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Daily Devotional Meditations and a Biblical Perspective on Current Events

A Study Through Psalms

A Cry for Mercy, and the Fruit of Peace (Psalm 74; Psalm 79)

A Cry for Mercy, and the Fruit of Peace (Psalm 74; Psalm 79)

Scripture reading - Psalm 74; Psalm 79 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. Today’s Scripture reading might seem to interrupt the flow of our studies in the Book of Jeremiah; however, you will notice Psalm 74 and Psalm 79 appear to be contemporary...

God is Greater than Your Fears (Psalm 76)

God is Greater than Your Fears (Psalm 76)

Scripture reading - Psalm 76 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. Continuing our chronological study of the Scriptures, we detour from the prophecies of Isaiah to Psalm 76. This psalm is believed to have been penned when the LORD delivered King...

May the Enemies of Israel be Reminded: JEHOVAH is God! (Psalm 83)

May the Enemies of Israel be Reminded: JEHOVAH is God! (Psalm 83)

Scripture reading - Psalm 83, 2 Kings 1 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. Our Scripture reading brings us to Psalm 83 and 2 Kings 1. This is the first of two devotionals and is taken from Psalm 83. A second “bonus” devotional from 2 Kings 1 will...

Where, Why, How and Who should Praise the LORD? (Psalm 150)

Where, Why, How and Who should Praise the LORD? (Psalm 150)

Scripture reading – Psalm 150 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study.  Our journey through the Book of the Psalms concludes today with Psalm 150. A few scattered chapters are yet to be studied, but those will be considered in our chronological reading...

Why Do Many Hate the Jews and Despise Israel? (Psalm 147)

Why Do Many Hate the Jews and Despise Israel? (Psalm 147)

Scripture reading – Psalm 147   Some scholars suggest Psalm 147 was written after Israel returned from the Babylonian captivity; however, neither the occasion nor the author was revealed. Nevertheless, the mention of Jerusalem being built and the “outcasts of Israel”...

Sleepless Nights? I’ve Got the Answer! (Psalm 148; Psalm 149)

Sleepless Nights? I’ve Got the Answer! (Psalm 148; Psalm 149)

Scripture reading – Psalm 148; Psalm 149 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study.  We are nearing the end of our chronological study of the Book of Psalms. Today’s Scripture reading consists of two Psalms (Psalm 148 and 149). Both psalms follow the...

Who Do You Trust? (Psalm 134; Psalm 146)

Who Do You Trust? (Psalm 134; Psalm 146)

Scripture reading - Psalm 134; Psalm 146 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study.  Psalm 134 – “A Song of Degrees” The title of Psalm 134 is “A Song of Degrees.” If you have followed www.HeartofAShepherd.com for several weeks, you are aware it was one...

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Does Character Matter? (2 Chronicles 32; 2 Chronicles 33)

Does Character Matter? (2 Chronicles 32; 2 Chronicles 33)

Scripture reading - 2 Chronicles 32; 2 Chronicles 33 Click on this link to translate this Bible study into Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.  An Introduction to Today’s Study  The question of a leader’s character made headlines...

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Bible Prophecy: Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of Four World Empires (Daniel 2)

Bible Prophecy: Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of Four World Empires (Daniel 2)

Scripture reading - Daniel 2 Click on this link to translate this Bible study into Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Spanish, French, or Portuguese. Our study of the Scriptures returns to the Book of Daniel, with a fascinating chapter presenting a future...

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The Party is Over, and No Nation is Insulated from God’s Judgment (Daniel 5; Daniel 6)

The Party is Over, and No Nation is Insulated from God’s Judgment (Daniel 5; Daniel 6)

Scripture reading - Daniel 5; Daniel 6   Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. “HIS Story” Our Scripture reading is Daniel 5 and 6, but today’s devotional will focus solely on Daniel 5. In earlier Bible studies, I observed that the History of the...