Entries by David Ball

What a Jerk

Jeremiah 52:3 Because of the Lord’s anger, it came to the point in Jerusalem and Judah that He finally banished them from His presence. Nevertheless, Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.  Zedekiah was the last king of Judah. He reigned 11 years and he did what was evil in the Lord’s sight. And because of Zedekiah’s rebellion, […]

Getting Ready for Eternity

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! We learn lessons in the storms of life that we don’t learn anywhere else. When Paul and Barnabas visited the believers in Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, […]

Strange Fire

Jeremiah 48:10 The one who does the Lord’s business deceitfully is cursed… God threatens those He called to destroy Moab with a curse if they were lax in their duties. If they didn’t bring about Moab’s complete destruction, they would be cursed. I think this a great verse to apply to the army of thieves, […]

Back to Egypt

Jeremiah 43:7 and they went to the land of Egypt because they did not obey the voice of the Lord… It’s now 900 years after Moses brought the people out of Egypt. When Moses led them out they were singing songs of deliverance. But now they are headed back to the place of bondage. Sad […]

Go and make disciples

Romans 10:14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? Have you ever led someone to Christ? If not, why not? Maybe you […]

Hurricane

Matthew 8:23–24 Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. The film The Perfect Storm tells the story of an actual storm off the coast of Massachusetts in 1991, which […]

Everlasting Love

Jeremiah 31:3 …I’ve loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you. Jeremiah is known as the weeping prophet. Most of his book is filled with proclamations of coming judgment. So, it is a heavy book to read. But in chapter 31 Jeremiah is writing about a future […]