• True Confession

    While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites--men, women and children--gathered... read more

  • Teaching God's Word

    For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. Ezra 7:10 For years,... read more

  • When Discouragement Comes

    Then the peoples around them set out to discourage the people of Judah and make them afraid to go on building. Ezra 4:4 Whatever you set out to do, someone... read more

  • They Trusted in Him

    They were helped in fighting them, and God delivered the Hagrites and all their allies into their hands, because they cried out to him during the battle.... read more

  • Bold Prayers

    Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain." Jabez cried out to the God of Israel,... read more

  • Self-counsel

    Jeroboam thought to himself, "The kingdom will now likely revert to the house of David." 1 Kings 12:26 Self-counsel. It will get you into trouble every... read more

  • Our Guide to the End

    But David thought to himself, "One of these days I will be destroyed by the hand of Saul. The best thing I can do is to escape to the land of the Philistines.... read more

  • An Emotional Furnace

    David had just said, "It's been useless--all my watching over [Nabal's] property in the wilderness so that nothing of his was missing. He has paid me back... read more

  • Remorse and Change

    Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Acts 3:19 The apostle Peter spoke... read more

  • Repentance

    From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." Matthew 4:17 The word "repent" comes from the Greek word metanoeo.... read more