Mocked by captors. Told to perform like you used to perform at home. Ridiculed because the once glorious nation has been brought to its knees and the city with the symbol of your allegiance to the God who delivered you is left in smithereens. How can you sing indeed. Much weeping is indeed the right […]Read More Psalm 137 – When You Are Where You Don’t Belong
What things is it good to know about God? If I was introducing someone who was interested to find out more about God, I would point out that among the great things about Him is that He is good and He keeps His promises. This Psalm looks long at first, but when you consider it […]Read More Psalm 105 – What Has God Done For Me Lately?
Exasperated. Sometimes this word is the most appropriate for interactions with children. To be fair, I can imagine my parents may have expressed a similar emotion when considering their children. It’s particularly annoying when children fail to acknowledge and remember the level of sacrifice that it has taken to provide the standard of living they […]Read More Psalm 78 – The Longsuffering God
There are few things more worthwhile than reading and growing in understanding the Bible. Of late I’ve recognised it can be easy to get caught up with other material on related topics without returning to the source. Yet there is a joy in returning to what the Bible depicts. There’s one book in particular that […]Read More Something About Joshua
This is one of my favourite episodes on scripture. For His Name’s Sake Shalom C. L. J. DrydenRead More What Is the Story of Elijah and the Prophets of Baal?
He set fire to the temple of the Lord, the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down. The whole Babylonian army under the commander of the imperial guard broke down the walls around Jerusalem. (2 Kings 25:9-10 NIV) The rebellion of Zedekiah was the final act of a […]Read More The Kings II 25 – Breakdown
It is very difficult reading the 17th chapter of 2 Kings without filling up with tears of sorrow at the tragedy of the fall of the northern kingdom of Israel. It’s not as though God hadn’t warned them. He had done so on numerous occasions through various prophets. Yet their persistence in rejecting God lead […]Read More The Kings II 17 – The Fall of Israel