Motivation

Crowds Come to See Jesus Performing Miracles - Mark 3:7 – 3:12 (commentary)

The news of Jesus performing miracles is spreading rapidly. The more He healed the more the crowds increased. People were coming from all over Palestine and even the lands beyond. The reason so many were flocking to the Lord is clear: Their curiosity had gotten the best of them a …

Moses Makes The Second Set of Commandments - Exodus 34:1 – 34:9 (commentary)

This passage gives the sequel to what has gone before. Up to this point in time God had dealt with Israel through His unconditional covenant with Abraham. In that covenant there was nothing in which Israel could keep. There was no conditions and no stipulations attached to it. It …

Outline of The Book of Revelation (v. 19) - Revelation 1:17 – 1:20 (commentary)

We may laugh at the story above but Jesus has the keys to open and shut the doors of death and Hell (vv. 17-18). A key to a vault where treasures are kept can be a very important key. It can give the person access to things of great value. But, of all the keys in the world there …

David Motivates Solomon to Build The Temple - I Chronicles 22:11 – 22:19 (commentary)

David gives Solomon the reason why he should build the temple (vv. 11-13). He prays for Solomon that the Lord will keep his promise to help him build a temple (v. 11). He also asks the Lord to give Solomon wisdom and knowledge so he can rule Israel according to His law (v. 12). H …

The Evils of Oppression - Ecclesiastes 4:1 – 4:16 (commentary)

No one can comfort those who suffer (vv. 1-3). Some people are lazy while others are workaholics. The lazy person sees no purpose in dashing around trying to be successful so folds his hands and does nothing. On the other hand, the workaholic is often motivated by inappropriate i …