Colossians 1-2: The preeminent Christ.

June 28, 2015. Daily Reading: Colossians 1-2. Background: Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae is unique in the sense that this was not a church that had been originally founded on one of his missionary journeys, nor was it one to which he had personally visited (see 1:7, 2:1). It could have been founded…

Psalm 66-68: Blessings and Triumph.

June 10, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 66-68. Background: Psalm 63-65. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 66 Blessed be God: This psalm is a song of praise to our God for His awesome deeds that He has done throughout the earth. All the earth is called into a glorious chorus of praise to the Creator of the…

Psalm 63-65: Praise and prayers to the Lord.

June 3, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 63-65. Background: Psalm 60-62. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 63 Longing for the Lord: In this Psalm, David vividly expresses his longing and desire for the Lord, as one would thirst for water in a dry and weary land. David put the Lord as his top priority in this psalm,…

Job 40-42: Conclusions.

May 14, 2015. Daily Reading: Job 40-42. Background: Job 38-39. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 40 Seeing the glory of God through Behemoth: The Lord again addresses Job in a rhetorical way to emphasize the immense difference between man and God, and Job promises silence out of his shame for contending with the Almighty. This chapter…

Jeremiah 27-31: Judah goes into captivity.

May 8, 2014. Daily Reading: Jeremiah 27-31. Background: Jeremiah 22-26. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 27 Submit to Nebuchadnezzar: At the beginning of this chapter, we get an interesting command given to Jeremiah that doesn’t happen all that often in prophecy. He is told to send word to the nations around Judah and give them a warning….

Exodus 17-20: Encounters with God.

May 4, 2015. Daily Reading: Exodus 17-20. Background: Exodus 13-16. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 17 God delivers twice more: Just as they have done in times passed, when the children of Israel ran into a hardship they immediately start to grumble and complain against Moses, saying that he brought them out of the land of Egypt…

Job 35-37: Elihu finishes.

April 30, 2015. Daily Reading: Job 35-37. Background: Job 32-34. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 35 Who is man in relation to God? As Elihu continues his discourse, he turns to Job and starts to define man’s relationship to the Almighty. From here to the end of his argument, Elihu will basically be telling of the glory…

Psalm 48-50: God’s glory.

April 29, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 48-50. Background: Psalm 45-47. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 48 The city of God: This psalm, written of the Sons of Korah, is a song of praise dedicated to the Lord. It depicts God in His glory, and then by proxy of His holy city, Zion. Zion in described in grand…

Psalm 45-47: The King.

April 22, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 45-47. Background: Psalm 42-44. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 45 A love song to the King: The 45th psalm is self named as a love song to the king, who tradition would tell us was king Solomon. However, this psalm has a much deeper and greater purpose nested within it than to simply…

II Corinthians 4-6: The glory of the gospel.

April 19, 2015. Daily Reading: II Corinthians 4-6. Background: II Corinthians 1-3. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 4 1. The light of the gospel: In the beginning, when all of the universe as we know it was nothing and there was no light, there was God, and God said “Let their be light,”- and light shined out…

Mark 9-10: Teachings of Jesus.

April 18, 2015. Daily Reading: Mark 9-10. Background: Mark 7-8. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 9 1. Times to come: Upon two occasions in the chapter, Jesus speaks of certain things that are to come. The first is about the kingdom of God, which would come with power before that generation died, which was fulfilled in Acts…

Job 25-26: Man and God.

April 2, 2015. Daily Reading: Job 25-26. Background: Job 23-24. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 25 “How can man be pure before God?”: It seems that Bildad is going for the kill here as Job hasn’t listened to anything else that they have told him. Since Job still claims that he has done no wrong before…