• Jehoiachin and Zedekiah

    2 Kings 24:8–17

    The last four kings of Judah were caught in a downward spiral of wickedness that ultimately resulted in the Babylonian exile. They were trapped in a cycle of sin from which they could not escape. This should serve as a ...Read More

  • Jehu Destroys Ahab’s Line

    2 Kings 10

    Jehu did well in addressing Israel’s idolatry. Still, the continuing false worship at Dan and Bethel revealed that Jehu did not remove idolatry from the heart of Israel. When we fail to address the root of sin but make changes ...Read More

  • Jephthah’s Rash Vow

    Judges 11:29–40

    If God’s grace did not cover the sins of God’s people, then we would be utterly without hope. Believers can do awful things, and thanks be to God, they are forgiven when they turn to Christ. However, that does not ...Read More

  • Jerusalem Captured

    2 Kings 24:18–25:21

    The Lord is patient and often delays His judgment for what seems to be a long time. Thus, people often think His judgment is never coming. As Christians, we do not fear eternal punishment, yet the Lord’s patience with us ...Read More

  • Jesus’ Baptism in the Jordan

    Mark 1:9–11

    Jesus not only died for us; He also lived for our sake. His death on the cross is meaningless without His perfect life of obedience that qualifies Him as the spotless Lamb of God and attains the righteousness for believers ...Read More

  • Jesus Forsaken

    Mark 15:33–34

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary Mark, “At the climax of that period of darkness, Jesus cried in agony—not the agony of the scourging or the agony of the thorns and nails, but the agony of forsakenness.” The ...Read More

  • Jesus Our Peace

    Ephesians 2:14

    God’s law defines what is pleasing to Him, so we must always seek to understand it and follow it in the power of the Spirit. Yet while the law tells us what is right and wrong and what we may ...Read More

  • Jesus, the Great Physician

    Mark 2:15–17

    In his commentary Mark, Dr. R.C. Sproul comments on the irony of today’s passage: the scribes “were the sickest of the sick, all the while thinking they had no need of a physician.” Spiritual blindness to our own condition ...Read More

  • Job’s Final Defense

    Job 31

    From the example of Job and other key biblical figures such as Paul, we learn that it is right and proper to make a defense of ourselves and to not repent for sin that we have not committed. Sometimes, as ...Read More

  • Job’s First Lament

    Job 3

    It is all too easy to slip from an honest and righteous questioning of God’s ways to an implicit denial that what He has done is right and good. By definition, all that God does is good, so we cannot ...Read More

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