Power

The Significance of Miraculous Signs - Exodus 4:1 – 4:9 (commentary)

Moses’ third excuse for not wanting to be the spokesman for God was that, people will say,"The Lord has not appeared to you as you say, and they will not believe me” (v. 1). The Lord’s answer to Moses was, “What is that you have in your hand” (v. 2) Moses said …

God Hardens Pharaoh’s Heart The Second Time - Exodus 7:1 – 7:13 (commentary)

The Lord told Moses that He was going to let his brother Aaron speak to the king for him (v. 1). He instructed Moses to relate to Aaron everything He wanted told to the king concerning letting His people go (v. 2). However He said He will make the king so stubborn he won’t listen …

Feeding The Four Thousand - Matthew 15:29 – 15:39 (commentary)

We are not to get this miracle of feeding the Four Thousand confused with the feeding of the Five Thousand. Jesus leaves Tyre and Sidon and goes up into the hill country, on the southeast shore of the Sea of Galilee (v. 29). This seems to have been Gentile country in …

Awesome Deeds of God’s Power - Psalms 65:1 – 65:8 (commentary)

David may have written this psalm to be sung annually when the harvest was brought to the Lord. It is obviously a harvest hymn of praise, designed to be sung on an occasion of thanksgiving and not a ritual. The psalm begins with a mention of man’s preparation to praise God …

Calling The Nation to Praise - Psalms 68:24 – 68:35 (commentary)

In the concluding verses of this Psalm, God’s triumphal entrance into Zion and the sanctuary is again described (vv. 24-27). It is pictured like a victory parade with singers and other musicians. The tribes of Benjamin and Judah, one small and one large, represent the southern po …

Prayer For Righteous Judgement - Psalms 72:1 – 72:11 (commentary)

Bible scholars attribute this Psalm to Solomon and say that it describes his reign. It opens with prayer that God would give the king ability to judge righteously (vv. 1-2). It is one thing to be the king and quite another to reign righteously. In the early days of being king, So …

God Who Delivered Israel From Egypt - Psalms 114:1 – 114:8 (commentary)

This is a song of the exodus. Since the sixth century the established church has used this psalm in ministering to the dying and at the burial of the dead. It was also a psalm for Easter, because Israel’s deliverance from bondage was seen as a type of our deliverance from the bon …

God Supplies The Power to Live For Christ - II Peter 1:1 – 1:4 (commentary)

This book was written two or three years after the Roman Emperor Nero began his persecution of Christians. It focuses on the church’s internal problems, especially on the false teachers.. Peter directed this letter specifically to Christians scattered in the region of present-day …

God’s Enabling Power - Psalms 89:19 – 89:37 (commentary)

God promises David that he will have His power to accomplish His will. This is made known through the amazing splendor of his covenant (vv. 19-37):Made with David’s personality (vv. 19-28 - Majestic, Merciful and Messianic.Made with David’s perpetuality (vv. 29-37) - Made to endu …

Egypt and Her Allies Will Fail - Ezekiel 30:1 – 30:26 (commentary)

Because Egypt was an international power, her fate affected the entire world. Thus God’s activity concerning her constitutes a great intervention in history. Ezekiel calls it a “day of the Lord."Unlike Ezekiel’s other prophecies against Egypt, he did not date th …

Job’s Answer to Bildad - Job 9:1 – 9:20 (commentary)

God’s Awesome Power (vv. 1-13). Job arrived at a place in his life that was not pretty. Job is frightening as you watch his heart and mind wobble on the brink of disaster. Job is really a mess, at many points. Job is a tortured soul. He is in trouble but he is a hopeful me …

Bildad Says Man is Inferior - Job 25:1 – 25:6 (commentary)

We are now going to have a final word from Bildad. Bildad’s brief speech (the shortest in the book) emphasized the greatness of God (vv. 1-3) and the nothingness of man (vv. 4-6). Instead of attempting to refute Job, Bildad accused Job of pride, because he was claiming tha …

God’s Sovereignty Through The Storms - Job 37:1 – 37:24 (commentary)

Nothing can compare to God. His power and presence are awesome and when He speaks we need to listen (vv. 1-4), in spite of the fact that His greatness is beyond human comprehension (v. 5). There is even the demonstration of God’s power in the snow and frost (v. 6). Worke …

He is God And I am Not - Job 38:25 – 38:41 (commentary)

God states that He has all the forces of nature at His command, and that He can unleash or restrain them at will. No one can completely understand such common occurrences as rain or snow, and no one can control them; only God who created them has that power (vv. 25-27). B …

God Blesses His People - Joel 3:17 – 3:21 (commentary)

After this awesome display of divine power all of Israel will know: (v. 17) That Jehovah is GodThat He is in their midstThat Jerusalem will never again be defiledThat foreigners will never again invade Jerusalem The soil will become fertile, the rivers will be rep …

The Abrahamic Covenant - Genesis 15:1 – 15:21 (commentary)

David Captures Jerusalem - I Chronicles 11:1 – 11:8 (commentary)

A brief mention of David’s seven-and-one-half year reign at Hebron is made and then attention focuses on the steps taken by him and others to gain control over all of Israel. This chapter opens with an appeal to David by the men of Israel that he be their ruler. They recog …