They are Utterly Estranged

Isaiah 1:2-3 ESV “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: ‘Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand’.” I live in the USA, … Continue reading They are Utterly Estranged

The Letters, in Summary

Revelation 1:1-3 ESV “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that … Continue reading The Letters, in Summary

Exhort One Another Every Day

Hebrews 3:5-11 ESV “Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope. Therefore, as … Continue reading Exhort One Another Every Day

Yeah, I Know, but ‘Yadda, Yadda’

Summary 1 Corinthians 10:1-11 The children of God in the Old Testament, during the time of the exodus from Egypt, when God freed them from their slavery, ended up wandering in the wilderness for some forty years due to the hardness of hearts of the vast majority of them, and because of their disobedience (their … Continue reading Yeah, I Know, but ‘Yadda, Yadda’

Stiffened Necks and Rebellious Spirits

Proverbs 29:1, 10, 11 ESV 1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,     will suddenly be broken beyond healing. 10 Bloodthirsty men hate one who is blameless     and seek the life of the upright. 11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit,     but a wise man quietly holds it … Continue reading Stiffened Necks and Rebellious Spirits

Children Who Deal Corruptly

Isaiah 1:2-4 ESV “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: ‘Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master's crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.’” “Ah, sinful nation, a people … Continue reading Children Who Deal Corruptly

The Lord Will Be King

Zechariah 14:1-9 ESV “Behold, a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out … Continue reading The Lord Will Be King

Like a Refiner’s Fire

Malachi 3:1-4 ESV “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his … Continue reading Like a Refiner’s Fire