Choices

Choices we make in life - Ruth 1:1 – 1:14 (commentary)

Ruth was not from the children of Israel but from one of the heathen nations, the Moabites. God had command­ed His people to have nothing to do with this nation because of their sinfulness (Deut. 7:3, 23:3). Ruth grew up in Moab and she knew nothing about living for …

Fear God and Head His Word - Isaiah 8:1 – 8:22 (commentary)

This passage predicts the fall of Israel and Syria to Assyria, which actually fell in 732 BC and 722 BC (vv. 1-4). On a large scroll Isaiah recorded the name of his son to be born. His name, Maher- Shadol-Hash-Baz, is the longest personal name in the Bible (v. 1). Thi …

Israel is Doomed - Hosea 13:1 – 13:16 (commentary)

Knowing that life is filled with choices , we must as Jacob of old, wait upon the Lord (Gen. 49:18). Jacob’s descendants likewise had to make choices, but they chose to go against God and His love: Choosing dissipation rather than exaltation (vv. 1-3). Israel’s sin incre …

Prosperity And Wisdom of Solomon’s Reign - I Kings 4:20 – 4:34 (commentary)

Solomon’s kingdom was unified, secure, strong, and prosperous, with a large population. Solomon’s rule extended over all the kingdoms from the river Euphrates to the border of Egypt (v. 21). His kingdom was strong, secure, and prosperous with a very large population. Ver …

Abram and Lot Separate - Genesis 13:1 – 13:18 (commentary)

Having failed the Lord, Abraham leaves Egypt with his family and possessions; a sad but wiser man. No doubt he made a choice and promised himself he would never again step out of the will of God. We see 3 characteristics in the life of Abraham that are characteristic of a spiritu …