Rebuke

A Prayer For The Lord’s Protection - Psalms 141:1 – 141:10 (commentary)

For the most part this is a psalm of prayer for deliverance from wicked men and sinful practices and it appears the situation is growing desperate. The account of David in I Sam. 24:1-7 is where Saul came after him with three thousand men and David has a chance to kill Saul but r …

Godly Sorrow Produces Repentance - II Corinthians 7:8 – 7:16 (commentary)

One of the most difficult things to do in life is to rebuild a shattered relationship. Unfortunately, there are many broken relationships today in homes, churches and ministries, which can only be repaired when people face problems honestly and deal with them Biblically and …

Giving Needed Rebuke is Never Easy - Proverbs 28:19 – 28:28 (commentary)

The farmer who works hard will have plenty to eat while those who try to get something for nothing will have their fill of poverty (v. 19). Likewise the person who devotes himself to faithfully tilling the fields of Scripture will grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. The …

Eliphaz Gives a Second Speech - Job 15:1 – 15:16 (commentary)

This chapter contains Eliphaz’s second address to Job (vv. 1-35). Eliphaz thought he was a wise man, so he rebuked Job for his sins. Believed to be the oldest, and considered the wisest of Job’s three friends, he began his second speech by raising the question of whether …

Ahab is Killed And Jehoshaphat is spared - II Chronicles 18:28 – 18:34 (commentary)

In this passage Ahab and Jehoshaphat go forth disguised against Syria into battle. Jehoshaphat, who had been a godly king, agreed to this unholy alliance and then decided that the Lord should be consulted on the matter (I Kings 22:5). Even though Ahab was in disguise he was stru …