God’s Way with the Wayward

God’s Way with the Wayward

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 18 Twice Isaiah warns King Hezekiah of the trouble or distress that will come upon them, should they make an alliance with Egypt to protect themselves from the Assyrians, “Woe to the rebellious children,”...
Circle the Date

Circle the Date

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 17 Things will not always be as they are. Northern Israel has gone into captivity and the situation in Judah looks bleak because it is bleak! Isaiah looks to a promised day in the future when things for...
When God Removes His Defensive Shield

When God Removes His Defensive Shield

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 16 Isaiah 22 records Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah; though Jerusalem itself is not taken, the prophet mourns over the destruction of God’s people (4). As the inhabitants of the city watch from the...
Hope and Help for the Exploited

Hope and Help for the Exploited

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 15 One of the destructive fruits of the Fall is the development of a culture of exploitation. Cain and his descendants, who lived outside of the presence of God, became violent, murdered, and oppressed...
Happiness is Conditional

Happiness is Conditional

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 14 That God desires the blessedness or happiness of His people is seen in creation, in His promise to Abraham, and to the nation of Israel: Creation: The garden of Eden advertises God’s desire to bless His...
The School of Hard Knocks

The School of Hard Knocks

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 13 “I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (Ps. 121:1-2). The songs of ascents were probably written during the Return Era. The...
Bible Literacy and Spiritual Vitality

Bible Literacy and Spiritual Vitality

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 12 Most children and many adults are afraid of the dark. There exists a greater darkness than the darkness that exists between sunset and sunrise. Life is dark. Only the Bible directs him through that...
Idols on Earth, God in Heaven

Idols on Earth, God in Heaven

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 11 Idols are man-made. Man is God-made. God cannot be seen with the naked eye, though metaphorically He has a mouth that speaks, ears that hear, hands that stretch out, and feet that rest upon the footstool...
Hope for the Hopeless

Hope for the Hopeless

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 10 “Consider the great love of the Lord,” concludes the Psalmist’s discourse about hope for the hopeless in Psalm 107. He describes four categories of people who benefit from God’s love: Wanderers in desert...
Circumstances Test Faith

Circumstances Test Faith

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 9 The psalmist begins Psalm 105 with, “Make known His deeds among the peoples!” Then he introduces Abraham as the one through whom God has chosen to manifest His deeds, “O seed of Abraham His servant, you...
A Prayer for the Overwhelmed

A Prayer for the Overwhelmed

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013) – July 8 “This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD” (Ps. 102:18). Guilt, anxiety, and grief characterized Israel following their captivity by the...
Truth and Righteousness

Truth and Righteousness

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), July 7 Righteousness and justice originate with God. Save for God’s interaction with His people Israel, the world could not know righteousness and justice. Without God’s revelation of Himself to Israel,...