Genesis 12: 7-13….. Abram into the promised land.

Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai onContinue reading “Genesis 12: 7-13….. Abram into the promised land.”

Genesis 12: 1-6…..A Command and a Promise.

Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless thoseContinue reading “Genesis 12: 1-6…..A Command and a Promise.”

Genesis 9: 7-17….. A God instituted agreement.

And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.”Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of theContinue reading “Genesis 9: 7-17….. A God instituted agreement.”

Micah 7: 16-20…. A summary

The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might;they shall lay their hands on their mouths;their ears shall be deaf;they shall lick the dust like a serpent,like the crawling things of the earth;they shall come trembling out of their strongholds;they shall turn in dread to the LORD our God,and they shall be inContinue reading “Micah 7: 16-20…. A summary”

Micah 5: 5b-6…..When the captivity ends

When the Assyrian comes into our landand treads in our palaces,then we will raise against him seven shepherdsand eight princes of men;they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,and the land of Nimrod at its entrances;and he shall deliver us from the Assyrianwhen he comes into our landand treads within our border. Comment:Continue reading “Micah 5: 5b-6…..When the captivity ends”

Micah 4: 6-8….The promise of a HOPE to be fulfilled.

In that day, declares the LORD,I will assemble the lameand gather those who have been driven awayand those whom I have afflicted;and the lame I will make the remnant,and those who were cast off, a strong nation;and the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zionfrom this time forth and forevermore.And you, O tower ofContinue reading “Micah 4: 6-8….The promise of a HOPE to be fulfilled.”

Galatians 3: 1-9…..You Foolish people!

O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfectedContinue reading “Galatians 3: 1-9…..You Foolish people!”

1 Samuel 19: 1-7…. Jonathan sways his father’s thinking.

And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted much in David. And Jonathan told David, “Saul my father seeks to kill you. Therefore be on your guard in the morning. Stay in a secret place and hide yourself. And I willContinue reading “1 Samuel 19: 1-7…. Jonathan sways his father’s thinking.”

1Samuel 1: 22-28… A promise fulfilled

Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems best to you; wait until you have weaned him; only, may the LORD establish his word.” So the woman remained and nursed her son until she weaned him. And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, anContinue reading “1Samuel 1: 22-28… A promise fulfilled”

1 Samuel 1: 17-22…. An answered prayer.

Then Eli answered, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to him.” And she said, “Let your servant find favour in your eyes.” Then the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.They rose early in the morning and worshiped before theContinue reading “1 Samuel 1: 17-22…. An answered prayer.”