Matthew 5:22 is the only passage in the Bible where the term racais used. Raca comes from the Aramaic term reqa. It was a derogatory expression meaning “empty-headed,” insinuating a person’s stupidity or inferiority. It was an offensive name used to show utter contempt for another person. Jesus...
We read in 2 Samuel 11 a story about King David, who was regarded as a man after God’s own heart. One day David lusted after a woman named Bathsheba. From his roof he saw her bathing, and so he inquired about her. He found out who she was, and that she was married to Uriah, one of his soldiers...
Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Note : call…: Heb. say concerning evil, It is good, etc)
As the thread title suggests, the question we can look at...
Sunday, November 1, 2015, 6:56 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Awaken the Dawn.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Jeremiah 12 (Select vv. NASB).
In context, the people of God were living in spiritual adultery and idolatry, and in disobedience to God. They were closing...
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “All Through the Night.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Jeremiah 9:1-9 (NASB).
Through Deceit (vv. 1-6)
Oh that my head were waters
And my eyes a fountain of tears,
That I might weep day and night
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7:35 a.m. – the Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Broken and Contrite.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Jeremiah 7 (Select vv. NASB).
Hear the Lord (vv. 1-4)
The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, “Stand in the gate of the Lord’s house and...
Friday, October 16, 2015, 8:36 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “The Letters.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 59:15-20 (NASB).
Truth is Lacking (v. 15a)
Yes, truth is lacking;
And he who turns aside from evil makes himself a prey.
The president of the United...
Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:46 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Give God the Glory.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 18 (NASB).
You Will Hear It
Alas, oh land of whirring wings
Which lies beyond the rivers of Cush,
Which sends envoys by the sea,
Even in papyrus...