A Godly Response to Bad News

Today’s Bible reading* models for us a godly response to bad news. King Sennacherib’s spokesman delivers bad news to King Hezekiah, warning him that God cannot defend against Assyria any more than any other god could protect the people who worshiped it. And he tells God’s people to reject King Hezekiah’s leadership. But you may…

Wisdom Gives Life

We begin reading through the Proverbs in today’s Bible reading*. Most of the Proverbs were written by Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. God gave us the book of Proverbs, not to make us smarter, but to give us wisdom. Wisdom is applied knowledge. Knowledge by itself has limited value. (1 Corinthians 8:1b) But…

Rose Garden Theology

We had seven short chapters in today’s Bible reading*. They centered on the protection and blessings experienced by God’s people. God’s Word describes the blessings for God’s people. If you read these chapters lightly, you might think that God promises a rose garden for His people. Nothing could be further from the truth! You will…