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The Saddest Song of All

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 29 Songs communicate values, ideologies, love, humor, grief, and in Isaiah’s case, woes—woes regarding Israel. Using the analogy of a vineyard, Isaiah describes the LORD’s love for Israel and their response to His love. The LORD has situated His vineyard on a fertile hillside, where He […]

Scandalous Love

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 25 When God desires to demonstrate His love for His people, He gives them a picture of that love through the prophet Hosea, “Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry and children of harlotry, for the land has committed great harlotry by departing from the LORD” […]

The Legacy of Leaders Who Abandon God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 23 King Jeroboam leaves a legacy of idolatry which all nineteen kings of Israel follow and which destroys them as a nation. King David, however, is the standard-bearer for Judah. Each of Judah’s kings is measured by David’s God-fearing and God-honoring standard. Ahaz becomes Judah’s eleventh […]

God, Prophets, and Hard-hearted People

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 21 Many people struggle with an erroneous picture of the God of the Old Testament as they consider the judgment stories of the Bible. They fail to consider the stubborn and rebellious heart of man—the hardened condition to which God finally responds in judgment. Throughout Israel’s […]

Long of Nostril

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 20 Jonah preaches. Nineveh repents. God relents. Jonah pouts. “I knew it!” “I knew that You respond graciously to repentant people!” said an angry Jonah to the LORD. Actually Jonah responds with these words, “Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still […]