Deuteronomy 13-15: Laws for the people of God.

December 7, 2015. Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 13-15. Background: Deuteronomy 10-12. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 13 Serving the Lord only: As part of the core of the Deuteromic core, the main teaching of this chapter is never to listen to anyone who suggests to go and serve other gods. This has a close connection to the…

Acts 10-12: The gospel goes to the Gentiles.

November 28, 2015. Daily Reading: Acts 10-12. Background: Acts 9. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 10 The gospel given to the Gentiles: Up until this point in the book of acts, the good news about Christ really had only gone to the Jews. Even when the believers were scattered abroad after the stoning of Stephen spoke…

Numbers 17-20: From Kadesh to Mount Hor.

October 5, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers¬†17-20. Background:¬†Numbers 13-16. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 17 The house of Levi confirmed: In the previous chapter, we saw the rebellion of Korah, which was motivated by jealously of who the Lord had chosen to be concentrated before Him, specifically Moses and Aaron. In this chapter, the Lord wants to…

Numbers 9-12: The congregation in the wilderness.

September 21, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 9-12. Background: Numbers 5-8. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 9 1. Lessons from keeping the passover: At the beginning of this chapter, we find ourselves in the first month of the second year that the Lord had brought the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, and as it…

Leviticus 13-15: Laws concerning leprosy and bodily discharges.

July 13, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 13-15. Background: Leviticus 10-12. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 13 Leprosy laws: Chapter 13 and 14 of Leviticus deal with the disease of leprosy, which unlike what we know as leprosy today, referred to various diseases of the skin, hair of the beard and head, clothing made of linen or…