Leviticus 25-27: Jubilee, warning and vows.

August 31, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 25-27. Background: Leviticus 22-24. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 25 The Sabbath year and the year of Jubilee: This chapter details two years in which the children of Israel were to neither sow their fields or prune their vineyards. The first was the Sabbath year, which occurred every seventh year,…

Jeremiah 42-46: Further disobedience and judgment.

May 29, 2015 Daily Reading: Jeremiah 42-46. Background: Jeremiah 37-41. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 42 God’s warning:¬†At the beginning of this chapter, there is a sense that the children of Israel, or at least the remnant that was left in the land of Judah, were finally starting to come around and realize that the words…

I Samuel 11-15: Saul’s mistakes.

March 31, 2015. Daily Reading: I Samuel 11-15. Background: I Samuel 7-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 Becoming a king:¬†Though Saul was chosen to be king in chapter 9 and anointed/presented as king in chapter 10, it isn’t until this chapter that he practically assumes his position. It seems as though Saul needs to prove…