The Deposition of Zedekiah and the Rightful Heir to Come: The Lion of Judah (Ezekiel 21)

The Deposition of Zedekiah and the Rightful Heir to Come: The Lion of Judah (Ezekiel 21)

Scripture reading – Ezekiel 21   In chapter 20, we found that “certain of the elders of Israel” came to the prophet Ezekiel and desired him “to inquire of the LORD” (Ezekiel 20:1). What were they inquiring about? I believe it was news of their brethren living in...
Jeremiah’s Lament: Jerusalem’s Humiliation (Lamentations 1)

Jeremiah’s Lament: Jerusalem’s Humiliation (Lamentations 1)

Scripture reading – Lamentations 1 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. Though only five chapters, the book recording “The Lamentations of Jeremiah” is powerful, poetic, and a devastating portrait of the consequences of sin. As its name...
Death and Destruction: The Tragic End of Israel [the Northern Kingdom] (2 Kings 17)

Death and Destruction: The Tragic End of Israel [the Northern Kingdom] (2 Kings 17)

Scripture reading – 2 Kings 17 Click on this link to translate this Bible study into Hebrew, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, or Chinese. 2 Kings 17 – The Final Judgment 2 Kings 17 gives us a record of the ultimate judgment against Israel...
When A Leader Fails (2 Samuel 14; 2 Samuel 15)

When A Leader Fails (2 Samuel 14; 2 Samuel 15)

Scripture reading – 2 Samuel 14-15 Click on this link to translate today’s Bible study into German, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, French or Spanish.   Because today’s Scripture reading entails two long chapters, I will limit the devotional to an...