Disaster

Disaster is the End Result of Compromise - Acts 21:27 – 21:36 (commentary)

Paul’s compromise turned out to be a disaster. It was the time of Pentecost, and Jews were present in Jerusalem from all over the world. Some Asian Jews from the area where Paul had been preaching on his missionary journeys were visiting in Jerusalem, and saw Paul and his c …

The Punishment for Abuse of Power - Micah 2:1 – 2:13 (commentary)

Micah opens this chapter by stating that many of the people lay awake at night thinking up evil things to do the next day. On these people he pronounced woe, a term used by several prophets to announce guilt and coming judgment (v. 1). In their life style of materialism, the pe …

Locusts Cover The Land - Joel 1:1 – 1:10 (commentary)

The only fact given about Joel is that he was the son of Pethuel (v. 1). Two unique and never-to-be forgotten events are prophesied in this book. These are to be remembered and communicated to their decedents: the locust plague upon Israel and the day of the Lord. Nothing …

The Lord Will Destroy The People of Judah - Jeremiah 44:1 – 44:14 (commentary)

The people spread through the land of Egypt rather rapidly. Jeremiah calls them all together after they have been there a few months and announces to them that they are still doing the same things that brought judgment on them in Judah (vv. 1-7). Jeremiah says; the Lord told me t …