Jephthah’s Rash Vow

It is written: Judges 11:30-31-Jephthah made a promise to the LORD. He said, "If you will let me defeat the Ammonites, 31  I will give you the first thing that comes out of my house when I come back from the victory. I will give it to the LORD as a burnt offering." The first thing... Continue Reading →

The New Name

It is written: “And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” In the Old Testament, God had promised to give a “new name” to... Continue Reading →

The Depravity Of The Prodigal Son

It is written: “The younger son said to his father, 'Give me now the part of your property that I am supposed to receive someday.' So the father divided his wealth between his two sons.” (Luke 15:12) In he Parable of the Prodigal Son, we read about the request of this young man to be... Continue Reading →


It is written: “Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.” (Hebrews 2:1). Within the original Greek of this passage is a powerful picture that we need to consider. Barclay writes: “In the first verse, there may be an even more vivid picture than there... Continue Reading →

Ten Lepers

It is written: “Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. 13 And they lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on... Continue Reading →

The Host Of Heaven

It is written: “who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded...” (Deuteronomy 17:3) Notice from this passage that “the host of heaven” is connected with various gods and goddesses. Throughout the Bible, we see this theme... Continue Reading →

The Prince Of The Power Of The Air

It is written: “In which at one time you walked [habitually]. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still... Continue Reading →

The Beauty Of Scripture

It is written: “More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” (Psalm 19:10) There is a sublime beauty to the words of Scripture. Part of that majesty may be seen in the original languages of the Bible. The Old Testament was written primarily... Continue Reading →

The Demon Of Midday

It is written: “Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.” (Psalm 91:6) This passage discusses how God’s people do not need to live in terror of demonic spirits. One author has pointed out: “In Psalm 91:6 the word translated “destruction” is Qeteb. The rabbis teach... Continue Reading →

The Gods Of Egypt

It is written: Exodus 12:12-For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. Exodus 18:11-Now I know that the LORD is greater... Continue Reading →

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