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Archive for November 2014

Hebrews – “Jesus is better”

November 28, 2014

The book of Hebrews could be summarized with three words: “Jesus is better.”  It begins by telling us He is better than the prophets, because “in these last days (God) has spoken to us through” Him instead of them (Hebrew 1:1-2).  He is also “better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent […]

Luke 22 – “Do this in remembrance of Me”

November 27, 2014

While Judas was plotting to betray Jesus, Peter and John were preparing to observe the Passover with Him (Luke 22:1-13).  There Jesus gave all the apostles some bread and a cup to eat and drink “in remembrance of Me,” along with telling them that one of them would betray Him (22:14-23).  When the apostles disputed […]

Thanksgiving in the prophets

November 26, 2014

While the prophets did not offer many thanksgivings, a few did offer some.  Consider these:  “I will give thanks to You, O LORD; for although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. … Give thanks to the LORD,…” (Isaiah 12:1, 4).  “I will give thanks to Your name; for […]

Psalms – “Give thanks to the Lord”

November 25, 2014

The Psalms are full of thanksgiving to God, and for so many different reasons.  “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” (106:1; 107:1).   “I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness.” (7:17).  “I will give you thanks, for you answered me.” (118:21).  “I will […]

2 Kings 14-17 – “Israel was carried away”

November 24, 2014

During a string of kings in Israel (2 Kings 14-16), the king of Assyria came and captured seven cities in the land of Napthali and “carried them captive to Assyria” (15:29).  A few years later he captured Damascus “and carried the people of it away into exile” (16:7-9).  “Then the king of Assyria invaded the […]

2 Timothy – “be strong”

November 21, 2014

In Paul’s second letter to Timothy he mentioned his personal service with a clear conscience  and Timothy’s sincere faith and reminded him that “God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.  Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, […]

Matthew 24-25 – “what will be the sign”

November 20, 2014

Upon leaving the temple Jesus told His disciples, “Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here will be left upon another, which will not be torn down.”  They later said to Him, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your […]

Ezekiel 40-48 – “Then he brought me”

November 19, 2014

In the twenty-fifth year of exile, God took Ezekiel in a vision into the land of Israel to “a structure like a city.”  A man there told him, “Son of man, see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and give attention to all that I am going to show you; for you have been […]

Psalm 19 – the works and words of the Lord

November 18, 2014

Psalm 19 focuses on two different aspects of God.  It begins with His works: “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.  Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.  There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice […]

2 Kings 1-13 – “Elisha the man of God”

November 17, 2014

When Elijah went up by a whirlwind to heaven, he left his mantle and a double portion of his spirit with Elisha (2 Kings 2:1-18).  While staying at Jericho Elisha purified the water of the city; and while going from there to Bethel he cursed some “young lads” who mocked him, resulting in two bears […]