Archive for the ‘devotional’ Category

Job 4:1–2: “Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered...

May 27th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Job was a godly man who was suffering. He had lost everything and was ...

Job 3:23–25: “Why is light given to a man...

May 26th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The very worst fears Job could have imagined were coming to pass in his ...

Job 2:9–10: “Then [Job's] wife said to him,...

May 25th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Everything Job had, livestock, servants, children, his own health, were taken from him. Yet ...

Job 1:22: “In all this Job did not sin nor...

May 24th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Book of Job addresses the difficult question of why sometimes affliction after affliction ...

Esther 10:3: “For Mordecai the Jew was second...

May 23rd, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
According to secular history, King Ahasuerus was assassinated about 10 years later, in 465 ...

Esther 9:1: “Now in the twelfth month, that...

May 22nd, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The new decree of Mordecai, which allowed the Jews to defend themselves, was written ...

Esther 8:7–8: “Then King Ahasuerus said to...

May 21st, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Even though Haman was dead, the Jews still weren't safe because Haman had tricked ...

Esther 7:7: “Then the king arose in his wrath...

May 20th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Esther followed the council of Mordecai and went to the king on behalf of ...

Esther 6:1–2: “That night the king could...

May 19th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Haman's wife and friends advised him to have a gallows built to hang Mordecai, ...

Esther 5:12–13: “Moreover Haman said, ‘Besides,...

May 18th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Haman believed he was receiving special notice and honor from the queen, but he ...

Esther 4:14: “For if you [Esther] remain completely...

May 17th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
At the request of Haman, the king issued a decree to destroy the Jews ...

Esther 3:15: “The couriers went out, hastened by...

May 16th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Mordecai was a Jew and the cousin of Queen Esther. When he refused to ...

Esther 2:22–23: “So the matter became known to...

May 15th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
King Ahasuerus of Persia removed his queen for disobeying him, and sought a new ...

Esther 1:19–20: “If it pleases [Ahasuerus...

May 14th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Book of Esther takes place in Persia, inside the court of Ahasuerus king ...

Nehemiah 13:13: “And I [Nehemiah] appointed as...

May 13th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The phrase "for they were considered faithful" should catch our attention. Being trustworthy or ...

Nehemiah 12:38,40: “The other thanksgiving...

May 12th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Nehemiah dedicated the finished wall by dividing the Levitical singers into 2 choirs and ...

Nehemiah 11:1–2: “Now the leaders of the...

May 11th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The wall and gates around Jerusalem were finished, the people had made a public ...

Nehemiah 10:1: “Now those who placed their...

May 10th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
After hearing all the Law and publicly repenting as a nation, the people created ...

Nehemiah 9:3: “And they stood up in their place...

May 9th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
After the wall and gates of Jerusalem were rebuilt and the people had come ...

Nehemiah 8:10: “Then [Ezra] said to them, ‘Go...

May 8th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The people of God assembled together to hear Ezra the priest and scribe read ...

Nehemiah 7:3: “And I [Nehemiah] said to them,...

May 7th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Once the wall and gates around the city of Jerusalem were rebuilt, Nehemiah gave ...

Nehemiah 6:3–4: “So I [Nehemiah] sent messengers...

May 6th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The enemies of Nehemiah and the Jews had been trying to stop them from ...

Nehemiah 5:14: “Moreover, from the time that...

May 5th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Nehemiah was governor of Jerusalem for 12 years before he returned to his post ...

Nehemiah 4:10: “Then Judah said, ‘The...

May 4th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Nehemiah and the people of Judah had a huge task before them as they ...

Nehemiah 3:14: “Malchijah the son of Rechab,...

May 3rd, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
In 538 BC, the Persian king Cyrus issued a decree that allowed the Jews ...

Nehemiah 2:1: “And it came to pass in the month...

May 2nd, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The first chapter of Nehemiah begins with "in the month of Chislev," which is ...

Nehemiah 1:7: “We have acted very corruptly...

May 1st, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Nehemiah, a contemporary of Ezra, was born in Babylon during the captivity, so he ...

Ezra 10:10–11: “Then Ezra the priest stood...

April 30th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
When Ezra arrived in Jerusalem, he discovered that the exiles who had returned years ...

Ezra 9:8: “And now for a little while grace...

April 29th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
As Ezra prayed, he acknowledged that "grace [had] been shown" to them. God's grace, ...

Ezra 8:22: “For I [Ezra] was ashamed to request...

April 28th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
As Ezra prepared to make the journey back to the Promised Land, he made ...

Ezra 7:6: “This Ezra came up from Babylon;...

April 27th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Fifty-seven years after the temple was completed, another group of exiles returned to Jerusalem. ...