Proverbs 20-21: Words of the wise.

September 10, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 20-21. Background: Proverbs 19. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 20 Couplets of wisdom: As seen in the previous chapters, chapter twenty continues strong with the couplets of wisdom that make up the bulk of the book of proverbs. Each of these couplets could stand on their own, offering great insight,…

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…

Exodus 37-40: Preparing and building the tabernacle.

June 8, 2015. Daily Reading: Exodus 37-40. Background: Exodus 32-36. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 37 The ark, table, lamp stand and altar of incense: The last few chapters of Exodus are records of creating the structures and materials for the tabernacle, as well as the tabernacle itself, just as the Lord had commanded Moses to…

II Corinthians 1-3: The follow-up.

April 12, 2015. Daily Reading: II Corinthians 1-3. Background:┬áThe book of II Corinthians is a subsequent letter from Paul (with Timothy) written to the Corinthian church, which was established by Paul on his second missionary journey, as a follow up to his previous letters. There is evidence that Paul wrote at least four letters to…