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Tag: Providence

God’s Perfect Knowledge – Psalm 139

Read the Passage: Psalm 139 God’s Omniscience (139:1–6) In Ps. 139:1–4, by way of retrospective thought, David states God’s comprehensive, perfect, and complete knowledge of him. In this passage David […]

The Good Shepherd – Psalm 23

Read the Passage: Psalm 23 Provision of the Lord (23:1–3) David is introduced into the biblical narrative when the Lord sent Samuel to anoint a new king to replace Saul […]

Jonah: Introduction – Jonah 1

Read the Passage: Jonah 1 Authorship and Date – While the prophet Jonah, whose name means “dove,” is explicitly mentioned 18 times in the book that bears his name, the […]

David Spares Saul – 1 Samuel 24

Read the Passage: 1 Samuel 24 David Spares Saul (24:1–7) In the narrative of 1 Samuel, David has been fleeing Saul in the wilderness since chapter 21. Note that wilderness […]

Daniel: Introduction – Daniel 1

Read the Passage: Daniel 1 Author and Date: The book of Daniel was written by the prophet Daniel, as this book itself notes (cf. Dan. 8:15, 27; 9:2; 10:2, 7; […]

Ruth’s Redemption – Ruth 3:1–4:22

Read the Passage: Ruth 3:1-4:22 Promise of Redemption (3:1–18) Ruth chapter 2 begins with dire circumstances, but ends with great promise. After the introduction of Boaz, as well as Ruth […]

Ruth Meets Boaz – Ruth 2:1–23

Read the Passage: Ruth 2:1-23 Ruth’s Labor (2:1–7) From a human perspective, the circumstances of Naomi and Ruth were quite dire. They were both widows, Ruth was a foreigner, and […]

Trust in God – Habakkuk 3:1-19

Read the Passage: Habakkuk 3:1-19 Plea for Mercy (3:1–2) In Hab. 3:1–2 Habakkuk asks for mercy in the midst of the impending judgment God had foretold in Hab. 1-2. This […]