Esther 1-2
Esther

Esther 1-2

The 3 books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, which cover about 100 years (538 -432B.C.), form the closing section of Old Testament history. They tell the story of the Jew’s return from Babylon, of the rebuilding of the temple and Jerusalem, and of the reestablishment of the Jewish national life in their homeland. The last … Continue reading

Hebrews 7
Hebrews

Hebrews 7

Chapter 6 spoke about the surety of God’s promise He gave about Christ; “you are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek”. God swore on oath to it by 2 unchangeable things: Himself, and His Name. Now the writer helps us understand a bit more about this man Melchizedek who resembles Christ. For this Melchizedek, … 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

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 16
Psalms

Psalm 16

1 Keep me safe, my God,     for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;     apart from you I have no good thing.” 3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,     “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.” 4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and … Continue reading

1 John 4:7-21
1 John

1 John 4:7-21

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This … Continue reading

1 John 4:1-6
1 John

1 John 4:1-6

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the … Continue reading

Psalm 13
Psalms

Psalm 13

1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?     How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts     and day after day have sorrow in my heart?     How long will my enemy triumph over me? 3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.     Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death, 4 and … Continue reading

Habakkuk 3:16-19
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 3:16-19

16 I heard and my heart pounded,     my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones,     and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity     to come on the nation invading us. 17 Though the fig tree does not bud     and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive … Continue reading

Habakkuk 2:5-20
Habakkuk

Habakkuk 2:5-20

5 indeed, wine betrays him;     he is arrogant and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the grave     and like death is never satisfied, he gathers to himself all the nations     and takes captive all the peoples. 6 “Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, “‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods     and … Continue reading