Deuteronomy 10-12: Seeking the Lord whole heartedly.

November 30, 2015. Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 10-12. Background: Deuteronomy 7-9. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 10 Circumcision of the heart: As Moses continues his discourse from the previous chapter┬áto the children of Israel, he reminds them of how he was told to make two new tablets of stone and an ark, that the Lord might write…

Deuteronomy 7-9: The Lord’s chosen people.

November 23, 2015. Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 7-9. Background: Deuteronomy 4-6. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 7 Set apart from the world: In this chapter, Moses addresses the children of Israel to teach them what kind of people that are and ought to be. The children of Israel were a holy people, not because of their own…

Numbers 5-8: Purity, vows and consecration.

September 14, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 5-8. Background: Numbers 1-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 1. Uncleanness,┬áconfession and restitution: The first half of this chapter deals with some of the social aspects of the law, opening with the command to have all the people who were unclean in terms of the law to go outside…

The vow of a Nazarite.

December 7, 2014. There is a concept that is put forth in Numbers 6 that is very interesting to me- the Nazarite vow. It would seem there are several instances in scripture that designate certain positions that take on a higher responsibility than the rest of the people, usually in the form of leadership. Such…

The Christian Virtues, Part 4: Self Control.

October 8, 2014. As we continue our journey through the Christian virtues, today we land at what I think is perhaps the hardest one to take and apply it to our lives. To recap, we have discussed how we much have a base of faith and a diligent commitment to begin with if we are…