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Exodus: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Exodus: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Peter Enns

The Israelites’ exodus from Egypt was a time of intense vulnerability that called the entire nation to trust in God more than ever before. The Israelites’ doubt of God’s promise to deliver them certainly strikes chords in our own lives today, as we are called to believe in Christ and his sacrifice for us. Just as Israel was lead into the land of promis… Read more…

Leviticus, Numbers: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Leviticus, Numbers: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Roy Gane

Leviticus and Numbers continue to tell the story of Israel’s failures and God’s relentless love in spite of them. Though these books deal with genuinely hard issues and seem to paint a harsh picture of God, they also emphasize the absolute holiness of God compared to sinful humanity. God wanted His people to be set apart from the rest of humanity in the … Read more…

Deuteronomy: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Deuteronomy: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Daniel Block

Arranged as a series of sermons, the book of Deuteronomy represents the final major segment of the biography of Moses. The sermons review events described in earlier books and challenges Israel to faithful living in the future. The theological significance of Deuteronomy cannot be overestimated. Few books in the Bible proclaim such a relevant word of grace a… Read more…

Joshua: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Joshua: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Robert L. Hubbard Jr.

Whereas preceding books of the Bible are largely an account of Israel’s shortcomings, Joshua is a success story. Here, God’s people finally take possession of the land promised to them. They conquer a number of rival kingdoms and experience the fullness of God’s blessings. This book is a window into the good that God has planned for His people. Howev… Read more…

Judges, Ruth: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Judges, Ruth: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by K. Lawson Younger, Jr.

Today’s culture is generally opposed to the concept of judgments. Perhaps due to being disappointed so many times because of the tendency of those who judge to make mistakes, people have started to believe that it is nearly impossible to unequivocally categorize something as a sin. This paradigm has impacted the Christian church in numerous negative ways,… Read more…

1&2 Samuel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Samuel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Bill T. Arnold

These two books, which chronicle the beginning of Israel’s period as a unified kingdom, contain themes that are universally applicable. The characters who populate the stories in the book are so fundamentally human that they are easy to relate to. Saul and David, despite their power and influence as kings, were ultimately flawed individuals. Bathsheba an… Read more…

1&2 Kings: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Kings: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by August H. Konkel

Many people, when reading the books of Kings, treat them merely as a chronology of Israel’s history after the death of David. The books cover the reign of Solomon, division of the kingdom, and the spiritual decline of the kingdoms as a whole through the reigns of the ensuing kings. However, behind this historical account there are other figures who have … Read more…

1&2 Chronicles: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Chronicles: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Andrew Hill

These two books were written to provide a message of encouragement and hope. The chronicler keeps track of vital events in Israel’s history, such as Solomon’s reign and the rulers that followed him, Israel’s North/South split, and the people’s extreme fluctuations in faith. Through it all, however, God cares for His chosen people. Despite their shor… Read more…

Esther: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Esther: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Karen H. Jobes

The book of Esther tells a story of God’s providence, without ever directly mentioning Him. Set while the Israelites are captives in Persia, God’s chosen people are repeatedly endangered by people like Haman, who desires that every Jew be put to death. However, they are repeatedly protected by God. No doubt Haman sees God’s saving action as some shadow… Read more…

Job: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Job: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by John Walton

The title character of the book of Job suffers terribly, but we should not mistakenly think that this book is just about Job. It is about all of us, and ultimately about God. Many have thought that the book simply restates the perennial questions that plague humankind in a world full of suffering. But often our questions are too limited, and we must learn to… Read more…

Psalms Vol 1 (Psalms 1-72): NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Psalms Vol 1 (Psalms 1-72): NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Gerald H. Wilson

The book of Psalms one of the best examples of theology from below, or human words directed to God. This human origin, however, should not deny the Psalms their place in biblical canon for a reason. The words of the psalms give us a vehicle for our emotions, whether we are faced with joy or pain. In the midst of our humanity we are met with words that open o… Read more…

Proverbs: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Proverbs: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Paul E. Koptak

The world’s definition of wisdom and God’s definition of wisdom do not often coincide. Popular culture often causes us to doubt what we know is right in God’s eyes. Sometimes we end up wandering from His will for months or even years before we learn to once again regard His wisdom more than the world’s. In a society at odds with God’s desires for … Read more…


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