Your Hands Made Me and Fashioned Me

Text: Psalm 119:73-80 Tenth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson focuses on God as our Creator, the giver of life. This should cause us to serve the Lord and do so in a certain way. Let us notice the connection between God being our Maker and our Master. God is Our Creator (v. 73) […]

The Lord is My Portion

Text: Psalm 119:57-64 Eighth stanza of Psalm 119 – The theme of this lesson is: “The Lord is my portion” (Psalm 119:57). What does this mean? How is it connected to the psalm’s overall theme of God’s word? This lesson considers these questions. What is a “Portion”? (v. 57) Hebrew word (chêleq) means one’s share/territory/possession […]

Great Is Your Faithfulness

Text: Lamentations 3:19-26 Jeremiah praised God for His faithfulness, mercy, and compassion – despite the miserable conditions that existed around him. This lesson will consider what Jeremiah said regarding the faithfulness of God in order to encourage us to put our trust – or keep our trust – in Him. We Will Suffer in Life […]

Unacceptable Gifts for God

Text: Amos 5:21-24 The Lord’s words in this passage are almost unthinkable to many today. They cannot imagine God not accepting whatever it is they choose to give Him. Yet this passage and others we will notice are clear – some gifts are unacceptable to God. Gifts Offered Without Cost Are Unacceptable Example of David […]

Some Things Never Change

Text: Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 As we approach the end to another year, we tend to do a couple things. First, we look back at the changes that have taken place in our lives. Second, we look ahead to changes that may be coming in the future. And while our lives are filled with changes, it is […]

The Limitations of Man

Text: Ezekiel 28:6-10 Man has been made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), but man does not share all the attributes of God. The King of Tyre was condemned because he thought of himself as equal with God. We must understand that as human beings, there are certain limitations that are placed upon us. […]

Lessons from the Shortest Psalm

Text: Psalm 117 This psalm is the shortest chapter in the Bible (two verses). Yet it contains some important lessons for us. God is Worthy of Praise This psalm begins and ends with a call to praise the Lord – glorify, honor, and worship Him What are we declaring when we worship and praise God? […]