Deceit

Jesus questioned on His authority - Mark 11:27 – 11:33 (commentary)

While Jesus was walking in the temple He was confronted by the priests, the scribes and the elders who together were known as the Sanhedrin (v. 27). They challenged Him with a question,"By what authority doest thou these things?” (v. 28) which was obviously in reference …

The Wall Completed - Nehemiah 6:10 – 6:19 (commentary)

Nehemiah’s enemies left no stone unturned in trying to keep him from building the wall (vv. 10- 13). First they tried to draw him into the country to talk to them. When this didn’t work, they tried to get him to go into the temple and hide, saying it was for his own safety.T …

Saul is Chosen as King - I Samuel 9:15 – 9:27 (commentary)

God had told Samuel all about Saul (vv. 15-16). As soon as Samuel sees Saul the Lord tells him this is the man who shall reign over my people (v. 17). He was a man who impressed even Samuel. When Saul asks to see the seer, Samuel identifies himself and instructs Saul to precede h …

Dealing With Deceit - Jeremiah 9:1 – 9:11 (commentary)

The prophet calls for his head to be an inexhaustible source of water, feeding his eyes with an unceasing supply of tears so that he might weep day and night over his people (v. 1). His message is one of judgment and impending doom. Even at the “assembly” for di …