Wiersbe's "Be" Series on the Old Testament—Practical, devotional, and concise describes the "Be" series. Each of these mini-commentaries contains a wealth of practical insight into God's Word. This resource provides commentary on 3 books: Haggai, Zechariah, and Ezra.
"The bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves." —Peggy Noonan
The world is filled with many "quiet heroes" who have no press agents to "puff" their names … everyday people who bear burdens, fight battles, and help to build God's work in this world. Others may not know, but God sees what they do and honors them.
In times of crisis, when everything seems to have fallen apart, God raises up His heroes and uses them. So it was with the Jewish remnant after the captivity in Babylon. They returned to the Holy Land, rebuilt the temple, and restored their civic life. Their story is told in:
By studying these three exciting books and applying what they teach to your life, you can develop heroic faith and learn to:
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Dr. Warren Wiersbe has served as Writer-in-Residence at Cornerstone College in Grand Rapids, MI. He has pastored three churches, including Moody Church in Chicago. He also served as General Director and Bible teacher for Back to the Bible Broadcast.
“Excuses. ‘It isn’t time to rebuild the house of the Lord’ was their defense of their inactivity. Billy Sunday called an excuse ‘the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie,’ and Benjamin Franklin wrote, ‘I never knew a man who was good at making excuses who was good at anything else.’” (Page 63)
“By stopping their work, the Jews were admitting that they had no faith in God’s Word or in God’s power to perform it.” (Page 64)
“‘Faith is not believing in spite of evidence,’ said the British preacher Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy; ‘it’s obeying in spite of consequence.’” (Page 69)
“While I don’t believe that the Old Testament tithe is demanded of the New Testament believer (Acts 5:1–4), I think that tithing is a good place to start when it comes to systematic stewardship. After all, if an Old Covenant Jew under Law could gladly give tithes to the Lord, should a New Covenant believer under grace do less? But the tithe is only a start! The principles laid down in 2 Corinthians 8–9 encourage us to give offerings to the Lord and trust Him for all that we need (see 2 Cor. 8:9).” (Page 66)
Warren W. Wiersbe (1929–2019) was an internationally known Bible teacher and pastor. He studied at Indiana University and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
In 2002, Wiersbe was awarded the Jordon Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He was the former pastor of three churches, including The Moody Church.
For 10 years Wiersbe served as general director and Bible teacher for the Back to the Bible radio broadcast. He wrote more than 150 books, including the popular Old Testament "Be" Series and New Testament "Be" Series of expositional Bible studies, which has sold more than four million copies, and The Strategy of Satan.