Posts Categorized: Bible commentary

Deuteronomy 32:17 – Gods They Had Never Known

Have I said this before?  I’m sure I have.  Context when reading the Bible is everything.  Consider The Song of Moses in Deuteronomy 32.  Yahweh instructed Moses to recite the words of this song to all Israel (Deuteronomy 31:30).  They were Words of warning to God’s children because He knew their hearts and how unfaithful…

Deuteronomy 29:18 – Poisonous & Bitter Fruit

God so wanted His children Israel to love and follow only Him.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t an easy sell.  Spending 400 years in the midst of a pagan culture that worshiped many gods tainted them.  It wasn’t like what we’re told today in Hebrews 11:1 concerning our belief in Jesus Christ and all He has for…

Deuteronomy 28:15 – All These Curses

Let’s do a thought experiment.  Suppose at the founding of America, God spoke to the men who led us so capably, who devised our Constitution, and who created our Republic.  Imagine that these men heard directly from God, who laid out some basic principles for our nation to follow.  Picture God saying to our founders…

Deuteronomy 27:2-3 – Stones on Mount Ebal

When Yahweh delivered His children Israel from Egypt, He showed them clearly how He was different from every other god.  For four hundred years they had been immersed in a culture that worshiped the creation.  God declared there is One who made all of creation, and they were to lift only His Name on high. …

Mark 14:71 – I Don’t Know This Man

Do you know Jesus?  Peter, one of His closest disciples declared that he didn’t.  Mark 14:71 reveals about Peter: But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” How could that be?  Peter had walked with Jesus for three years.  From the…

Deuteronomy 22:21 – An Outrageous Thing

Consider how the morals in America – as well as in the world – have changed through the years.  Do you think they’ve improved.  Are they pleasing to God?  Sadly, no. When Yahweh chose Israel to be His special heritage (Deuteronomy 32:9), it was to raise up a nation wholly devoted to Him, so that…

Deuteronomy 18:20 – The Prophet Who Presumes

Recent years have seen the rise of a whole class of so-called prophets and apostles.  Their lineage comes from what has previously been known as Dominionism or Kingdom Now theology.  These New Apostoloic Reformation (NAR) adherents are generally considered to be part of the hyper-charismatic movement.  They believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit,…

Mark 13:19 – In Those Days

The disciples must have been astounded at what Jesus told them during what we know as the Olivet Discourse.  They had exclaimed about the grandeur of the temple, and He told them it would be completely destroyed.  They asked when that would happen and what the sign indicating the temple’s destruction would be, and He…

Awaken Proph Updt 3-10-21: Tale of 2 Churches

Awaken Bible Prophecy Update 3-10-21 – A Tale of 2 Churches Discussion: Two churches emerging these last days: #1 – Small / persecuted church #2 – Lukewarm church   Sources: * Pastor James Coates, Canada – article Christian Pastor In Edmonton Canada Is Arrested And Placed In Jail By COVID Police For The Crime Of…

Deuteronomy 12:23 – Don’t Eat the Blood

We read of certain prohibitions the Lord commanded Israel and may wonder what’s behind them.  One such that we come across today in our reading is Deuteronomy 12:23 in which Yahweh declares through Moses: “Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat…