Author archives: wpmx

  • 1 Samuel 12:1-5 1Samuel said to all Israel, “I have listened to everything you said to me and have set a king over you. 2Now you have a king as your leader. As for me, I am old and gray, and my sons are here with you. I have been your leader from my youth until this day. 3Here I stand. Testify agai... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 8:5 Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure. The effects of ‘obedience’ and ‘wise’ are properly arranged in the same sentence. Obedience results to no harm, and to be wise is to know the proper time and procedure. A... [read more]
  • Genesis 48:17-22 17When Joseph saw his father placing his right hand on Ephraim’s head he was displeased; so he took hold of his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head. 18Joseph said to him, “No, my father, this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.” ... [read more]
  • 1 Samuel 11:8-15 8When Saul mustered them at Bezek, the men of Israel numbered three hundred thousand and those of Judah thirty thousand. 9They told the messengers who had come, “Say to the men of Jabesh Gilead, ‘By the time the sun is hot tomorrow, you will be rescued.’” When the messengers went a... [read more]
  • Ecclesiastes 8:4 4Since a king’s word is supreme, who can say to him, “What are you doing?”  Somewhere beyond the border, whenever they don’t like a decision of their president, they would challenge him in the federal court. The power of their president and the things he can decide on are define... [read more]
  • Genesis 48:8-16 8When Israel saw the sons of Joseph, he asked, “Who are these?” 9“They are the sons God has given me here,” Joseph said to his father. Then Israel said, “Bring them to me so I may bless them.” 10Now Israel’s eyes were failing because of old age, and he could hardly see. So... [read more]
  • 1 Samuel 11:1-7 1Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh Gilead. And all the men of Jabesh said to him, “Make a treaty with us, and we will be subject to you.” 2But Nahash the Ammonite replied, “I will make a treaty with you only on the condition that I gouge out the right eye of every o... [read more]