New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional
Mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren’t enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel.
Forget “behavior modification” or feel-good aphorisms. Tripp knows that what we really need is an encounter with the living God. Then we’ll be prepared to trust in God’s goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory each and every day.
Jesus commands you to take up your cross and follow him, and then he gives you the strength to carry the load.
True, humble, joyful, and perseverant love is not born out of raw duty, but out of worshipful gratitude. We love because he first loved us.
God’s care for you is secure because it does not depend on your faithfulness, but on his.
“Our father in heaven . . .” (Matt. 6:9a). There is no situation or location where I am ever alone, because my heavenly Father is always with me.
“Hallowed be your name . . .” (Matt. 6:9b). In the little moments of daily life, I must live for a greater honor and glory than my own.
“Your kingdom come . . .” (Matt. 6:10a). I must remember that God didn’t give me grace for my kingdom to work, but to capture me for a better kingdom.
“Your will be done . . .” (Matt. 6:10b). The good life is not found in the success of my will, but in the submission of all things to God’s will.
“Give us this day our daily bread . . .” (Matt. 6:11). I am not independent or self-sufficient, but dependent on the goodness of God for my needs.
“Forgive us . . . as we also have forgiven . . .” (Matt. 6:12). I must always remember the grace I am daily given and extend that grace to the people in my life.
“Lead us not into temptation . . .” (Matt. 6:13a). I rest assured that I am loved by a holy God. His will for me is always right, good, and true.
“But deliver us from evil . . .” (Matt. 6:13b). I admit that it’s the evil inside me that hooks me to the evil outside me, and I seek grace’s rescue.
You were hardwired to live for God, so even though you may not be aware of it, every good thing or bad thing you do today has verticality to it.
You have not been left to secure your own future, because God in grace has secured an end to your story more glorious than you can grasp.
Never forget that what God required, you couldn’t do. Christ did it for you. His grace is your hope.
Corporate worship is designed to alert you to the war for control of your heart and to the help that is found only in Jesus.
We are guilty. The cross purchased our forgiveness. We are unable. The Spirit gives us power. We are foolish. God’s Word provides wisdom.
The grand delusion of every act of sin is that we can be disloyal to God and everything will work out in the end.
Change is not found in defending our righteousness, but in admitting our weakness and crying for help
If your heart isn’t ruled by God’s honor and your life by God’s plan, you may seem religious, but what you’re living isn’t biblical faith.
It’s never hopeless and you’re never helpless if Immanuel has invaded your life with his glory and grace.
The gift of eternal life guarantees that I have been and will be forgiven, and that every broken thing inside me will be completely repaired.
No need to wonder what you have to do to get God’s acceptance. Jesus purchased your acceptance on the cross.
You can gaze over the fence and covet another person’s life or tell yourself that God has blessed you in ways
you never could have earned.
We don’t seek satisfaction, hoping that God will deliver it. No, we seek God, and the result is satisfaction of heart.
What could motivate you more, as you face your weakness, than these words: “My power is made perfect in weakness”?
Faith is living in light of what God has said, resting in what he has done, and entrusting the future to his care.
Don’t give way to fear today. The Lord almighty is your Savior, and he is with you in whatever you’re facing and wherever you go.
Today you’ll work to deny your sin or you’ll receive the Spirit’s conviction as grace and run to Christ for rescue and forgiveness.
Individualism is not freedom; it is bondage. Living for yourself is not liberty; it is a self-imposed prison.
You and I have been freed from carrying the burden of all the regrets of the past, of our needs in the present, and of all the unanswered questions of the future.
Life really is all about what glory attracts your eyes and captures your heart. This is true because, as human beings, we’re all glory junkies.