Deuteronomy 13-15: Laws for the people of God.

December 7, 2015. Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 13-15. Background: Deuteronomy 10-12. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 13 Serving the Lord only: As part of the core of the Deuteromic core, the main teaching of this chapter is never to listen to anyone who suggests to go and serve other gods. This has a close connection to the…

Leviticus 22-24: Acceptable offerings, feasts and justice.

August 24, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 22-24. Background: Leviticus 19-21. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 22 1. The eating of holy things: The bringing of this chapter lays out a warning first to priests and then to any who would eat the holy things that had been offered as sacrifice before the Lord. The warning to…

Leviticus 13-15: Laws concerning leprosy and bodily discharges.

July 13, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 13-15. Background: Leviticus 10-12. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 13 Leprosy laws: Chapter 13 and 14 of Leviticus deal with the disease of leprosy, which unlike what we know as leprosy today, referred to various diseases of the skin, hair of the beard and head, clothing made of linen or…

Psalm 51-53: Repentance, trust and the Messiah.

May 6, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 51-53. Background: Psalm 48-50. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 51 “Create in me a clean heart”:¬†Psalm 51 is perhaps one of the most well known psalms of David. It was written by the man after God’s own heart after he had been confronted by Nathan the prophet for committing adultery…

A new creation, holy and precious in his sight.

February 11, 2014. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not…

As white as snow.

January 28, 2014. It’s snowing! Classes are cancelled! (This may not seem like a big deal, but this amount of snow in Chattanooga pretty much shuts the town down…). I decided for today’s post, I would address a scriptural allusion to snow and contemplate the beauty that the Lord has bestowed upon the earth simply…