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  • Read thru New Testament Devotional – July 28, 2017

    Published July 28, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    July 28   Acts 27:26-44 The ship has floundered in the storm for 14 days.  When the water began to get shallow, some of the sailors decided that they would escape the ship before it crashed onto a reef.  They lowered the ship’s small boat into the water on the … Continue reading

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  • Read thru Old Testament Devotional – July 28, 2017

    Published July 28, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    July 28   Psalms 53-55   Book #2: 42-72   Psalm 53   This Psalm is almost identical with Psalm 14 (see notes there). Psalm 53:1-David speaks here of the wickedness of mankind…that stems from his refusal to believe in the very existence of God.  Unbelief in God (atheism) is … Continue reading

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  • Read thru Old Testament Devotional – July 27, 2017

    Published July 27, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    July 27   Psalms 50-52   Book #2: 42-72   Psalm 50   Asaph was an accomplished musician in the court of King David.  He was appointed to be the director of music in the Temple (cf. 1 Chronicles 15:19; 16:5).  His descendants were also official musicians (cf. Ezra 2:41).  … Continue reading

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  • Read thru New Testament Devotional – July 27, 2017

    Published July 27, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    July 27   Acts 27:1-25 Paul is now sent to Italy (capital of the Roman Empire) for trial.  He is under the guard of a Roman centurion (a commander of 100 Roman soldiers) named Julius…who treats him well and allows his friends to visit with him.  Paul is accompanied by … Continue reading

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  • Read thru New Testament Devotional – July 26, 2017

    Published July 26, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    July 26   Acts 26 Acts 26:1-32-Agrippa now gives Paul permission to state his defense to himself and Festus.  First, Paul tells Agrippa that he is glad that Agrippa is the one who is about to hear his defense since he is well versed in the customs and traditions of … Continue reading

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  • Read thru Old Testament Devotional – July 26, 2017

    Published July 26, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    July 26   Psalms 47-49   Book #2: 42-72   Psalm 47   This Psalm anticipates and celebrates the reign of Christ during the Millennium. Psalm 47:1-4-The clapping of hands is a way to show that we recognize and honor God.  God is in control of all the earth and … Continue reading

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  • Read thru Old Testament Devotional – July 25, 2017

    Published July 25, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    July 25   Psalms 44-46   Book #2: 42-72   Psalm 44   This Psalm voices the lament (sorrow, regret, grief) of the entire nation of Israel for their sin. Psalm 44:1-3-God is given credit and praise for conquering those who inhabited the Promised Land and for giving it to … Continue reading

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  • Read thru New Testament Devotional – July 25, 2017

    Published July 25, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    July 25   Acts 25 Acts 25:1-12-When Festus arrived in Caesarea he made an evaluation of the political and religious climate.  He decided to make a trip to Jerusalem, the religious capital of the Jews.  When he arrived, the Jews requested that Paul be returned to them.  Their intention was … Continue reading

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  • Read thru New Testament Devotional – July 24, 2017

    Published July 24, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    July 24   Acts 24 Acts 24:1-9-After 5 days the High Priest Ananias arrived…along with some elders and an attorney, named Tertullus.  He begins by pouring complements on “most excellent Felix” in order to stroke his ego (:2-3).  Tertullus presents the charges against Paul (:5-8)… he stirs up dissension wherever … Continue reading

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  • Read thru Old Testament Devotional – July 24, 2017

    Published July 24, 2017, by Jim Pennington

    July 24   Psalms 41-43   Book #1: 1-41, cont’d.   Psalm 41   Some see a close comparison between this Psalm and the 5th BeAttitude that Jesus gave in the Sermon on the Mount:   Matthew 5:7 (NASV) Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.   Psalm … Continue reading

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