Day 182, Morning

Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.


Unable to keep all the rules, I gave up trying, and died to them altogether, so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Never again will I despise the grace of God. For if peace with God came from keeping all the rules, then Christ’s death was for nothing.”

—Galatians 2 (NT)


As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.


Remind yourself you are in God’s presence and read again. Notice how God might be speaking to you through the words. Dwell on a word or phrase that jumps out at you, and let your heart respond to God in prayer.


Blunt God, you don’t leave any wiggle room. Either the salvation you offer is all in Christ or it is not in Christ at all. Sometimes I find a hybrid gospel appealing, adding some current spirituality to faith in Jesus, topping off the gospel with my hard work, augmenting grace with my pleasant idols. Confront me again with the unvarnished truth that my salvation is in Christ alone. Amen. (BC)



BC The Belgic Confession

CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation

CD The Canons of Dort

CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers

HC The Heidelberg Catechism

NT The New Testament

OT The Old Testament

RP - Ryan Phipps

WC The Westminster Confession

WLB Words To Live By

WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism