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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 Timothy, Titus: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Timothy, Titus: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Walter L. Liefeld

Just as today’s church deals with a myriad of issues, Christians in Paul’s time had issues of their own. Doctrinal matters are now dividing lines between thousands of denominations—Paul sensed that danger of division thousands of years ago as he wrote his letters to Timothy and Titus, two young church leaders. He writes about false teachers, the role o… 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…

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…

Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by James Bruckner

Despite the brevity of Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, these books contain forceful messages. Whether we’re in need of comfort when our lives are spinning out of control, stronger faith in the face of adversity, or clarity when it comes to understanding our relationship with God, these Minor Prophets speak to our fundamental human needs with a surpr… 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…

Hosea, Amos, Micah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Hosea, Amos, Micah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Gary V. Smith

Despite the obvious differences between our modern culture and that of ancient Israel, there are some central, essentially human characteristics about us that have not changed. We have made advances in almost every imaginable field, but we still struggle with the brokenness that sin brings into our lives. We must rely as heavily as ever upon God’s promise… 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…

1 Peter: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1 Peter: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Scot McKnight

This letter by Peter is full of encouragement and exhortation to live in right relationship both with God and with each other. The letter contains practical advice on what exactly putting others first looks like, even if it means accepting suffering for a time. This volume of the NIV Application Commentary series by Scot McKnight helps us to understand how P… Read more…

Jeremiah, Lamentations: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Jeremiah, Lamentations: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by J. Andrew Dearman

It books is impossible to arrive at a correct understanding of Jeremiah and Lamentations without an awareness of the historical context and political climate of Judah in the times these books were written. They reveal the close tie between a people’s spiritual and political conditions. Following God ends in blessing, while forsaking Him leads to disaster, … 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…

Haggai, Zechariah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Haggai, Zechariah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Mark J. Boda

These books are set after the Jews’ return from the Babylonian exile. Once again, the people of Israel have gone their own way and have neglected God’s will. These prophetic works explore the tensions that surround YHWH’s second temple and the trials that Israel faced in returning to God in order to be a blessing for the whole world. … Read more…


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