10/17/21

Good morning! Text:  Lamentations 3-5; Isaiah 29. Jeremiah, the author of Lamentations, is called “the weeping prophet.”  The mood of this book is certainly sad.  In the midst …

10/15/21

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 50-52; Isaiah 27 Jeremiah closes with harsh prophecy about the future of Babylon, followed by the sad tale of Jerusalem’s …

10/14/21

Good morning! Today is a reflection day. Both Isaiah and Jeremiah wrote during times of great inflection in the course of God’s history.  The Jews, …

10/11/21

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 40-42; Isaiah 24 In Jeremiah 40-42 we read God’s words to the remnant of Jews left behind in the Promised Land after the Babylonians have taken the best …

10/10/21

Good morning! Text: Jeremiah 37-39; Isaiah 23 Jeremiah’s prophetic word is not very welcome in Jerusalem as the Babylonians lay siege to the city and collapse is …

10/9/21

Good morning! Text: Jeremiah 34-36; Isaiah 22 The story of the Rechabites in Jeremiah 35 is interesting. This clan was a puritan protest group that pursued a …

10/8/21

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 31-33; Isaiah 21 Today’s Jeremiah text is rich in Messianic content – the principal Old Testament passage about the new covenant is in 31:31-34, …

10/6/21

Good morning! Text: Jeremiah 28-30; Isaiah 20 In Jeremiah 29, we read the text of a letter the prophet wrote from Jerusalem to the captives in Babylon.  The captors, the Babylonians, are enemies …

10/5/21

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 25-27; Isaiah 19 Jeremiah writes terrifying prophetic words about the impending reign of Babylon over Judah.  Jerusalem and the temple will be …

10/3/21

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 19-21; Isaiah 17 Jeremiah 21 brings a conundrum.  The prophet is speaking to the king, Zedekiah, saying that the Lord is turning …

10/1/21

Good morning! Text: Jeremiah 13-15; Isaiah 15 Jeremiah brings difficult words to his people.  He lives in terrible days, as the sin of God’s people in Judah has …

9/28/21

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 10-12; Isaiah 14 In Jeremiah 10 we read sharp words about the folly of following false gods.  In Jeremiah’s time, they …

9/25/21

Good morning! Text:  Jeremiah 1-3; Isaiah 11 After a blistering indictment of Israel, Jeremiah’s prophecy turns to the topic of reconciliation between God …

9/17/21

Good morning! Text: Job 25-27; Isaiah 4 Job’s three friends have all brought Job the same answer to the question, “Why suffering?”  They all …

9/9/21

Good morning! Text:  Job 4-6; Psalm 119:161-176 I wrote earlier that some consider Job the most intellectually challenging book in the Bible.  Reading Job is …

9/8/21

Good morning! Text: Job 1-3; Psalm 119:145-160 Job is characterized as the most intellectually challenging books of the Bible.  Many scholars also believe it …

9/5/21

Good morning! Text:  Esther 8-10; Psalm 119:113-128 The Book of Esther is unique in the Bible in that God is never mentioned – not even once.  …