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Archive for March 2014

Exo 21-40 – “the pattern of the tabernacle”

March 31, 2014

God gave Moses very specific instructions on exactly how He wanted every aspect of the tabernacle to be built (Exodus 25-31).  The text states around eighteen times that those involved did everything “just as the Lord had commanded” (39-40).  Not the smallest detail was omitted; not the slightest change was made.  When some did otherwise, […]

Gal – “so quickly deserting Him”

March 28, 2014

Unlike Paul’s other letters to churches, the book of Galatians is the only one written to a plurality of churches in a region instead of a single church in a city.  It probably included churches he had established in cities such as Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe (Acts 13-14).  He wrote the letter in response to […]

John 3 – “unless one is born again”

March 27, 2014

When Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, came to Jesus by night, Jesus told him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3).  With Nicodemus thinking of physical birth, Jesus explained further by saying, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is […]

Isa 9 – “But there will be no more gloom”

March 27, 2014

The end of Isaiah 8 describes the condition of God’s people as a result of their sin: “Then they will look to the earth, and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be driven away into darkness.” (8:22).  The next chapter looks ahead to a time when “there will be no […]

Job 28 – “Where can wisdom be found?”

March 25, 2014

Job began this chapter describing how various metals can be found (Job 28:1-11), and then he asked, “But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?” (:12).  It can neither be found like nor compared in value to the precious elements of the earth (:13-19).  Only God who created and controls […]

Exo 19-20 – The ten commandments

March 24, 2014

Upon coming to Mount Sinai, God had Moses tell the people, “Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;” (Exodus 19:5), to which the people responded, “All that the LORD has spoken we […]

Acts 16-18 – “Let us go back”

March 21, 2014

After the Jerusalem council Paul and Barnabas returned to Antioch.  There Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” (Acts 15:36).  After a division over John Mark, Paul ended up making the trip […]

John 2 – “You will see greater things”

March 20, 2014

Among the first disciples Jesus called to follow Him was Philip who found Nathanael.  When Nathanael came to Jesus and questioned Him, Jesus told him exactly where he was when Philip called him, to which Nathanael responded, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.” (John 1:49).  Jesus said, “Because […]

Isa 8 – “He shall be your fear”

March 20, 2014

The Lord instructed Isaiah to tell the people not to fear what others feared.  Instead He said, “It is the LORD of hosts whom you should regard as holy. And He shall be your fear, and He shall be your dread.” (Isaiah 8:12-13).  When Jesus sent out His disciples He told them, “Do not fear […]

Job 23 – “He knows the way I take”

March 18, 2014

  When Job’s friends continued to falsely accuse him of evil, he finally ignored their accusations.  He said of God, “But He knows the way I take;…” (Job 23:10a).  His friends did not know his way, but God did.  For Job this thought brought comfort: “…when He has tried me, I shall come forth as […]