Archive for November, 2009

End of Chapter 52

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on Isaiah 52:13-15
John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes, same passage

The phrase which stands out most to me is v. 14b: “his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man”

Categories: isaiah, jesus, prophecy

Outline of Isaiah 52:13-53:12

November 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Outline of Isaiah 52:13-53:12

  1. Servant Lifted Up
  2. Servant Disfigured Beyond Recognition
  3. Tender Shoot
  4. Man of Sorrows
  5. Burdened with Iniquities
  6. No Descendants
  7. Innocent Intercessor

Categories: isaiah, outline, prophecy

2 Chronicles 35

November 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Josiah was a fervent follower of the Lord, but he didn’t listen to wise counsel and got killed in battle.

Sometimes even the most faithful are foolish.

Categories: 2 Chronicles, Josiah


November 27, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m grateful for people in my life who―like Josiah to the people of Judah―set a godly example and helped steer me in the right direction.

Categories: Josiah, thanksgiving


November 26, 2009 Leave a comment

In 23:1-3, Josiah leaves nothing unclear.

National elders come together and listen to the Law.

This becomes their charge.

Categories: 2 Kings, elder, Josiah, law

Josiah, Age 25

November 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Funny that the first 17 years of Josiah’s reign aren’t described in any detail.

It’s a bit like how we know nearly nothing about Jesus’ childhood.

Anyway, once Josiah learns of the Lord’s law, he kicks right into gear.

Categories: 2 Kings, Josiah

Josiah’s Reign Established

November 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Josiah’s father, Amon, was wicked. He was assasinated at age 24.

But Josiah, only 8 years old, had a faithful mother. The young kings’ mothers are all given prominent mention.

Without Jedidah, Josiah wouldn’t have had the influence necessary to grow into a faithful king.

Josiah’s Mission Predicted

November 23, 2009 Leave a comment

I didn’t realize that Josiah’s name and passion for following the Lord were predicted in advance.

Categories: 1 kings, Josiah

Josiah, Good King of Judah

November 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Josiah’s name appears in 56 verses.

He was one of the greatest kings in Judah’s history.

Categories: character study, Josiah

Last Prayers

November 21, 2009 Leave a comment

In Revelation, prayers are symbolized by incense.

Time to stop writing about prayer and do it more.

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