Month: July 2022

  • Day 211: There’s a Place for Us (Isaiah 56)

    “Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, “The Lord will surely separate me from his people”; and let not the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.” For thus says the Lord: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast…

  • Day 210: Beautifully Ugly Feet (Isaiah 52:7)

    “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7, ESV “God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my…

  • Day 209: How a Panic Attack Taught Me the Meaning of Selah (Psalm 46)

    The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah (Psalm 46:7,11) Read Through the Bible: 2 Kings 19,  Psalm 46, 80,  135 The Hebrew word selah appears 74 times in the Old Testament, and all but three are in the Psalms. It appears three times in Psalm 46: Once…

  • Day 206: Trash Talk (Isaiah 35-36)

    Day 206: Trash Talk (Isaiah 35-36)

    18 Beware lest Hezekiah mislead you by saying, “The Lord will deliver us.” Has any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Have they delivered Samaria out of my…

  • Day 207: “Wait on” or “Wait For”?(Isaiah 40:31)

    but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 Through the Bible: Isaiah 40-43 Nearly all the English translations of Isaiah 40:31 say, “But those who wait for the Lord…

  • Day 203: When Your Bible Study isn’t “Deep Enough” (Isaiah 28:9-10)

    9 “To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast? 10 For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.” Isaiah 28:9-10 Through the Bible: Isaiah…

  • Day 202: They Made Kings, But Not Through Me (Hosea 8:3-7)

    To me they cry, “My God, we—Israel—know you.” 3 Israel has spurned the good; the enemy shall pursue him. 4 They made kings, but not through me. They set up princes, but I knew it not. With their silver and gold they made idols for their own destruction. Hosea 8:3-4 Through the Bible reading: Hosea…

  • Day 195: Does Micah tell Us EXACTLY Where Jesus Would Be Born? (Micah 1-7)

    “And you, O tower of the flock, hill of the daughter of Zion, to you shall it come, the former dominion shall come, kingship for the daughter of Jerusalem.”‭‭Micah‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Many of us are familiar with Micah 5:2, which names Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus: “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too…

  • Day 193: Having, But Not Hearing (Amos 6-9)

    ““Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God, “when I will send a famine on the land— not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.” Amos 8:11 ESV For as long as I’ve been in public ministry, Amos 8:11 has been the defining verse…

  • Day 192: Judgment Deserved, But Delayed (Amos 1-5)

    Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions… and for four, I will not revoke punishment,” Amos 1:3,6,9,13; 2:1,4,6 Amos begins with a distinct poetic device: the repeated phrase “for three transgressions, and for four, I will not revoke punishment.” As usual, the helpful folks at gotquestions.org provide a wonderful article about what’s behind this unique…