exod 20:810 with Mat 5:17-18.

The Morning Devotional: WCF 8.4 (Part Two)

The Morning Devotional: WCF 8.4 (Part Two)

The Morning Devotional for March 16, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 8.4 (Part Two)

IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake,a which, that he might discharge, he was made under the law,b and did perfectly fulfill it;c endured most grievous torments immediately in his soul,d and most painful sufferings in his body;e was crucified, and died;fwas buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption.g On the third day he arose from the dead,h with the same body in which he suffered;i with which also he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of his Father,j making intercession;kand shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world.l

a. Psa 40:7-8 with Heb 10:5-10John 10:18Phil 2:8. • b. Gal 4:4. • c. Mat 3:155:17. • d. Mat 26:37-3827:46Luke 22:44. • e. Matthew 26-27 throughout. • f. Phil 2:8. • g. Acts 2:23-242713:37Rom 6:9. • h. 1 Cor 15:3-4. • i. John 20:2527. • j. Mark 16:19. • k. Rom 8:34Heb 7:259:24. • l. Mat 13:40-42Acts 1:1110:42Rom 14:9-102 Pet 2:4Jude 1:6.

 

Daily Prayer for November 16, 2022

Daily Prayer for November 16, 2022

Prayer: Our most merciful and loving Father, the God of comfort and mercy, we bless your name and exalt you for your wise and wonderful work of salvation by which you rescue our souls and bodies from the burden of this life. You ordained our beginning and end, and we know that we are dust for from dust you made us, and to dust, we will return. Yet, in Christ, we have great hope — the hope of the resurrection, for he is our resurrection and life. Dying we yet live. In sorry, we have hope. We confess that we do not often think about the day of our end when we will leave this body, casting off the frailty of this life, and enter your presence. We thank you that though we grieve at the loss of loved ones, we do not grieve as those without hope, as you bring those in Christ to your glorious presence. Precious in your sight is the death of your saints. Therefore, holy Father, we pray and plead that you would first remind us of our mortality and, through it, cause us to lay up treasures in heaven and not on earth. We further pray for those who have lost loved ones and friends that you would comfort them in those dark hours and bring them peace. We further ask that you teach us how to minister to the grieving and sorrowful, pointing them to the One who has conquered death and the grace. These things we pray through the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, who rules and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: 2 Cor. 1:3-5; Gen. 1:27, 3:19; Jn. 11:25; Ps. 116:15; Matt. 6:19-24, 33; 1 Cor. 15:50-56