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Bible Narratives Devotional, Week 33: Babylon Invades Judah

Bible Narratives Devotional, Week 33: Babylon Invades Judah

This entry is part 33 of 33 in the series Bible Narratives Devotional You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Week 33: Babylon Invades Judah Weekly memory verse: Psalm 86:11 – “Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.” Weekly hymn: “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” (free download) Weekly catechism: What is sanctification? Sanctification is the work of God’s Spirit by which… Continue Reading

Bible Narratives Devotional, Week 31: The Fall of Israel

Bible Narratives Devotional, Week 31: The Fall of Israel

This entry is part 31 of 33 in the series Bible Narratives Devotional You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Week 31: The Fall of Israel Weekly memory verse: Romans 5:1 – “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Weekly hymn: “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” (free download) Weekly catechism: What is justification? Justification is an act of God’s free grace in… Continue Reading

Future Union of the Two Kingdoms

Future Union of the Two Kingdoms

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Citizens and Exiles You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

The nation of Israel was a union of the Universal and Redemptive rules of God on earth, but as we saw last week, the nation’s disobedience and indifference resulted in a termination of that union when God’s Shekinah glory departed from the Temple. This does not cancel God’s promise that one day the two kingdoms… Continue Reading

Israel and the Two Kingdoms

Israel and the Two Kingdoms

Nationally, Israel was a religious-political entity—a theocracy, a God-ruled institution. Israel was basically a governmental entity that had a very wide social dimension much of which was peculiar to the nation. The Law of Moses expressed the divinely-given legal covenant that forged the Hebrew tribes into a kingdom of priests (Exod 19:6); it codified the… Continue Reading

The Historical Context of Psalm 137

The Historical Context of Psalm 137

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series God's People in Exile You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Last week I began a series looking at Psalm 137. I am going to do two things with the psalm; first, I will look at the psalm, and then I would like to look through the psalm and allow it to speak to us today. So let us begin by looking at Psalm 137. The psalm… Continue Reading

Israel’s Future

Israel’s Future

Does the nation Israel have a future as a people of God? From the time Israel was constituted as a people, God foretold that the nation would disobey and come under judgment. Israel would lose God’s blessing and be scattered among the nations. Nevertheless, God promised that judgment would not be His final word to… Continue Reading

How To Think About Israel

How To Think About Israel

The state of Israel is in the news at least weekly, sometimes daily. The United States is still the greatest supporter of Israel, but public perception is that the Obama administration’s backing is less than enthusiastic. In spite of this assessment, the Obama administration was the first to sell bunker-buster bombs to Israel, and it… Continue Reading