2017 November

Psalm 67

Introduction Psalm 67: Today we read another psalm that affirms God’s blessings, invites everyone to praise God, and celebrates and abundant harvest. This psalm also notes God’s relationship with nati... Read More »

Psalm 66

Introduction Psalm 66: Today’s psalm celebrates the ways in which God challenges people to grow. It commemorates the Israelites’ liberation from slavery into freedom and abundance. Then it offers a mo... Read More »

Psalm 65

Introduction Psalm 65: Today, the psalmist describes the relationship between God and the people. People offer praise because God answers prayer. Despite their sins, God forgives. God uses power to co... Read More »

Psalm 48

Introduction Psalm 48: Today’s psalm refers to Mount Zion as the home of God. Here, Mount Zion means Jerusalem. Jerusalem and the people withstood many attacks by enemy armies and even destruction by ... Read More »

2 Corinthians 9:1-15

Introduction 2 Corinthians 9:1-15: This passage continues Paul’s encouragement to the Corinthians to give generously to the collection for the followers of Jesus in Jerusalem. He says that God will in... Read More »

2 Corinthians 8:1-24

Introduction 2 Corinthians 8:1-24: In today’s passage, Paul asks the Corinthian churches to collect money offerings as part of a larger offering to be given by the churches in Macedonia to the followe... Read More »

Malachi 3:5-18

Introduction Malachi 3:5-18: Malachi was written to remind the people of God’s love, and to call them back to a joyful obedience of God. In today’s passage, Malachi says that God will soon come to jud... Read More »

Zephaniah 3:14-19

Introduction Zephaniah 3:14-19: Today’s passage promises a new day of celebration for the Hebrew people. The nations have been punished and purified for their corruption, and some of the people scatte... Read More »

2 Chronicles 35:1-19

Introduction 2 Chronicles 35:1-19: King Josiah celebrates the Passover festival in grand style as part of his efforts to reconcile the people to God. He works with his priests to make sure everything ... Read More »

1 Chronicles 16:8-43

Introduction 1 Chronicles 16:8-43: King David appoints Levites to sing praises to the Lord. This song of praise includes descriptions of God’s miracles of the past, a portrayal of God’s justice, and a... Read More »

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