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 7-9: The Lord’s chosen people.

November 23, 2015. Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 7-9. Background: Deuteronomy 4-6. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 7 Set apart from the world: In this chapter, Moses addresses the children of Israel to teach them what kind of people that are and ought to be. The children of Israel were a holy people, not because of their own…

Micah 1-7: Judgment and restoration.

November 6, 2015. Daily Reading: Micah 1-7. Background: The book of Micah is the sixth of the twelve minor prophets in Hebrew scripture and contains the word of the Lord delivered through the prophet Micah in the 8th century BC. A contemporary of Isaiah, Amos and Hosea, Miach’s ministry spanned from approximately 737–696 BC in the land…

I Kings 19-22: Elijah, Ahab and Jezebel.

June 30, 2015. Daily Reading: I Kings 19-22. Background: I Kings 14-18. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 19 When a man of God is afraid: After his bold stance against Ahab and the hundreds of prophets of Baal and the Asherah, here we read of one woman who was able to make Elijah turn and run…

Psalm 3-5: Righteousness and the salvation of the Lord.

January 14, 2014. Daily Reading: Psalm 3-5. Background. All three of the Psalms are attributed to David, the first when he was in distress running from his son Absalom (see II Samuel 15), and the second and third simply with the direction of using stringed instruments and flutes, respectively. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 3 Salvation…