Tag Archives: Old Testament

The Book of Psalms

BOOK I  (Psalms 1-41) Psalm 1: Poetry and Law Psalm 2: The Lord’s Messiah Psalm 3: Hope in the Heart of Brokenness Psalm 4: Finding a Space in the Blessing Psalm 5: The God Who Hears and Protects Psalm 6: … Continue reading

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Exodus 2: Moses’ Story Begins

Exodus 2: 1-10 The Continued Resistance of Women Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, … Continue reading

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Exodus 1: Setting the Stage

 Exodus 1: 1-7 Setting the Stage These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan and Naphtali, … Continue reading

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Transitioning Into Exodus

When I started the biblical reflections portion of this blog almost four years ago, I didn’t realize how much I would learn and how much it would shape my ministry. Many Christians don’t know how to approach the Hebrew Scriptures … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 5-The Gift of Mortality Before God and in the World

 Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 Silence Not Sacrifice 1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; to draw near to listen is better than the sacrifice offered by fools; for they do not know how to keep from doing … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 4- The Things That Steal Our Peace

Ecclesiastes 4 1 Again I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun. Look, the tears of the oppressed– with no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power– with no one to … Continue reading

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Psalm 19- Creation, the Law and a Faithful Life

Psalm 19  <To the leader. A Psalm of David.> 1 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 2 Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. 3 There is … Continue reading

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Psalm 16- Remaining Faithful in a Pluralistic Setting

Psalm 16 <A Miktam of David.> 1 Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” 3 As for the holy ones … Continue reading

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Reflections From A Year Spent with Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy is the fourth book, and the second large book that I have worked my way through systematically from beginning to end. It took me a little more than a year (13 months and 1 week) from my first post … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 31 Preparing for Life after Moses

Deuteronomy 31 1 When Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel, 2 he said to them: “I am now one hundred twenty years old. I am no longer able to get about, and the LORD has told … Continue reading

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