Refugee Ministry

Refugee Ministry

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 15 Ezekiel, whose name means “God strengthens,” has been trained in Jerusalem for the priesthood, but he ends up in captivity before he can begin serving. God uses him to prophesy, instead, to...
God’s Battle Ax

God’s Battle Ax

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 14 No man or nation is completely free to do as he or it wills. The fall of man has so short-circuited the wiring of individuals (and thus cultures) that every person or nation—left to him- or itself—will...
The Latent Power of Jealousy

The Latent Power of Jealousy

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 13 God judges nations in relation to their treatment of Israel, “For the Day of the LORD upon all the nations is near; as you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own...
Jeremiah 29:11 in Context

Jeremiah 29:11 in Context

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 12 Context always dictates interpretation, and interpretation determines application. Therefore, to correctly apply Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,’ says the LORD,...
A Nation Running Out of Time

A Nation Running Out of Time

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 11 Judah’s days as a nation are numbered. King Jehoiachin, his family, and 10,000 of his people have been “hurled out” of the land and taken prisoner to Babylon. While the remnant under Zedekiah think...
The Heart: A Defective Gauge of Right and Wrong

The Heart: A Defective Gauge of Right and Wrong

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 10 Contemporary wisdom asserts that the best option in decision-making is to “trust your heart” or “let your heart be your guide.” This viewpoint is as incorrect as it is pervasive. Why? Because the heart...
The Answer to THE Age-old Question

The Answer to THE Age-old Question

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 9 Jeremiah presents a question asked by the righteous in every generation: “Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are those happy who deal so treacherously?” (Jeremiah 12:1b) The wicked often appear...
Distorted Worship

Distorted Worship

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 8 You may not have a “god” on a shelf, but you still may be trusting in the fraudulent claims of an idol. An idol is anything a person trusts in, other than God, for health, safety, protection, security,...
The Golden Image of Intolerance

The Golden Image of Intolerance

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 7 Daniel and his friends live in a nation of intolerance. Nebuchadnezzar constructs a big, shiny, and expensive image and makes worship of this image public policy, “To you it is commanded, O peoples,...
The Hardship of Ministry

The Hardship of Ministry

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), August 6 Jeremiah has just delivered one of his strongest messages to date. He promises disaster, while the false prophets tell the people that God will not act against Israel, for the sake of His temple. He...
God Rescues From Selfish Ambition

God Rescues From Selfish Ambition

The One Year® Chronological Bible (Tyndale, 2013), August 5 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the instruction of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of...
The Battleground for Righteousness and Truth

The Battleground for Righteousness and Truth

The One Year® Chronological Bible (Tyndale, 2013), August 4 After Josiah’s death, his son Jehoiakim begins to reign. Under his leadership Judah returns to full-blown idolatry. This spiritual declension occurs twenty-three years into Jeremiah’s nearly fifty years of...