July 26 Bible Reading: Mark 9-10

Only two miracles are recorded in these two chapters—healing of the boy with an unclean Spirit and blind Bartimaeus—though the miraculous transfiguration is found here as well.  Much teaching of Jesus is related, touching on familiar themes like greatness in the kingdom, divorce, children, temptation, and wealth. For today’s daily …

February 3 Bible Reading: Exodus 7-10

The Plagues How do you convince the most powerful ruler on earth to freely relinquish his greatest national financial asset?   In other words, how would Pharaoh ever agree to let the enslaved Israelites go? It will take extreme measures, to say the least.  That’s precisely what the plagues were, extreme …

February Bible Reading Introduction

God Makes For Himself a People Egyptian Bondage and Wilderness Wandering Job had said that God “does great things beyond searching out, and marvelous things beyond number”(Job 9:10). He, of course, is right.  And nowhere is that any more evident than when we, through the pen of Moses, are allowed …

January 31 Bible Reading: Hebrews 7

The Genesis account tells us only briefly of a rather mysterious figure, Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most High (Gen. 14:17-24).  But in the New Testament book of Hebrews, the writer makes much of the fact that Abraham, from whom the nation of Israel would descend, offered …