Responsibility

What are your responsibilities toward others? - I Timothy 5:1 – 5:4 (commentary)

Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty. (Stanislaw J. Lee). …

Clear Teaching of The Word - Matthew 11:20 – 11:24 (commentary)

Here we find Jesus pronouncing condemnation against the cities in which some of His most significant miracles had occurred (vv. 20-24). Chorazin was a village about two and a half miles north of Capernaum; Bethsaida was about three miles east. Both of these cities were in Galilee …

The Levites substitution for the firstborn - Numbers 3:38 – 3:51 (commentary)

Moses, Aaron, and his sons were to make sure that the Israelites worshiped in the proper way (vv. 38-41). So they obeyed the LORD and counted the Levites by their clans. Here are the requirements made of the Levites for the first-born:The first-born were numbered from a month old …

The Destruction of a Man of Treachery - Psalms 52:1 – 52:4 (commentary)

This passage was written by David as he described Doeg an Edomite who was a dangerous and ungodly man. Doeg is called a “mighty man” (v. 1) because he was the chiefest of the herdsmen that belonged to Saul (I Samuel 2:7). Any hatred King Saul had toward David was magnif …

Confident The Lord Would Lead Them - Psalms 60:6 – 60:12 (commentary)

David surveys the land that will soon be his responsibility to govern as king. He wanted everything that God had promised to his people. Shechem, was an important territory that had not yet yielded to David’s government (v. 6). The valley of Succoth (Gen. 33:17) which was East of …

God held Aaron and his sons responsible for the tabernacle ministry - Numbers 18:1 – 18:19 (commentary)

Throughout this book, God’s people have been stubborn and rebellious, and the Lord has chastened them for it. But in spite of their disobedience, the Lord has been faithful to care for them. Because of His judgment of the rebels at the tabernacle (16:31-35), and His miraculous de …

Admonition for Christian Husbands - I Peter 3:7 – 3:7 (commentary)

Peter now has a serious word of admonition for the Christian husbands. He reminds them of four areas of responsibility in their relationship with their wives (v. 7). Physical- “Dwell with them.” The husband must make time to be home with his wife. So many t …

Sampson’s Parents Make a Vow - Judges 13:8 – 13:14 (commentary)

Manoah and his wife did not have any children because she was barren. So the birth of Samson was miraculous as was the birth of Isaac, or Joseph or Benjamin. Manoah accepted that the visitor was a “man of God” (v.8), prayed for a second visit and that he and his wife wo …

The Wicked Sons of Eli While Samuel Remains True - I Samuel 2:12 – 2:36 (commentary)

Eli’s sons were sons of the Devil (v. 12). Because they were priests, they took advantage of their position. They took part of the sacrifices before they were offered to God on the altar and before the fat was burned off, which was against God’s laws (Lev. 3:3-5) (vv. 13-17). In …

Saul is Anointed as King - I Samuel 10:1 – 10:13 (commentary)

When an Israelite king took office, he was both crowned and anointed. The coronation was the political act of recognizing the new king as ruler of the people. The anointing was the religious act of making the king God’s representative to the people.As this chapter opens, we find …

Speaking to People Who Would Not Hear - Jeremiah 6:1 – 6:15 (commentary)

This closing part of Jeremiah’s sermon focuses on the invading Babylonian army, from the north, and the devastation it would bring to Jerusalem and Judah (vv. 1-2). At this time the city and the country seemed secure and they were under no apprehension of danger. Jeremiah t …

The Consequences of Worshiping Other Gods - Jeremiah 22:1 – 22:12 (commentary)

The events, to which this chapter refers, occurred before chapter 21. In this chapter God says to Jeremiah, “I want you to go up and talk to the king himself, face to face.” This is the first time Jeremiah is sent to deliver a message to the face of the king himse …

A Lion Kills The Man of God - I Kings 13:20 – 13:34 (commentary)

The old prophet announced the fate of the younger prophet (vv. 20-22). He had disobeyed the Lord’s command and God’s judgement would be severe. The severity of this judgement was due to the importance of this young man’s mission. Even though the old prophet had sinned, the w …

Haman’s Position in The Kingdom is Given to Mordecai - Esther 8:1 – 8:9 (commentary)

In the culture of Esther=s day any person who received the death penalty automatically had to turn over his estate to the king. This included all of Haman=s property, possessions, as well as all the people in his house. The king gave all of this to Esther and she then turned it a …