A Prayer of Disbelief

Chapter 20

Theme: A Prayer of Disbelief
Focus on: Jeremiah
Reading Portion(s): Jeremiah 32
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
Obedience to God is never easy. One of the difficulties is that we may not understand “why” God is asking us to do certain things. Those things that He asks us to do may not make much sense. Especially is this true
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A Prayer for Confirmation

Chapter 19

Theme: A Prayer for Confirmation
Focus on: Gideon
Reading Portion(s): Judges 6
– Important Background Information
– Helps you find strength in God
What this article teaches you
We all have fears. Sometimes these fears affect the way we act. It affects us so much that we fear to act even when God tells us to do something. This is because we are not sure about what God spoke to
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But When It Lifted, They Would Set Out

Whether by day or by night, whenever the cloud lifted, they set out. Whether the cloud stayed over the tabernacle for two days or a month or a year, the Israelites would remain in camp and not set out; but when it lifted, they would set out (Numbers 9:21b, 22 NIV).

Think about a faithful dog in a home. Imagine that the dog is lying down in the living room. … Read the rest

I Will Make a Distinction

But on that day I will deal differently with the land of Goshen, where my people live; no swarms of flies will be there, so that you will know that I, the Lord, am in this land. I will make a distinction between my people and your people. This miraculous sign will occur tomorrow (Exodus 8:22, 23).

God cares for His people. He makes a distinction between them and others … Read the rest

If the Lord Delights in a Man’s Way

If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand (Psalm 37:23, 24 NIV).

A child of God is God’s delight. God watches over him all the time. He therefore need not fear losing the way. But that does not mean that there won’t be pitfalls on the way. These hidden dangers … Read the rest

For I have Seen All that Laban Has Been Doing to You

And he said, “Look up and see that all the male goats mating with the flock are streaked, speckled or spotted, for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you” (Genesis 31:12 NIV).

God has seen what someone else has been doing to you. Even though the other person is powerful and can manipulate circumstances to make you the loser, there is someone who is watching. Therefore … Read the rest

Solomon Has Taken His Seat on the Royal Throne

Moreover, Solomon has taken his seat on the royal throne (1 Kings 1:46 NIV).

First of all we see God’s grace in action here. For Solomon’s parents, David and Bathsheba first met in an adulterous relationship. It was followed by murder. And then a series of tragic events in David’s family and kingdom as a result of these sins. But in the midst of such gross moral failure, God was … Read the rest

The Third Entrance

Then King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and had him brought to the third entrance to the temple of the Lord (Jeremiah 38:14a NIV).

The title of this piece, “The Third Entrance of the Temple” would have made you curious; isn’t it so? Possibly yes. The Third Entrance stands for a secret meeting between a believer and God’s messenger. Here the inquirer is Zedekiah the king and the messenger … Read the rest

I Will Wait Until You Return

And the Lord said, “I will wait until you return” (Judges 6:18b NIV).

It is surprising to note God’s choices. He chose many who were not confident about themselves. He chose those who were afraid to step out. But he made leaders of such stuff as these. Even today he continues to do so. You may be one like Gideon. Afraid of the enemy and hiding from them. Trying to … Read the rest

Do Not Interpretations Belong to God?

Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams” (Genesis 40:8b NIV).

The Bible deals much about dreams. The Book of Genesis and the Book of Daniel contains many references to dreams and their interpretation. Today, there is much talk about dreams in the Christian world too. They quote the promise in Joel which speaks of old men dreaming dreams and young men seeing … Read the rest