Friday, July 31, 2020

Daily Scripture & Questions Zechariah 1-4  Zechariah is a contemporary of Haggai. The people acknowledge their sin in God’s righteous discipline (1:6), and then we find a series of visions. What is the core meaning of the first three (the horseman, the horns...

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Daily Scripture & Questions Haggai 1-2 Haggai’s messages come in 520 BC between August and December. The people had left the temple in ruins and focused on their own homes. What was the result of such mis-prioritization? What was the response to...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Daily Scripture & Questions Ezra 4-6; Psalm 137 The enemies seek to frustrate the purpose of rebuilding the temple (4:4). In chapter four, we read of the opposition during the reigns of Cyrus (4:5), Xerxes, also known as Ahasuerus, in 4:6, and Artaxerxes (4:7-23)....

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Daily Scripture & Questions Ezra 1-3 Ezra recounts the return from the exile. Cyrus takes charge as king in 539 BC and issues his decree for the people to return in 538 BC. The altar was immediately set up on the foundation of the new temple that was laid in...

Monday, July 27, 2020

Daily Scripture & Questions Daniel 10-12 These three chapters have further visions that help believers know that God is in control of history. They form a single vision received in 536 BC. What does chapter ten tell us about the spiritual dynamic behind (above)...