1 Samuel 1: 1-6… A childless mother.

There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. 2. He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children,Continue reading “1 Samuel 1: 1-6… A childless mother.”

Ruth 2: 14-20….A good days work!

And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here and eat some bread and dip your morsel in the wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed to her roasted grain. And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over. When she rose to glean, Boaz instructed his youngContinue reading “Ruth 2: 14-20….A good days work!”

Hebrews 6: 1-8….Going forward or in reverse?

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits.Continue reading “Hebrews 6: 1-8….Going forward or in reverse?”

Malachi 4: 1-6…. A great day…

“For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble. The day that is coming shall set them ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousnessContinue reading “Malachi 4: 1-6…. A great day…”

Malachi 3: 6-12 Tithing…

“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’Continue reading “Malachi 3: 6-12 Tithing…”

Malachi 2: 17 – 3: 5… Cleansing Judgement.

You have wearied the LORD with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way beforeContinue reading “Malachi 2: 17 – 3: 5… Cleansing Judgement.”

Malachi 2: 1-9….What cursing means

And now, O priests, this command is for you. If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honour to my name, says the LORD of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because youContinue reading “Malachi 2: 1-9….What cursing means”

Proverbs 31; 10-31… IS THIS WRITTEN BY A MAN OR A WOMAN?

This is the last of the proverbs so we’ll start both another New and Old Testament book after this. A prophet from the OT and the book of Hebrews in the new NT. 10. An excellent wife who can find?She is far more precious than jewels.The heart of her husband trusts in her,and he willContinue reading “Proverbs 31; 10-31… IS THIS WRITTEN BY A MAN OR A WOMAN?”

Proverbs 31: 1-9…. A mother’s advice.

1. The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:2. What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows?3.Do not give your strength to women,your ways to those who destroy kings.4. It is not for kings, O Lemuel,it isContinue reading “Proverbs 31: 1-9…. A mother’s advice.”