In His Word
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Archive for July 2014

Matthew 16 – “You are the Christ”

July 31, 2014

The Pharisees and Sadducees did not understand who Jesus was (Matthew 16:1-12).  Neither did most other people.  When Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”, they replied, “Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” (:13-14).  When Jesus asked, […]

Jeremiah 46-51 – “concerning the nations”

July 31, 2014

God had dealt with the sin of His people, and now it was time to deal with the sinful nations around them.  He was going to bring Nebuchadnezzar against Pharaoh and Egypt to destroy it (Jeremiah 46).  The Philistines were included: “For the LORD is going to destroy the Philistines, the remnant of the coastland of […]

Proverbs – “the foolishness of fools”

July 29, 2014

To be a book of wisdom, Proverbs has a lot to say about being a fool.  In it we learn that fools and anger go together (12:16; 14:17; 27:3; 29:11), but not fools and instruction.  “Fools despise wisdom and instruction. …and fools hate knowledge” (1:7, 22).  The problem is that “the way of a fool […]

Deuteronomy – “…loving…obeying…”

July 28, 2014

Deuteronomy is the first book in the Bible to mention God’s love, speaking of it from beginning (4:37) to end (33:3).  With His love comes commands.  The book contains some form of the word “command” between 100-135 times.  A loving God gives commands that those He loves need to keep for their own good. The […]

Romans 9-11 – “the kindness and severity of God”

July 25, 2014

Paul wrote the Roman brethren, “…it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants.” (Romans 9:8).  He was concerned about the Jews, the children of the flesh.  “Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their […]

John 6 – “the bread of life”

July 24, 2014

When the twelve returned to Jesus after being sent on the limited commission, He tried to get away with them to rest, but the people saw and followed them (Mark 6:30-33).  After feeling compassion for the people and teaching them, Jesus took five loaves of bread and two fish and fed them all, with twelve […]

Jeremiah 40-45 – “We will listen…we are not going to listen…”

July 23, 2014

When Babylon captured Jerusalem and carried off exiles, Jeremiah was given a choice where to go and decided to stay in Judah, along with other Jews who had fled to surrounding areas and returned (Jeremiah 40).  The remnant came to Jeremiah and asked “that the LORD your God may tell us the way in which […]

Proverbs – “a man’s pride”

July 22, 2014

There is no sin that God hates any more than pride.  The Proverbs repeatedly tell how much He abhors it.  In the list of seven things He hates, that are an abomination to Him, “haughty eyes” top the list (6:16-17).  Pride makes a person feel high, but “a man’s pride will bring him low” (29:23).  […]

Deuteronomy – “Remember, do not forget”

July 21, 2014

With the book of Deuteronomy containing Moses’ final words to the Israelites, he spent much of his time reminding them of things they already knew.  He told them around 25 times to either “remember” and/or “do not forget” various things.  They needed to remember and not forget God’s deliverance (5:15; 6:12; 8:14; 15:15; 16:3; 24:18), […]

Matthew 10 – “to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”

July 10, 2014

“Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.” (Matthew 10:1).  Then He sent them “to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” with this message: “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (10:6-7).  Those […]