7 February, 2023

+The Lookout

February 12 | Courage to Take a Risk

February 5 | Courage to Stand Up

Reading Time: 4 minutes

A touched heart typically is what spurs a person to action. The devastating news of Jerusalem caused Nehemiah to weep and mourn in chapter 1, and God used Nehemiah’s sadness to get the king’s attention in chapter 2.

January 29 | It’s About Distinction

January 29 | It’s About Distinction

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Upon his arrival in Jerusalem in chapter 7, Ezra sized things up rather quickly. The exiles were in danger of turning back to the sinful ways that had caused them to go into captivity in the first place. Ezra was committed to nip that mindset in the bud.  

January 29 | Discovery

January 29 | Discovery

Reading Time: 2 minutes

The New Testament calls the follower of Jesus to be distinct as a “new creation” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). . . . What values and priorities should be different between us and the non-Christians around us?