Song of Songs 7-8: The maturation of love.

December 24, 2015. Daily Reading: Song of Songs 7-8. Background: Song of Songs 4-6. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 7 Descriptions of love: The majority of this chapter is the husband’s address of his bride’s beauty, again describing her in intimate detail. He goes through several parts of her body and expounds on the beauty he…

Job: 32-34: Elihu.

April 23, 2015. Daily Reading: Job 32-34. Background: Job 29-31. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 32 Elihu: Job has made his final defense and his three friends have finished answering him, because they saw that Job was righteous in his own eyes and it would be futile to go on trying to reason with him to…

Words of a young prophet.

April 8, 2014. “Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem,     look and take note! Search her squares to see     if you can find a man, one who does justice     and seeks truth, that I may pardon her. Though they say, “As the Lord lives,”     yet they swear falsely. O Lord, do not your eyes look for…

The conclusion of all.

March 18, 2014. “Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when the keepers…

Men of sincerity.

January 18, 2014. “For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.” (II Cor. 2:17) Stop. Before you go on reading, read that statement again and dwell on it for three minutes. I will give…