Confidence

The Kings Defeated by the Israelites - Joshua 12:1 – 12:24 (commentary)

Hanging on for dear life is reality. Spiritual warfare is reality. Fighting the battle to take new spiritual ground and not giving up is reality. But hopeful, confident rest is reality as well, knowing we are covered by the great protective wings of our faithful heavenly Father t …

Confidence That Dispels Fear - Psalms 27:1 – 27:7 (commentary)

No doubt each one of us has been a prisoner of fear at one time or another. It might be the fear of rejection, misunderstanding, uncertainty, sickness, or even death, but the Lord wants us to conquer it. This Psalm opens with David voicing his confidence in God. based on: The Lor …

The Lord is Always Merciful - Psalms 118:1 – 118:9 (commentary)

This psalm contain both history and prophesy. Its human author is unknown. Historically it covers a time period when the remnant came back from Babylon to the promised land. It is also considered a messianic psalm in which certain verses are associated with the Lord Jesus H …

Prophesies of Christ’s Coming - Micah 5:1 – 5:6 (commentary)

God Controlled, Motivated, and Guided David - I Samuel 17:31 – 17:40 (commentary)

When David was brought before Israel’s monarch, Saul tried to talk him out of what appeared to be a foolish course of action (vv. 31-33). Human logic might have implied that he was embarking on a fool’s errand, but his confidence in the God of his fathers was so strong it assured …

Woe to The Wicked - Habakkuk 2:6 – 2:14 (commentary)

Inasmuch as Babylon was soon to rise to the height of its power and would not be overthrown for another seventy years (until 539 B.C.), the scope of what God revealed to His prophet in this passage was significant. While its message could be applied to different world pow …

Elijah’s Message to Ahab - I Kings 18:1 – 18:19 (commentary)

Soon after Elijah’s experience with the widow at Zarephath, the Word of the Lord came again to him. About three years into the famine God directs Elijah to present himself to King Ahab. There was a great famine in the land. Down in Samaria where the king lived the famine was v …

King Sennacherib of Assyria Invades Judah - II Chronicles 32:1 – 32:23 (commentary)

King Hezekiah had faithfully obeyed the Lord’s instructions. At this point King Sennacherib of Assyria invaded Judah (v. 1). He attacked the fortified cities with the goal of capturing all of them. When Hezekiah heard that Sennacherib was planning to stack Jerusalem (v. 2), he a …