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Tag: Suffering

Desiring God – Psalm 42

Read the Passage: Psalm 42 Yearning for God (42:1–4) The superscription to this psalm says that it was written by the sons of Korah. This group of men wrote eleven […]

The Bowl Judgments – Revelation 15–16

Read the Passage: Revelation 15-16 Reminder: The book of Revelation is structured around seven parallel sections, each describing the time between Jesus’ first and second comings. These sections can be […]

The Throne of God – Revelation 4

Read the Passage: Revelation 4 Reminder: The book of Revelation is structured around seven parallel sections, each describing the time between Jesus’ first and second comings. These sections can be […]

Church Admonitions – James 5

Read the Passage: James 5 Regarding Oppression (5:1–6) Several times in this epistle James has addressed the topic of wealth and poverty, focusing upon the dangers of material wealth and […]

James: Introduction – James 1:1-18

Read the Passage: James 1:1-18 Authorship and Date – There are four men in the Bible named “James,” which is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew name “Jacob.” These are: […]

The End Times – Daniel 12

Read the Text: Daniel 12 Prophecy (12:1–3) As we noted in the previous chapter, Daniel’s vision that began in chapter 10 of this book has dual fulfillment. While the vision […]

The Lion’s Den – Daniel 6

Read the Passage: Daniel 6 Daniel’s Character (6:1–9) Although Daniel had served faithfully under Nebuchadnezzar for many years, he appears to have fallen into anonymity under Nebuchadnezzar’s successor, Belshazzar. Perhaps […]

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 […]

Introduction to Ruth – Ruth 1:1–22

Read the Passage: Ruth 1:1-22 Authorship and Date: The book of Ruth is named after the main human character in the book, Ruth the Moabitess. Only two Old Testament books […]

Church Life – 1 Peter 5:1-14

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-14 Church Leaders (5:1–4) In view of the persecution facing his readers, in this passage Peter gives directions regarding proper church leadership. Peter employs the […]

Suffering and Glory – 1 Peter 4:1-19

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 4:1-19 Pattern of Suffering (4:1–6) In 1 Pet. 3:13–17 Peter taught his readers that righteous suffering (or undeserved suffering) is itself a blessing from God […]

Righteous Suffering – 1 Peter 3:13-22

Read the Passage: 1 Peter 3:13-22 A Perspective (3:13–17) In 1 Pet. 3:13–14 Peter begins to unfold to his readers a proper perspective on suffering. Keep in mind the fact […]

Introduction to 1 Peter

Authorship and Date The book of 1 Peter is one of the General Epistles. It was written by the apostle Peter, also known as Cephas, and formerly as Simon, who […]

Providence and Justice – Habakkuk 1:1-2:20

Read the Passage: Habakkuk 1:1-2:20 Background As with several of the other Minor Prophets, little is known about the prophet Habakkuk. Indeed, the name Habakkuk does not occur outside of […]