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Archive for August 2014

Daniel 4-5 – “the Most High”

August 30, 2014

When Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about a great tree that was cut down, Daniel provided the interpretation.  He told the king that the tree was him and that he was going to be cut down and “driven away from mankind and your dwelling place be with the beasts of the field, and you be given […]

Psalm 23 – “The Lord is my shepherd”

August 27, 2014

Psalm 23 is probably the most well-known of all the psalms.  Other Scriptures express similar thoughts found here.  As the first part of the psalm says that “He leads me beside quiet waters” and that “He restores my soul” (23:1-3), the end of the Bible repeats this message saying, “For the Lamb in the center […]

Joshua 13-22 – “much of the land remains”

August 25, 2014

The Lord told Joshua that “very much of the land remains to be possessed.” (Joshua 13:1).  When itemizing what remained, He said to “apportion this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh.” (13:7).  After allotting the land east of the Jordan to Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of […]

Acts 27-28 – “we came to Rome”

August 22, 2014

Paul was determined to see Rome (Acts 19:21), and Jesus assured him that he would (23:11).  Finally he began his journey there – as a prisoner (27:1-8).  He warned that this was not a good time for the journey, but the centurion did not listen to him (27:9-13).  Soon he wished he had, as they […]

John 7 – “This is the Christ”

August 22, 2014

When Jesus taught in the temple at the feast, everyone was divided over who He was.  His own brothers did not believe in Him (:5).  “Some were saying, ‘He is a good man’; others were saying, ‘No, on the contrary, He leads the people astray.’” (:12).  Some of the people said, “Look, He is speaking […]

Daniel 2 – “Nebuchadnezzar had dreams”

August 20, 2014

When King Nebuchadnezzar had dreams, he ordered the magicians, conjurers, sorcerers and Chaldeans to come and tell him his dream and its interpretation (Daniel 2:1-9).  They responded, “There is not a man on earth who could declare the matter for the king, … there is no one else who could declare it to the king […]

Psalm 1 – “Blessed is the man”

August 19, 2014

“Blessed is the man…” – so begins the book of Psalms.  It describes a man who does not walk, stand, or sit with the wicked (Psalm 1:1).  Instead, he delights and meditates in the Lord’s law (:2).  He is firm, fruitful, vibrant, and prosperous (:3).  “The wicked are not so, but they are like chaff […]

Joshua 6-12 – “the Lord fought for Israel”

August 18, 2014

When the people marched around the walls of Jericho the seventh day and shouted as the priests blew the trumpets, the Lord brought them down flat – sparing Rahab and her family as promised (Joshua 6).  After Israel dealt with the sin of Achan (7) and set an ambush as directed, God also gave Ai into […]

Acts 21-26 – “I appeal to Caesar”

August 17, 2014

When Paul completed his third preaching trip, he returned to Jerusalem and “began to relate one by one the things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry.” (Acts 21:19).  He was seized in the temple and then rescued by a Roman commander (21:27-34).  When allowed to speak, Paul addressed the crowd and […]

Matt 18 – “Who then is greatest…?”

August 15, 2014

The disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” (Matthew 18:1).  He replied, “Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (:4).  In Mark’s account Jesus added, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and […]