Psalm 126-128: Blessings.

November 24, 2015. Note I am switching today’s and tomorrow’s reading because of time constraints. Thank you for understanding. _________________________________________________ Daily Reading: Psalm 126-128. Background: Psalm 123-125. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 126 Restoration: Another psalm in the series of the songs of ascents (see¬†psalm 120), this song was likely written after the end of the…

Psalm 111-113: Praise the Lord.

October 14, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 111-113. Background: Psalm 108-110. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 111 Great are the works of the Lord: This psalm is an acrostic, meaning that each line in Hebrew beings with the successive letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and a psalm of praise to the Lord for His great works. Note…

Proverbs 1: The call for wisdom.

May 21, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 1. Background: The book of Proverbs is a “collection of collections” harboring the wisdom attributed to King Solomon, whose wisdom came directly from God (see I Kings 3). A consistent theme throughout the book is “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge/wisdom,” as it takes this…

Job 27-28: Integrity and wisdom.

April 9, 2015. Daily Reading: Job 27-28. Background: Job 25-26. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 25 “I have held my integrity”:¬†Time and again Job has heard from his friends, “You must have transgressed the Lord somewhere, just repent of your sin and everything will be alright.” He has told them multiple times that he has not…

4 Introductory lessons on wisdom from Proverbs.

November 5, 2014. I think I have decided that I want to write a book on the concepts laid out in the book of Proverbs. Of course, I say this about a lot of biblical topics and I think this is probably the five or six book that I have planned to write without follow…