After delivering the shudder-worthy oracles in chapter 10, God turned Isaiah’s eyes to the much farther future of Messiah’s reign.
Isaiah 11: Righteousness and Peace
out of the stump of Jesse, the father of King David, against all likelihood, a new David would emerge. This would not be David’s successor, but rather the perfect David, the greater David, the one David himself called “my Lord” in one of his Psalms
Isaiah 9: To See a Great Light
can still be a note of hope.
Paul introduced her as “our sister,” and later one of the saints. Phoebe was deacon of the church at Cenchreae, and she was to be warmly welcomed. Anything she required, the assemblies in Rome were to provide for her. Why? Because she was, in fact, a benefactor of many, including Paul himself.
Michal, Daughter of Saul
In Michal’s story we meet a young women in love, who soon becomes courage itself in her quick-witted rescue of her husband. But as the years go by, she becomes an abandoned wife given to another man, then a political pawn and finally the outraged and rejected queen.
The unique and intriguing story of a woman with dual citizenship, as it were, a woman known for her good deeds, the only woman who was actually called disciple in the entire Christian Testament, whose death rocked her Christian community to its core, and her deliverance by being raised back to life generated widespread belief in the Lord.
The Sinful Woman
her traditional title of “the sinful woman” is very misleading. In this story, she is portrayed as the devoted-to-Jesus woman, the forgiven-by-Jesus woman, the living-portrait-of-love-sacrifice-and-bold-faith woman.
1 Peter 3, Do Not Fear?
Peter intimated there is a redemptive quality about suffering for the good, for doing good, for goodness’s sake, as unto the Lord, who intimately knows what this suffering is like, and what it entails.
1 Peter 3: Repay Evil With Good
Peter had just finished teaching on all areas of life. Now he summarized the principles of living in community according to God's commands.
Minor Prophets: Malachi, Where is the God of Justice?
The Lord’s answer to the cry for justice begins with Messiah, but God’s answer continues with the promise to return and bring just judgment. However, God will begin with God’s own people.