Adversity

Nehemiah Reminds The People of Their Calling - Nehemiah 4:10 – 4:14 (commentary)

Joining Sanballet and Tobiah were the Ammonites from the east, Geshem and Arabs from the south, and men from Ashdod which was a Philistine city from the west. They all plotted together to attack Jerusalem from all sides (vv 7-8). Again, in the midst of adversity the Jews are driv …

The Story of Joseph in Egypt - Psalms 105:13 – 105:25 (commentary)

In these verses the writer traces the events which led to the exile of the patriarchal family from the promised land to their settlement in Egypt. We see how God created a mighty famine in the land of Canaan that drove the chosen people down into Egypt for 400 years (v. 16). God …