Song of Solomon 7–8

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 52: Thursday “Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The very flame of the LORD. “Many waters cannot quench love, Nor will […]

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Creation & Women

The role and nature of women has now been in continual debate for an entire generation. I wrote about the consequent calamity and my personal experience of this crisis in my first post on 1 Timothy 2:9–15. In this post I want to look at who God created us to be as women. Paul’s commands […]

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1 Timothy 2:9–15: Creation, the Fall, & Women

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 33: Sunday “Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. “A woman must quietly receive […]

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Leviticus 25–27: Jubilee & God’s Covenant

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 32: Monday “You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family.” Leviticus 25:10 […]

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Leviticus 19–21: Holy & Set Apart

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 30: Monday “Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to all the congregation of the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.’” Leviticus 19:1–2 Monday’s Bible reading is Leviticus 19–21. This continues the section of […]

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Colossians 3–4: Christ Is All & In All

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 29: Sunday “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life […]

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Proverbs 7: Immorality & Deception

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 26: Thursday “Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth. Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths. For many are the victims she has cast down, And numerous are all her […]

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Religious Liberty & the Attempt to Redefine Marriage

Among other things, the continual drive to redefine marriage is about gaining approval for a lifestyle that has been considered immoral and perverse throughout most of history—and making it illegal for those who believe that it is immoral and perverse not only to voice their beliefs, but also to live according to their beliefs.

While this blog is not designed to venture into political waters, politics has ventured into the waters of Christian teaching and beliefs, and I am compelled to comment.

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Proverbs 5–6: Honey & Wormwood

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 25: Thursday “For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech; But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol. She does not ponder the […]

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1 Corinthians 7–8: People & Problems

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 12: Sunday “Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies.” 1 Corinthians 8:1b Sunday’s Bible reading is 1 Corinthians 7–8. Paul’s teaching on immorality at the end of chapter 6 transitions into a discussion of marriage in chapter 7. Chapter 8 is about how to act towards a fellow Christian […]

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Ruth: Love & Redemption

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 10: Tuesday “All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the the death of your husband has been fully reported to me, and how you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people that you did not previously […]

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Judges 17–21: Idolatry & Degeneracy

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 9: Tuesday “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Judges 21:35 This last sentence in Judges aptly summarizes the book. The events in Tuesday’s Bible reading of Judges 17–21, recount idolatry, wanton lasciviousness and homosexuality, gang rape, […]

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Genesis 28–31: Schemers & Sisters

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 8: Monday “These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.” Genesis 31:41 Today’s Bible reading of Genesis 28–31, spans twenty years in the life of […]

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