2017 Day 365 – Come, Lord Jesus!

365 blogs on the Bible this year. I am ready to be done!!! Yay!It’s been a great adventure to dig deeply each day in God’s Word. As usual, He’s kept His promise: You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29: … Continue reading

2017 Day 364 – An Excellent Wife

I used to have a hard time with Proverbs 31: 10-31. Most people interpreted it as if this excellent wife were the perfect stay-at-home-mom, always cooking great meals and involved in all sorts of crafty pursuits. I’ll bet someone could even find justification for home schooling in those verses. This person is not me! I … Continue reading

2017 Day 363 – On that Day (II)

I read a prophecy from Zechariah that appears to go a bit farther into the future than that about which I blogged yesterday (On that Day (I)). On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost. And there shall be a unique day, which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall … Continue reading

2017 Day 362 – On that Day (I)

I find it interesting that as I near the end my 20187 daily Bible readings, the Old Testament prophets focus more and more on the coming of Jesus and His eventual kingdom. And John in Revelation focuses on the coming of Jesus and His eventual kingdom. Sometimes the imagery is so similar, I am not … Continue reading

2017 Day 361 – Uplifted

The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;     the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the sojourners;     he upholds the widow and the fatherless,     but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.  Psalm 146: 8b-9 My dad died 20 years ago. My husband died almost 4 years ago. Therefore, I am both husband-less and fatherless. Sometimes I … Continue reading

2017 Day 360 – Behold, Your King

Zechariah and John (in Revelation) give two prophecies about Jesus: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!     Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you;     righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey,     on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 [The 10 kings who serve … Continue reading

2017 Day 359 – No Repentance

The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.  The fifth angel poured out his bowl on … Continue reading

2017 Day 358 – My Enemies

It’s Christmas Day. My plan was to post on Christmas Eve, but I didn’t get it done before we had to leave for the 11 PM service. So now it’s nearly 1 AM and I’ll do the Christmas DAY blog later today… after we’ve slept and open presents. I am a bit wired now because … Continue reading

2017 Day 357 – Insufferable?

Under three things the earth trembles;     under four it cannot bear up: a slave when he becomes king,     and a fool when he is filled with food; an unloved woman when she gets a husband,     and a maidservant when she displaces her mistress.  Proverbs 30: 21-23 I got a kick out of reading this Proverb tonight. And I had a … Continue reading

2017 Day 356 – The Branch

Zechariah prophesies about Israel’s return from Exile to Jerusalem. And like a similar prophesy by Zephaniah, the passage has a second fulfillment in Jesus and the Church (see the Zephaniah blog here): Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell in your midst, declares the Lord. And many nations shall join themselves … Continue reading

2017 Day 354 – Hallelujah!!

When I read the passage today in Revelation, a few verses reminded me of music I had heard many times (in fact I played violin in several Messiah performances) – the Hallejuah chorus from Handel’s Messiah, the lyrics of which follow: Hallelujah: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. (Revelation 19:6) The kingdon of this world is … Continue reading

2017 Day 353 – On that Day

God speaks through the prophet Zephaniah about the day that the exiles will return to Jerusalem: “On that day you shall not be put to shame     because of the deeds by which you have rebelled against me… I will leave in your midst     a people humble and lowly. They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord, … Continue reading

2017 Day 352 – Idols vs. God

I’ve blogged before about idols, like here and here and here.  But I liked Habakkuk’s twist on the topic: What profit is an idol     when its maker has shaped it,     a metal image, a teacher of lies? For its maker trusts in his own creation     when he makes speechless idols! Woe to him who says to a wooden thing, … Continue reading

2017 Day 351 – Neither Feast nor Famine

Two things I ask of you;     deny them not to me before I die: Remove far from me falsehood and lying;     give me neither poverty nor riches;     feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you     and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be poor and steal     and profane the name … Continue reading