I’ve been looking for a daily devotional for this year and when the opportunity rose to review this new book from John MacArthur, I snapped it up. I’m glad I did.
Arranged into short daily readings, the book is grouped into monthly themes. January is for Beginnings. February is Love. September is Work. The devotions are taken from other John MacArthur books, but even if you’ve read the source material, having something distilled into one page makes it more memorable and portable, easier to chew on during the day as God brings the reading back to your mind.
Some that I’ve recalled during my day recently:
- “But the children of a sinful generation are powerfully affected by the consequences of the sins of a society.”
- “A weak and constantly accusing conscience is a spiritual liability, not a strength.” -- I love this whole reading on April 27th titled A Weak Conscience.
- “Whenever you elevate good deeds over sound doctrine and true worship, you ruin the works too.”
Just because the readings are fairly short, don’t assume they’re shallow as well. They’re not. Many of them are downright challenging. MacArthur tackles subjects like Sanctification and Justification and God’s Sovereignty.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a devotional book that will challenge as well as encourage them in their daily walk.
-- I received a free copy of Moments of Truth from Thomas Nelson Publishers, in return for an impartial review. We both held up our end of the bargain.