Confession Banner: Heidelberg Catechism

By: Steve Negley

Posted: January 12, 2022

Category: Daily Devotional

THE REGAL RED AND GOLD. A tribute to the rule of Frederick III, who ordered the writing of the Catechism for followers of John Calvin in Germany.

THE CROWN OF THORNS, THE “GERMAN” CROSS AND THE TABLETS. Symbols of Misery, Redemption and Thankfulness—the three basic themes of the Catechism. (The tablets stand for the Ten Commandments, which appear in the Catechism where it teaches that obedience is the proper form of thankfulness.)

THE TWO LIGHTS AND THE FIRE. The Trinity—with the Hebrew name of God on the left orb, the Greek monogram for Jesus on the right orb, and the flame standing for the Holy Spirit. There is a long discussion of the Trinity in the Catechsm.


I thank You, God, “that I belong, body and soul, in life and in death, not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ… Now, by his Holy Spirit, let me accept the assurance of my life eternal, and make me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for Him.” Amen.