August 18, 2017

Thievery and idolatry go hand in hand. Jonathan, Micah’s Levitical priest, was offered a higher position and more money. He took the offer from the tribe of Dan, and then he assisted his new employer in stealing the gods of Micah, his former employer. Idolators are...

Pray For One Another

In the gospel of Luke chapter 11, the disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray” (verse 1). Amen. Our next “one another” is found in James 5:16, and the admonition is to pray. In fact, there are seven references to prayer in James 5:13-18. Is any among us...

August 17, 2017

Religious apostasy can be very deceiving. People that worship “in their own way” incorrectly believe that they are okay with God. Micah thought that because he had a Levite as his household priest that the LORD would bless him, even though he was worshiping idols....

Forgive One Another

Most people in the body of Christ find the command to forgive one another (Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13) the most challenging of all the one another scriptures. When we are hurt or wounded by others, our natural inclination is to “get even”. How are we to respond...

August 16, 2017

During the days of the judges, Israel had no king, and the Israelites did what seemed right in their own eyes. For example, the tribe of Dan fell away from God’s laws. This apostasy led to idolatry, and before long they were looking outside their assigned inheritance...