Proverbs 14-15: Couplets of wisdom.

August 13, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 14-15. Background: Proverbs 13. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 14 Continuing proverbs: As with the previous chapters, Proverbs 14 continues in recording couples of wisdom that are not necessarily related to each other, but harbor so much meaning and practical application that it would be wise to delve into each…

Exodus 25-28: Design for elements of tabernacle worship.

May 18, 2015. Daily Reading: Exodus 25-28. Background: Exodus 21-24. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 25 1. The contribution for the sanctuary: After giving practical laws in the previous chapter, the Lord commissions Moses to take up a freewill contribution (different from tithing) of the people to fill the sanctuary, which would be made according to…

I Corinthians 11: Special instructions.

March 22, 2015. Daily Reading: I Corinthians 11. Background: I Corinthians 9-10. Concepts and Connections: Chapter 11 1. Head coverings: The opening of this chapter has been in many rings of debate and discussion over the years as to the meaning and context, and what the church should do with this passage. To begin, we should…

Psalm 24-26: Glory and instruction.

March 4, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 24-26. Background: Psalm 21-23. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 24 The King of Glory: The 24th psalm has mainly one subject: the King of Glory. This phrase is repeated five times in the final stanza, as repetition is a common technique in Hebrew poetry, must like rhyme is a common…

Think on these things.

July 9, 2014. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the…

Final instructions.

February 16, 2014. The apostle Paul writes two letters to the disiples in Thesslonica, both of which are short and a good read. He does something that I find very interesting and unique at the end of the first letter, however. He gives some final instructions, but they seem rushed and compacted. It’s almost like…