Concern

Jesus casts a demon out of a Gentile daughter - Mark 7:24 – 7:30 (commentary)

Jesus leaves Capernaum and travels north forty or fifty miles to the borders of Tyre and Sidon which is modern Lebanon (v. 24). Although these cities were a part of Syria they were all independent with their own kings, their own money system and their own gods. This is Gentile co …

Rules For Christian Living - Romans 12:9 – 12:16 (commentary)

Christian hospitality differs from social entertaining. Entertaining focuses on the host and the home. The home must be spotless, the food must be well prepared, the host must appear to be relaxed and good natured. Hospitality by contrast focuses on the guest. Hospitality can hap …

Concern from Paul’s Friends & Foes - Acts 24:22 – 24:27 (commentary)

Felix evidently knew about Christianity, perhaps from His wife Drusilla, she was a Jewess and he also apparently knew that Paul was innocent of the charges that were brought against Him (v. 22). Because of many influential Jews from Jerusalem Felix merely adjourned the case. The …

The Kingdom Proclaimed - Revelation 11:13 – 11:19 (commentary)

Victory is Proclaimed (v. 15) - The seventh angel sounded his trumpet and there were loud voices in heaven saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"The Twenty-Four Elders Worsh …

Paul’s Concern For The Believers - I Thessalonians 3:1 – 3:5 (commentary)

The ‘wherefore” (v. 1) that opens this chapter refers back to where Paul expressed his great love and concern for the believers (2:17-20). These new believers must be taught and established in the faith. A key word in this chapter is establish (v. 2). Paul was not only …

Elisha And The Shunammite woman - II Kings 4:18 – 4:37 (commentary)

God’s concern for women and their special needs can be seen in both the preceding and this incident. In contrast to the poor widow in the previous story, we find Elisha and the Shunammite woman (Near Jezrel and about 15 miles from Mount Carmel). It appears that she had gr …

A Prayer For Help - Psalms 10:1 – 10:11 (commentary)

The first part of this Psalm is a description of the wicked persons forceful, vicious power (vv. 1-12).Does God hide (vv. 1-4)? At the very beginning the psalmist was not complaining, but simply asking God to hurry to his aid. Because it looks like the wicked may triumph he …