Example

The Good News is For Jews And Gentiles - Romans 15:3 – 15:13 (commentary)

Christians need to follow the example of the Lord Jesus Christ who was a perfect example of ministering on behalf of others and not for Himself (v. 3). He did not please Himself, even though He had every right to do so, but was willing to set aside His own desires to follow the F …

Paul–An Example of Faithfulness - Acts 20:13 – 20:21 (commentary)

After being in service all night, Paul decided to walk from Troas to Assos, perhaps eighteen or nineteen miles (v. 13). He did this undoubtedly to be alone for awhile, rather than being in the crowd on board the ship. Paul just needed some time to be alone; where he could t …

An Exemplary People - I Thessalonians 1:6 – 1:8 (commentary)

Despite severe suffering the Thessalonians had welcomed their message and became imitators of Paul and Silas (v. 6). The message of salvation, though welcomed with great joy brought the Thessalonians severe suffering because it led to persecution from both Jews and Gentiles (3:2- …

Young Men Are to Be Good Examples - Titus 2:6 – 2:8 (commentary)

Thus far the apostle has described the misery of a natural state in these verses, which we shall find him pursuing again in some following ones. Here the apostle begins his account of the glorious change that was wrought in them by converting grace. Paul urges the younger men …

We May Be The Only Bible Some People Read - II Corinthians 3:1 – 3:3 (commentary)

Are we once again bragging about ourselves (v. 1)? Do we need letters to you or from you to tell others about us? These legalistic false teachers boasted that they carried “letters of recommendation” from the “important people” in the Jerusalem church. The …

Three Cities of Refuge - Deuteronomy 4:41 – 4:49 (commentary)

In this passage we find Moses setting apart three cities of refuge east of the Jordan River, where anyone who had accidentally killed someone without having any previous hostility could flee for safety. These cities were: Bezer on the wilderness plateau for the tribe …

Azariah’s Good Reign in Judah - II Kings 15:1 – 15:22 (commentary)

Azariah was a good king like his father but he too failed to remove the high places. He expanded Judah’s territories southward to Elath (2 Kings 14:22), eastward so that the Ammonites paid him tribute (2 Chron. 26:8) and westward by defeating the Philistines (2 Chron. 26:6, 7).& …

The Reign And Captivity of Jehoahaz - II Kings 23:21 – 23:37 (commentary)

Josiah’s body was transported back to Jerusalem, where he was buried. With his death, all hope of spiritual revival was gone. The events that followed his reign would soon bring down the proud Judean capitals. Judah made Jehoahaz, Josiah’s fourth son, the new king. His reign o …