• Jehoshaphat’s Successes

    2 Chronicles 17

    It takes wisdom to choose the right associations. While we want to be as generous and open as possible, we cannot be spiritually united with those who profess faith in Christ and yet jettison key tenets of orthodoxy. We cannot ...Read More

  • A Lying Spirit from the Lord

    2 Chronicles 18

    Second Chronicles 18 reminds us that God is to be feared. He is gracious and will not refuse anyone who turns to Him in faith. But He is also holy, and He will not continue sending His truth to those ...Read More

  • Naboth’s Vineyard

    1 Kings 21

    We are to fight injustices such as false accusations as we are able. Nevertheless, we may not be fully vindicated in this life. At the return of Jesus, however, all will be set right, and He will reveal the truth ...Read More

  • How to Avoid Spiritual Decline

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  • Ahab Fights Ben-hadad

    1 Kings 20

    One commentator notes that even Christians can think that God is strong in one place and not so strong in another. Perhaps we think He is concerned only with big events and not the details of our lives. Maybe we ...Read More

  • Elijah at Horeb

    1 Kings 19:1–18

    Elijah thought he was the only faithful person left in Israel, but he was wrong (1 Kings 19:18). Matthew Henry writes that “in times of the greatest degeneracy and apostasy God has always had, and will have, a remnant faithful ...Read More

  • Elijah and the Prophets of Baal

    1 Kings 18

    Scripture exhorts us to persevere in prayer and even to ask others to pray with and for us. However, we are not to think that by doing so we are convincing God to give us the answer we want. The ...Read More

  • Elijah the Prophet

    1 Kings 17

    Yahweh showed Himself more powerful than Baal by raising the widow’s son from the dead. In these latter days, Yahweh has shown Himself more powerful than Satan, sin, death, and all other “gods” by raising the Lord Jesus Christ from ...Read More

  • From Elah to Ahab

    1 Kings 16:8–34

    Becoming a successful leader, attaining a high position in one’s career, gaining wealth—none of these things is inherently bad. But all of them are ultimately worthless if a person does not trust in the Lord. True success in the eyes ...Read More

  • Grasping for Power

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