Posts from September 2019

Posts from September 2019

Jonah

Jonah 3:3-4

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 27, 2019 – Friday Jonah 3:3-4   NIV 3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” Comments What was the word of the Lord that Jonah obeyed? 1 Then the…
Joel

Joel 2:10-11

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 26, 2019 – Thursday Joel 2:10-11   NIV 10 Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine.  11 The Lord thunders at the head of His army; His forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys His command. The day of the Lord is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it? Comments A popular timeline of…
Hosea

Hosea 9:15-17

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 25, 2019 – Wednesday Hosea 9:15-17   NIV 15 “Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal, I hated them there. Because of their sinful deeds, I will drive them out of My house.   I will no longer love them; all their leaders are rebellious. 16 Ephraim is blighted, their root is withered, they yield no fruit.    Even if they bear children, I will slay their cherished offspring.” 17 My God will reject them because they have not…
Daniel

Daniel 9:9-11a

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 24, 2019 – Tuesday Daniel 9:9-11a   NIV 9 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against Him; 10 we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws He gave us through His servants the prophets. 11 All Israel has transgressed Your law and turned away, refusing to obey You. Comments This chapter is about a prayer of Daniel’s that begins…
Daniel

Daniel 7:27

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 23, 2019 – Monday Daniel 7:27   NIV 27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey Him.’ Comments First a summary of the book of Daniel and where in Daniel’s timeline the vision described in this chapter…
Ezekiel

Ezekiel 33:12-16

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 20, 2019 – Friday Ezekiel  33:12-16   NIV 12 “Therefore, son of man, say to your people, ‘If someone who is righteous disobeys, that person’s former righteousness will count for nothing. And if someone who is wicked repents, that person’s former wickedness will not bring condemnation. The righteous person who sins will not be allowed to live even though they were formerly righteous.’ 13 If I tell a righteous…
Ezekiel

Ezekiel 20:8-12

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 19, 2019 – Thursday Ezekiel  20:8-12   NIV 8 “‘But they rebelled against Me and would not listen to Me; they did not get rid of the vile images they had set their eyes on, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt. So I said I would pour out My wrath on them and spend My anger against them in Egypt. 9 But for the sake of My…
Jeremiah

Jeremiah 44:23

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 18, 2019 – Wednesday Jeremiah 44:23   NIV 23 Because you have burned incense and have sinned against the Lord and have not obeyed Him or followed His law or His decrees or His stipulations, this disaster has come upon you, as you now see.” Comments Why this anger about burning incense? Is burning incense sinning against the Lord? Is burning incense disobeying the Lord and His…
Jeremiah

Jeremiah 43:4-7

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 17, 2019 – Tuesday Jeremiah 43:4-7   NIV 4 So Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers and all the people disobeyed the Lord’s command to stay in the land of Judah. 5 Instead, Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers led away all the remnant of Judah who had come back to live in the land of Judah from all the nations where they…
Jeremiah

Jeremiah 42:5-6

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 16, 2019 – Monday Jeremiah 42:5-6   NIV 5 Then they said to Jeremiah, “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the Lord your God sends you to tell us. 6 Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the Lord our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go…
Jeremiah

Jeremiah 40:1-4

Correction and an apology: Yesterday (Thursday) I got in a hurry and neglected to list the correct verses of the day. I showed  Jeremiah 38:8-10  instead of Jeremiah 38:20-23 . to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 13, 2019 – Friday Jeremiah 40:1-4   NIV 1 The word came to Jeremiah from the Lord after Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard had released him at Ramah. He had found Jeremiah bound in chains among all…
Jeremiah

Jeremiah 38:20-23

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * September 12, 2019 – Thursday Jeremiah 38:20-23   NIV 20 “They will not hand you over,” Jeremiah replied. “Obey the Lord by doing what I tell you. Then it will go well with you, and your life will be spared. 21 But if you refuse to surrender, this is what the Lord has revealed to me: 22 All the women left in the palace of the king of Judah will…
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