Grass Eating Bull

“They exchanged their glorious God for an image of a bull, which eats grass.” – Psalm 106:20 [NIV] I get very sad when I read today’s verse because it mentions something so horrible. To think that the Israelites exchanged God for some man created image to worship instead of worshiping the one true God, our … Continue reading Grass Eating Bull

Read Understand Apply

“They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.” – Nehemiah 8:8 [NIV] I love this scene. They were gathered together reading God’s Word, and there were actually people there trying to make sure that the people understood … Continue reading Read Understand Apply

Five Times Nehemiah

“Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave them the same answer.” – Nehemiah 6:4 [NIV] People were trying to intimidate Nehemiah so that the building project would cease. The Bible says that messengers came down a total of four times to basically harass Nehemiah, and his response was that … Continue reading Five Times Nehemiah

Thinking It Over

“After thinking it over, I spoke out against these nobles and officials. I told them, ‘You are hurting your own relatives by charging interest when they borrow money!’ Then I called a public meeting to deal with the problem.” – Nehemiah 5:7 [NLT] I love the beginning of this verse. “After thinking it over, I … Continue reading Thinking It Over

Amidst the Storm

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” – Acts 16:25 [NIV] Something stood out to me while seeing the news coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing and the devastating Oklahoma Tornado. I witnessed so many people praising God amidst the storm. It … Continue reading Amidst the Storm

God Gives More

“Amaziah asked the man of God, ‘But what about the hundred talents I paid for these Israelite troops?’ The man of God replied, ‘The LORD can give you much more than that.’" – 2 Chronicles 25:9 [NIV] Amaziah, king of Judah, was preparing for battle. He gathered the people together to get them assigned to … Continue reading God Gives More