Morning Light Bible Study

Morning Light – December 8th, 2017 – Habakkuk 1:  Why God Doesn’t Always Deliver

Source: Today: [Habakkuk 1] Why God Doesn’t Always Deliver. In our introduction to Habakkuk, the prophet sees the coming invasion of the Babylonians, and questions God as to how He could ever allow such monumental suffering among His people. These are the same questions we ask ourselves during times of difficulty, therefore Habakkuk is a very relevant study for anyone facing contradiction to God’s promise in their lives. [Hab 1:1-17 KJV] 1 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. 2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! [even] cry out unto thee … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 6th, 2017 – Nahum 02:  God of Battles

Source: Today: [Nahum 2] God of Battles: In chapter 2 of Nahum we have an eloquent example of the God we serve, described as a God of battles. There are things in the earth that provoke God Himself to move into the affairs of men as a general directing armies to bring about the victory of His kingdom. You and I are a part of that initiative, as we look into Nahum 2 and apply its imagery to the warfare of the believer. [Nah 2:1-13 KJV] 1 He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 5th, 2017 – Nahum 01:  The Christian’s Response in Time of Judgment

Source: Today: [Nahum 1] The Christian’s Response in Time of Judgment. Nahum ch. 1 describes a time of ultimate judgment for the Assyrian empire that took the northern kingdom into captivity. During this time he cautions the Jews not to rejoice over the destruction of Assyria, but to maintain solemnity before God and to keep their own vows of obedience to Jehovah. This is a timely study for those of us who follow after God in the midst of a season when ungodliness is being so exposed and dealt with in popular culture. [Nah 1:1-15 KJV] 1 The … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 4th, 2017 – Micah 07:  Micah Comes into Agreement with God

Today: [Micah 7] Today: [Micah 7] Micah Comes into Agreement with God. In chapter 7 of Micah, the prophet laments the absence of godliness in the national life of the northern kingdom. Because he has prophesied and the hearts of the people are unmoved, Micah declares that the Assyrian invasion is now inevitable. Yet in the midst of the coming calamity, Micah clarifies that what is ahead was never God’s original intent, but rather the fruit of the doing of the people in refusing to follow after God with their whole hearts. [Mic 7:1-20 KJV] 1 Woe is me! … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 1st, 2017 – Micah 06:  God Pleads with the Nation

Today: [Micah 6] Today: [Micah 6] God Pleads with the Nation. In this chapter, the prophet rehearses the history of God’s goodness toward His people, and their continued disobedience. Because the nation has refused to obey, there is a line of demarcation drawn, the end of which will be captivity for the people and the destruction of the nation. [Mic 6:1-16 KJV] 1 Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice. 2 Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD’S controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 30th, 2017 – Micah 05:  The Passage that Led the Magi

Source: Today: [Micah 5] The Passage that Led the Magi. In Micah 5 the prophet speaks first of the coming fall of Judah and Samaria, and then foreshadows the coming of the Messiah Himself. In this passage, it is believed by many, the Magi who sought Jesus’ out in Bethlehem, found their instruction regarding how to find the Messiah. Jewish sources read these passages and see nothing of Jesus in them, but for us it is a compelling passage, written centuries before the birth of the savior, predicting His death, resurrection and ultimate rule over all mankind. [Mic … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 29th, 2017 – Micah 04:  The Mountain of the Lord’s Hours

Source: Today: [Micah 4] The Mountain of the Lord’s House. After depicting the dark ruin of the southern and northern kingdom, Micah, in chapter 4 extends a far-reaching vision of a coming Messiah, and the establishment of the rule of God, not just over a limited jurisdiction, but over all the earth age without end. [Mic 4:1-13 KJV] 1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, [that] the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 28th, 2017 – Micah 03:  Are You Neglecting Those in Need?

Source: Today: [Micah 3] Are You Neglecting Those in Need? In Micah 3, the prophet continues to press the issue of neglect of the poor. The administrations of both the northern and southern kingdom were oppressive of the impoverished classes to the point of total and complete brutality. For Micah, this is the singular offense that would result in both kingdoms being brought to ruin. For ourselves, it is a caution, to look at our own attitudes toward the needy and consider whether we are doing enough to alleviate their suffering. [Mic 3:1-12 KJV] 1 And I said, … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – November 27th, 2017 – Micah 2:  From Breakdown to Breakthrough

Source: Today: [Micah 2] From Breakdown to Breakthrough. In ch. 2 of Micah the nation is described as descending into difficulty and downturn because of selfishness and greed. Consequences are predicted to come, but at the same time a Messianic promise of great deliverance is given. [Mic 2:1-13 KJV] 1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. 2 And they covet fields, and take [them] by violence; and houses, and take [them] away: so they oppress … (click link or title to continue)