This sermon by Solomon is 'an inspired confession of failure.' He speaks with regret about the futility of happiness of life apart from God... or, as he says it: "all is vanity and vexation of spirit ... under the sun." *Note to the reader: This book is a divinely-inspired editorial of life. It is very … Continue reading Ecclesiastes
This book is nothing less than "The Rules" and the principles of self-government from Solomon to his son(s). He contrasts the fear of the Lord with the folly of self-will. This book is not a reference book (indexed / organized) to find answers for our pragmatic minds; but rather, it is a mine full of … Continue reading Proverbs
These short songs of praise lift our thought and our emotions higher - toward God in the Heavens. This book is all HEART: revealing God's heart while calling the human heart that much closer. The instruction, prayers, prophesies, and narratives mirror our experiences and help our SOULS to be more spirit than flesh.
Can you imagine the Bible without the lessons of Job? What a pivotal book when it comes to encouragement and understanding the sufferings and sour experiences of life! Job is our example of how to suffer, how to 'question' - even argue - with God, how to endure, and how to overcome.
This little book, dedicated to the amazing story of Hadassah, lets us in on the amazing sovereignty of God. God uses ordinary men & women and very normal circumstances to overcome impossible odds! (*Note: This is the 2nd of only two books named for a woman. Ruth is a narrative about a Gentile woman married … Continue reading Esther
Nehemiah is the book of restoration and rebuilding (of Jerusalem's wall & its people). Teaches us the power of repentance, prayer, vision-casting, organization, and endurance.