Control

Wise Leaders Always Seek Advice - Proverbs 15:23 – 15:27 (commentary)

Wise leadership always seeks advice but many of us hate to admit that we need to be taught. Have you ever thought about the “why of many counselors?” God seems to do his best work through a group of men rather than by a “lone wolf” (v. 22). Seldom does the &qu …

A Contentious Wife Makes Life Miserable - Proverbs 21:1 – 21:10 (commentary)

There is no king or ruler so great that he can act in independence of God. Whether he admits it or not God is controlling him just as he controls the water in the rivers (v. 1). A good example of this was Pharaoh. We may think that nothing is wrong in the things we are doing but …

Sovereign Control of God - Isaiah 46:1 – 46:13 (commentary)

Isaiah’s prediction of deliverance for the people of Israel begins with a statement that shows the supremacy of the Lord over the false gods being recognized in the nations (vv. 1-2). Bel was the Babylonian seen god and Mebo was his son, the god of writing and learning (v …

The Reign And Activity of Jehoachin - II Kings 24:1 – 24:20 (commentary)

Nebuchadnezzar’s victory over Egypt at this time established Babylon as the strongest nation in that part of the world. This victory placed Judah under Babylonian control. In order to bring Judah securely under his rule Nebuchadnezzar invaded Judah and took some captives to Baby …

What The Lord Says About Arabia And Elam - Jeremiah 49:28 – 49:39 (commentary)

God’s Judgment against Arabia (Kedar and Hazor) - (vv. 28-33). These were two desert peoples (nomadic Arab nations conquered by Nebuchadnezzar (vv. 28-29) that lived by raising sheep and camels. They were guilty of living at ease, isolating themselves from others, and being full …