Trust

God is In Control - Psalms 11:1 – 11:7 (commentary)

David said he had put his trust in the Lord even though he was urged to flee as a bird who doesn’t find a refuge except in flying (v. 1). He is referring to the malicious stories and poisonous suggestions men were reporting on him to his father-in-law, King Saul, who was al …

Proof that Jesus is God - I John 5:6 – 5:08 (commentary)

A person who trusts Christ is born of God and is able to overcome the world (v. 6). It appears that the term “water” is a reference to the baptism of Jesus by which His public ministry was initiated (Matt. 3:13-17). “Blood” refers to His death, by which His ea …

The First Mention of The Sabbath - Exodus 16:23 – 16:36 (commentary)

The Lord instructs Moses to tell the Israelites they can gather all the manna they would like to bake or broil on the Sabbath (v. 23). The people did as they were instructed and it smelled fine and there were no worms (v. 24). Moses told them to eat all they wanted because it was …

David Calls on Angels to Gorify The Lord - Psalms 28:1 – 28:9 (commentary)

Enemies were pressing upon David. His world had fallen apart. His own son Absalom had stolen the hearts of the men of Israel.  His throne that had seemed so secure had been snatched from him. The nation had turned against him. David prays that God will speak directly to him. …

The Conflict of Good And Evil - Psalms 37:30 – 37:40 (commentary)

“The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justiceā€ (v. 30). The Psalmist declares his love for God’s law and his effort to make it a part of his life (v. 31). The following three points are often forgotten by the wicked: Truth is on the side …

Trust in The Lord in Spite of Opposition - Psalms 62:1 – 62:12 (commentary)

This Psalm reflects David’s trust in the Lord in spite of opposition. It contrasts the security of trusting God with the insecurity of relying on human means. The theme of this Psalm is suggested in verse 1 when David wrote that he waited in silence for God. It appears that it ma …

Israel’s Final Triumph - Obadiah 1:15 – 1:21 (commentary)

At this point in the book we find a change of emphasis. There is an extension of the theme of divine judgment from one specific enemy nation, Edom, to all the nations. A description is given of how all foreign nations hostile to the Lord’s people, will be consumed. Judgment is fi …

Jesus Calms the Storm - Luke 8:16 – 8:25 (commentary)

The Immanuel Prophecy - Isaiah 7:1 – 7:25 (commentary)

To understand the geography of this political situation you must remember that Assyria was north of Syria, which was north of Israel, which was north of Judah, with Jerusalem as its capital. During the reign of the pagan King Ahaz of Judah the Northern Kingdom (Syria and Ep …

The Lord is God - Deuteronomy 4:32 – 4:40 (commentary)

It is so easy for us to look everywhere else but to God for our guidance and leadership. We trust financial advisors, news commentators and medical doctors, but do we really trust God?Ā It seems that Moses is trying to get the Israelites to see that their trust needs to be i …

Job’s Answer to Eliphaz - Job 6:1 – 6:30 (commentary)

In this chapter we find Job’s first reply to Eliphaz. In Job’s reply to Eliphaz he emphasizes three key points (vv. 1-7): You are giving me all of this advice but with no sympathy for my situation.Your criticisms are not based on fact but only on your own experience. …

Judgment of Damascus - Isaiah 17:1 – 17:14 (commentary)

The fall of Damascus was a warning to Ephraim in the Northern kingdom of Israel. Both Ephraim, representing Israel, and Damascus, representing Syria, would be defeated (vv. 1-2). The emphasis in this chapter is on the God who controls the armies of heaven and earth (v …