Monthly Archives: August 2013


Daniel 1 These fantastic four exiles provide a lesson for believers today.  They have been taken out of their world and the world they live in is trying to conform them to it.  It is ironic that Judah had been … Continue reading

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when it’s the wrong time

Habakkuk 3 The prophet finds himself and his people at the wrong time.  He wants to be at the brink of deliverance, but he has arrived at the brink of judgment – on his own people.  What does a believer … Continue reading

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by faith

Habakkuk 1:12-2:20 Habakkuk’s second complaint is that the LORD is overlooking the evil of Babylon as he metes out judgment through them.  The answer is an oracle against Babylon which will be fulfilled in due time. Meanwhile, how does a … Continue reading

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wrong number

Habakkuk 1:1-11 Habakkuk begins with a complaint from the author to God, and God’s response was totally not what was expected.  It is like Habakkuk had put in an emergency phone call, and the reply was, “OK, I’ll send you … Continue reading

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no promise

Lamentations 5 In perfect hindsight, the community now looks back and sees all the joy and peace Jerusalem once had before the LORD judged them.  They realize that they are bearing the consequences of their fathers sinning by rejecting the … Continue reading

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our eyes failed

Lamentations 4 Jeremiah recounts the sorrow and pain of watching the holy city besieged and destroyed.  He and others watched until they could see no longer.  Help did not come.  The leaders were ashamed to be seen, the mothers boiled … Continue reading

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my portion

Lamentations 3 These are the words of a man who has seen great trouble and sorrow and acknowledges that although it was done by his enemies, it was allowed as judgment from the LORD for his sins.  Yet, it is … Continue reading

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wailing wall

Lamentations 2 A broken wall stands as a lone symbol of the great city laid to waste by a violent enemy – because of the LORD’s judgment.  The people gather at that wall and pour out their hearts to the … Continue reading

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from princess to widow

Lamentations 1 Jeremiah expresses the grief felt by the city of Jerusalem as it has fallen from its prominence  and joy as a princess to experience judgment, death and sorrow, like a widow.  He knows that God has been just … Continue reading

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to be continued

Jeremiah 52 Jeremiah concludes his book by recounting some of the historical events, including the fall of Jerusalem and the deporting and deaths of many of its leaders.  The book begs for a sequel, but we do not get one.  … Continue reading

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