• Abram’s Question

    Genesis 15:7–8

    One of the most important reasons why we must gather together with other believers regularly is to find support in our struggles. We are also to exhort others to press on and persevere, seeking to hold each other accountable as ...Read More

  • Abram’s Shield

    Genesis 15:1

    John Calvin wrote that today’s passage reminds us of God’s care to preserve us in safety under His hand and to protect us by His power. Even though we suffer many troubles in this life, the Lord has promised to ...Read More

  • Abram Went

    Genesis 12:4–9

    John Calvin comments: “By the example of Abram, entire self-renunciation is enjoined, that we may live and die to God alone.” Leaving the only source of his security behind was indeed difficult for Abram. That which we must renounce may ...Read More

  • Absalom Defeated

    2 Samuel 17:24–18:18

    God’s people frequently face times of great duress, and when we do we also enjoy God’s provision. That is one lesson we see in today’s passage. While David was on the run, he received assistance, provisions for him and his ...Read More

  • Absalom Makes a Play for the Throne

    2 Samuel 15:1–17

    In many ways, it seems surprising that David could be so blind to the intent of his son. Yet if parents are not careful, they can overlook the actions of their children that reveal their motives. Parents should be asking ...Read More

  • Absalom Takes Justice into His Own Hands

    2 Samuel 13:23–39

    When leaders do not deal with injustice quickly and rightly, all sorts of problems ensue. This is true in both the world and in the church, so we must pray for our leaders that they would do what is right ...Read More

  • Acting Without God

    1 Samuel 13:9-15

    No situation excuses disobedience. Even in stressful or dangerous times, God expects us to follow His commands. Our actions must always be compelled by the Word of God, not by circumstances. Take time today to pray for believers who face ...Read More

  • 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

  • Ahaz Appeals to Syria

    2 Kings 16

    Failure to believe God’s promises leads only to trouble. Ahaz did not trust the Lord but trusted in Assyria, and Judah suffered greatly. We may not sin to the same degree that Ahaz did, but we are likewise tempted regularly ...Read More

  • Ahithophel’s Counsel Defeated

    2 Samuel 16:15–17:23

    The Lord allowed Absalom to prosper for a time but ultimately thwarted him through counsel that was not sound for achieving his goals. God may allow the enemies of His people to succeed for a time, but eventually He will ...Read More

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