Esther 3-4
Esther

Esther 3-4

After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles. 2 All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel … Continue reading

Hebrews 10
Hebrews

Hebrews 10

To this point in Hebrews we have seen that the sacrificial system of the Law was meant to point the worshipers in the direction of Christ. It was instituted to create an awareness that sins were something that had to be dealt with because God is holy and just. We’ve seen that Christ is our … Continue reading

Hebrews 4-5:10
Hebrews

Hebrews 4-5:10

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2 For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. 3 For we who have … Continue reading

Romans 12
Romans

Romans 12

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able … Continue reading

Romans 11
Romans

Romans 11

I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: 3 “Lord, they … Continue reading

Romans 10
Romans

Romans 10

1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. 4 For … Continue reading

Psalm 119:41-48
Psalms

Psalm 119:41-48

Waw 41 May your unfailing love come to me, Lord,     your salvation, according to your promise; 42 then I can answer anyone who taunts me,     for I trust in your word. 43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth,     for I have put my hope in your laws. 44 I will always obey your law,     for ever and ever. 45 I will … Continue reading

Psalm 119:33-40
Psalms

Psalm 119:33-40

He 33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees,     that I may follow it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law     and obey it with all my heart. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands,     for there I find delight. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes     and not toward selfish gain. 37 Turn … Continue reading