The Lord Will Fight. You Are to Keep Your Mouth Shut

We see a lot of wisdom in today’s Bible reading. God promises Moses that he will fight for His people. And God tells Moses to keep his mouth shut. (Exodus 14:14) You may recall that Moses asked God to not send him, but to send someone else because he was “slow of speech”. (Exodus 4:10)…

A Cowardly Lion in the Face of an Untamed Lion

Is it just me, or is today’s Bible reading difficult to hear (especially Chapter 23)? Job’s reply to Eliphaz sounds haughty to me. He sounds proud. I can almost hear Job boastfully repeating these words, almost like he’s talking smack to God. If only I knew how to find him, so that I could go…

Seven Bowls Are Poured Out

Things continue escalating in today’s Bible reading. Seven angels pour out seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth. First Bowl: Painful SoresSecond Bowl: The sea turned to blood and all sea life diedThird Bowl: Rivers and springs became bloodFourth Bowl: People are scorched by the sun. They blaspheme the One who has power over…

When Calamity Doesn’t Lead to Repentance

In today’s Bible reading, we see more trumpets blown and more calamities sent to earth. Each is worse than the previous one. One-third of the people died. (Revelation 9:18) And yet, those remaining two-thirds of the people do not repent. If you’ve ever read 2 Chronicles 7:14, you’ll remember that God promises to hear from…

Just When You Thought It Couldn’t Get Any Worse

Last week, we looked at what happened when the seals were removed from the Scroll and God’s judgment began to be executed. It was bad. In today’s Bible reading, angels blow trumpets and more calamity is hurled at the earth. Without the context of the rest of the Bible, these actions sound cruel, both to…