Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord, make your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate. O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that … More Mercy, for God’s sake
Whether you’ve been reading through the Bible all year, or have just joined us, what a blessing to come to this little letter of Jude! To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: (Jude 1) Charles Spurgeon, a famous English preacher of the 19th century, said, “The general call … More Called and beloved
Even when times were tough, God had not given up on His people. The book of Daniel is an encouragement that God has a future and a plan for His people, all His people. Today we read Daniel 1-2. There are at least three statements in Daniel 1 which reveal the sovereignty of God (His control … More He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings;
Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he who testifies for me is on high. (Job 16:19 ESV) Who is this witness?Who testifies for Job? We have the advantage of knowing the interchange between God and Satan. We know that God is FOR Job, and not against him. It is … More He who testifies for me
John 11:49-52 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” He did not say this of his own accord, … More …better for you that one man should die
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself, for emptiness will be his payment. It will be paid in full before his time, and his branch will not be green. He will shake off his unripe grape like the vine, and cast off his blossom like … More Job’s friends “comfort” him with condemnation instead of compassion
Think Ezekiel has been difficult? Hang in there! You are in good company. According to the ESV Study Bible, almost all interpreters agree that Ezekiel 40–48 is one of the most difficult passages in the entire Bible. From the ESV Study Bible comments on Ezekiel 40-48 With regard to the meaning of this passage as … More Need a little help reading through Ezekiel?
In our reading from Ezekiel today, chapters 38-39, we see many wonderful promises, many of which encourage us that God indeed WANTS to show us His glory, for us to KNOW Him and see Him in all His glory and mercy and holiness! He is NOT hiding! Be awestruck at the incredible missions promise in … More God is NOT hiding!
In Job 14, we see Job’s emotions on a seeming roller coaster. He begins: “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble. He comes out like a flower and withers; he flees like a shadow and continues not. (Job 14:1-2 ESV) But … More Life is hard, but we have hope
As I read commentaries on this passage, I was struck by the sheer volume of information available and the multitude of views on eschatology that were being presented. One could study these passages and try to figure out the “who-what-where-when-why” of Bible prophecy. It also struck me that a person could read these chapters, and … More Don’t miss the main point of Ezekiel 38-39