Jeremiah 42-46: Further disobedience and judgment.

May 29, 2015 Daily Reading: Jeremiah 42-46. Background: Jeremiah 37-41. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 42 God’s warning: At the beginning of this chapter, there is a sense that the children of Israel, or at least the remnant that was left in the land of Judah, were finally starting to come around and realize that the words…

Luke 3-4: John and Jesus.

May 23, 2015. Daily Reading: Luke 3-4. Background: Luke 1-2. Concepts and Connections. Luke 3 1. John the baptizer: One of the hints as to the idea that Luke was writing to a Roman citizen is how he sets the time period of the things that he writes about, using Roman official’s and the ruler’s name…

I Samuel 11-15: Saul’s mistakes.

March 31, 2015. Daily Reading: I Samuel 11-15. Background: I Samuel 7-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 Becoming a king: Though Saul was chosen to be king in chapter 9 and anointed/presented as king in chapter 10, it isn’t until this chapter that he practically assumes his position. It seems as though Saul needs to prove…