• 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

  • Jehu Anointed King-of Israel

    2 Kings 9:1–13

    Dr. R.C. Sproul frequently observed that believing in God is easy but believing God is much harder. It is difficult to continue trusting in God’s promises, for so often the Lord seems to delay their fulfillment. This is especially ...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

  • Jeroboam I Breaks the Covenant

    1 Kings 12:25–33

    Augustine of Hippo comments that “for all that, King Jeroboam of Israel, who had proof that God was true, when he got the kingdom God had promised, was so warped in mind as not to believe in him.” When we ...Read More

  • Jesus And His Servant Son

    Revelation 1

    Worship is the natural outflow of a true encounter with Jesus. If we are not motivated to worship our Savior, then we may not actually know Him. If we want to worship but feel something is amiss, it may be ...Read More

  • Jesus’ Anointing in Bethany

    Mark 14:3–9

    Our great and holy God owns all of creation, so all that we have is really His anyway. But He gives us resources to steward, and one way we show our gratitude for His gifts is to give back to ...Read More

  • Jesus Calls Levi

    Mark 2:13–14

    One of the themes of Jesus’ ministry is that He is not bound to choose the most obvious candidates for ministry according to social convention. He may call people for service from what may be considered the most disgraceful backgrounds. ...Read More

  • Jesus Calls Saul To Service

    Acts 9:1–22

    Do we really believe that no sinner is beyond the grace of God? If we do, then we will pray for our enemies and not turn away from the church anyone who professes faith in Christ and is seeking to ...Read More

  • Jesus Ceases a Storm

    Mark 4:35–40

    Part of the good news of the gospel is that it is not the strength of our faith that saves us but rather the Object of our faith. Our trust is often weak, and we sometimes fail to believe that ...Read More

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