• The Temple Celebration

    2 Chronicles 7

    Matthew Henry comments on 2 Chronicles 7:14 that “pardoning mercy makes way for healing mercy.” We cannot expect the Lord to fix the problems in the church if we are unwilling to turn from our sin and rest in His ...Read More

  • Furnishings for the Temple

    1 Kings 7:13–51

    God’s gifting of those who built the implements for use in temple worship indicates that the Lord gives His people various gifts for use in worship and in the service of His church. Not all of us can be ordained ...Read More

  • Living Sacrifices to the Lord

    Romans 12:1–2

    Since we are to be living sacrifices, we are to offer to the Lord everything that we have and everything that we are. God wants all of us, so no area of our life is outside of His lordship. We ...Read More

  • The Temple Builder

    1 Chronicles 22:2–19

    Although at the present time God’s war against evil continues, that will not be true forever. One day, the battle will end, the universe will be at perfect peace, and we will worship the Lord forever. We anticipate that great ...Read More

  • The Ark of the Covenant Captured

    1 Samuel 4:1b–11

    There are many people in churches all around the world who think that they are right with God simply because they attend worship services, sing in the choir, volunteer on cleanup days, or otherwise participate in a congregation’s activities. But ...Read More

  • Hannah’s Song And Eli’s Sons

    1 Samuel 2

    Sadly, it is all too easy for us, like Hophni and Phineas, to come to a point where we treat the things of God with contempt. This may be a particular danger for church leaders who regularly handle the Lord’s ...Read More

  • Gideon’s Short-Lived Revival

    Judges 8:22–35

    Gideon served the Lord, but he fell into compromise toward the end of his life. This is a danger we all face, and so we must be cautious lest we start well and finish poorly. We must endeavor to be ...Read More

  • The Living Creatures around the Throne of God

    Revelation 4

    The ultimate purpose of our redemption is that we will dwell with God and see Him as He is (1 John 3:1–2). We can hardly imagine what that we will be like, but we know that it will be infinitely ...Read More

  • The Seraphim Worship Our Holy God

    Isaiah 6:1–7

    The holiness of the God revealed in the Bible sets Him apart from all other gods. If we downplay or neglect this holiness, therefore, we are in danger of committing idolatry, of not speaking of God in the way that ...Read More

  • Living Stones in a Spiritual House

    1 Peter 2:4–8

    Many people want Christ but want nothing to do with His church. Yet, if we love Christ, we must love His church, and if we do not love His church, we do not love Him (1 John 4:21). One evidence ...Read More

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