Posts by Riley Driver (Page 11)

Posts by Riley Driver (Page 11)

VOTD November 23, 2021

November 23, 2021 – Tuesday James 4:13-15    NIV 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”  14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  15 Instead, you ought to…

VOTD November 22, 2021

November 22, 2021 – Monday Luke 9:7-9    NIV 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed because some were saying that John had been raised from the dead,  8 others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life.  9 But Herod said, “I beheaded John. Who, then,…

VOTD November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021 – Friday Romans 8:17   NIV 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Comment.  What an interesting verse. So many things to make sense of starting with Now if we are children? Now means we have to look at what…

VOTD November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021 – Thursday Romans 5:1-4   NIV 1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,  2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know…

VOTD November 17, 2021

November 17, 2021 – Wednesday Philippians 3:10-11   NIV 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,  11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Comment.  Looking another verse in Philippians with the word suffer, or in this case…

VOTD November 16, 2021

November 16, 2021 – Tuesday Philippians 1:29-30   NIV 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,  30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have. Comment.  The focus today is on the word suffer or some version of the same such as suffered…

VOTD November 15, 2021

November 15, 2021 – Monday Ezekiel 40:42   NIV 42 There were also four tables of dressed stone for the burnt offerings, each a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and a cubit high. On them were placed the utensils for slaughtering the burnt offerings and the other sacrifices. Comment.  These had to be dressed stones when you…

VOTD November 12, 2021

November 12, 2021 – Friday Isaiah 14:18-20   NIV 18 All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb.  19 But you are cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain, with those pierced by the sword, those who descend to the stones of the pit. Like a corpse trampled underfoot,  20 you will not join them in burial,…

VOTD November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021 – Thursday Isaiah 9:10   NIV 10 “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will          replace them with cedars.” Comment.  The verse above seems very innocuous. Something fell down made of bricks, but whatever it was it will be rebuilt with dressed stone.…

VOTD November 10, 2021

November 10, 2021 – Wednesday Psalm 140:1, 11, 13      NKJV 1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men, 11 Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence. Comment. …

VOTD November 9, 2021

November 09, 2021 – Tuesday 1 Kings 5:17     NIV 17 At the king’s command they removed from the quarry large blocks of high-grade stone to provide a foundation of dressed stone for the temple. Comment.  This verse doesn’t make much sense by itself so let me provide some context. The king is Solomon, and he is building a temple to God. It was…

VOTD November 08, 2021

November 08, 2021 – Monday Exodus 20:25     NIV 25 If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it. Comment.  Friday, November 5th, I mentioned there are 257 references to stones in the Old Testament, but only one reference to uncut stones. Later I mentioned that…

VOTD November 05, 2021

November 05, 2021 – Friday Joshua 8:30-31     NIV 30 Then Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel, 31 as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses—an altar of uncut stones, on which no iron tool had…

VOTD November 04, 2021

November 04, 2021 – Thursday Revelation 2:17     NIV 17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it. Comment.  First some context for our…

VOTD November 03, 2021

November 03, 2021 – Wednesday 1 Peter 2:7-8     NIV 7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,”  8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they…