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.
Joshua describes the conquest of Canaan after the journey through the wilderness. As such it follows on logically from the Pentateuch. Indeed the Books of Moses are incomplete without Joshua.
Moses taught that the law should be kept in spirit as well as deed and that it applied to every area of life. For this reason Deuteronomy throbs with practical spirit and vital principles which continue to be relevant for the Church in this 21st Century. Deuteronomy – The Repetition of the Law Key Verses –... Continue Reading →
From the borders of the Promised Land God sent the nation back into the wilderness for another 37 years until the generation who left Egypt had perished.
The view of God's grace, which Leviticus presents, introduces us to the glory of Christ in his sacrificial and intercessory work as our High Priest. For this reason He is the central character in Leviticus with the core theme being atonement. 6 Leviticus – The Law of the Priests Key Verse – 20:7 Sanctify yourselves... Continue Reading →