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Trusting in God – Isaiah 37

Read the Passage: Isaiah 37 Isaiah’s Assurance (37:1–7) Isaiah 36–39 is an historical narrative that punctuates the prophecies of Isaiah. These four chapters are almost copied verbatim in 2 Kings […]

Paul’s Second Prayer – Ephesians 3:14–21

Read the Passage: Ephesians 3:14-21 Rationale (3:14–15) If we include his short blessings and benedictions, Paul records more than forty prayers in his thirteen epistles. Among these prayers, the ones […]

Paul’s Prayer – Ephesians 1:15–23

Read the Passage: Ephesians 1:15-23 Declaration (1:15–16) This passage contains the first of two prayers that Paul gives in the book of Ephesians, the other being at Eph. 3:14–21. Initially, […]

Protection from Evil – Psalm 141

Read the Passage: Psalm 141 Prayer for Haste (141:1–2) Psalm 141 is one of the 75 psalms (out of 150 in the Book of Psalms) that David wrote. While the […]

Exhortation to Worship – Psalm 95

Read the Passage: Psalm 95 Call to Worship (95:1–2) Psalm 95 is technically anonymous, as it contains no superscription. From the book of Hebrews, however, we learn that David wrote […]

Prayer and Gender Roles – 1 Timothy 2

Read the Passage: 1 Timothy 2 Spiritual Intercession (2:1–7) Evidently, one of the challenges Timothy needed to address in Ephesus was that the church had ceased to regularly pray for […]

The Problem of Pride – James 4

Read the Passage: James 4 Pride and Self (4:1–10) Of all of the topics that James could have addressed in his letter, the first two practical subjects that he brings […]

Hannah and Samuel – 1 Samuel 1:1–2:11

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:11 Authorship and Date – Technically speaking, the authorship of both 1 & 2 Samuel is anonymous. Jewish tradition identifies the author as the judge […]