Faithfulness

The Time of The Lord’s Return - Matthew 24:32 – 24:51 (commentary)

When the fig tree buds and the leaves begin to sprout you know that summer is near (v. 32). The same is true with the events that begin to happen here; you can know that the Lord’s return is very near (vv. 33-34). No one knows the day or hour when the heavens and earth will disap …

Prayer For God’s Protection - Psalms 71:1 – 71:13 (commentary)

In this passage it seems that the psalmist was old and saw life as a testimony of all God had done for him. He finds himself approaching the last lap of his journey in the service of God, he had run a good race, he had kept the faith, and he pleads with God for strength to finish …

God’s goodness to His People - Psalms 105:1 – 105:12 (commentary)

This is a historical psalm written to commemorate God’s goodness to His people and the faithfulness of His dealings. Israel’s mission was to proclaim to the nations the faithfulness of the living God. Instead of this the Jews today are often at the forefront of keeping the Bible …

God’s Word is a Light - Psalms 119:105 – 119:112 (commentary)

The greatest ability is dependability. Faithfulness is an evidence of faith. In this passage the psalmist describes several characteristics of faithfulness in the life of the believer:Faithful feet. - “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (v. 105). …

The Lord Tests the Hearts - Proverbs 17:1 – 17:4 (commentary)

It is far better to have a peaceful and quiet meal of dry bread than having a lot to eat in a house where there is strife (v. 1). Harmony of a person’s relationship with others is to be desired over a bountiful supply of food. Think of the children today who grow up in a home w …

Reassurance of Israel’s Future - Isaiah 51:1 – 51:11 (commentary)

The faithful remnant may have felt alone because they were few. But God reminded them to look back (vv 1-3) to their ancestors, the source of their spiritual heritage (Abraham and Sarah) and how much had come from their faithfulness. He was suggesting that if they as a fai …

The Coming of The Lord - Isaiah 63:1 – 63:6 (commentary)

Isaiah proceeded to glorify the faithfulness of God by painting it against the dark background of Israel’s unfaithfulness. The Lord explained how Israel could possibly rejoice in the repossession of its homeland if such malicious neighbors as the Edomites still surrounded i …

How to Be Faithful Regardless of Opposition - Jeremiah 2:1 – 2:19 (commentary)

Jeremiah was faithful regardless of the opposition. He reports for duty and the first order of the day was to preach sermons to the people: and cry in the ears of Jerusalem (vv. 1-3). This first message (2:1-3:5) confronted Jerusalem with her waywardness. The Lord brought them in …

The Lord’s Faithfulness Endures Forever - Psalms 117:1 – 117:2 (commentary)

This psalm is short and sweet; I doubt the reason why we sing it so often as we do is for the shortness of it; but, if we rightly understood and considered it

Joseph is Sent to Prison - Genesis 39:19 – 39:23 (commentary)

As could be expected Potiphar became very angry and had Joseph placed in a prison where the king’s prisoners were kept (vv. 19-20). John MacArthur says, “The death penalty for adultery may not have applied to a charge of attempted adultery, attempted seduction or rape, so …

Joab’s Execution - I Kings 2:26 – 2:35 (commentary)

The removal of four men was imperative if Solomon’s throne was to remain secure. Already Adonijah has been lain. Now the second conspirator, Abiathar, has to be dealt with. He was the priest who though faithful to David, had supported Adonijah as his successor. He could have bee …