The Divine Love, Pt. 5: The Way of Love.

December 16, 2017. This is a continuation of The Divine Love series. For a full-text PDF, click here! What is our purpose? But what does this all say about the meaning of life? Does this give purpose to who we are? Much in every way. Though the love of Jesus we are given the opportunity…

The Divine Love, Pt. 4: Justice.

December 15, 2017. This is a continuation of The Divine Love series. For a full-text PDF, click here! What about justice? I think we must go on, however, with this understanding and framework to address what all this means for us, if anything. Sure, it is good to develop theology and to think well about…

The Divine Love, Pt. 1: A Fundamental Truth.

December 12, 2017. It’s been quite some time since I have written something here, and I want to apologize for that. I love writing, and I want to get back into the habit of fleshing out some spiritual thoughts through this medium, as other priorities and plans seem to have taken precedence over this over…

Deuteronomy 16-19: Statues.

December 14, 2015. Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 16-19. Background: Deuteronomy 13-15. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 16 The Passover, Feast of Weeks and Feast of Booths: The main body of this passage deals with three feasts that the children of Israel were to hold each year as memorials and religious ceremonies to the Lord God. The first…

Deuteronomy 4-6: Hear, O Israel.

November 16, 2015. Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 4-6. Background: Deuteronomy 1-3. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 4 The people of God: After going over their history in the past three chapters, Moses now turns to the people of God to command their obedience. They were about to enter the promised land, and Moses wanted to remind them…

Proverbs 28-29: The final proverbs of Solomon.

October 15, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 28-29. Background: Proverbs 26-27. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 28 Couplets of wisdom: As we enter the final two chapters that record the proverbs of Solomon, we find that the writing style has gone back to couplets that give much wisdom in few words which span a range of topics…

Proverbs 19: Words of wisdom.

September 3, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 19. Background: Proverbs 17-18. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 19 Continuing proverbs: The list of proverbs in couples of wisdom continues here with a focus on righteousness and and pursuing wisdom. There is a variety of topics that are found here, including the foolishness of lying, implications and pitfalls of…

Leviticus 22-24: Acceptable offerings, feasts and justice.

August 24, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 22-24. Background: Leviticus 19-21. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 22 1. The eating of holy things: The bringing of this chapter lays out a warning first to priests and then to any who would eat the holy things that had been offered as sacrifice before the Lord. The warning to…

Proverbs 16: Plans.

August 20, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 16. Background: Proverbs 14-15. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 16 Righteousness and the plans of God: As with the last chapters, chapter 16 continues with couplets of wisdom that may or may not fall same category of concept as the immediate verses. There is, however, a larger number of couplets…

Psalm 81-83: God and His people.

July 15, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 81-83. Background: Psalm 78-80. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 81 “Oh that My people would listen to Me”: After the opening stanza as a call for the people of God to sing and praise the Lord, the rest of this psalm is written from the perspective of God admonishing His…

Psalm 72-74: Speaking to the Lord.

June 24, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 72-74. Background: Psalm 69-71. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 72 Justice for the king: This psalm which is attributed to Solomon (the final verse of this chapter is likely in reference to the ending of the second book of the psalms, which houses many of David’s psalms) is one that…

Exodus 21-24: Practical laws of the covenant.

May 11, 2015. Daily Reading: Exodus 21-24. Background: Exodus 17-20. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 21 Practical laws: After giving the ten commandments that are well known, the Lord continues His law, giving the children of Israel a basis for rule and government as they now would become their own people without the oversight of another nation….