Friday, September 28, 2012

Nahum 2

Assyria (modern Iran) had been terrible and cruel to her neighbors, so the Lord would judge and destroy her power. (v8-10). Nations even in our time are responsible to be good friend and improve their relationship with their neighboring countries. They shall be judged in the last days based on their relationship with Israel.

God bless you. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nahum 1

Nahum contrasted the anger of the Lord to sinners with His goodness to His people. He is slow to anger, but will not acquit the wicked (v3). The good news is that the Prince of peace has come to redeem the world, proclaim happiness to His followers so that they can keep the appointed feasts (v15), like Feast of Tabernacle.

God bless you. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Micah 7

Today is Day of Atonement, an ancient teaching of God’s provision for the forgiveness of sins (Lev. 23:27-32). Micah emphasized that God pardons iniquity (v18), when we acknowledgement our sins (v9). Praise God for Christ our Lord, His blood takes away the guilt of sin.

God bless you. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Micah 6

Sin causes the controversy between God and man. Any proposals for forgiveness and reconciliation that is not in accordance to the gospel are absurd (v6-7). They could not answer the demand for Divine justice, nor erase the wrong done to honor God. Only the blood of Jesus can take away sin of the world.

God bless you. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Micah 5

Though Israel was living in sin and chaos, God will send the Ruler, who came from eternity, and to be born in Bethlehem. (v2). In the strength of the Lord, this ruler will protect his people, give peace, cause to hate idol worship, and cut off their enemies. Jesus is our peace, who has broken down the wall of partition between God and men.

God bless you. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Micah 4

God had promised that a glorious church shall be set up in this world in the last days with the Messiah. The Gentiles that worshipped their gods shall walk with the Lord forever (v5). However, nations will be against God's people, so the Lord will strengthen Zion to beat to pieces, as the sheaves threshed on the  floor (v12).

God bless you. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Micah 3

The prophet Micah had a great love to God and to the souls of men; deep concerns against sin, salvation of men, and glory of God. In this chapter, we can learn that God hides His face (v4), God’s servants live without vision (v6), God doesn’t answer prayer (v7), priests or pastors minister for money (v11).

God bless you .

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Micah 2

God hates evildoers that devise evil at night and rise early to carry it into execution (v.1). If covetousness reigns in the heart, compassion is banished (v.2). Be careful to walk with spirit or error, for they will only lead you to destruction... 

God bless you. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Daily Devotional-Micah 1

Micha 1 

The earth and all its inhabitants are called upon to hear the words of God (v.1). The temple, church, great men, or any organization cannot protect themselves from the judgment of God. When the wounds are incurable, divine punishment is the only solution (v.9). Beth Aphrah means house of dust (v10); it reminds us that we’re only dust.

God bless you. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Daily Meditation-Jonah 4

Jonah 4 

The unforgiving spirit of Jonah that troubles himself was completely opposite to the gracious, merciful and lovingkindness of God (v.2). God is so tender to His creation specially the people, even though they are sinful and froward. God waits for one soul to repent because it is of more value than the whole world.

God bless you. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Daily Devotional-Jonah 3

Jonah 3

The repentance of the Ninevites (v.5), with prayer and turning from wicked ways are means of escaping God’s wrath but obtaining mercy. Indeed there is wonder of divine grace in the spirit of humility. This is what we need everyday.

God bless you. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Daily Devotional-Jonah 2

Jonah 2 

When Jonah was in affliction he prayed, even in the belly of the fish (v.1). If our troubles and dark moment will cause us to be closer with God, so be it. No incident or place is amiss with the Lord. Men may stop us from fellowship with one another, but not from communion with our God.

God bless you. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Daily Devotional-Jonah 1

Jonah 1 

Nineveh, the great sin city is a picture of every individual, while Jonah represents the Christian who is reluctant to obey God’s command. Disobedience to our task brings storms and troubles into our souls and the people around us. Can you sleep on in your own sin when the word of God tells you to arise and do your assignments? 

God bless you. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Daily Devotional-Obadiah 1

Obadiah 1

All violence and unrighteousness are sins, and the sins made far worse if it be done against any of God's people; as what Edom did to Judah (v.10). When Christ,  the deliverer from Zion has come (v.21), those who exalt themselves shall be brought down, but those that wait upon the Lord shall be exalted.

God bless you .

Daily Devotional-Amos 9

Amos 9

The preservation of the modern Jews, the revival of Christian faith, and the movement of missionaries in our time are all parts of the restoration of the tabernacle of David which was fallen down (v.11). It was initiated by God Himself through the power of the Holy Spirit, otherwise no one will start.

God bless you.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Daily Devotional-Amos 8

Amos 8

The famine of the word of God is the heaviest judgment to people because this is a total spiritual bankrupt (v.11) But when God visits the place and sends His servants, let us value our advantages and serve the Lord with the best that we can.

God bless you. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Daily Devotional-Amos 7

Amos 6 

Amos was misunderstood and became enemy of the king for telling them the truth (v.10). However, Amos was their best friend to protect them from the impending judgment. “I was no prophet” (v.14), he said, because prophecy at the time was a big business. 

God bless you. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Daily Devotional-Amos 6

Amos 6 

Here is a description of the pride (v8), for which God would reckon. Careless sinners are in danger every where, but God’s people who are vainly confident of themselves and abusing their privileges, are in the greater danger (v14). It is dreadful to know that the Lord Himself had sworn for the ruin of unbelievers.

God bless you. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Daily Devotional-Amos 5

Amos 5

The 2nd coming of Jesus is a day of judgment, a day of desolation to the whole world, a gloomy day to all unrepentant sinners. A day when God sends darkness so that no one can make light (v18-20). But He still proclaims mercy, seek Him & live (v5-6), for in Him we can find light and protection.

God bless you.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Daily Devotional-Amos 4

Amos 4

People wander from one place to another, seeking something to satisfy their desires, and at the end they would not return to God (v.8,9,10,11) who alone can provide what we need. It is miserable to put our confidence on things that will lead us to destruction.

God bless you. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Daily Devotional-Amos 3

Amos 3

God and man cannot walk together, except they are agreed (v3). We cannot expect communion with the Lord unless we seek peace with Him first and be reconciled. Those who are willing to humble are secured in the hand of the good Lord even in the worst of times.

God bless you. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Daily Devotional-Amos 2

Amos 2

“For 3 transgression of Israel and for 4,” means neglecting God’s mercies again and again shall add much to the sins men committed. Other nations were judged for injuries done to men, while Judah was judged for dishonoring God’s law. Let us all humble ourselves before the Lord, for all our ingratitude and unfaithfulness.

God bless you. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Daily Devotional-Amos 1

Amos 1 

Amos was a sheepbreeder, and engaged in agriculture, appointed by God to reprove and warn the neighboring nations of Israel. God used all types of people whom He gives wisdom and skills for His holy purposes. Thanks be to God for using us in His kingdom though we are unworthy.

God bless you.