'Bible' Tagged Posts

'Bible' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions: February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020 For full passage click:  2 Peter 1:19-21 … “First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” vss. 20-21 Interpretation of Scripture is a notoriously difficult enterprise. Some say it can only be done reliably by trained and skilled biblical scholars, men and women who understand fully…

Daily Devotions: October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019 For full passage click: 2 Timothy 3:14-17 … “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…” vs. 16 Those who hold that the Bible is the literal and infallible word of God, often point to this little verse as their proof-text. Sometimes they miss the obvious point that this text refers only to the Hebrew Scriptures–what we call the New Testament didn’t even exist when…

Daily Devotions: January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019 To read full passage click: Nehemiah 8:8-10 …“So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation. They gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.” vs. 8 The Bible isn’t an easy read. Written by scribes in different languages, reflecting the culture and family systems of ancient times, it provides a real challenge to all who struggle to figure it out. In fact, with 66 different books, each the product of…

Daily Devotions: January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019 To read full passage click: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6 …“all the people gathered together into the square before the Water Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had given to Israel.” vs. 1 It was a big day for Israel. The exiles had brought with them from Babylon, scrolls containing what was likely portions of the book of Deuteronomy, and Ezra the scribe arranged to have it…

Daily Devotions: December 29, 2018

December 29, 2018                                                                                                                            To read full passage click: Luke 2:41-47 …“After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.” vs. 46 Among his sources, Luke found a story about the 12 year-old Jesus that has become one of the best known passages in his gospel. It describes the aftermath of a family trip to Jerusalem for the Passover. Mary and Joseph somehow lost track of him on the…

Daily Devotions: August 28, 2018

August 28, 2018 Deuteronomy 4:7-9…“But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children—” vs. 9 It’s not unusual for the faith convictions of our early years to be eroded away by the passage of time. Some of us grew up in homes with parents who were…