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Bible 2016: 9 February Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: Were the apostles questioning their own devotion to Jesus when they asked, “Surely not I, Lord?” Exodus 29-30:10 29 “This is the thing that you shall do […]

Bible 2016: 6 February Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: An understanding of the Tabernacle, its elements, and its functions is essential to understanding the Bible. One cannot begin to understand books like Hebrews and Revelation without […]

Bible 2016: 4 February Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: Our Exodus selection introduces the Ten Commandments and laws regarding sacrifices. Our Matthew selection finds Jesus condemning the Pharisees for their practices which make a mockery of […]

Bible 2016: 3 February Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: The first three of the Ten Commandments are demands by Holy God for devotion. Jesus’ answers to the Pharisees sums up the Ten Commandments. Exodus 17:8-19:15 8 […]

Bible 2016: 2 February Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: The sight of Pharaoh’s approaching army must have been terrifying. For 400 years they have taken on the identity of slaves — people dominated and owned by […]

Bible 2016: 1 February Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: These days “relative truth” gets a lot of attention. In our reading from Proverbs, today, on God’s “Top 7 List” lying takes two spots. It is listed […]

Bible 2016: 31 January Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: Today’s passage from Matthew quotes five books of the Old Testament to demonstrate the fulfillment of prophesy. Exodus 12:14-13:16 14 This day shall be to you for […]

Bible 2016: 30 January Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: Today’s reading from Proverbs 6 contains some of the valuable financial planning advice, ever! Not only did God convince Pharaoh to release the Israelites, but when they […]

Bible 2016: 29 January Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: We often refer to Pharaoh’s “struggle with God” during the plagues. Perhaps the more accurate phrase would be “struggle against God”. We need to carefully examine our […]

Bible 2016: 26 January Daily Bible Reading

Context and Comment: Everything about Moses seems providential — his survival of the death edict given by Pharaoh; his adoption by Pharaoh’s daughter; his contact with his own mother during […]