The terrible suffering inflicted upon Job makes him one of the most famous characters in the Bible with the proverb “the patience of Job” belonging to every day speech. The theme of human suffering in a broken world is most relevant for every generation.
The story contained in Nehemiah serves to remind us that every generation of God's people is called to build upon what a previous generation has established. The work is never completed yet progress can always be made.
Ezra belongs to what is known as the Post-Exilic Period. This is the first of three historical books telling the story of the Jewish people after their captivity in Babylon
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
The Books of 1st and 2nd Kings sketch the key events in the history of the Jewish people from the final days of David's reign to the beginning of the Babylonian exile
The rise of the Kingdom and Monarchy in the Books of Samuel have much to teach us regarding the age old human problems of sin, rebellion and our need of redemption.
The Gentile widow and her inspirational devotion; "Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God"
This book is the sad and tragic account of Israel's departure from the law of God in the years following the death of Joshua. As such it is a most relevant for us, as we too live in an age of departure from the truth of God.