Spokesman for God

READ : Isaiah 1-2 We now come to the prophets. The name means “one who speaks on behalf of another.” The prophets spoke to the people on behalf of God. There are four major prophets (those who wrote long books) and twelve minor prophets (those who wrote short books). The books of the prophets are not arranged in chronological order …

What Is Love?

READ : Song of Solomon 5-8 Having read this passage, which speaks so much about love, it is well to ask ourselves, “What is love?” Love between a husband and wife is physical attraction, it is affection, but it must be much more than this if the marriage is to be a good one. In the Old Testament, we read …

True Love

READ : Song of Solomon 1-4 The Song of Solomon is called the Song of Songs or Canticles, and may have been written by Solomon or about Solomon. It describes the love of a bride and groom, and in so doing places God’s approval on the physical aspect of marital love. In trying to find why it should be included …

Fear God

READ : Ecclesiastes 9-12 One disadvantage the writer of Ecclesiastes has as he seeks to understand the meaning of life is that he lived in a day when God had not yet fully revealed what happens after death. God’s revelation throughout the Bible is progressive. The godly in Genesis did not know all there was to know about life and …

The Better Way

READ : Ecclesiastes 5-8 This passage begins by cautioning against carelessness in worship. Again the “better” formula is used. When you come to God’s house, “to draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools” (5:1). “It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay” (5:6). Next is a …