Proverbs 2-3: The blessing of wisdom.

May 28, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 2-3. Background: Proverbs 1. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 2 The value of wisdom: After introducing wisdom in the first chapter, the book continues by describing the value of wisdom here. Before her value is revealed, however, notice the insistence on the need for seeking and searching for wisdom. Wisdom does…

Genesis 24-27: The life of Isaac.

February 16, 2014. Daily Reading: Genesis 24-27. Background: Genesis 20-23. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 24 1. Choosing the right person to marry: As we come to this chapter in Genesis, we read a detailed story about how Rebekah is chosen as a wife for Isaac, the son of promise in Abraham’s old age. Abraham had been…

Isaiah 29-33: Downfall, complacency and hope.

February 13, 2015. Daily Reading: Isaiah 29-33. Background: Isaiah 23-28. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 29 1. A spirit of deep sleep from the Lord: As with times before, this is yet another prophecy against Jerusalem for their disobedience and apostasy, foretelling of the calamity that was in store for them if they would not repent and…

4 Introductory lessons on wisdom from Proverbs.

November 5, 2014. I think I have decided that I want to write a book on the concepts laid out in the book of Proverbs. Of course, I say this about a lot of biblical topics and I think this is probably the five or six book that I have planned to write without follow…