JOSHUA‬ ‭18‬:‭1‬-‭10‬‬‬

“Now that the land was under Israelite control, the entire community of Israel gathered at Shiloh and set up the Tabernacle. But there remained seven tribes who had not yet been allotted their grants of land. Then Joshua asked them, “How long are you going to wait before taking possession of the remaining land theContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭18‬:‭1‬-‭10‬‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭15‬:‭63‬ ‭‬‬

“But the tribe of Judah could not drive out the Jebusites, who lived in the city of Jerusalem, so the Jebusites live there among the people of Judah to this day.”‭‭ JOSHUA‬ ‭15‬:‭63‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The passage of land distribution ends with the detail that they could not drive out the Jebusites. The Jebusites occupied, whatContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭15‬:‭63‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬-‭23‬ ‭‬‬

“When King Jabin of Hazor heard what had happened, he sent messages to the following kings: King Jobab of Madon; the king of Shimron; the king of Acshaph; all the kings of the northern hill country; the kings in the Jordan Valley south of Galilee; the kings in the Galilean foothills; the kings of Naphoth-dorContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬-‭23‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭10‬:‭16‬-‭43‬‬‬

“During the battle the five kings escaped and hid in a cave at Makkedah. When Joshua heard that they had been found, he issued this command: “Cover the opening of the cave with large rocks, and place guards at the entrance to keep the kings inside. The rest of you continue chasing the enemy andContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭10‬:‭16‬-‭43‬‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬

“Adoni-zedek, king of Jerusalem, heard that Joshua had captured and completely destroyed Ai and killed its king, just as he had destroyed the town of Jericho and killed its king. He also learned that the Gibeonites had made peace with Israel and were now their allies. He and his people became very afraid when theyContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬-‭27‬ ‭‬‬

“Now all the kings west of the Jordan River heard about what had happened. These were the kings of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who lived in the hill country, in the western foothills, and along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea as far north as the Lebanon mountains. These kings combinedContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬-‭27‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭8‬:‭30‬-‭35‬ ‭‬‬

“Then Joshua built an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal. He followed the commands that Moses the Lord’s servant had written in the Book of Instruction: “Make me an altar from stones that are uncut and have not been shaped with iron tools.” Then on the altar they presented burntContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭8‬:‭30‬-‭35‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭8‬:‭1‬-‭29‬ ‭‬‬

“Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid or discouraged. Take all your fighting men and attack Ai, for I have given you the king of Ai, his people, his town, and his land. You will destroy them as you destroyed Jericho and its king. But this time you may keep the plunderContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭8‬:‭1‬-‭29‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭7‬:‭1‬-‭26‬ ‭‬‬

“But Israel violated the instructions about the things set apart for the Lord. A man named Achan had stolen some of these dedicated things, so the Lord was very angry with the Israelites. Achan was the son of Carmi, a descendant of Zimri son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah. Joshua sent some ofContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭7‬:‭1‬-‭26‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬-‭27‬ ‭‬‬

“Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in. But the Lord said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors. You and your fighting men should march around the town once aContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬-‭27‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬

“When Joshua was near the town of Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and demanded, “Are you friend or foe?” “Neither one,” he replied. “I am the commander of the Lord’s army.” At this, Joshua fell with his faceContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬-‭12‬ ‭‬‬

“When all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and all the Canaanite kings who lived along the Mediterranean coast heard how the Lord had dried up the Jordan River so the people of Israel could cross, they lost heart and were paralyzed with fear because of them. At that time the Lord told Joshua,Continue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬-‭12‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭4‬:‭21‬-‭24‬ ‭‬‬

“Then Joshua said to the Israelites, “In the future your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘This is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the river right before your eyes, and he kept it dry until you wereContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭4‬:‭21‬-‭24‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭3‬:‭7‬ ‭‬‬

“The Lord told Joshua, “Today I will begin to make you a great leader in the eyes of all the Israelites. They will know that I am with you, just as I was with Moses.”‭‭ Joshua‬ ‭3‬:‭7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ By the end of Moses ‘ tenure as the prophet and leader of Israel, he had toContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭3‬:‭7‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬

““I know the Lord has given you this land,” she told them. “We are all afraid of you. Everyone in the land is living in terror. For we have heard how the Lord made a dry path for you through the Red Sea when you left Egypt. And we know what you did to SihonContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭2‬:‭9‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬-‭18‬ ‭‬‬

“Joshua then commanded the officers of Israel, “Go through the camp and tell the people to get their provisions ready. In three days you will cross the Jordan River and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Then Joshua called together the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe ofContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬-‭18‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬-‭9‬ ‭‬‬

““Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or toContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬-‭9‬ ‭‬‬”

JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭5‬ ‭‬‬

“After the death of Moses the Lord’s servant, the Lord spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said, “Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them. I promise you what I promisedContinue reading “JOSHUA‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭5‬ ‭‬‬”

MALACHI‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬-‭6‬ ‭‬‬

“The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says, “The day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. On that day the arrogant and the wicked will be burned up like straw. They will be consumed—roots, branches, and all. “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings.Continue reading “MALACHI‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬-‭6‬ ‭‬‬”

MALACHI‬ ‭3‬:‭6‬-‭12‬‬‬

““I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed. Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them. Now return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “But youContinue reading “MALACHI‬ ‭3‬:‭6‬-‭12‬‬‬”

MALACHI‬ ‭2‬:‭17‬ ‭‬‬

“You have wearied the Lord with your words. “How have we wearied him?” you ask. You have wearied him by saying that all who do evil are good in the Lord’s sight, and he is pleased with them. You have wearied him by asking, “Where is the God of justice?””‭‭ Malachi‬ ‭2‬:‭17‬ ‭NLT‬‬ God isContinue reading “MALACHI‬ ‭2‬:‭17‬ ‭‬‬”

MALACHI‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬-‭16‬ ‭‬‬

“Are we not all children of the same Father? Are we not all created by the same God? Then why do we betray each other, violating the covenant of our ancestors? Judah has been unfaithful, and a detestable thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. The men of Judah have defiled the Lord’sContinue reading “MALACHI‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬-‭16‬ ‭‬‬”

MALACHI‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬

“The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says to the priests: “A son honors his father, and a servant respects his master. If I am your father and master, where are the honor and respect I deserve? You have shown contempt for my name! “But you ask, ‘How have we ever shown contempt for your name?’ “YouContinue reading “MALACHI‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

MALACHI‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭5‬ ‭‬‬

“This is the message that the Lord gave to Israel through the prophet Malachi. “I have always loved you,” says the Lord. But you retort, “Really? How have you loved us?” And the Lord replies, “This is how I showed my love for you: I loved your ancestor Jacob, but I rejected his brother, Esau,Continue reading “MALACHI‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭5‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭14‬:‭1‬-‭21‬ ‭‬‬

“Watch, for the day of the Lord is coming when your possessions will be plundered right in front of you! I will gather all the nations to fight against Jerusalem. The city will be taken, the houses looted, and the women raped. Half the population will be taken into captivity, and the rest will beContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭14‬:‭1‬-‭21‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭13‬:‭1‬-‭9‬ ‭‬‬

““On that day a fountain will be opened for the dynasty of David and for the people of Jerusalem, a fountain to cleanse them from all their sins and impurity. “And on that day,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will erase idol worship throughout the land, so that even the names of theContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭13‬:‭1‬-‭9‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭12‬:‭1‬-‭14‬ ‬‬

“This message concerning the fate of Israel came from the Lord: “This message is from the Lord, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundations of the earth, and formed the human spirit. I will make Jerusalem like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger when they send their armies to besiege JerusalemContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭12‬:‭1‬-‭14‬ ‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬-‭17‬ ‭‬‬

“Open your doors, Lebanon, so that fire may devour your cedar forests. Weep, you cypress trees, for all the ruined cedars; the most majestic ones have fallen. Weep, you oaks of Bashan, for the thick forests have been cut down. Listen to the wailing of the shepherds, for their rich pastures are destroyed. Hear theContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭11‬:‭1‬-‭17‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬-‭12‬ ‭‬‬

“Ask the Lord for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture. Household gods give worthless advice, fortune-tellers predict only lies, and interpreters of dreams pronounce falsehoods that give no comfort. So my people are wandering like lost sheep;Continue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭10‬:‭1‬-‭12‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬-‭17‬ ‭‬‬

“This is the message from the Lord against the land of Aram and the city of Damascus, for the eyes of humanity, including all the tribes of Israel, are on the Lord. Doom is certain for Hamath, near Damascus, and for the cities of Tyre and Sidon, though they are so clever. Tyre has builtContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬-‭17‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭7‬:‭5‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬

““Say to all your people and your priests, ‘During these seventy years of exile, when you fasted and mourned in the summer and in early autumn, was it really for me that you were fasting? And even now in your holy festivals, aren’t you eating and drinking just to please yourselves? Isn’t this the sameContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭7‬:‭5‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬

“Then I looked up again and saw four chariots coming from between two bronze mountains. The first chariot was pulled by red horses, the second by black horses, the third by white horses, and the fourth by powerful dappled-gray horses. “And what are these, my Lord?” I asked the angel who was talking with me.Continue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬-‭15‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬-‭11‬

“I looked up again and saw a scroll flying through the air. “What do you see?” the angel asked. “I see a flying scroll,” I replied. “It appears to be about 30 feet long and 15 feet wide.” Then he said to me, “This scroll contains the curse that is going out over the entireContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬-‭11‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬

“Then the angel who had been talking with me returned and woke me, as though I had been asleep. “What do you see now?” he asked. I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl of oil on top of it. Around the bowl are seven lamps, each having seven spouts with wicks.Continue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭3‬:‭1‬-‭10‬ ‭‬‬

“Then the angel showed me Jeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord. The Accuser, Satan, was there at the angel’s right hand, making accusations against Jeshua. And the Lord said to Satan, “I, the Lord, reject your accusations, Satan. Yes, the Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you. This man isContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭3‬:‭1‬-‭10‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬-‭13‬ ‭‬‬

“When I looked again, I saw a man with a measuring line in his hand. “Where are you going?” I asked. He replied, “I am going to measure Jerusalem, to see how wide and how long it is.” Then the angel who was with me went to meet a second angel who was coming towardContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬-‭13‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬-‭21‬ ‭‬‬

“Three months later, on February 15, the Lord sent another message to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah and grandson of Iddo. In a vision during the night, I saw a man sitting on a red horse that was standing among some myrtle trees in a small valley. Behind him were riders on red, brown,Continue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬-‭21‬ ‭‬‬”

ZECHARIAH‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭6‬ ‭‬‬

“In November of the second year of King Darius’s reign, the Lord gave this message to the prophet Zechariah son of Berekiah and grandson of Iddo: “I, the Lord, was very angry with your ancestors. Therefore, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Return to me, and I willContinue reading “ZECHARIAH‬ ‭1‬:‭1‬-‭6‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“I will overthrow royal thrones and destroy the power of foreign kingdoms. I will overturn their chariots and riders. The horses will fall, and their riders will kill each other.”‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭22‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Who has real power? Power isn’t described in great sweeping movements. Even world changing displays of power, such as the atomic bombsContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭22‬ ‭NLT‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬-‭21‬ ‬‬

“On that same day, December 18, the Lord sent this second message to Haggai: “Tell Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, that I am about to shake the heavens and the earth.”‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬-‭21‬ ‭NLT‬‬ God’s ability is supreme. He starts this section of prophecy by stating something profound. He declares that he is “about toContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭20‬-‭21‬ ‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭15‬-‭19‬‬‬

“Look at what was happening to you before you began to lay the foundation of the Lord’s Temple. When you hoped for a twenty-bushel crop, you harvested only ten. When you expected to draw fifty gallons from the winepress, you found only twenty. I sent blight and mildew and hail to destroy everything you workedContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭15‬-‭19‬‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭‬‬

“Then Haggai responded, “That is how it is with this people and this nation, says the Lord. Everything they do and everything they offer is defiled by their sin.”‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭NLT‬‬ No one has more hubris than the person who has a relationship with God. We as believers are all that creature and weContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭12‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬

“‘If one of you is carrying some meat from a holy sacrifice in his robes and his robe happens to brush against some bread or stew, wine or olive oil, or any other kind of food, will it also become holy?’” The priests replied, “No.” Then Haggai asked, “If someone becomes ceremonially unclean by touchingContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭12‬-‭14‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬-‭13‬ ‭‬‬

“On December 18 of the second year of King Darius’s reign, the Lord sent this message to the prophet Haggai: “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says. Ask the priests this question about the law: ‘If one of you is carrying some meat from a holy sacrifice in his robes and his robeContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭10‬-‭13‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭6‬-‭8‬ ‭‬‬

““For this is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: In just a little while I will again shake the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the dry land. I will shake all the nations, and the treasures of all the nations will be brought to this Temple. I will fill this place withContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭6‬-‭8‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬ ‬‬

“My Spirit remains among you, just as I promised when you came out of Egypt. So do not be afraid.’”‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Haggai delivers a message to Israel that his spirit has been present with them since before Egypt. Based on our knowledge of history, it is easy to see this as an obviousContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬ ‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭4‬ ‭‬‬

“But now the Lord says: Be strong, Zerubbabel. Be strong, Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people still left in the land. And now get to work, for I am with you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭2‬:‭4‬ ‭NLT‬‬ When God provides us the context of his presence,Continue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭2‬:‭4‬ ‭‬‬”

HAGGAI‬ ‭1‬:‭13‬ ‭‬‬

“Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave the people this message from the Lord: “I am with you, says the Lord!””‭‭ Haggai‬ ‭1‬:‭13‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The Christ shall be called “Immanuel,” which means “God is with us.” This message permeates human history because it has been installed into it by God. Therefore, it is no surprise thatContinue reading “HAGGAI‬ ‭1‬:‭13‬ ‭‬‬”