10/14/18

Good morning! Today is a reflection day. Both Isaiah and Jeremiah wrote during times of great inflection in the course of God’s history.  The Jews, …

10/11/18

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 40-42; Isaiah 24 In Jeremiah 40-42 we read God’s words to the remnant of Jews left behind in the Promised Land after the Babylonians have taken the best …

10/10/18

Good morning! Text: Jeremiah 37-39; Isaiah 23 Jeremiah’s prophetic word is not very welcome in Jerusalem as the Babylonians lay siege to the city and collapse is imminent.  …

10/9/18

Good morning! Text: Jeremiah 34-36; Isaiah 22 In Jeremiah 36 we read that the prophet dictates a message for the men of Judah – the word of the Lord declaring …

10/8/18

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 31-33; Isaiah 21 Today’s Jeremiah text is rich in Messianic content – the principal Old Testament passage about the new covenant is in 31:31-34, …

10/1/18

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 13-15; Isaiah 15 In today’s Jeremiah text, the prophet is bringing bad news to Judah.  A drought is coming , …

9/25/18

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 1-3; Isaiah 11 As we read of Jeremiah the prophet’s introduction and calling, we read these amazing words: “Before I …

9/17/18

Good morning! Text: Job 25-27; Isaiah 4 Job’s three friends have all brought Job the same answer to the question, “Why suffering?”  They all …

9/15/18

Good morning! Text:  Job 19-21; Isaiah 2 The prophet Isaiah speaks truth to the sin of the people of ancient Israel, warning of judgment.  At the same …

9/9/18

Good morning! Text:  Job 4-6; Psalm 119:161-176 I wrote earlier that some consider Job the most intellectually challenging book in the Bible.  As we get …

9/8/18

Good morning! Text: Job 1-3; Psalm 119:145-160 Job is characterized as the most intellectually challenging books of the Bible.  Many scholars also believe it …

9/7/18

Good morning! Today is a reflection day. I am always delighted when God’s Word says something fresh and new when I read.  In the opening …

9/5/18

Good morning! Text:  Esther 8-10; Psalm 119:113-128 The Book of Esther is unique in the Bible in that God is never mentioned – not even once.  …

9/3/18

Good morning! Text:  Esther 1-3; Psalm 119:81-96 Even reading a familiar story in the Bible can bring us new truth.  In today’s reading from Esther, …

9/1/18

Good morning! Text:  1 Timothy 1-3; Psalm 119:49-64. The two letters to Timothy are important for us as they give clear instructions about leadership …