December 13 BIBLE LIFE

December 13 BIBLE LIFE

King Manasseh of Judah devoted all his resources to idol worship when he ought to obey God and serve him with all his strength and might. Manasseh was so obsessed with idolatry to an extent that he sacrificed his son to his choice idol! The ungodly king also sponsored other forbidden practices that included witchcraft, sorcery, and spiritism. The scripture reported Manasseh’s practices, “And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. Also he caused...Read more
December 12 BIBLE LIFE

December 12 BIBLE LIFE

God mostly steers his supernatural power to bless his children, but he acts in contrast if his children attempt to take him for granted. God may turn his back against a disobedient child that refuses to repent from his or her sins. For example, God spoke to Prophet Hosea that Israelites have deeply hurt him, and he would punish them for their actions. God said to Hosea, “Set the trumpet to your mouth! He shall come like an eagle against the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed my...Read more
December 11 BIBLE LIFE

December 11 BIBLE LIFE

God requires his children to love other people as he loved the world and made his Son Jesus Christ die for them. Believers must love other people as the scripture stated, “Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also” (Hebrews 13:1-3).   Lesson: Children of God are required to love other people and...Read more
December 10 BIBLE LIFE

December 10 BIBLE LIFE

Prophet Jeremiah was depressed and cried for Israelites having witnessed the terrible consequences they have suffered as a result of their sins committed against God. Israelites who once enjoyed God’s full benefits have become impoverished. They lived in poverty, and many of them have become captive slaves in a foreign land. Jeremiah lamented, “How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow is she, who was great among the nations! The princess among the provinces has become...Read more
December 9 BIBLE LIFE

December 9 BIBLE LIFE

Daniel and his friends (popularly known as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) decided not to compromise their godly standard by eating Nebuchadnezzar’s food. The poor slave boys refused to take an advantage of a sinful situation to eat the choice diet of the most powerful king of their time. Daniel approached Nebuchadnezzar’s agent and stated, “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then let our appearance be examined before you, and...Read more
December 8 BIBLE LIFE

December 8 BIBLE LIFE

Dwellers of Jerusalem experienced serious harassment and persecutions from their enemies, but Jeremiah still found some reasons to praise God. The prophet praised God for granting Israelites some privilege to have a few remnant remain in their land to honor his covenant that he had with their forefathers. Jeremiah praised God and said, “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion fail not. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations...Read more
December 7 BIBLE LIFE

December 7 BIBLE LIFE

Christians are encouraged not to focus on challenges but to focus on God. Believers must emulate Jesus Christ who refused to allow any challenge to derail his ministry. He fixed his eyes on the mandate to create a salvation pathway for mankind. Bible declares, “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the...Read more
December 6 BIBLE LIFE

December 6 BIBLE LIFE

The people of Israel despised God’s warning not to seek refuge in Egypt after he has chastised them. Israelites challenged Prophet Jeremiah that God has failed them, therefore they were no more accountable to him. They claimed to have independence to do whatever they like. Bible reported Israelites’ behavior, “Then all the men who knew that their wives had burned incense to other gods, with all the women who stood by, a great multitude, and all the people who dwelt in the land of Egypt,...Read more
December 5 BIBLE LIFE

December 5 BIBLE LIFE

  The Patriarchs of the Bible operated in faith to honor God. They stood up against ungodly practices of their time. Of course, their society considered them as unpopular fanatics, but God honored them for their bold steps. God helped the patriarchs prosper, and they ultimately entered his rest after their death. Christians today refer to those Bible Patriarchs as champions of faith. Bible reported about Moses as well as other patriarchs, “By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to...Read more
December 4 BIBLE LIFE

December 4 BIBLE LIFE

God warned Israelites not to seek refuge in Egypt after he allowed the Babylonians to invade their land. He warned, through his prophet, that the people would suffer more if they attempt to escape their correction. God added that Israelites remnant would prosper if they follow his lead and stay within their border. Jeremiah prophesied, “‘If you will still remain in this land, then I will build you and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pluck you up. For I relent concerning the...Read more