• The Journey to Jerusalem

    Ezra 8:24–36

    From what we read in Ezra 8, it is clear that Ezra was a man of integrity who was committed to obeying the Word of God. Such integrity should be a mark of every leader of the Lord’s people, but ...Read More

  • God’s Judgment on Joash

    2 Chronicles 24:15–27

    Personal trust in the Lord is required for salvation. We cannot rest on the faith of our relatives, friends, or fellow church members, but we must trust in the Lord ourselves. The authenticity of such faith proves itself over time ...Read More

  • Starting Out Well

    2 Kings 11:21–12:16

    Jehoiada’s positive influence shows us that we should not grow weary in doing good and in passing on the faith to others. As we seek to teach our relatives and others the tenets of our faith, we can get discouraged ...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

  • Asa Stumbles

    2 Chronicles 16:1–17:1

    Matthew Henry comments, “God governs the world in infinite wisdom, and the creatures, and all their actions, are continually under his eye.” We who are servants of the Lord should take great comfort from this, for it means the Lord ...Read More

  • Asa’s Religious Reforms

    2 Chronicles 15

    Jesus says that we are not worthy of Him if we love our mother or father more than we love Him (Matt. 10:37). Practically speaking, one of the things this means is that we cannot let our love for our ...Read More

  • Violent Words

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  • Israel’s Southern Campaign

    Joshua 10:16–43

    Because of complacency or neglect, some of the cities Joshua conquered would rise again to threaten the Israelites. We may not go into battle against other cities, but if we are complacent or neglectful, the world, the flesh, and the ...Read More

  • Defiled in Heart

    John 18:28–32

    John Calvin notes that during Jesus’ trial, the religious authorities carried ”to excess their care about smaller matters, and [neglected] what is of the highest importance.” Sinners are perpetually tempted to be concerned only with external righteousness, but we must ...Read More

  • Rhythms of Piety

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