God’s amazing grace towards wretched sinners

New Living Translation (NLT) The People Confess Their Sins 9 On October 31[a] the people assembled again, and this time they fasted and dressed in burlap and sprinkled dust on their heads. 2 Those of Israelite descent separated themselves from all foreigners as they confessed their own sins and the sins of their ancestors. 3 They remained standing Continue reading God’s amazing grace towards wretched sinners

David’s kindness to Mephibosheth

Christian Standard Bible (CSB) David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth 9 David asked, “Is there anyone remaining from the family of Saul I can show kindness to for Jonathan’s sake?” 2 There was a servant of Saul’s family named Ziba. They summoned him to David, and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” “I am your servant,” he replied. 3 So the Continue reading David’s kindness to Mephibosheth

David spares Saul’s life

English Standard Version (ESV) David Spares Saul’s Life 24 [a] When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.” 2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel and went to seek David and his men in front of the Wildgoats’ Rocks. 3 And he came to the sheepfolds by Continue reading David spares Saul’s life

Abraham, his sons, Leviticus, Deuteronomy and Habakkuk

On Galatians 3-4, the ESV Study Bible comments: 3:6-9 The Gospel in the OT (1): Abraham. Paul issues a second direct appeal to the Galatians: it is not just their own experience of receiving the gospel by faith that should teach them that salvation is not by the law by grace. Rather, the OT example of Continue reading Abraham, his sons, Leviticus, Deuteronomy and Habakkuk

Rahab’s escape from the coming judgment

New King James Version (NKJV) 18 unless, when we come into the land, you bind this line of scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you bring your father, your mother, your brothers, and all your father’s household to your own home. 19 So it shall be that whoever goes outside Continue reading Rahab’s escape from the coming judgment

A Man from the house of David will sit on the throne

Christian Standard Bible (CSB) 16 Send lambs to the ruler of the land, from Sela in the desert to the mountain of Daughter Zion. 2 Like a bird fleeing, forced from the nest, the daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon. 3 Give us counsel and make a decision. Shelter us at noonday with Continue reading A Man from the house of David will sit on the throne

Woe is me! My eyes have seen the LORD

Christian Standard Bible (CSB) Isaiah’s Call and Mission 6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne, and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2 Seraphim[a] were standing above him; they each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3 And Continue reading Woe is me! My eyes have seen the LORD

Abraham intercedes for Sodom

New Living Translation (NLT) 22 The other men turned and headed toward Sodom, but the Lord remained with Abraham.23 Abraham approached him and said, “Will you sweep away both the righteous and the wicked?24 Suppose you find fifty righteous people living there in the city—will you still sweep it away and not spare it for their sakes? 25 Surely Continue reading Abraham intercedes for Sodom

Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for your feet

New International Version (NIV) Psalm 110 Of David. A psalm. 1 The Lord says to my lord:[a] “Sit at my right hand     until I make your enemies     a footstool for your feet.” 2 The Lord will extend your mighty scepterfrom Zion, saying,     “Rule in the midst of your enemies!” 3 Your troops will be willing     on your day Continue reading Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for your feet

The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom

English Standard Version (ESV) The Reign of the Lord‘s Anointed 2 Why do the nations rage[a]     and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves,     and the rulers take counsel together,     against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart     and cast away their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the heavens laughs;     the Continue reading The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom