Jeremiah 37-41: The fall of Jerusalem.

May 22, 2015. Daily Reading: Jeremiah 37-41. Background: Jeremiah 32-36. Concepts and Connections. Jeremiah  1. Jeremiah’s warning: It is interesting that this chapter begins by saying that Zedekiah and all of Judah didn’t listen to the word of the Lord through Jeremiah, but then records how Zedekiah sent to Jeremiah to have him pray to…

Genesis 28-31: Jacob and his wives.

February 23, 2015. Daily Reading: Genesis 28-31. Background: Genesis 24-27. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 28 1. Reaffirming the promise: Twice in this chapter is the promise that was given to Abraham and subsequently to Isaac reaffirmed through Jacob, once by his father and once in a dream from the Almighty. We can see the distinct lineage…

Genesis 20-23: Abraham’s example.

February 9, 2015. Daily Reading: Genesis 20-23. Background: Genesis 15-19. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 20 1. A sin in ignorance is still a sin: As Abraham traveled in the land of Canaan, an interesting story is recorded about his interaction with Abimelech king of Gerar. Out of fear, Abraham does the same thing that he did in…

Genesis 15-19: Impatience, stubbornness and unrighteousness.

February 2, 2015. Daily Reading: Genesis 15-19. Background: Genesis 9-14. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 15 Re-telling the promise, established via covenant: At the beginning of this chapter, Abram has just returned form rescuing Lot from Chedorlaomer king of Elam and the kings that accompanied him in battle against Sodom and Gomorrah. After returning successfully, the word of…