Category: Notes & Comments on Scripture

This category is where I will pass on, new to me, insights from scripture.

Dec 09 2017

1 Samuel 30 – The Wicked and Worthless Appeal to as Brothers

From 1 Samuel 30 we learn that we should appeal to the wicked and worthless as brothers. Background of 1 Samuel 30:22-25 David and his 600 men returned from the Philistines. Their city is burned. Their wives and children are captives. All their goods are spoil in the enemy’s hand. 200 of David’s men are …

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Aug 21 2015

Jesus Ate with Sinners

Jesus caught eating with sinners

In Luke 15 the Pharisees despise Jesus because Jesus ate with sinners. Jesus responds to this charge by telling three parables. (On this web site pointing to any Bible reference will give you a pop-up of the text.) The rejoicing shepherd (Luke 15:4-7) The rejoicing woman (Luke 15:8-10) The rejoicing father (Luke 15:11-32) These titles …

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Aug 15 2015

Telling God HURRY UP!

Telling God Hurry Up Is Sin Let me paraphrase that Woe to those who work hard at sinning (rebelling against God). They do this by telling (or you could even say commanding) God to: Hurry¬† up and fulfill the promises You made to our fathers! We want to see if they are real. Hurry up …

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Aug 09 2015

Cultural Rhythms Maybe Protective

“In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle” (2 Samuel 11:1) But that spring King David did not follow one of the cultural rhythms of his day. He stayed home in his palace. Bad idea. Notice the horrible chain of events that follow that one lazy indiscretion. Violating Cultural …

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Jul 24 2015

Too soon I too will die

Too soon I too will die That fact ought to influence how I live. The details of how I live.. Ecclesiastes 7:2 says¬† it is good to go a house of mourning so that I take to heart the fact that too soon I too will die, So why am I collecting books, clothing, money, …

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Nov 22 2012

Psalm 102 – Affliction and Restoration

Psalm 102 has three parts. In the first part the psalmist cries to the LORD in distress. In the second part he speaks of the LORD’s deliverance from distress. The third part speaks of the LORD’s actions as a testimony to others. The LORD allows affliction – Psalm 102:1-11, 23-26 We do not want to …

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Nov 17 2012

Luke 7 – Self-righteousness, Forgiveness and Love

Luke 7:40-48 records Jesus’ use of situation to teach. He is at dinner with pharisee who failed to show him common courtesies. These include washing to dust off Jesus’ feet, giving a greeting kiss, and giving him oil to brighten his hair and face. These failures show he has no love for Jesus. By way …

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Nov 13 2012

Psalm 101 – I Will Focus On Nothing Worthless

I am so taken by David’s ethical standards in Psalm 101 that I want to focus on another in Psalm 101:3 We can read the first line of that verse as I will focus On nothing worthless On what do I focus? What occupies my mind? To what do I pay attention? With what do …

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Nov 12 2012

Psalm 101 – The haughty and arrogant / Do not endure

Psalm 101 – Biblical royal ethics In Psalm 101 David sets the ethical standards for his court. I have taken the one in Psalm 101:5 and worded it as a directive. The haughty and arrogant Do not endure There are at least seven other ethical standards in this Psalm. Which one do you find most …

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Nov 11 2012

Psalm 100 – God made us / We did not make ourselves

For many of us Psalm 100:3 is obvious God made us We did not make ourselves But how often to we think through even a few of the ramifications? Since God made me He owns me. God can do to me what He pleases God can do with me what He pleases What I do …

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