Encouragement to the Barren (Daily Portion 10216)
God compares Israel to a barren or a forsaken woman in this chapter. For a small moment, He has hid His face from her. But He will bless her with everlasting kindness and show mercy unto her because of His covenant with her. This chapter is full of encouragement and kindness.
The Victorious God (Daily Portion 10215)
This psalm proclaims a victorious God. He will defeat His enemies and cause His judgment to be heard. But He will save all the meek of the earth. Surely, this is a God to be feared.
Matters Pertaining to God (Daily Portion 10214)
Of the Levites, men were chosen to keep the treasures of the house of the Lord. Other men were chosen as rulers of the outward business over Israel, for every matter pertaining to God, and for the affairs of the king.
The Curse of Disobedience (Daily Portion 10213)
The Lord continues to describe the curses Israel will face if the nation turns from the Lord and from obeying His commandments. Unfortunately, Israel rebelled against the Lord and suffered through the troubles listed in this chapter.
Noah Found Grace (Daily Portion 10212)
Man, because of his evil imaginations and wicked actions, corrupted the earth and filled it with violence. God determined to destroy all life from the face of the earth by a flood. But Noah found grace in the sight of the Lord and God gave him plans for the building of a life-saving ark.
Paul to the Romans (Daily Portion 10211)
Paul begins his letter to the Romans with a declaration about the gospel. Then, after sending his greetings to the Romans, he tells them of his desire to visit them and be a blessing to them.
The Coming Branch (Daily Portion 10210)
Zechariah speaks of the cleansing and service of Joshua, the high priest at the time of the return from Babylonian captivity. He also points to the coming of the BRANCH and the redemption of the land of Israel.
Isaiah tells of Jesus Christ (Daily Portion 10209)
This chapter contains one of the most wonderful passages of prophecy concerning the Lord Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. His life, death, burial, and resurrection are all foretold and the message of salvation is proclaimed.
God is the Judge (Daily Portion 10208)
This psalm assures the saints that, though the wicked exalt themselves against them, the Lord will be the final judge of all men. He will promote and He will cast down. We must look to Him and not to man.
Door Keepers in the House of the Lord (Daily Portion 10207)
The priests had already been divided into twenty-four courses in order to organize their work more efficiently. Now, the Levites who cared about the service of the temple, the porters, are organized in the same way.