Isaiah 25: 1—28:13 Chapters 25-27 are telling us about the ultimate regathering, judging and salvation of God’s Chosen People. These are the people who are righteous by faith, the remnant God promised to keep. Through these people all the promises that God made to Abraham will be fulfilled in the end. Chapter 28 start the “woes” section of Isaiah. I was so struck by … Read More 9/17/19 One Year Bible Recap
Isaiah 22: 1—24: 23 Chapters 22 and 23 of today’s reading are still predictions about the coming judgement of God from Assyria. There are near and far predictions mixed in just like in the previous chapters so people would be in awe and know that Lord is faithful. Chapter 24 is talking about the final judgement of the earth. Chapters 13-23 have given so … Read More 9/16/19 One Year Bible Recap
Isaiah 15: 1—18:7 Today we read through the prophecy concerning Moab, Damascus, and Ethiopia. Again, there are near and far prophecy mixed in together. Our professor, Butch Bennett at bible school said that this book is like looking at a mountain range. When you look at a mountain range you see some mountains that are closer to you and some that our farther away. … Read More 9/14/19 One Year Bible Recap
Isaiah 12: 1—14: 32 Do you ever look around at all the killing and oppression of the weak and wonder, “Will they ever have to pay for what they have done? Or do evil people just get away with everything?” I think it is so important for people who have been victims to know that God will judge the wicked for what they have … Read More 9/13/19 OYBR–TGIF Edition
Isaiah 10: 1—11: 16 Everything is under God’s control, even the Assyrian Army who denies God’s existence and see’s the God of Israel as just one in the pantheon of gods to be overcome. God uses them to bring about the discipline promised in Deuteronomy. But our God is not just Perfect Judge, He is also Perfect Love. These two characteristics are displayed side … Read More 9/12/19
A stomach bug from the pits of hell is raging at my house. I succumb to it on Monday and I don’t mean to be overdramatic, but I was begging Jesus to take me home in the wee hours of the morning. We are now it that fun game of “Who Goes Down Next?” Brock and Jesse are the last ones standing……make your bets. … Read More 9/11/19 One Year Bible Recap–Stomach Bug Edition
Remember what I said last week about a new format? Yeah, forget all that. Chalk it up to the fact that I had finally reached the point we all do when trying to stay in God’s Word everyday: I wanted to give up. But you all have encouraged me. I got so many messages and notes telling me to keep going that you guys … Read More 9/9/19 OYBR–What Happens When the Lord Brings A Lawsuit Against You?
We cannot weaponize sex in our marriages. I get that you feel that it is the only way to get what you want, or to make him feel as bad as he makes you feel. Learn from our friend here who was tired and did not want to get up to let her lover in. That physical distance she put between them resulted in … Read More 9/7/19 Sex Is Not A Weapon
Holy moly, tuck in. Did you know this was in the bible? Well of course it is! God made marriage and sex. He created it to be a beautiful thing between married people. Of course, He would have Solomon record the point and purpose of sex because He knew in our broken and sinful state, we would take this beautiful thing and make it … Read More 9/6/19 OYBR–You Just Said What About My Thighs????
“That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty.” After running down all the things that he thought would make life meaningful, Solomon’s conclusion is to fear God. Solomon says everything else is as meaningless as chasing air. And what is funny is this is the same thing that Paul is encouraging … Read More 9/5/19 Bible Reading Recap–Stop Chasing Air and Get to Work.
Guys, I’m just being honest. I am bored to tears with these One Year Bible Recaps. And I suspect if I am bored to tears with them then they are not too much fun to read on your end. So, because I like to shake things up, I am re-formatting the recaps. I am going to write about one moment, or topic that stands … Read More 9/4/19 One Year Bible Recap–New Format!
Ecclesiastes 1:1—6:12(two days for the price of one because I did not get ‘er done yesterday) New month and new book! We started Ecclesiastes yesterday. This book is going to prove to us how meaningless human effort is. It was written by king Solomon; I am thinking toward the end of his life? Picture this: The setting is ancient Israel. The wisest man on … Read More 9/3/19 One Year Bible Recap