Amos 7

We learn about the heart and humility of Amos. We see his compassion for the people as he intercedes for them, and his simple obedience and trust in the Lord, taking no glory for himself. We hear of his commission to service, and think of the Great Commission the Lord has given to all His…

Amos 3

Through Amos, the LORD sets out His case against Israel, and states the judgement that is coming. Key Thought: Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Jonah 3

We see Jonah now walking in the Spirit, obedient to the LORD in both word and deed. Then we discuss faith and works; learn an important lesson on prayer; and rejoice in the multitude of God’s mercies (Psalm 106:45).

Misinterpreted #5 – Thoughts of Peace

By George Rassovsky INTROContext is extremely important for any literary work. However, when it comes to the Word of God, it is vital! A verse, or a part of one, taken out of context, can have enormous and eternal consequences. Despite this being the case, the fact is that the Bible is perhaps the most…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 119:113-128

We now come to the final group of sections – the Godward aspect. We will notice that the central section of the seven from Samech to Shin deals with the righteous basis of our relationship with the Lord. Before this we have three sections about character, and after, in a chiasmic structure, are three sections…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 119:25-56

Strengthened in the Inner Man We made a good start in 119a in walking in the way of the blessed man. We considered the importance of the word of God to living holy lives, growing strong in faith, ‘in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’ (2 Pet 3:18). However,…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 119:1-24

Practical Lessons for the Blessed Man As we come to the psalm itself, I want to follow the division given by A.G.Clarke, and consider the psalm over three days.  He notes that “the twenty-two sections seem to fall into three groups of seven, followed by the last section as a kind of appendix”.  Aleph –…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 115a

Why should the nations say, ‘Where is now their God?’ In some manuscripts, this psalm is written as part of the preceding. Psalm 114 looked backed to Egypt; to the mighty works that were done by the LORD as His presence brought the people out; and it warned the earth to tremble at the prospect…