2017 July

Jeremiah 31:23-40

Introduction Jeremiah 31:23-40: In today’s passage, Jeremiah says that God will free the people of the southern tribes of Judah and bring them home. God promises to make a new agreement with Isr... Read More »

Jeremiah 31:1-22

Introduction Jeremiah 31:1-22: Israel was made up of twelve tribes named for the sons of Jacob. After King Solomon died, the ten northern tribes formed their own kingdom (Israel), while the two southe... Read More »

Jeremiah 30:1-24

Introduction Jeremiah 30:1-24: Jeremiah declares that Judah’s weeping will be replaced by singing, and joy will overtake grief. The LORD will rescue, heal and rebuild God’s people with mer... Read More »

Isaiah 43:1-28

Introduction Isaiah 43:1-28: God describes how the people will escape exile in Babylonia and return to Judah. The most direct path back to Judah from Babylonia was through the desert. Such a journey w... Read More »

Isaiah 42:1-17

Introduction Isaiah 42:1-17: This passage is the first of four “servant songs” in Isaiah. In this passage, the servant is described as one who God chose to bring justice to the nations (Is... Read More »

Isaiah 41:1-20

Introduction Isaiah 41:1-20: Today’s passage describes the ways in which God controls human events. It says that the LORD’S chosen servant is the people of Israel. As God’s servant, ... Read More »

Isaiah 40:1-31

Introduction Isaiah 40:1-31: The Babylonians were known for their parades during religious celebrations. In today’s passage, Isaiah uses the imagery of such a parade to describe the LORD’S... Read More »

Leviticus 16:20-34

Introduction Leviticus 16:20-34: Today’s passage is a continuation of the instructions for the Day of Atonement. After the purification of the most holy place, Aaron is to put his hands on the g... Read More »

Leviticus 16:1-19

Introduction Leviticus 16:1-19: In today’s passage, the LORD gives instructions to Moses for Aaron about rituals that must be kept for the Day of Atonement. The rituals include cleansing, sacrif... Read More »

Exodus 17:1-7

Introduction Exodus 17:1-7: The Israelites continue moving from one place to another at the command of God. In today’s reading, they arrive at a campsite with no water. They complain to Moses an... Read More »

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