Building Faith and Staying True to it Invites God’s Protection

Just a reminder before we begin 2nd Peter. This is a letter and so there are often short snippets. This commentary (as with everything else on this site) is best read in conjunction with your own personal study of the epistle. Let's begin 2nd Peter! A little background on it before we begin. It was … Continue reading Building Faith and Staying True to it Invites God’s Protection

Famine, More Famine, and a New King in Syria

Elisha falls out of the story for a few verses so I’ll summarize what happens. The king of Syria, Ben-Hadad, gathers all his host and sieges Samaria. There just happens to be a famine in the land too. Insomuch that a donkey’s head sells for 60 pieces of silver and a small part of dove’s … Continue reading Famine, More Famine, and a New King in Syria

Ahaziah and Elijah

Finished 1st Kings! One more full chapter of Elijah before we jump into Elisha! Let's do this! Ahab's Successor King Ahab has died at this point, along with his wife, Jezebel. Elijah's prophecy came true. Dogs did lick up their blood.  Ahab's son, Ahaziah, reigns in his stead now. Ahaziah, (going to the Bible Dictionary … Continue reading Ahaziah and Elijah

Receiving Wages from Those Whom We Choose to Obey

The Lamanite Curse Moving on with the narrative. The skin of the Lamanites was dark. This was a curse brought upon them by transgression and rebellion of their fathers against their brothers, Nephi, Jacob, Sam and Joseph. Whoa! Holy cool cross reference Batman! Go to 1 Nephi 2:23. This is the Lord talking to Nephew. … Continue reading Receiving Wages from Those Whom We Choose to Obey