• Faith in Times of Crisis

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  • Journeying to Judah

    Ezra 8:15–23

    Ordinarily, there is no contradiction between making plans for the future and trusting the Lord for the future. God uses our plans to accomplish His purposes, so we should not think that the plans that we make are necessarily opposed ...Read More

  • The Piety of Ezra

    Ezra 7:27–28

    When we make plans to secure the favor of others, how often do we entreat the help of God? As we set out to accomplish the mission that the Lord has given us, we must recognize that we will not ...Read More

  • Living in Times of Crisis

    Habakkuk 3:1-16

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  • God Determines Your Plans

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  • Sennacherib Defeated

    2 Kings 19

    In a sense, God has put His honor on the line in promising to save His people. By fulfilling His covenant commitments to redeem us, the Lord reveals Himself as the God of all nations when He keeps His Word. ...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

  • King Asa of Judah

    2 Chronicles 14

    Scripture calls us to pray with confidence and boldness (e.g., Heb. 4:16). However, persisting in sin and disobedience makes it hard for us to do this, for we understand that God’s answers to our prayers often are connected to our ...Read More

  • A Pious Family from Ephraim

    1 Samuel 1:1–18

    Even in the midst of a period of spiritual barrenness in Israel, there were true believers such as Elkanah and Hannah. God always has His remnant, and even in the darkest of days we can shine as lights that point ...Read More

  • Ruth Asks Boaz to Redeem Her

    Ruth 3:6–18

    We are not to be wise in our own eyes (Prov. 3:7–8). However, when we have prayed and we see a possible answer to our prayer, we are free to pursue it. In fact, we should be willing to be ...Read More

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