The book of Judges powerfully demonstrates the chaos that can arise when sin reigns in people's hearts. In contrast, the book of Ruth offers a message of redemption and hope following disorder. Set in a time when everyone -did what was right in his own eyes, - both books work together to highlight God's faithfulness in the midst of Israel's disobedience.
Exploring the stories of figures such as Gideon, Samson, Naomi, and Ruth, this accessible commentary emphasizes the countless ways God protected and preserved his people in the Bible. Experienced preacher Barry Webb explores important connections between Judges and Ruth, reminding us of God's promises to his people and offering practical applications for daily life--pointing us toward the hope of the coming King of kings, Jesus Christ.
In this expository commentary on the book of Exodus, Philip Graham Ryken mines the story of Israel's escape from Egypt for knowledge of God's character and instruction for his followers. Theologically instructive and decidedly pastoral, this commentary leads readers to rejoice at God's work in the life of every person who follows him on the path to spiritual freedom. Ryken skillfully relates how the Israelites' deliverance from slavery anticipated the salvation accomplished in Jesus Christ, proving that God remembers his covenant and always delivers on his promises. For those who preach, teach, and study God's Word, this book is more than just a commentary; it is a celebration of God's faithfulness.
The book of Daniel abounds with powerful imagery showcasing God's unmatched glory and wise plan for the future. In this accessible commentary, pastor Rodney Stortz highlights the coming triumph of God's kingdom, offering pastors and Bible teachers a resource to help them explain and apply Daniel's message to Christians today. Stortz's careful exegesis and perceptive applications focus on personal holiness, the wisdom and power of God, and the importance of Daniel's prophecies concerning the Messiah and the Antichrist. In addition, this commentary looks to the New Testament to shed light on Daniel's prophecies about the future.
Part of the Preaching the Word series.