Psalm 40: 6-12…..A Messianic Psalm.

Comment: In a number of places in the Bible the claim is made that God was in control of what was written and He means for it to be there! The so called Messianic psalms and similar passages where found in other books, are prophetic proclamations of who/what the Messiah is going to be andContinue reading “Psalm 40: 6-12…..A Messianic Psalm.”

Acts 2: 29-35…..Peter explains David!

“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, heContinue reading “Acts 2: 29-35…..Peter explains David!”

2 Peter 3: 10-13…..but the promise remains!

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sortContinue reading “2 Peter 3: 10-13…..but the promise remains!”

2 Peter 3: 1-4….And so it goes on!

This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Saviour through your apostles, knowing this first of all, thatContinue reading “2 Peter 3: 1-4….And so it goes on!”

2 Peter 3: 5-9….. Remember!

For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth thatContinue reading “2 Peter 3: 5-9….. Remember!”

Nahum 3: 14-19….The conclusion.

Draw water for the siege;strengthen your forts;go into the clay;tread the mortar;take hold of the brick mold!There will the fire devour you;the sword will cut you off.It will devour you like the locust.Multiply yourselves like the locust;multiply like the grasshopper!You increased your merchantsmore than the stars of the heavens.The locust spreads its wings and fliesContinue reading “Nahum 3: 14-19….The conclusion.”

Nahum 3: 8-13….Look around you, if you doubt Me!

Are you better than Thebesthat sat by the Nile,with water around her,her rampart a sea,and water her wall?Cush was her strength;Egypt too, and that without limit;Put and the Libyans were her helpers.Yet she became an exile;she went into captivity;her infants were dashed in piecesat the head of every street;for her honoured men lots were cast,andContinue reading “Nahum 3: 8-13….Look around you, if you doubt Me!”

Nahum 3: 1-7…. More dramatic poetry.

Woe to the bloody city,all full of lies and plunder—no end to the prey!The crack of the whip, and rumble of the wheel,galloping horse and bounding chariot!Horsemen charging,flashing sword and glittering spear,hosts of slain,heaps of corpses,dead bodies without end—they stumble over the bodies!And all for the countless whorings of the prostitute,graceful and of deadly charms,whoContinue reading “Nahum 3: 1-7…. More dramatic poetry.”

Nahum 2: 8-13…. A graphic outcome!

Nineveh is like a poolwhose waters run away.“Halt! Halt!” they cry,but none turns back.Plunder the silver,plunder the gold!There is no end of the treasureor of the wealth of all precious things.Desolate! Desolation and ruin!Hearts melt and knees tremble;anguish is in all loins;all faces grow pale!Where is the lions’ den,the feeding place of the young lions,whereContinue reading “Nahum 2: 8-13…. A graphic outcome!”

Nahum 2: 1-7….Dramatic poetry.

The scatterer has come up against you.Man the ramparts;watch the road;dress for battle;collect all your strength. Comment: A cry to battle, the attackers are at the door!For the LORD is restoring the majesty of Jacobas the majesty of Israel,for plunderers have plundered themand ruined their branches. Comment: God is rescuing His people from their subjugation.TheContinue reading “Nahum 2: 1-7….Dramatic poetry.”