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  145. <description><![CDATA[1 CHRONICLES 1:Jewish and Christian traditions hold that Jeremiah was the author of 1&2 Kings, which were originally one book. And that Ezra, the priest, wrote 1&2 Chronicles, which are also one book in the Hebrew. It may be that Ezra wrote these books after his return to Jerusalem. The Greek Septuagint names this book Paraleipomena, which means ‘things left over’. This book does supplement things not found in other books. Compared to the books of Samuel and Kings, Chronicles focuses more on the spiritual misdeeds of the kings and the importance of worshiping the Lord properly through the ministry of the priests and the Temple. This fits well with Ezra being the author. So we turn from the Prophets and return to the books of history. PROVERBS 13b:Here is a favorite verse from today’s reading: Pro. 13:16 NLT Wise people think before they act;fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness. EPHESIANS 3:At the first of chapter 1, Paul mentioned God’s “secret plan he had already decided to complete by means of Christ. This plan … was to bring Everything together with Christ as head.” At the end of chapter 2, we learned that specifically, through our union with Christ, all believers are made one— no matter if they are Jews or non-Jews. Paul restates God’s secret plan in a more concise and clear way in today’s chapter as he moves to this letter’s second major prayer. There are two instances of ‘joined/in union with Christ’ in this chapter. GNT Translation notes:Eph. 3:12 In union with Christ and through our [believing//faith] in him we have the boldness to go into God's presence with all confidence.17 and I pray that Christ will make his home in your hearts through [your believing//faith]. I pray that you may have your roots and foundation in love, NLT Translation note:Pro. 13:23 A poor person’s farm may produce much food,but injustice [can sweep//sweeps] it all away.====Eph. 3:5 God did not reveal it to previous generations, but now by his Spirit he has revealed [that secret plan//it] to his holy apostles and prophets.12 [PET: Because we who fully believe in Christ are joined as one with Him, we feel confident/bold/free and no longer need to be afraid to come to God in prayer.//Because of Christ and our faith in him,d we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.] 20-21 PET: May God— who is able to do far more than we can ask or think, always be glorified by the unity of His whole church. Let us glorify Him because of His amazing power which works in each of our lives. And because we are one with Christ Jesus, let us glorify God from age to age, forever! Amen!///NLT:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.  ]]></description>
  146. <content:encoded><![CDATA[1 CHRONICLES 1:Jewish and Christian traditions hold that Jeremiah was the author of 1&2 Kings, which were originally one book. And that Ezra, the priest, wrote 1&2 Chronicles, which are also one book in the Hebrew. It may be that Ezra wrote these books after his return to Jerusalem. The Greek Septuagint names this book Paraleipomena, which means ‘things left over’. This book does supplement things not found in other books. Compared to the books of Samuel and Kings, Chronicles focuses more on the spiritual misdeeds of the kings and the importance of worshiping the Lord properly through the ministry of the priests and the Temple. This fits well with Ezra being the author. So we turn from the Prophets and return to the books of history. PROVERBS 13b:Here is a favorite verse from today’s reading: Pro. 13:16 NLT Wise people think before they act;fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness. EPHESIANS 3:At the first of chapter 1, Paul mentioned God’s “secret plan he had already decided to complete by means of Christ. This plan … was to bring Everything together with Christ as head.” At the end of chapter 2, we learned that specifically, through our union with Christ, all believers are made one— no matter if they are Jews or non-Jews. Paul restates God’s secret plan in a more concise and clear way in today’s chapter as he moves to this letter’s second major prayer. There are two instances of ‘joined/in union with Christ’ in this chapter. GNT Translation notes:Eph. 3:12 In union with Christ and through our [believing//faith] in him we have the boldness to go into God's presence with all confidence.17 and I pray that Christ will make his home in your hearts through [your believing//faith]. I pray that you may have your roots and foundation in love, NLT Translation note:Pro. 13:23 A poor person’s farm may produce much food,but injustice [can sweep//sweeps] it all away.====Eph. 3:5 God did not reveal it to previous generations, but now by his Spirit he has revealed [that secret plan//it] to his holy apostles and prophets.12 [PET: Because we who fully believe in Christ are joined as one with Him, we feel confident/bold/free and no longer need to be afraid to come to God in prayer.//Because of Christ and our faith in him,d we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.] 20-21 PET: May God— who is able to do far more than we can ask or think, always be glorified by the unity of His whole church. Let us glorify Him because of His amazing power which works in each of our lives. And because we are one with Christ Jesus, let us glorify God from age to age, forever! Amen!///NLT:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.  ]]></content:encoded>
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  160. <content:encoded><![CDATA[1 CHRONICLES 1:Jewish and Christian traditions hold that Jeremiah was the author of 1&2 Kings, which were originally one book. And that Ezra, the priest, wrote 1&2 Chronicles, which are also one book in the Hebrew. It may be that Ezra wrote these books after his return to Jerusalem. The Greek Septuagint names this book Paraleipomena, which means ‘things left over’. This book does supplement things not found in other books. Compared to the books of Samuel and Kings, Chronicles focuses more on the spiritual misdeeds of the kings and the importance of worshiping the Lord properly through the ministry of the priests and the Temple. This fits well with Ezra being the author. So we turn from the Prophets and return to the books of history. PROVERBS 13b:Here is a favorite verse from today’s reading: Pro. 13:16 NLT Wise people think before they act;fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness. EPHESIANS 3:At the first of chapter 1, Paul mentioned God’s “secret plan he had already decided to complete by means of Christ. This plan … was to bring Everything together with Christ as head.” At the end of chapter 2, we learned that specifically, through our union with Christ, all believers are made one— no matter if they are Jews or non-Jews. Paul restates God’s secret plan in a more concise and clear way in today’s chapter as he moves to this letter’s second major prayer. There are two instances of ‘joined/in union with Christ’ in this chapter. GNT Translation notes:Eph. 3:12 In union with Christ and through our [believing//faith] in him we have the boldness to go into God's presence with all confidence.17 and I pray that Christ will make his home in your hearts through [your believing//faith]. I pray that you may have your roots and foundation in love, NLT Translation note:Pro. 13:23 A poor person’s farm may produce much food,but injustice [can sweep//sweeps] it all away.====Eph. 3:5 God did not reveal it to previous generations, but now by his Spirit he has revealed [that secret plan//it] to his holy apostles and prophets.12 [PET: Because we who fully believe in Christ are joined as one with Him, we feel confident/bold/free and no longer need to be afraid to come to God in prayer.//Because of Christ and our faith in him,d we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.] 20-21 PET: May God— who is able to do far more than we can ask or think, always be glorified by the unity of His whole church. Let us glorify Him because of His amazing power which works in each of our lives. And because we are one with Christ Jesus, let us glorify God from age to age, forever! Amen!///NLT:20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.  ]]></content:encoded>
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  189. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LAMENTATIONS 4-5:In yesterday's reading, the sun pierced the dark clouds with this glorious section: Lam. 3:22 GNT The Lord's unfailing love and mercy still continue,23 [GNT Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.//NLT Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.] 24 The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope.  25 The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in him, I have only quoted the most famous part. There are many other precious verses there. PROVERBS 13a:Here is a favorite proverb from today’s reading: Some who are poor pretend to be rich;others who are rich pretend to be poor. Re-reading EPHESIANS 2:We have an important spiritual reality expressed in verse 6: Because we are joined as one with Christ, we are already seated with Him, reigning together with Him, in heaven. We don't wait to die to find out if we will get into heaven! We’re already there! In my speaking about this in Indonesia I often say, “We’re not sitting on plastic folding chairs in heaven.” Understanding and believing this spiritual reality should transform our prayers. Imagine how your spirit is seated with Christ right now, and pray from your heavenly position. GNT Translation notes:5:8 NLT [Slaves have now become our masters; there is no one left to rescue us.//Our rulers are no better than slaves, and no one can save us from their power.]15 Happiness has gone out of our lives; grief has taken the place of our [dancing//dances].====Eph. 2:2 At that time you followed the world's evil way; you obeyed the [commander of the powers in the unseen world (NLT)//ruler of the spiritual powers in space], the spirit who now controls the people who disobey God.6 In our union with Christ Jesus he raised us up with him [to sit beside him on his throne//to rule with him] in the heavenly world.8-9 For it is by God's grace that you have been saved through [believing//faith]. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God's gift, so that no one can boast about it.11 You Gentiles by birth—called “the uncircumcised” by the Jews, who call themselves the circumcised (which refers to [a physical ceremony performed upon the bodies of men//what men do to their bodies])—remember what you were in the past. NLT Translation notes:Eph. 2:6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are [joined as one/united] with Christ Jesus.  7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are [joined/united] with Christ Jesus.8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for [that/this]; it is a gift from God. 9Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.10 For we are God’s masterpiece. [We who are joined with Christ Jesus have been like recreated,//He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,] so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.11 Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who [are so/were] proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. 13 But now you have been [jointed/united] with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.15 He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. [PET: That means that everyone, from every people group— each of them being [joined/one] with Christ, are as if created to become a new people group, and a peaceful nation.//He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups.] 21 [PET: When each of us becomes [joined as] one with Christ, the whole building is growing larger until it becomes a holy Temple for God.//We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord.]]]></content:encoded>
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  202. <description><![CDATA[LAMENTATIONS 4-5:In yesterday's reading, the sun pierced the dark clouds with this glorious section: Lam. 3:22 GNT The Lord's unfailing love and mercy still continue,23 [GNT Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.//NLT Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.] 24 The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope.  25 The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in him, I have only quoted the most famous part. There are many other precious verses there. PROVERBS 13a:Here is a favorite proverb from today’s reading: Some who are poor pretend to be rich;others who are rich pretend to be poor. Re-reading EPHESIANS 2:We have an important spiritual reality expressed in verse 6: Because we are joined as one with Christ, we are already seated with Him, reigning together with Him, in heaven. We don't wait to die to find out if we will get into heaven! We’re already there! In my speaking about this in Indonesia I often say, “We’re not sitting on plastic folding chairs in heaven.” Understanding and believing this spiritual reality should transform our prayers. Imagine how your spirit is seated with Christ right now, and pray from your heavenly position. GNT Translation notes:5:8 NLT [Slaves have now become our masters; there is no one left to rescue us.//Our rulers are no better than slaves, and no one can save us from their power.]15 Happiness has gone out of our lives; grief has taken the place of our [dancing//dances].====Eph. 2:2 At that time you followed the world's evil way; you obeyed the [commander of the powers in the unseen world (NLT)//ruler of the spiritual powers in space], the spirit who now controls the people who disobey God.6 In our union with Christ Jesus he raised us up with him [to sit beside him on his throne//to rule with him] in the heavenly world.8-9 For it is by God's grace that you have been saved through [believing//faith]. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God's gift, so that no one can boast about it.11 You Gentiles by birth—called “the uncircumcised” by the Jews, who call themselves the circumcised (which refers to [a physical ceremony performed upon the bodies of men//what men do to their bodies])—remember what you were in the past. NLT Translation notes:Eph. 2:6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are [joined as one/united] with Christ Jesus.  7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are [joined/united] with Christ Jesus.8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for [that/this]; it is a gift from God. 9Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.10 For we are God’s masterpiece. [We who are joined with Christ Jesus have been like recreated,//He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,] so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.11 Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who [are so/were] proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. 13 But now you have been [jointed/united] with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.15 He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. [PET: That means that everyone, from every people group— each of them being [joined/one] with Christ, are as if created to become a new people group, and a peaceful nation.//He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups.] 21 [PET: When each of us becomes [joined as] one with Christ, the whole building is growing larger until it becomes a holy Temple for God.//We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord.]]]></description>
  203. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LAMENTATIONS 4-5:In yesterday's reading, the sun pierced the dark clouds with this glorious section: Lam. 3:22 GNT The Lord's unfailing love and mercy still continue,23 [GNT Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.//NLT Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.] 24 The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope.  25 The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in him, I have only quoted the most famous part. There are many other precious verses there. PROVERBS 13a:Here is a favorite proverb from today’s reading: Some who are poor pretend to be rich;others who are rich pretend to be poor. Re-reading EPHESIANS 2:We have an important spiritual reality expressed in verse 6: Because we are joined as one with Christ, we are already seated with Him, reigning together with Him, in heaven. We don't wait to die to find out if we will get into heaven! We’re already there! In my speaking about this in Indonesia I often say, “We’re not sitting on plastic folding chairs in heaven.” Understanding and believing this spiritual reality should transform our prayers. Imagine how your spirit is seated with Christ right now, and pray from your heavenly position. GNT Translation notes:5:8 NLT [Slaves have now become our masters; there is no one left to rescue us.//Our rulers are no better than slaves, and no one can save us from their power.]15 Happiness has gone out of our lives; grief has taken the place of our [dancing//dances].====Eph. 2:2 At that time you followed the world's evil way; you obeyed the [commander of the powers in the unseen world (NLT)//ruler of the spiritual powers in space], the spirit who now controls the people who disobey God.6 In our union with Christ Jesus he raised us up with him [to sit beside him on his throne//to rule with him] in the heavenly world.8-9 For it is by God's grace that you have been saved through [believing//faith]. It is not the result of your own efforts, but God's gift, so that no one can boast about it.11 You Gentiles by birth—called “the uncircumcised” by the Jews, who call themselves the circumcised (which refers to [a physical ceremony performed upon the bodies of men//what men do to their bodies])—remember what you were in the past. NLT Translation notes:Eph. 2:6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are [joined as one/united] with Christ Jesus.  7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are [joined/united] with Christ Jesus.8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for [that/this]; it is a gift from God. 9Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.10 For we are God’s masterpiece. [We who are joined with Christ Jesus have been like recreated,//He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,] so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.11 Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who [are so/were] proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. 13 But now you have been [jointed/united] with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.15 He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. [PET: That means that everyone, from every people group— each of them being [joined/one] with Christ, are as if created to become a new people group, and a peaceful nation.//He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups.] 21 [PET: When each of us becomes [joined as] one with Christ, the whole building is growing larger until it becomes a holy Temple for God.//We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord.]]]></content:encoded>
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  217. <description><![CDATA[Main discussion points:  Opposition to Jesus mounts Do evil spirits exist?  Links: Dr. Neil T. Anderson’s Steps to Freedom in Christ  Buckling the Belt of Truth 7-day Youversion reading plan dailybiblereading.info]]></description>
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  236. <description><![CDATA[This is the podcast where we read the Scriptures in day number 4 in the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. There will be another episode with the same name ending with 004C, that will contain my comments. May the Lord bless you real good, and bring you hope through his word. Most people find out about the DBRP through the YouVersion Bible reading app on their smart device. If you are one who has found out about these podcasts through some other means (like via iTunes), then I want to make you aware that the Bible app created by YouVersion.com is wonderful. You can subscribe to the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan within the app, then reading along with these daily podcasts is very easy. Just start your episode using the DBRP app or your podcast player, then start the YouVersion Bible app and activate the Reading Plan. Also, if you are listening to the DBRP using any podcast app on your smart device that doesn’t allow you to see the full episode notes, I suggest you install and try out our dedicated listening app. The Scripture texts quoted are from the NET Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are from 1996 to 2016, and the NET text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved. See complete information about Everything DBRP at dailybiblereading.info.  GENESIS 7-8:In Genesis 5, we heard the overview of the descendants of Adam and Eve up to Noah. In chapter 6, Noah was further introduced. Also the reason for the flood was explained. JOB 4:In chapter 3 Job cursed the day he was born and expressed his deep misery. Remember that in the speeches of Job’s three friends we will see a mixture of truth and error. In particular, we should not follow Eliphaz’s example in today’s chapter. The Bible tells us repeatedly that we are not to trust or listen to communication from spirits. We will read the second chapter of Eliphaz’ response tomorrow. MARK 3:In Mark 2, Jesus shocked his listeners by first forgiving a paralyzed man’s sins before actually healing the man’s body. And in three other events in chapter 2 we can see the beginnings of the conflict between Jesus and the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees. ——————— Job 4:6 NLT How come//Doesn’t] your reverence for God [doesn't/0] give you confidence?[Perhaps you place too much confidence in your own integrity.//Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?] [Translation note: I have interpreted the two questions in v6 as rebuking rhetorical questions and translated them as statements. See the note about rhetorical questions below at the end of Mark 3.] Job 4:6 NET Is not your piety your confidence, and your blameless ways your hope? Job 4:13 NET In the troubling thoughts of [my//the] dreams in the night when a deep sleep falls on men, Job 4:15 NET Then a [spirit— moving like a] breath of air [passed//passes] by my face;it [made//makes] the hair of my flesh stand up. 16 It [stood//stands] still[,//.][GNT I stared, but couldn’t tell what it was. Then I heard a voice out of the silence.//NET but I cannot recognize its appearance;an image is before my eyes,and I hear a murmuring voice:] Job 4:17 GNT “Can anyone be righteous in the sight of God  or be pure before his Creator? [Of course not!]Job 4:17 NET “Is a mortal man righteous before God? Or a man pure before his Creator? Job 4:18 NET If God puts no trust in his [heavenly] servantsand attributes folly to his angels,Job 4:19 NLT how much less will he trust people [like us, who are] made of clay![We//They] are made of dust, crushed as easily as a moth.//NET how much more to those who live in houses of clay,whose foundation is in the dust,who are crushed like a moth? // 19 GNT Do you think he will trust a creature of clay [like you],  a thing of dust that can be crushed like a moth? 20 GNT We may be alive in the morning, but die unnoticed before evening comes.//NET They are destroyed between morning and evening;they perish forever without anyone regarding it. Job 4:21 [PCF Our whole lives suddenly collapse leaving nothing behind us,And we leave the world without gaining wisdom.//NET Is not their excess wealth taken away from them?They die, yet without attaining wisdom.==== Mark 3:10 NET For he had healed many, so that all [the others] who were afflicted with diseases pressed toward him in order to touch him. Mrk. 3:10 NLT He had healed many people that day, so all the [other/0] sick people eagerly pushed forward to touch him.   Mark 3:19 NET and Judas[, the man from Cariot//Iscariot], who betrayed him.Mrk. 3:9 GNT and Judas[, the man from Cariot//Iscariot], who betrayed Jesus. Mark 3:22 NET The experts in the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is [being controlled//possessed] by Beelzebul,” and, “[He gets the power to cast out demons from Beelzebul— the ruler of the demons.//By the ruler of demons he casts out demons.]”22 GNT Some teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem were saying, “He has Beelzebul in him! It is the chief of the demons who gives him the power to drive [demons//them] out.” Mark 3:23 NET So he called them and spoke to them in parables: “[It is not possible that Satan would drive out his own demons.”//How can Satan cast out Satan?] 23 NLT Jesus called them over and responded with an illustration. [It is not possible that Satan would drive out his own demons.”//“How can Satan cast out Satan?” he asked.] Mark 3:25 NET If a house[hold] is divided against itself, that house[hold] will not be able to stand.  Mark 3:26 And if Satan rises against himself and is divided, he [and his kingdom will//is] not able to stand and his end has come. Mark 3:27 [PET I am here as Satan’s enemy and came to snatch away his possessions. No one would be so foolhardy as to simply go in and try to steal from a very strong man’s house. First he would need to tie up the strong man, and only then can he go into his house and steal his possessions.//NET But no one is able to enter a strong man’s house and steal his property unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can thoroughly plunder his house.] 27 GNT “No one can break into a strong man's house [like Satan’s dominion] and take away his belongings unless he first ties up the strong man; then he can plunder his house. Mark 3:30 [He said that] (because [the Law experts were saying//they said], “He has an unclean spirit” ).Mark 3:33 33 [NLT Jesus  replied, [“Let me show you the kind of people whom I regard as my mother and brothers!”// “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?]//NET He answered them and said, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”] 33 GNT Jesus answered, “[I’ll tell you who my mother is. And I will show you who my brothers are!//Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?]” [In verse 23 and 33, Jesus was not asking real questions. He was using rhetorical questions to open the topic he was going to teach about. In our translations in Indonesia, we frequently changed Jesus' rhetorical questions to statements. This is because in many languages (and really even in English) people do not use rhetorical questions as their topic sentence at the beginning of a teaching. So if we didn't change such questions to statements, our readers would wrongly think that Jesus was unsure about what He was talking about and that He often started by asking his audience for advice.]]]></description>
  237. <content:encoded><![CDATA[This is the podcast where we read the Scriptures in day number 4 in the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. There will be another episode with the same name ending with 004C, that will contain my comments. May the Lord bless you real good, and bring you hope through his word. Most people find out about the DBRP through the YouVersion Bible reading app on their smart device. If you are one who has found out about these podcasts through some other means (like via iTunes), then I want to make you aware that the Bible app created by YouVersion.com is wonderful. You can subscribe to the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan within the app, then reading along with these daily podcasts is very easy. Just start your episode using the DBRP app or your podcast player, then start the YouVersion Bible app and activate the Reading Plan. Also, if you are listening to the DBRP using any podcast app on your smart device that doesn’t allow you to see the full episode notes, I suggest you install and try out our dedicated listening app. The Scripture texts quoted are from the NET Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are from 1996 to 2016, and the NET text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved. See complete information about Everything DBRP at dailybiblereading.info.  GENESIS 7-8:In Genesis 5, we heard the overview of the descendants of Adam and Eve up to Noah. In chapter 6, Noah was further introduced. Also the reason for the flood was explained. JOB 4:In chapter 3 Job cursed the day he was born and expressed his deep misery. Remember that in the speeches of Job’s three friends we will see a mixture of truth and error. In particular, we should not follow Eliphaz’s example in today’s chapter. The Bible tells us repeatedly that we are not to trust or listen to communication from spirits. We will read the second chapter of Eliphaz’ response tomorrow. MARK 3:In Mark 2, Jesus shocked his listeners by first forgiving a paralyzed man’s sins before actually healing the man’s body. And in three other events in chapter 2 we can see the beginnings of the conflict between Jesus and the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees. ——————— Job 4:6 NLT How come//Doesn’t] your reverence for God [doesn't/0] give you confidence?[Perhaps you place too much confidence in your own integrity.//Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?] [Translation note: I have interpreted the two questions in v6 as rebuking rhetorical questions and translated them as statements. See the note about rhetorical questions below at the end of Mark 3.] Job 4:6 NET Is not your piety your confidence, and your blameless ways your hope? Job 4:13 NET In the troubling thoughts of [my//the] dreams in the night when a deep sleep falls on men, Job 4:15 NET Then a [spirit— moving like a] breath of air [passed//passes] by my face;it [made//makes] the hair of my flesh stand up. 16 It [stood//stands] still[,//.][GNT I stared, but couldn’t tell what it was. Then I heard a voice out of the silence.//NET but I cannot recognize its appearance;an image is before my eyes,and I hear a murmuring voice:] Job 4:17 GNT “Can anyone be righteous in the sight of God  or be pure before his Creator? [Of course not!]Job 4:17 NET “Is a mortal man righteous before God? Or a man pure before his Creator? Job 4:18 NET If God puts no trust in his [heavenly] servantsand attributes folly to his angels,Job 4:19 NLT how much less will he trust people [like us, who are] made of clay![We//They] are made of dust, crushed as easily as a moth.//NET how much more to those who live in houses of clay,whose foundation is in the dust,who are crushed like a moth? // 19 GNT Do you think he will trust a creature of clay [like you],  a thing of dust that can be crushed like a moth? 20 GNT We may be alive in the morning, but die unnoticed before evening comes.//NET They are destroyed between morning and evening;they perish forever without anyone regarding it. Job 4:21 [PCF Our whole lives suddenly collapse leaving nothing behind us,And we leave the world without gaining wisdom.//NET Is not their excess wealth taken away from them?They die, yet without attaining wisdom.==== Mark 3:10 NET For he had healed many, so that all [the others] who were afflicted with diseases pressed toward him in order to touch him. Mrk. 3:10 NLT He had healed many people that day, so all the [other/0] sick people eagerly pushed forward to touch him.   Mark 3:19 NET and Judas[, the man from Cariot//Iscariot], who betrayed him.Mrk. 3:9 GNT and Judas[, the man from Cariot//Iscariot], who betrayed Jesus. Mark 3:22 NET The experts in the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is [being controlled//possessed] by Beelzebul,” and, “[He gets the power to cast out demons from Beelzebul— the ruler of the demons.//By the ruler of demons he casts out demons.]”22 GNT Some teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem were saying, “He has Beelzebul in him! It is the chief of the demons who gives him the power to drive [demons//them] out.” Mark 3:23 NET So he called them and spoke to them in parables: “[It is not possible that Satan would drive out his own demons.”//How can Satan cast out Satan?] 23 NLT Jesus called them over and responded with an illustration. [It is not possible that Satan would drive out his own demons.”//“How can Satan cast out Satan?” he asked.] Mark 3:25 NET If a house[hold] is divided against itself, that house[hold] will not be able to stand.  Mark 3:26 And if Satan rises against himself and is divided, he [and his kingdom will//is] not able to stand and his end has come. Mark 3:27 [PET I am here as Satan’s enemy and came to snatch away his possessions. No one would be so foolhardy as to simply go in and try to steal from a very strong man’s house. First he would need to tie up the strong man, and only then can he go into his house and steal his possessions.//NET But no one is able to enter a strong man’s house and steal his property unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can thoroughly plunder his house.] 27 GNT “No one can break into a strong man's house [like Satan’s dominion] and take away his belongings unless he first ties up the strong man; then he can plunder his house. Mark 3:30 [He said that] (because [the Law experts were saying//they said], “He has an unclean spirit” ).Mark 3:33 33 [NLT Jesus  replied, [“Let me show you the kind of people whom I regard as my mother and brothers!”// “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?]//NET He answered them and said, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”] 33 GNT Jesus answered, “[I’ll tell you who my mother is. And I will show you who my brothers are!//Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?]” [In verse 23 and 33, Jesus was not asking real questions. He was using rhetorical questions to open the topic he was going to teach about. In our translations in Indonesia, we frequently changed Jesus' rhetorical questions to statements. This is because in many languages (and really even in English) people do not use rhetorical questions as their topic sentence at the beginning of a teaching. So if we didn't change such questions to statements, our readers would wrongly think that Jesus was unsure about what He was talking about and that He often started by asking his audience for advice.]]]></content:encoded>
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  328. <description><![CDATA[LAMENTATIONS 1-2:In the early chapters of his book, Jeremiah spoke several times of his tears.  Lamentations will help us to understand how this ‘weeping prophet’ felt, and how God mourned also. This book has been a comfort to many who mourn. Light breaks through in the middle— in chapter 3, with words that are used in one of our greatest hymns. The book ends with poignant questions to God. PROVERBS 12a:A favorite verse to introduce today’s proverbs: 12 NLT Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot,but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit. Rereading EPHESIANS 1:This chapter has four instances of ‘joined in union’ with Christ. I want to give a note about how Paul calls the Ephesians “God’s holy people” (in the NLT), or in the KJV and the ESV it is ‘saints’. The problem with both of these ways of translating the Greek is that most of us Christians do not see ourselves as saints or ‘holy people’. In our translation work in Indonesia we found the same problem. The solution we found is to translate that we are ‘people who have been made Holy by God’. That is the meaning! The people in Ephesus were ordinary humans, and were not holy because of their own efforts. God makes us holy when we fully believe in the Good News about Christ that is proclaimed in this letter. And again I want to highlight that believing what God says about our identity is key in being able to live appropriately in that identity. GNT Translation notes:Lam. 2:13 O Jerusalem, beloved Jerusalem, what can I say? How can I comfort you? No one has ever suffered like this. Your disaster is [as] boundless as the ocean; there is no possible hope.  15 People passing by the city look at you in scorn. They shake their heads and laugh at Jerusalem's ruins: [They mock,] “Is this that lovely city? Is this the pride of the world?”====Eph. 1:1 [To our brothers and sisters in Ephesus— who believe fully in Christ Jesus and are made holy by Him, from Paul— who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus.//From Paul, who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus— To God's people in Ephesus, who are faithful in their life in union with Christ Jesus:]14 [NLT The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.//GNT The Spirit is the guarantee that we shall receive what God has promised his people, and this assures us that God will give complete freedom to those who are his. Let us praise his glory!]15 For this reason, ever since I heard of your [believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people, NLT Translation notes:Lam. 2:4 He bends his bow against his people,as though he were their enemy.His strength is used against [his people/them]to kill their finest youth.His fury is poured out like fireon beautiful Jerusalem.====Eph. 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are [joined/united] with Christ.  4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us [0>>>— joined with/in Christ] to be holy and without fault in his eyes [> through becoming joined to Christ]. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us [because we have become joined with//who belong to] his dear Son.7 [PET: Through oneness with Christ, we have been redeemed by the sacrifice of His blood as payment for the punishment for sin that we should have suffered. That means we receive forgiveness of sin because of God's amazing kindness to us.//He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.]11 Furthermore, because we are [joined/united] with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.15 Ever since I first heard of your [fully believing//strong faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,]]></description>
  329. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LAMENTATIONS 1-2:In the early chapters of his book, Jeremiah spoke several times of his tears.  Lamentations will help us to understand how this ‘weeping prophet’ felt, and how God mourned also. This book has been a comfort to many who mourn. Light breaks through in the middle— in chapter 3, with words that are used in one of our greatest hymns. The book ends with poignant questions to God. PROVERBS 12a:A favorite verse to introduce today’s proverbs: 12 NLT Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot,but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit. Rereading EPHESIANS 1:This chapter has four instances of ‘joined in union’ with Christ. I want to give a note about how Paul calls the Ephesians “God’s holy people” (in the NLT), or in the KJV and the ESV it is ‘saints’. The problem with both of these ways of translating the Greek is that most of us Christians do not see ourselves as saints or ‘holy people’. In our translation work in Indonesia we found the same problem. The solution we found is to translate that we are ‘people who have been made Holy by God’. That is the meaning! The people in Ephesus were ordinary humans, and were not holy because of their own efforts. God makes us holy when we fully believe in the Good News about Christ that is proclaimed in this letter. And again I want to highlight that believing what God says about our identity is key in being able to live appropriately in that identity. GNT Translation notes:Lam. 2:13 O Jerusalem, beloved Jerusalem, what can I say? How can I comfort you? No one has ever suffered like this. Your disaster is [as] boundless as the ocean; there is no possible hope.  15 People passing by the city look at you in scorn. They shake their heads and laugh at Jerusalem's ruins: [They mock,] “Is this that lovely city? Is this the pride of the world?”====Eph. 1:1 [To our brothers and sisters in Ephesus— who believe fully in Christ Jesus and are made holy by Him, from Paul— who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus.//From Paul, who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus— To God's people in Ephesus, who are faithful in their life in union with Christ Jesus:]14 [NLT The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.//GNT The Spirit is the guarantee that we shall receive what God has promised his people, and this assures us that God will give complete freedom to those who are his. Let us praise his glory!]15 For this reason, ever since I heard of your [believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people, NLT Translation notes:Lam. 2:4 He bends his bow against his people,as though he were their enemy.His strength is used against [his people/them]to kill their finest youth.His fury is poured out like fireon beautiful Jerusalem.====Eph. 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are [joined/united] with Christ.  4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us [0>>>— joined with/in Christ] to be holy and without fault in his eyes [> through becoming joined to Christ]. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us [because we have become joined with//who belong to] his dear Son.7 [PET: Through oneness with Christ, we have been redeemed by the sacrifice of His blood as payment for the punishment for sin that we should have suffered. That means we receive forgiveness of sin because of God's amazing kindness to us.//He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.]11 Furthermore, because we are [joined/united] with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.15 Ever since I first heard of your [fully believing//strong faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,]]></content:encoded>
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  342. <description><![CDATA[LAMENTATIONS 1-2:In the early chapters of his book, Jeremiah spoke several times of his tears.  Lamentations will help us to understand how this ‘weeping prophet’ felt, and how God mourned also. This book has been a comfort to many who mourn. Light breaks through in the middle— in chapter 3, with words that are used in one of our greatest hymns. The book ends with poignant questions to God. PROVERBS 12a:A favorite verse to introduce today’s proverbs: 12 NLT Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot,but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit. Rereading EPHESIANS 1:This chapter has four instances of ‘joined in union’ with Christ. I want to give a note about how Paul calls the Ephesians “God’s holy people” (in the NLT), or in the KJV and the ESV it is ‘saints’. The problem with both of these ways of translating the Greek is that most of us Christians do not see ourselves as saints or ‘holy people’. In our translation work in Indonesia we found the same problem. The solution we found is to translate that we are ‘people who have been made Holy by God’. That is the meaning! The people in Ephesus were ordinary humans, and were not holy because of their own efforts. God makes us holy when we fully believe in the Good News about Christ that is proclaimed in this letter. And again I want to highlight that believing what God says about our identity is key in being able to live appropriately in that identity. GNT Translation notes:Lam. 2:13 O Jerusalem, beloved Jerusalem, what can I say? How can I comfort you? No one has ever suffered like this. Your disaster is [as] boundless as the ocean; there is no possible hope.  15 People passing by the city look at you in scorn. They shake their heads and laugh at Jerusalem's ruins: [They mock,] “Is this that lovely city? Is this the pride of the world?”====Eph. 1:1 [To our brothers and sisters in Ephesus— who believe fully in Christ Jesus and are made holy by Him, from Paul— who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus.//From Paul, who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus— To God's people in Ephesus, who are faithful in their life in union with Christ Jesus:]14 [NLT The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.//GNT The Spirit is the guarantee that we shall receive what God has promised his people, and this assures us that God will give complete freedom to those who are his. Let us praise his glory!]15 For this reason, ever since I heard of your [believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people, NLT Translation notes:Lam. 2:4 He bends his bow against his people,as though he were their enemy.His strength is used against [his people/them]to kill their finest youth.His fury is poured out like fireon beautiful Jerusalem.====Eph. 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are [joined/united] with Christ.  4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us [0>>>— joined with/in Christ] to be holy and without fault in his eyes [> through becoming joined to Christ]. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us [because we have become joined with//who belong to] his dear Son.7 [PET: Through oneness with Christ, we have been redeemed by the sacrifice of His blood as payment for the punishment for sin that we should have suffered. That means we receive forgiveness of sin because of God's amazing kindness to us.//He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.]11 Furthermore, because we are [joined/united] with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.15 Ever since I first heard of your [fully believing//strong faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,]]></description>
  343. <content:encoded><![CDATA[LAMENTATIONS 1-2:In the early chapters of his book, Jeremiah spoke several times of his tears.  Lamentations will help us to understand how this ‘weeping prophet’ felt, and how God mourned also. This book has been a comfort to many who mourn. Light breaks through in the middle— in chapter 3, with words that are used in one of our greatest hymns. The book ends with poignant questions to God. PROVERBS 12a:A favorite verse to introduce today’s proverbs: 12 NLT Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot,but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit. Rereading EPHESIANS 1:This chapter has four instances of ‘joined in union’ with Christ. I want to give a note about how Paul calls the Ephesians “God’s holy people” (in the NLT), or in the KJV and the ESV it is ‘saints’. The problem with both of these ways of translating the Greek is that most of us Christians do not see ourselves as saints or ‘holy people’. In our translation work in Indonesia we found the same problem. The solution we found is to translate that we are ‘people who have been made Holy by God’. That is the meaning! The people in Ephesus were ordinary humans, and were not holy because of their own efforts. God makes us holy when we fully believe in the Good News about Christ that is proclaimed in this letter. And again I want to highlight that believing what God says about our identity is key in being able to live appropriately in that identity. GNT Translation notes:Lam. 2:13 O Jerusalem, beloved Jerusalem, what can I say? How can I comfort you? No one has ever suffered like this. Your disaster is [as] boundless as the ocean; there is no possible hope.  15 People passing by the city look at you in scorn. They shake their heads and laugh at Jerusalem's ruins: [They mock,] “Is this that lovely city? Is this the pride of the world?”====Eph. 1:1 [To our brothers and sisters in Ephesus— who believe fully in Christ Jesus and are made holy by Him, from Paul— who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus.//From Paul, who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus— To God's people in Ephesus, who are faithful in their life in union with Christ Jesus:]14 [NLT The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.//GNT The Spirit is the guarantee that we shall receive what God has promised his people, and this assures us that God will give complete freedom to those who are his. Let us praise his glory!]15 For this reason, ever since I heard of your [believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people, NLT Translation notes:Lam. 2:4 He bends his bow against his people,as though he were their enemy.His strength is used against [his people/them]to kill their finest youth.His fury is poured out like fireon beautiful Jerusalem.====Eph. 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are [joined/united] with Christ.  4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us [0>>>— joined with/in Christ] to be holy and without fault in his eyes [> through becoming joined to Christ]. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us [because we have become joined with//who belong to] his dear Son.7 [PET: Through oneness with Christ, we have been redeemed by the sacrifice of His blood as payment for the punishment for sin that we should have suffered. That means we receive forgiveness of sin because of God's amazing kindness to us.//He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.]11 Furthermore, because we are [joined/united] with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.15 Ever since I first heard of your [fully believing//strong faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,]]></content:encoded>
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  371. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 52:We come to the addendum to Jeremiah— seemingly written by someone else, perhaps Baruch. I commented yesterday how chapter 51 foreshadows Revelation 18. Jeremiah was prophesying the downfall of the real city of Babylon.What he foretold happened around 70 years later. His prophecy includes details about the enemies being from Media, about the drunkenness of the Babylon’s leaders, and God proclaims more than once that Babylon will become a desert for all time to come. The famous hanging gardens of Babylon would never be restored, even though Sadam Hussein wanted to see that happen. Observe how all this fits with a theme that runs all the way through Scripture: We see the City of Man going all through the Bible, represented by Babel, Nineveh, Babylon, Rome (figuratively called Babylon), and finally the Babylon in Revelation. Guess which city we are all living in (figuratively) today?! PROVERBS 11b:I’m going to repeat this today: An important thing about the book of Proverbs is that it contains principles, not promises. This particularly needs to be remembered for verses that talk about prosperity. There will be times, such as what Jeremiah experienced, when no amount of Godly living will bring us wealth. EPHESIANS 1:In verse 1 of the ascription of this letter, the words ‘in Ephesus’ are missing from the best manuscripts. It is believed that this was a circular letter and every church who received it would fill in their location name. H.C. Mears says of Ephesians: In this epistle, we enter the holy of holies in Paul’s writings. Paul speaks in 2Corinthians 12:2 of being “caught up to the third heaven.” Here [in Ephesians], as it were, he gives his report, and he seems to be carried away as he tells about it. It is the greatest revelation of truth that God has given to us, the revelation of a mystery that [was//has been] hidden from before the foundation of the world. An important theme in Ephesians is one I have often highlighted this year. It is the idea of being (in literal translations) ‘in Christ’. This idea is also important in John’s writings, like the chapter we heard yesterday. Remember the vine and branches metaphor in John 15. ‘In Christ’ doesn’t mean inside. It means being joined to Christ or one/in union with Christ, like a branch is with the vine. This is the letter where we hear of the Christian’s armor. I believe that a key part of the belt of truth is to believe what God says about us believers— is true. GNT Translation notes:Pro. 11:16 NLT [A gracious woman gains respect,  but ruthless men gain only wealth.//GNT A gracious woman is respected, but a woman without virtue is a disgrace.Lazy people will never have money, but aggressive people will get rich.][The reason I like the NLT better is that it follows the Hebrew only, without adding a number of words that come from the ancient Septuagint translation into classical Greek. But no matter which translation you use, Solomon is not promoting the idea that we be ruthless in order to get rich. Look at the parallelism: Women in Jewish culture were very much in an inferior position, but here a woman would gain the lasting blessing of respect, a quality that would last beyond her life in this world. Whereas a ruthless man would only get money, and he will be lucky if that will last to his dying day.]====Eph. 1:1 [To our brothers and sisters in Ephesus— who believe fully in Christ Jesus and are made holy by Him, from Paul— who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus.//From Paul, who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus— To God's people in Ephesus, who are faithful in their life in union with Christ Jesus:]14 [NLT The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.//GNT The Spirit is the guarantee that we shall receive what God has promised his people, and this assures us that God will give complete freedom to those who are his. Let us praise his glory!]15 For this reason, ever since I heard of your [believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people, NLT Translation  notes:Eph. 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are [joined/united] with Christ.  4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us [0>>>— joined with/in Christ] to be holy and without fault in his eyes [> through becoming joined to Christ]. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us [because we have become joined with//who belong to] his dear Son.7 [PET: Through oneness with Christ, we have been redeemed by the sacrifice of His blood as payment for the punishment for sin that we should have suffered. That means we receive forgiveness of sin because of God's amazing kindness to us.//He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.]11 Furthermore, because we are [joined/united] with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.15 Ever since I first heard of your [fully believing//strong faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,]]></description>
  372. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 52:We come to the addendum to Jeremiah— seemingly written by someone else, perhaps Baruch. I commented yesterday how chapter 51 foreshadows Revelation 18. Jeremiah was prophesying the downfall of the real city of Babylon.What he foretold happened around 70 years later. His prophecy includes details about the enemies being from Media, about the drunkenness of the Babylon’s leaders, and God proclaims more than once that Babylon will become a desert for all time to come. The famous hanging gardens of Babylon would never be restored, even though Sadam Hussein wanted to see that happen. Observe how all this fits with a theme that runs all the way through Scripture: We see the City of Man going all through the Bible, represented by Babel, Nineveh, Babylon, Rome (figuratively called Babylon), and finally the Babylon in Revelation. Guess which city we are all living in (figuratively) today?! PROVERBS 11b:I’m going to repeat this today: An important thing about the book of Proverbs is that it contains principles, not promises. This particularly needs to be remembered for verses that talk about prosperity. There will be times, such as what Jeremiah experienced, when no amount of Godly living will bring us wealth. EPHESIANS 1:In verse 1 of the ascription of this letter, the words ‘in Ephesus’ are missing from the best manuscripts. It is believed that this was a circular letter and every church who received it would fill in their location name. H.C. Mears says of Ephesians: In this epistle, we enter the holy of holies in Paul’s writings. Paul speaks in 2Corinthians 12:2 of being “caught up to the third heaven.” Here [in Ephesians], as it were, he gives his report, and he seems to be carried away as he tells about it. It is the greatest revelation of truth that God has given to us, the revelation of a mystery that [was//has been] hidden from before the foundation of the world. An important theme in Ephesians is one I have often highlighted this year. It is the idea of being (in literal translations) ‘in Christ’. This idea is also important in John’s writings, like the chapter we heard yesterday. Remember the vine and branches metaphor in John 15. ‘In Christ’ doesn’t mean inside. It means being joined to Christ or one/in union with Christ, like a branch is with the vine. This is the letter where we hear of the Christian’s armor. I believe that a key part of the belt of truth is to believe what God says about us believers— is true. GNT Translation notes:Pro. 11:16 NLT [A gracious woman gains respect,  but ruthless men gain only wealth.//GNT A gracious woman is respected, but a woman without virtue is a disgrace.Lazy people will never have money, but aggressive people will get rich.][The reason I like the NLT better is that it follows the Hebrew only, without adding a number of words that come from the ancient Septuagint translation into classical Greek. But no matter which translation you use, Solomon is not promoting the idea that we be ruthless in order to get rich. Look at the parallelism: Women in Jewish culture were very much in an inferior position, but here a woman would gain the lasting blessing of respect, a quality that would last beyond her life in this world. Whereas a ruthless man would only get money, and he will be lucky if that will last to his dying day.]====Eph. 1:1 [To our brothers and sisters in Ephesus— who believe fully in Christ Jesus and are made holy by Him, from Paul— who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus.//From Paul, who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus— To God's people in Ephesus, who are faithful in their life in union with Christ Jesus:]14 [NLT The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. 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  385. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 52:We come to the addendum to Jeremiah— seemingly written by someone else, perhaps Baruch. I commented yesterday how chapter 51 foreshadows Revelation 18. Jeremiah was prophesying the downfall of the real city of Babylon.What he foretold happened around 70 years later. His prophecy includes details about the enemies being from Media, about the drunkenness of the Babylon’s leaders, and God proclaims more than once that Babylon will become a desert for all time to come. The famous hanging gardens of Babylon would never be restored, even though Sadam Hussein wanted to see that happen. Observe how all this fits with a theme that runs all the way through Scripture: We see the City of Man going all through the Bible, represented by Babel, Nineveh, Babylon, Rome (figuratively called Babylon), and finally the Babylon in Revelation. Guess which city we are all living in (figuratively) today?! PROVERBS 11b:I’m going to repeat this today: An important thing about the book of Proverbs is that it contains principles, not promises. This particularly needs to be remembered for verses that talk about prosperity. There will be times, such as what Jeremiah experienced, when no amount of Godly living will bring us wealth. EPHESIANS 1:In verse 1 of the ascription of this letter, the words ‘in Ephesus’ are missing from the best manuscripts. It is believed that this was a circular letter and every church who received it would fill in their location name. H.C. Mears says of Ephesians: In this epistle, we enter the holy of holies in Paul’s writings. Paul speaks in 2Corinthians 12:2 of being “caught up to the third heaven.” Here [in Ephesians], as it were, he gives his report, and he seems to be carried away as he tells about it. It is the greatest revelation of truth that God has given to us, the revelation of a mystery that [was//has been] hidden from before the foundation of the world. An important theme in Ephesians is one I have often highlighted this year. It is the idea of being (in literal translations) ‘in Christ’. This idea is also important in John’s writings, like the chapter we heard yesterday. Remember the vine and branches metaphor in John 15. ‘In Christ’ doesn’t mean inside. It means being joined to Christ or one/in union with Christ, like a branch is with the vine. This is the letter where we hear of the Christian’s armor. I believe that a key part of the belt of truth is to believe what God says about us believers— is true. GNT Translation notes:Pro. 11:16 NLT [A gracious woman gains respect,  but ruthless men gain only wealth.//GNT A gracious woman is respected, but a woman without virtue is a disgrace.Lazy people will never have money, but aggressive people will get rich.][The reason I like the NLT better is that it follows the Hebrew only, without adding a number of words that come from the ancient Septuagint translation into classical Greek. But no matter which translation you use, Solomon is not promoting the idea that we be ruthless in order to get rich. Look at the parallelism: Women in Jewish culture were very much in an inferior position, but here a woman would gain the lasting blessing of respect, a quality that would last beyond her life in this world. Whereas a ruthless man would only get money, and he will be lucky if that will last to his dying day.]====Eph. 1:1 [To our brothers and sisters in Ephesus— who believe fully in Christ Jesus and are made holy by Him, from Paul— who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus.//From Paul, who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus— To God's people in Ephesus, who are faithful in their life in union with Christ Jesus:]14 [NLT The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.//GNT The Spirit is the guarantee that we shall receive what God has promised his people, and this assures us that God will give complete freedom to those who are his. Let us praise his glory!]15 For this reason, ever since I heard of your [believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people, NLT Translation  notes:Eph. 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are [joined/united] with Christ.  4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us [0>>>— joined with/in Christ] to be holy and without fault in his eyes [> through becoming joined to Christ]. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us [because we have become joined with//who belong to] his dear Son.7 [PET: Through oneness with Christ, we have been redeemed by the sacrifice of His blood as payment for the punishment for sin that we should have suffered. That means we receive forgiveness of sin because of God's amazing kindness to us.//He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.]11 Furthermore, because we are [joined/united] with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.15 Ever since I first heard of your [fully believing//strong faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,]]></description>
  386. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 52:We come to the addendum to Jeremiah— seemingly written by someone else, perhaps Baruch. I commented yesterday how chapter 51 foreshadows Revelation 18. Jeremiah was prophesying the downfall of the real city of Babylon.What he foretold happened around 70 years later. His prophecy includes details about the enemies being from Media, about the drunkenness of the Babylon’s leaders, and God proclaims more than once that Babylon will become a desert for all time to come. The famous hanging gardens of Babylon would never be restored, even though Sadam Hussein wanted to see that happen. Observe how all this fits with a theme that runs all the way through Scripture: We see the City of Man going all through the Bible, represented by Babel, Nineveh, Babylon, Rome (figuratively called Babylon), and finally the Babylon in Revelation. Guess which city we are all living in (figuratively) today?! PROVERBS 11b:I’m going to repeat this today: An important thing about the book of Proverbs is that it contains principles, not promises. This particularly needs to be remembered for verses that talk about prosperity. There will be times, such as what Jeremiah experienced, when no amount of Godly living will bring us wealth. EPHESIANS 1:In verse 1 of the ascription of this letter, the words ‘in Ephesus’ are missing from the best manuscripts. It is believed that this was a circular letter and every church who received it would fill in their location name. H.C. Mears says of Ephesians: In this epistle, we enter the holy of holies in Paul’s writings. Paul speaks in 2Corinthians 12:2 of being “caught up to the third heaven.” Here [in Ephesians], as it were, he gives his report, and he seems to be carried away as he tells about it. It is the greatest revelation of truth that God has given to us, the revelation of a mystery that [was//has been] hidden from before the foundation of the world. An important theme in Ephesians is one I have often highlighted this year. It is the idea of being (in literal translations) ‘in Christ’. This idea is also important in John’s writings, like the chapter we heard yesterday. Remember the vine and branches metaphor in John 15. ‘In Christ’ doesn’t mean inside. It means being joined to Christ or one/in union with Christ, like a branch is with the vine. This is the letter where we hear of the Christian’s armor. I believe that a key part of the belt of truth is to believe what God says about us believers— is true. GNT Translation notes:Pro. 11:16 NLT [A gracious woman gains respect,  but ruthless men gain only wealth.//GNT A gracious woman is respected, but a woman without virtue is a disgrace.Lazy people will never have money, but aggressive people will get rich.][The reason I like the NLT better is that it follows the Hebrew only, without adding a number of words that come from the ancient Septuagint translation into classical Greek. But no matter which translation you use, Solomon is not promoting the idea that we be ruthless in order to get rich. Look at the parallelism: Women in Jewish culture were very much in an inferior position, but here a woman would gain the lasting blessing of respect, a quality that would last beyond her life in this world. Whereas a ruthless man would only get money, and he will be lucky if that will last to his dying day.]====Eph. 1:1 [To our brothers and sisters in Ephesus— who believe fully in Christ Jesus and are made holy by Him, from Paul— who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus.//From Paul, who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus— To God's people in Ephesus, who are faithful in their life in union with Christ Jesus:]14 [NLT The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.//GNT The Spirit is the guarantee that we shall receive what God has promised his people, and this assures us that God will give complete freedom to those who are his. Let us praise his glory!]15 For this reason, ever since I heard of your [believing//faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God's people, NLT Translation  notes:Eph. 1:3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are [joined/united] with Christ.  4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us [0>>>— joined with/in Christ] to be holy and without fault in his eyes [> through becoming joined to Christ]. 5 God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. 6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us [because we have become joined with//who belong to] his dear Son.7 [PET: Through oneness with Christ, we have been redeemed by the sacrifice of His blood as payment for the punishment for sin that we should have suffered. That means we receive forgiveness of sin because of God's amazing kindness to us.//He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.]11 Furthermore, because we are [joined/united] with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.15 Ever since I first heard of your [fully believing//strong faith] in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,]]></content:encoded>
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  414. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 51:Today the Lord continues the long prophecy against Babylon. This chapter foreshadows what will happen to the figurative Babylon in Revelation 18. PROVERBS 11a:An important thing I didn’t mention before is that these proverbs represent principles, not promises. This particularly needs to be remembered for verses that talk about prosperity. There will be times, such as what Jeremiah experienced, when no amount of Godly living will bring us wealth. However, the principles hold true. 1JOHN 4.15—5:John has been giving us important keys that will unlock assurance and victory in our spiritual lives. This also will provide confidence and power in our prayers. GNT Translation notes:1Jn. 5:4 because every child of God is able to defeat the world. And we win the victory over the world by means of our [believing//faith].6  Jesus Christ is the one who came [showing the signs of water and blood//with the water of his baptism and the blood of his death]. He came not only with the water, but with both the water and the blood. And the Spirit himself testifies that this is true, because the Spirit is truth.[This verse and the two following have been the subject of hot debate since at least the time of Erasmus! (Please note: The added words found in the KJV in verses 7-8 were definitely not part of the original Greek text.) In verse 6, I particularly don’t agree with the GNT translators adding the words ‘of his baptism’, even though I happen to be a member of a Baptist church. Now finally, about how to actually understand this verse, I hope you remember my comments on the Gospel of John in chapter 19. Seek the treasure, and you will find it!]10 So those who believe in the Son of God have this testimony in their own heart; but those who do not believe God, [make him out to be a liar//have made a liar of him], because they have not believed what God has said about his Son. NLT Translation notes:1Jn. 5:4 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our [fully believing/faith]. 5And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.[Note that keeping the word as ‘believing’ allows us to understand the cohesion here.]6 And  Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son [through//by his baptism in] water and [through//by shedding] his blood on the cross —not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony.[I believe that NLT takes the weaker interpretation here that John is speaking of Jesus’ baptism in water. I think it more likely that John is speaking of the blood and water that came from Jesus’ side when He was pierced with a Roman spear. I think this because of the way John highlights this in John 19:35. I believe that John saw a symbolic meaning in that event.]12 Whoever [is joined together with the//has the] Son has life; whoever [is not joined together with//does not have] God’s Son does not have life.13I  have written this to you who believe in [Jesus,//the name of] the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.‘Name’ is used as a metonymy here, indicating the whole person of Christ. We don’t actually just believe in a magic name. That is not the intent here.]20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God.e And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He [(Jesus)] is the [0/only] true God, and he is eternal life.21 Dear children, keep away from [idols, that is] anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.]]></description>
  415. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 51:Today the Lord continues the long prophecy against Babylon. This chapter foreshadows what will happen to the figurative Babylon in Revelation 18. PROVERBS 11a:An important thing I didn’t mention before is that these proverbs represent principles, not promises. This particularly needs to be remembered for verses that talk about prosperity. There will be times, such as what Jeremiah experienced, when no amount of Godly living will bring us wealth. However, the principles hold true. 1JOHN 4.15—5:John has been giving us important keys that will unlock assurance and victory in our spiritual lives. This also will provide confidence and power in our prayers. GNT Translation notes:1Jn. 5:4 because every child of God is able to defeat the world. And we win the victory over the world by means of our [believing//faith].6  Jesus Christ is the one who came [showing the signs of water and blood//with the water of his baptism and the blood of his death]. He came not only with the water, but with both the water and the blood. And the Spirit himself testifies that this is true, because the Spirit is truth.[This verse and the two following have been the subject of hot debate since at least the time of Erasmus! (Please note: The added words found in the KJV in verses 7-8 were definitely not part of the original Greek text.) In verse 6, I particularly don’t agree with the GNT translators adding the words ‘of his baptism’, even though I happen to be a member of a Baptist church. Now finally, about how to actually understand this verse, I hope you remember my comments on the Gospel of John in chapter 19. Seek the treasure, and you will find it!]10 So those who believe in the Son of God have this testimony in their own heart; but those who do not believe God, [make him out to be a liar//have made a liar of him], because they have not believed what God has said about his Son. NLT Translation notes:1Jn. 5:4 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our [fully believing/faith]. 5And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.[Note that keeping the word as ‘believing’ allows us to understand the cohesion here.]6 And  Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son [through//by his baptism in] water and [through//by shedding] his blood on the cross —not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony.[I believe that NLT takes the weaker interpretation here that John is speaking of Jesus’ baptism in water. I think it more likely that John is speaking of the blood and water that came from Jesus’ side when He was pierced with a Roman spear. I think this because of the way John highlights this in John 19:35. I believe that John saw a symbolic meaning in that event.]12 Whoever [is joined together with the//has the] Son has life; whoever [is not joined together with//does not have] God’s Son does not have life.13I  have written this to you who believe in [Jesus,//the name of] the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.‘Name’ is used as a metonymy here, indicating the whole person of Christ. We don’t actually just believe in a magic name. That is not the intent here.]20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God.e And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He [(Jesus)] is the [0/only] true God, and he is eternal life.21 Dear children, keep away from [idols, that is] anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.]]></content:encoded>
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  429. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 51:Today the Lord continues the long prophecy against Babylon. This chapter foreshadows what will happen to the figurative Babylon in Revelation 18. PROVERBS 11a:An important thing I didn’t mention before is that these proverbs represent principles, not promises. This particularly needs to be remembered for verses that talk about prosperity. There will be times, such as what Jeremiah experienced, when no amount of Godly living will bring us wealth. However, the principles hold true. 1JOHN 4.15—5:John has been giving us important keys that will unlock assurance and victory in our spiritual lives. This also will provide confidence and power in our prayers. GNT Translation notes:1Jn. 5:4 because every child of God is able to defeat the world. And we win the victory over the world by means of our [believing//faith].6  Jesus Christ is the one who came [showing the signs of water and blood//with the water of his baptism and the blood of his death]. He came not only with the water, but with both the water and the blood. And the Spirit himself testifies that this is true, because the Spirit is truth.[This verse and the two following have been the subject of hot debate since at least the time of Erasmus! (Please note: The added words found in the KJV in verses 7-8 were definitely not part of the original Greek text.) In verse 6, I particularly don’t agree with the GNT translators adding the words ‘of his baptism’, even though I happen to be a member of a Baptist church. Now finally, about how to actually understand this verse, I hope you remember my comments on the Gospel of John in chapter 19. Seek the treasure, and you will find it!]10 So those who believe in the Son of God have this testimony in their own heart; but those who do not believe God, [make him out to be a liar//have made a liar of him], because they have not believed what God has said about his Son. NLT Translation notes:1Jn. 5:4 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our [fully believing/faith]. 5And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.[Note that keeping the word as ‘believing’ allows us to understand the cohesion here.]6 And  Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son [through//by his baptism in] water and [through//by shedding] his blood on the cross —not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony.[I believe that NLT takes the weaker interpretation here that John is speaking of Jesus’ baptism in water. I think it more likely that John is speaking of the blood and water that came from Jesus’ side when He was pierced with a Roman spear. I think this because of the way John highlights this in John 19:35. I believe that John saw a symbolic meaning in that event.]12 Whoever [is joined together with the//has the] Son has life; whoever [is not joined together with//does not have] God’s Son does not have life.13I  have written this to you who believe in [Jesus,//the name of] the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.‘Name’ is used as a metonymy here, indicating the whole person of Christ. We don’t actually just believe in a magic name. That is not the intent here.]20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God.e And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He [(Jesus)] is the [0/only] true God, and he is eternal life.21 Dear children, keep away from [idols, that is] anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.  ]]></content:encoded>
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  457. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 50:Finally after hearing messages prophesying against so many nations, always telling or implying that the Babylonians would be God’s instrument to punish them, now this long chapter tells how Babylon will finally be judged as well, and God will return to take pity on Israel. PROVERBS 10b:Here is an example of Hebrew parallelism from today’s 2nd half of  Proverbs 10: Pro. 10:23 NLT Doing wrong is fun for a fool,but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible. ‘Fool’ and ‘the sensible’ oppose each other. “Doing wrong is fun for a fool,” and it seems like ‘fun’ would only be temporary. Whereas the sensible who live wisely receive ‘pleasure’, which is much longer lasting than the ‘fun’ the fools get. 1JOHN 3:19—4:Chapter 3 of 1John circles around the theme of being children of God. There are important verses at the end of chapter 3 which can provide assurance and power when we pray. If our consciences do not condemn us— which is strongly related to living the way John has urged us in this chapter, then we can boldly come to God in prayer and have courage to ask for ‘whatever’. I have met people with overactive consciences. If you are the kind of person who always feels guilty even though you have just finished asking God for forgiveness, this passage helps you too! Verse 20 says “God is greater than our conscience and he knows everything.” He knows if you are having trouble believing that Jesus would forgive you, or if evil spirits are whispering false guilt messages to you. Read the chapter again and see how you are doing in the areas John mentions.  Pray asking the Holy Spirit to remove false guilt, or to reveal any reason you keep feeling guilty. Here is just one of many: If there are people you have harmed, make restitution. THEN, when you have done this homework, pray with boldness, because you have done everything needed to have a clear conscience. GNT Translation notes:1Jn. 4:2 This is how you will be able to know whether [such a person has//someone has//it is] God's Spirit: anyone who acknowledges that Jesus Christ came as a human being has the Spirit who comes from God.3 But anyone who denies this about Jesus does not have the Spirit from God. The spirit that he has is from the Enemy of Christ; you heard that [the Enemy//it] would come, and now [his representatives are//it is] here in the world already. NLT Translation notes:1Jn. 4:13 And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live [joined together with//in] him and he [joined together with//in] us. 15 All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live [joined together with//in] God.16 We [have come to] know how much God loves us, and we have [believed fully//put our trust] in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.]]></description>
  458. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 50:Finally after hearing messages prophesying against so many nations, always telling or implying that the Babylonians would be God’s instrument to punish them, now this long chapter tells how Babylon will finally be judged as well, and God will return to take pity on Israel. PROVERBS 10b:Here is an example of Hebrew parallelism from today’s 2nd half of  Proverbs 10: Pro. 10:23 NLT Doing wrong is fun for a fool,but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible. ‘Fool’ and ‘the sensible’ oppose each other. “Doing wrong is fun for a fool,” and it seems like ‘fun’ would only be temporary. Whereas the sensible who live wisely receive ‘pleasure’, which is much longer lasting than the ‘fun’ the fools get. 1JOHN 3:19—4:Chapter 3 of 1John circles around the theme of being children of God. There are important verses at the end of chapter 3 which can provide assurance and power when we pray. If our consciences do not condemn us— which is strongly related to living the way John has urged us in this chapter, then we can boldly come to God in prayer and have courage to ask for ‘whatever’. I have met people with overactive consciences. If you are the kind of person who always feels guilty even though you have just finished asking God for forgiveness, this passage helps you too! Verse 20 says “God is greater than our conscience and he knows everything.” He knows if you are having trouble believing that Jesus would forgive you, or if evil spirits are whispering false guilt messages to you. Read the chapter again and see how you are doing in the areas John mentions.  Pray asking the Holy Spirit to remove false guilt, or to reveal any reason you keep feeling guilty. Here is just one of many: If there are people you have harmed, make restitution. THEN, when you have done this homework, pray with boldness, because you have done everything needed to have a clear conscience. GNT Translation notes:1Jn. 4:2 This is how you will be able to know whether [such a person has//someone has//it is] God's Spirit: anyone who acknowledges that Jesus Christ came as a human being has the Spirit who comes from God.3 But anyone who denies this about Jesus does not have the Spirit from God. The spirit that he has is from the Enemy of Christ; you heard that [the Enemy//it] would come, and now [his representatives are//it is] here in the world already. NLT Translation notes:1Jn. 4:13 And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live [joined together with//in] him and he [joined together with//in] us. 15 All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live [joined together with//in] God.16 We [have come to] know how much God loves us, and we have [believed fully//put our trust] in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.]]></content:encoded>
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  472. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 50:Finally after hearing messages prophesying against so many nations, always telling or implying that the Babylonians would be God’s instrument to punish them, now this long chapter tells how Babylon will finally be judged as well, and God will return to take pity on Israel. PROVERBS 10b:Here is an example of Hebrew parallelism from today’s 2nd half of  Proverbs 10: Pro. 10:23 NLT Doing wrong is fun for a fool,but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible. ‘Fool’ and ‘the sensible’ oppose each other. “Doing wrong is fun for a fool,” and it seems like ‘fun’ would only be temporary. Whereas the sensible who live wisely receive ‘pleasure’, which is much longer lasting than the ‘fun’ the fools get. 1JOHN 3:19—4:Chapter 3 of 1John circles around the theme of being children of God. There are important verses at the end of chapter 3 which can provide assurance and power when we pray. If our consciences do not condemn us— which is strongly related to living the way John has urged us in this chapter, then we can boldly come to God in prayer and have courage to ask for ‘whatever’. I have met people with overactive consciences. If you are the kind of person who always feels guilty even though you have just finished asking God for forgiveness, this passage helps you too! Verse 20 says “God is greater than our conscience and he knows everything.” He knows if you are having trouble believing that Jesus would forgive you, or if evil spirits are whispering false guilt messages to you. Read the chapter again and see how you are doing in the areas John mentions.  Pray asking the Holy Spirit to remove false guilt, or to reveal any reason you keep feeling guilty. Here is just one of many: If there are people you have harmed, make restitution. THEN, when you have done this homework, pray with boldness, because you have done everything needed to have a clear conscience. GNT Translation notes:1Jn. 4:2 This is how you will be able to know whether [such a person has//someone has//it is] God's Spirit: anyone who acknowledges that Jesus Christ came as a human being has the Spirit who comes from God.3 But anyone who denies this about Jesus does not have the Spirit from God. The spirit that he has is from the Enemy of Christ; you heard that [the Enemy//it] would come, and now [his representatives are//it is] here in the world already. NLT Translation notes:1Jn. 4:13 And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live [joined together with//in] him and he [joined together with//in] us. 15 All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live [joined together with//in] God.16 We [have come to] know how much God loves us, and we have [believed fully//put our trust] in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.]]></content:encoded>
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  500. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 49:Having heard bad news about Egypt, Philistia, and Moab, we now hear the bad news for the nations of Ammon and Edom, the city of Damascus, and the nations of Kedar, Hazor, and Elam. PROVERBS 10a:From here on in Proverbs we’ll go a bit slower, by half chapters, because each verse is a separate gem of wisdom. Almost all of these verses are examples of Hebrew parallelism. This means that the two lines of a couplet mutually comment on each other. Let’s take verse 2 as an example: Pro. 10:2 NLT Tainted wealth has no lasting value,but right living can save your life. ‘Tainted wealth’ in the first line is a contrast with ‘right living’ in the second. Solomon shows by this that doing things to obtain wealth dishonestly must not be considered ‘right living’. ‘No lasting value’ and ‘can save your life’ also comment on each other in an opposing way. Not only will tainted wealth quickly disappear, but it is dangerous for your life. You could get killed trying to get tainted wealth. And matching the lines in the opposite direction, if you want to gain lasting profit and prosperity, the way is by ‘right living’. 1JOHN 3:At the close of chapter 2, John was speaking to us about living like God’s children. We’ll begin by reviewing the last two verses of chapter 2. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 49:32 [I, the Lord, say,] “Take their camels and all their livestock! I will scatter in every direction those people who cut their hair short, and I will bring disaster on them from every side.====1Jn. 3:8 Whoever continues to sin belongs to the Devil, because the Devil has sinned from the very beginning. The Son of God appeared for this very reason, to destroy what the Devil [has//had] done. 14 We know that we have left death and come over into life; we know [that//it] because we love others. Those who do not love are still under the power of death.]]></description>
  501. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 49:Having heard bad news about Egypt, Philistia, and Moab, we now hear the bad news for the nations of Ammon and Edom, the city of Damascus, and the nations of Kedar, Hazor, and Elam. PROVERBS 10a:From here on in Proverbs we’ll go a bit slower, by half chapters, because each verse is a separate gem of wisdom. Almost all of these verses are examples of Hebrew parallelism. This means that the two lines of a couplet mutually comment on each other. Let’s take verse 2 as an example: Pro. 10:2 NLT Tainted wealth has no lasting value,but right living can save your life. ‘Tainted wealth’ in the first line is a contrast with ‘right living’ in the second. Solomon shows by this that doing things to obtain wealth dishonestly must not be considered ‘right living’. ‘No lasting value’ and ‘can save your life’ also comment on each other in an opposing way. Not only will tainted wealth quickly disappear, but it is dangerous for your life. You could get killed trying to get tainted wealth. And matching the lines in the opposite direction, if you want to gain lasting profit and prosperity, the way is by ‘right living’. 1JOHN 3:At the close of chapter 2, John was speaking to us about living like God’s children. We’ll begin by reviewing the last two verses of chapter 2. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 49:32 [I, the Lord, say,] “Take their camels and all their livestock! I will scatter in every direction those people who cut their hair short, and I will bring disaster on them from every side.====1Jn. 3:8 Whoever continues to sin belongs to the Devil, because the Devil has sinned from the very beginning. The Son of God appeared for this very reason, to destroy what the Devil [has//had] done. 14 We know that we have left death and come over into life; we know [that//it] because we love others. Those who do not love are still under the power of death.]]></content:encoded>
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  515. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 49:Having heard bad news about Egypt, Philistia, and Moab, we now hear the bad news for the nations of Ammon and Edom, the city of Damascus, and the nations of Kedar, Hazor, and Elam. PROVERBS 10a:From here on in Proverbs we’ll go a bit slower, by half chapters, because each verse is a separate gem of wisdom. Almost all of these verses are examples of Hebrew parallelism. This means that the two lines of a couplet mutually comment on each other. Let’s take verse 2 as an example: Pro. 10:2 NLT Tainted wealth has no lasting value,but right living can save your life. ‘Tainted wealth’ in the first line is a contrast with ‘right living’ in the second. Solomon shows by this that doing things to obtain wealth dishonestly must not be considered ‘right living’. ‘No lasting value’ and ‘can save your life’ also comment on each other in an opposing way. Not only will tainted wealth quickly disappear, but it is dangerous for your life. You could get killed trying to get tainted wealth. And matching the lines in the opposite direction, if you want to gain lasting profit and prosperity, the way is by ‘right living’. 1JOHN 3:At the close of chapter 2, John was speaking to us about living like God’s children. We’ll begin by reviewing the last two verses of chapter 2. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 49:32 [I, the Lord, say,] “Take their camels and all their livestock! I will scatter in every direction those people who cut their hair short, and I will bring disaster on them from every side.====1Jn. 3:8 Whoever continues to sin belongs to the Devil, because the Devil has sinned from the very beginning. The Son of God appeared for this very reason, to destroy what the Devil [has//had] done. 14 We know that we have left death and come over into life; we know [that//it] because we love others. Those who do not love are still under the power of death.]]></content:encoded>
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  543. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 48:In yesterday’s reading, the Lord began giving oracles about different nations, with one chapter concerning Egypt and the next one about Philistia. Today we’ll hear about Moab. PROVERBS 9:Today’s chapter is the last of the thematic chapters at the beginning of this book. Lady Wisdom speaks, and we find that she is opposed by Lady [Folly/Stupidity]. 1JOHN 2:John continues to address us as his dear children, and tells us things that we must know in order to be on guard and remain in fellowship with the Father and the Son. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 48:13 [GNT Then the Moabites will be disillusioned with their god Chemosh, just as the Israelites were disillusioned with Bethel, a god in whom they trusted.//NLT 13 At last Moab will be ashamed of his idol Chemosh, as the people of Israel were ashamed of their gold calf at Bethel.]====Pro. 9:18 Her victims do not know that the people [who go to her house die//die who go to her house], that those who have already entered are now deep in the world of the dead.====1Jn. 2:5 But if we obey his word, we are the ones whose love for God has really been made perfect. This is how we can [know for sure//be sure] that we are in union with God:6 if we say that we remain in union with God, we should live [in the same way//just] as Jesus Christ [lived//did].8 However, the command I now write [to] you is new, because its truth is seen in Christ and also in you. For the darkness is passing away, and the real light is already shining.14 [So (let me emphasize)] I write to you, my children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know [God’s Son//him] who has existed from the beginning. I write to you, young people, because you are strong; the word of God lives in you, and you have defeated the Evil One. NLT Translation notes:Pro. 9:7 Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.[I think we might as well let Lady Wisdom speak all the way through here.]11 [I,] Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.12 If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit.If you scorn [me,] wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.====1Jn. 2:6 Those who say they live in [unity, joined with] God should live their lives as Jesus did.9 If anyone claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates [his/a] Christian brother or sister,a that person is still living in darkness. 10 Anyone who loves [his/another] brother[s and/or] sister[s] is living in the light and does not cause others to stumble.11 But anyone who hates [his/another] brother[s and/or] sister[s] is still living and walking in darkness. Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness.12 I am writing to you who are [my dear//God’s] childrenbecause your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.14I have written to you who are [my/God’s] childrenbecause you know the Father.I have written to you who are mature in the faithbecause you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.I have written to you who are young in the faithbecause you are strong.God’s word lives in your hearts,and you have won your battle with the evil one.20 But you are not like that, for the Holy One has given you his Spirit,and [that is why] all of you know the truth. 21 So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you [already] know the difference between truth and lies. 22 And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is [a follower of the/an] antichrist.]]></description>
  544. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 48:In yesterday’s reading, the Lord began giving oracles about different nations, with one chapter concerning Egypt and the next one about Philistia. Today we’ll hear about Moab. PROVERBS 9:Today’s chapter is the last of the thematic chapters at the beginning of this book. Lady Wisdom speaks, and we find that she is opposed by Lady [Folly/Stupidity]. 1JOHN 2:John continues to address us as his dear children, and tells us things that we must know in order to be on guard and remain in fellowship with the Father and the Son. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 48:13 [GNT Then the Moabites will be disillusioned with their god Chemosh, just as the Israelites were disillusioned with Bethel, a god in whom they trusted.//NLT 13 At last Moab will be ashamed of his idol Chemosh, as the people of Israel were ashamed of their gold calf at Bethel.]====Pro. 9:18 Her victims do not know that the people [who go to her house die//die who go to her house], that those who have already entered are now deep in the world of the dead.====1Jn. 2:5 But if we obey his word, we are the ones whose love for God has really been made perfect. This is how we can [know for sure//be sure] that we are in union with God:6 if we say that we remain in union with God, we should live [in the same way//just] as Jesus Christ [lived//did].8 However, the command I now write [to] you is new, because its truth is seen in Christ and also in you. For the darkness is passing away, and the real light is already shining.14 [So (let me emphasize)] I write to you, my children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know [God’s Son//him] who has existed from the beginning. I write to you, young people, because you are strong; the word of God lives in you, and you have defeated the Evil One. NLT Translation notes:Pro. 9:7 Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.[I think we might as well let Lady Wisdom speak all the way through here.]11 [I,] Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.12 If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit.If you scorn [me,] wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.====1Jn. 2:6 Those who say they live in [unity, joined with] God should live their lives as Jesus did.9 If anyone claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates [his/a] Christian brother or sister,a that person is still living in darkness. 10 Anyone who loves [his/another] brother[s and/or] sister[s] is living in the light and does not cause others to stumble.11 But anyone who hates [his/another] brother[s and/or] sister[s] is still living and walking in darkness. Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness.12 I am writing to you who are [my dear//God’s] childrenbecause your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.14I have written to you who are [my/God’s] childrenbecause you know the Father.I have written to you who are mature in the faithbecause you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.I have written to you who are young in the faithbecause you are strong.God’s word lives in your hearts,and you have won your battle with the evil one.20 But you are not like that, for the Holy One has given you his Spirit,and [that is why] all of you know the truth. 21 So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you [already] know the difference between truth and lies. 22 And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is [a follower of the/an] antichrist.]]></content:encoded>
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  557. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 48:In yesterday’s reading, the Lord began giving oracles about different nations, with one chapter concerning Egypt and the next one about Philistia. Today we’ll hear about Moab. PROVERBS 9:Today’s chapter is the last of the thematic chapters at the beginning of this book. Lady Wisdom speaks, and we find that she is opposed by Lady [Folly/Stupidity]. 1JOHN 2:John continues to address us as his dear children, and tells us things that we must know in order to be on guard and remain in fellowship with the Father and the Son. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 48:13 [GNT Then the Moabites will be disillusioned with their god Chemosh, just as the Israelites were disillusioned with Bethel, a god in whom they trusted.//NLT 13 At last Moab will be ashamed of his idol Chemosh, as the people of Israel were ashamed of their gold calf at Bethel.]====Pro. 9:18 Her victims do not know that the people [who go to her house die//die who go to her house], that those who have already entered are now deep in the world of the dead.====1Jn. 2:5 But if we obey his word, we are the ones whose love for God has really been made perfect. This is how we can [know for sure//be sure] that we are in union with God:6 if we say that we remain in union with God, we should live [in the same way//just] as Jesus Christ [lived//did].8 However, the command I now write [to] you is new, because its truth is seen in Christ and also in you. For the darkness is passing away, and the real light is already shining.14 [So (let me emphasize)] I write to you, my children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know [God’s Son//him] who has existed from the beginning. I write to you, young people, because you are strong; the word of God lives in you, and you have defeated the Evil One. NLT Translation notes:Pro. 9:7 Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.[I think we might as well let Lady Wisdom speak all the way through here.]11 [I,] Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.12 If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit.If you scorn [me,] wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.====1Jn. 2:6 Those who say they live in [unity, joined with] God should live their lives as Jesus did.9 If anyone claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates [his/a] Christian brother or sister,a that person is still living in darkness. 10 Anyone who loves [his/another] brother[s and/or] sister[s] is living in the light and does not cause others to stumble.11 But anyone who hates [his/another] brother[s and/or] sister[s] is still living and walking in darkness. Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness.12 I am writing to you who are [my dear//God’s] childrenbecause your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.14I have written to you who are [my/God’s] childrenbecause you know the Father.I have written to you who are mature in the faithbecause you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.I have written to you who are young in the faithbecause you are strong.God’s word lives in your hearts,and you have won your battle with the evil one.20 But you are not like that, for the Holy One has given you his Spirit,and [that is why] all of you know the truth. 21 So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you [already] know the difference between truth and lies. 22 And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is [a follower of the/an] antichrist.]]></description>
  558. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 48:In yesterday’s reading, the Lord began giving oracles about different nations, with one chapter concerning Egypt and the next one about Philistia. Today we’ll hear about Moab. PROVERBS 9:Today’s chapter is the last of the thematic chapters at the beginning of this book. Lady Wisdom speaks, and we find that she is opposed by Lady [Folly/Stupidity]. 1JOHN 2:John continues to address us as his dear children, and tells us things that we must know in order to be on guard and remain in fellowship with the Father and the Son. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 48:13 [GNT Then the Moabites will be disillusioned with their god Chemosh, just as the Israelites were disillusioned with Bethel, a god in whom they trusted.//NLT 13 At last Moab will be ashamed of his idol Chemosh, as the people of Israel were ashamed of their gold calf at Bethel.]====Pro. 9:18 Her victims do not know that the people [who go to her house die//die who go to her house], that those who have already entered are now deep in the world of the dead.====1Jn. 2:5 But if we obey his word, we are the ones whose love for God has really been made perfect. This is how we can [know for sure//be sure] that we are in union with God:6 if we say that we remain in union with God, we should live [in the same way//just] as Jesus Christ [lived//did].8 However, the command I now write [to] you is new, because its truth is seen in Christ and also in you. For the darkness is passing away, and the real light is already shining.14 [So (let me emphasize)] I write to you, my children, because you know the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you know [God’s Son//him] who has existed from the beginning. I write to you, young people, because you are strong; the word of God lives in you, and you have defeated the Evil One. NLT Translation notes:Pro. 9:7 Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.[I think we might as well let Lady Wisdom speak all the way through here.]11 [I,] Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.12 If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit.If you scorn [me,] wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.====1Jn. 2:6 Those who say they live in [unity, joined with] God should live their lives as Jesus did.9 If anyone claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates [his/a] Christian brother or sister,a that person is still living in darkness. 10 Anyone who loves [his/another] brother[s and/or] sister[s] is living in the light and does not cause others to stumble.11 But anyone who hates [his/another] brother[s and/or] sister[s] is still living and walking in darkness. Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness.12 I am writing to you who are [my dear//God’s] childrenbecause your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.14I have written to you who are [my/God’s] childrenbecause you know the Father.I have written to you who are mature in the faithbecause you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.I have written to you who are young in the faithbecause you are strong.God’s word lives in your hearts,and you have won your battle with the evil one.20 But you are not like that, for the Holy One has given you his Spirit,and [that is why] all of you know the truth. 21 So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you [already] know the difference between truth and lies. 22 And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is [a follower of the/an] antichrist.]]></content:encoded>
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  586. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 46-47:After finally being able to give a comforting message (“Stay here in Judah and don't go to Egypt. The Lord will take care of you”), the people not only ran off to Egypt but took Jeremiah with them. (Or did he go along willingly?) Perhaps he thought that in Egypt the Lord's message to stop worshiping idols would have some traction. But again, alas... No. Then yesterday we heard the short special message to the official Baruch, Jeremiah’s faithful secretary. In today’s reading, the Lord begins giving oracles about different nations. PROVERBS 8b:Lady Wisdom continues to speak. 1JOHN 1:It is believed that John wrote this letter later in his life, somewhere between AD 85 and 95, and perhaps from Ephesus. He addresses everyone as his ‘children’. Like the emphasis of John’s gospel, this little book focuses on the word ‘believe’. And the word ‘know’ is used over 30 times in this short book. And it is because of that very word that this letter is famous for giving assurance— especially to any who have trouble accepting that God would choose or love them. NLT Translation note:1Jn. 1:3 We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our [inclusive] fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.]]></description>
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  629. <description><![CDATA[Welcome back! This podcast is for day number 3 in the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. You have clicked on number 3 in the NE series, which means we will read from the N.E.T. Bible. This is the plain-numbered podcast that includes the Bible readings, and there is an episode with the same name but with the letter C tacked on. That episode contains my Comments on the readings you will hear right away. Hey, if you are following the Daily Bible Reading Podcast, and if you already visit Facebook from time to time, I invite you to join our Digging Deeper Facebook group. Please share the verse-pictures you create within the YouVersion Bible app, or share how God is working in you through His Word this year. You will find our group very open to your questions about God’s Word, and very ready to pray for you. My favorite way to interact with listeners is via the Facebook group. If there is a confidential issue or prayer request that you would like to speak to me about personally, please use contact link and form found at our web site. I will answer by e-mail. The Scripture texts quoted are from the NET Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are from 1996 to 2016, and the NET text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved.See complete information about Everything DBRP at dailybiblereading.info. GENESIS 5-6:In chapter 3 of Genesis, the Lord gave his judgment against the serpent. When speaking to the serpent, God talked about the woman’s offspring (which is a collective singular noun, literally ‘seed’), and said, Genesis 3:15 And I will put hostility between you and the womanand between your offspring and her offspring;  her offspring will attack your head,and you will attack her offspring’s heel. This is the very first prophecy looking forward to a Messiah and Redeemer who will crush Satan’s head. Just before that, there is another picture worth noting: God provided clothes for the man and woman made from animal skins. This is the first hint of the sacrificial system that prefigures Christ. JOB 3:Today we read Job’s first speech. In the Bible— and especially in Job and the Psalms, we find out that God thoroughly understands and takes into account the fact that humans suffer. This is shown in the fact that such deep expressions of suffering are found in God’s Word— right from the earliest poetic writings. MARK 2:Yesterday in the second half of Mark 1, we read of Jesus miraculously healing people in Capernaum, and his refusing to stay only there. He preached and cast out demons all over the region of Galilee. The healing of the man with leprosy is notable because of the exchange between Jesus and that man, and also the results of the man not following Jesus’ instructions. NET translation notes:Genesis 5:1‭-‬2 NET This is the record of the family line of Adam. When God created [mankind//humankind], he made them in the likeness of God. He created them male and female; when they were created, he blessed them and named them “[mankind//humankind].” Gen. 6 and all through the Bible: I have decided to read ‘mankind’ and not ‘humankind’. I think changing the English language for this word is going too far in the cause of gender sensitivity. Gen. 6:3 [CEV Then the Lord said, “I won't let my life-giving breath remain in anyone forever. No one will live for more than one hundred twenty years.”// NET So the Lord said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.” Genesis 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They [(those children)] were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. ==== Job 3:8 [CEV Let those with magic powers place a curse on that day.//NET Let those who curse the day curse it –those who are prepared to rouse Leviathan.] Job 3:17 NET There[— in the grave] the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.Job 3:13 NET For now[— if I had died,] I would be lying down and would be quiet, I would be asleep and then at peaceJob 3:22 [NLT96 It is a blessed relief when they finally die, when they find the grave.//NET who rejoice even to jubilation,and are exultant when they find the grave?] ==== Mark 2:5‭ [PET 5 Jesus could see that the men fully believed that he had power to heal the paralyzed man. Jesus said to the man lying before him, “Young man, I forgive your sins.”* Footnote 2:5 I forgive your sins This is a divine passive and can either be translated as in either present or past tense. It seems better to not use passive in English, because this helps the reader take Jesus' statement in the same way that his critics understood him in verses 6-7. //NET When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”] Mark 2:8 [PET 8 Right away Jesus knew just what they were thinking, so he confronted them saying,, “So what's behind the way you are criticising me in your hearts right now?!//NET Now immediately, when Jesus realized in his spirit that they were contemplating such thoughts, he said to them, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?] Mark 2:9 [PET In the case of this paralyzed man, I don't think you'll find it easy to accept anything I could say!* You're not happy that I told him, ‘I forgive your sins.’ It will be just as hard for you to accept if I say to him, ‘Get up, pick up your mat and go home’! Footnote 2:9 In the case … Literally Jesus used a rhetorical question, “Which is easier, to say …” Note that Jesus started speaking to them with the rhetorical question in verse 8, and added another one here. Neither question is meant to be answered. Here Jesus' questions function to both rebuke and teach. By asking “Which is easier to say,” he is of course not talking about the relative difficulty of pronouncing words, but of the kind of reaction that the words will have. //NET Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up, take your stretcher, and walk’?] Mark 2:10 [PET But now, in order to prove to you that I, as the Son of Man,* have the right to forgive people’s sins, hear this!” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, Footnote 2:10 Son of Man Jesus often spoke of himself “Son of Man.” This term, which Mark literally translates in Greek, really is an idiom from the Hebrew Old Testament. In Hebrew, ‘son of man’ means ‘normal human being’. Jesus called Himself that to remind his listeners about what the Prophet Daniel had witnessed in a vision of the King of Salvation. (Dan. 7:13-14) Daniel saw Jesus in heaven in the form of a ‘son of man’, meaning in the form of a ‘normal human being’, when God appointed him King over everything. Note that when Jesus speaks of himself in the third person in Greek, this translation will always make it clear that he is speaking about himself. //NET But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” – he said to the paralytic – Mark 2:14 NET As he went along, he saw [Matthew— whose other name was] Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at [his//the] tax booth. “Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him. Mark 2:15 [PET 15 Later Jesus and his disciples were having dinner at Matthew’s house. Matthew’s fellow tax officials, and other people who were also considered to be sinners,* were eating there. At that time, many such people often followed Jesus. *2:15 also considered to be sinners All tax collectors were considered to be sinners. See the footnote for verse 14. //NET As Jesus was having a meal in Levi’s home, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. So they came to Jesus and said, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?” Mark 2:18 [PET On another day, John the Baptist’s disciples were following the Jewish tradition of fasting.* The sect of the Pharisees were also doing this. So some people came to Jesus and said, “John's disciples often abstain from eating. The Pharisees also do the same. Why don't your disciples?” *2:18 Jewish tradition … The original instructions in the Torah say to “humble yourselves/deny yourselves” on certain high holy days like the Day of Atonement (Lev. 23:27, 29; 32), and the way the Jews did this was to abstain from eating. But devout Jewish Rabbis extended this practice to a regular fast on Tuesdays and Fridays. The original purpose of denying or humbling themselves before God was to express sorrow for sins and seek God's favor. //NET Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. So they came to Jesus and said, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?”[The translation should not give the impression that the two groups were joining together to fast.] Mark 2:27 [PET Then Jesus added, “God gave the command about the Sabbath day in order to benefit people, not to make people slaves of the Sabbath day! //NET Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for people, not people for the Sabbath. Mark 2:28 NET [So I,//For this reason] the Son of Man [am//is] Lord[,] even of the Sabbath.”]]></description>
  630. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Welcome back! This podcast is for day number 3 in the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan. You have clicked on number 3 in the NE series, which means we will read from the N.E.T. Bible. This is the plain-numbered podcast that includes the Bible readings, and there is an episode with the same name but with the letter C tacked on. That episode contains my Comments on the readings you will hear right away. Hey, if you are following the Daily Bible Reading Podcast, and if you already visit Facebook from time to time, I invite you to join our Digging Deeper Facebook group. Please share the verse-pictures you create within the YouVersion Bible app, or share how God is working in you through His Word this year. You will find our group very open to your questions about God’s Word, and very ready to pray for you. My favorite way to interact with listeners is via the Facebook group. If there is a confidential issue or prayer request that you would like to speak to me about personally, please use contact link and form found at our web site. I will answer by e-mail. The Scripture texts quoted are from the NET Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are from 1996 to 2016, and the NET text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved.See complete information about Everything DBRP at dailybiblereading.info. GENESIS 5-6:In chapter 3 of Genesis, the Lord gave his judgment against the serpent. When speaking to the serpent, God talked about the woman’s offspring (which is a collective singular noun, literally ‘seed’), and said, Genesis 3:15 And I will put hostility between you and the womanand between your offspring and her offspring;  her offspring will attack your head,and you will attack her offspring’s heel. This is the very first prophecy looking forward to a Messiah and Redeemer who will crush Satan’s head. Just before that, there is another picture worth noting: God provided clothes for the man and woman made from animal skins. This is the first hint of the sacrificial system that prefigures Christ. JOB 3:Today we read Job’s first speech. In the Bible— and especially in Job and the Psalms, we find out that God thoroughly understands and takes into account the fact that humans suffer. This is shown in the fact that such deep expressions of suffering are found in God’s Word— right from the earliest poetic writings. MARK 2:Yesterday in the second half of Mark 1, we read of Jesus miraculously healing people in Capernaum, and his refusing to stay only there. He preached and cast out demons all over the region of Galilee. The healing of the man with leprosy is notable because of the exchange between Jesus and that man, and also the results of the man not following Jesus’ instructions. NET translation notes:Genesis 5:1‭-‬2 NET This is the record of the family line of Adam. When God created [mankind//humankind], he made them in the likeness of God. He created them male and female; when they were created, he blessed them and named them “[mankind//humankind].” Gen. 6 and all through the Bible: I have decided to read ‘mankind’ and not ‘humankind’. I think changing the English language for this word is going too far in the cause of gender sensitivity. Gen. 6:3 [CEV Then the Lord said, “I won't let my life-giving breath remain in anyone forever. No one will live for more than one hundred twenty years.”// NET So the Lord said, “My spirit will not remain in humankind indefinitely, since they are mortal. They will remain for 120 more years.” Genesis 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days (and also after this) when the sons of God were having sexual relations with the daughters of humankind, who gave birth to their children. They [(those children)] were the mighty heroes of old, the famous men. ==== Job 3:8 [CEV Let those with magic powers place a curse on that day.//NET Let those who curse the day curse it –those who are prepared to rouse Leviathan.] Job 3:17 NET There[— in the grave] the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.Job 3:13 NET For now[— if I had died,] I would be lying down and would be quiet, I would be asleep and then at peaceJob 3:22 [NLT96 It is a blessed relief when they finally die, when they find the grave.//NET who rejoice even to jubilation,and are exultant when they find the grave?] ==== Mark 2:5‭ [PET 5 Jesus could see that the men fully believed that he had power to heal the paralyzed man. Jesus said to the man lying before him, “Young man, I forgive your sins.”* Footnote 2:5 I forgive your sins This is a divine passive and can either be translated as in either present or past tense. It seems better to not use passive in English, because this helps the reader take Jesus' statement in the same way that his critics understood him in verses 6-7. //NET When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”] Mark 2:8 [PET 8 Right away Jesus knew just what they were thinking, so he confronted them saying,, “So what's behind the way you are criticising me in your hearts right now?!//NET Now immediately, when Jesus realized in his spirit that they were contemplating such thoughts, he said to them, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?] Mark 2:9 [PET In the case of this paralyzed man, I don't think you'll find it easy to accept anything I could say!* You're not happy that I told him, ‘I forgive your sins.’ It will be just as hard for you to accept if I say to him, ‘Get up, pick up your mat and go home’! Footnote 2:9 In the case … Literally Jesus used a rhetorical question, “Which is easier, to say …” Note that Jesus started speaking to them with the rhetorical question in verse 8, and added another one here. Neither question is meant to be answered. Here Jesus' questions function to both rebuke and teach. By asking “Which is easier to say,” he is of course not talking about the relative difficulty of pronouncing words, but of the kind of reaction that the words will have. //NET Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up, take your stretcher, and walk’?] Mark 2:10 [PET But now, in order to prove to you that I, as the Son of Man,* have the right to forgive people’s sins, hear this!” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, Footnote 2:10 Son of Man Jesus often spoke of himself “Son of Man.” This term, which Mark literally translates in Greek, really is an idiom from the Hebrew Old Testament. In Hebrew, ‘son of man’ means ‘normal human being’. Jesus called Himself that to remind his listeners about what the Prophet Daniel had witnessed in a vision of the King of Salvation. (Dan. 7:13-14) Daniel saw Jesus in heaven in the form of a ‘son of man’, meaning in the form of a ‘normal human being’, when God appointed him King over everything. Note that when Jesus speaks of himself in the third person in Greek, this translation will always make it clear that he is speaking about himself. //NET But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,” – he said to the paralytic – Mark 2:14 NET As he went along, he saw [Matthew— whose other name was] Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at [his//the] tax booth. “Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and followed him. Mark 2:15 [PET 15 Later Jesus and his disciples were having dinner at Matthew’s house. Matthew’s fellow tax officials, and other people who were also considered to be sinners,* were eating there. At that time, many such people often followed Jesus. *2:15 also considered to be sinners All tax collectors were considered to be sinners. See the footnote for verse 14. //NET As Jesus was having a meal in Levi’s home, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. So they came to Jesus and said, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?” Mark 2:18 [PET On another day, John the Baptist’s disciples were following the Jewish tradition of fasting.* The sect of the Pharisees were also doing this. So some people came to Jesus and said, “John's disciples often abstain from eating. The Pharisees also do the same. Why don't your disciples?” *2:18 Jewish tradition … The original instructions in the Torah say to “humble yourselves/deny yourselves” on certain high holy days like the Day of Atonement (Lev. 23:27, 29; 32), and the way the Jews did this was to abstain from eating. But devout Jewish Rabbis extended this practice to a regular fast on Tuesdays and Fridays. The original purpose of denying or humbling themselves before God was to express sorrow for sins and seek God's favor. //NET Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. So they came to Jesus and said, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples don’t fast?”[The translation should not give the impression that the two groups were joining together to fast.] Mark 2:27 [PET Then Jesus added, “God gave the command about the Sabbath day in order to benefit people, not to make people slaves of the Sabbath day! //NET Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for people, not people for the Sabbath. Mark 2:28 NET [So I,//For this reason] the Son of Man [am//is] Lord[,] even of the Sabbath.”]]></content:encoded>
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  674. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 44-45:After all Jeremiah's messages of doom, he was able to give a comforting message to the Judeans who had been through so much. He might have thought, “At last I get to preach good news.” The Lord said through him, “I feel sorry for all you have had to suffer. Stay here. I will make the king of Babylon take pity on you. Don't fear the Babylonians.” That's the very thing the people had longed to hear for years. But even at this point, they break their promise and don’t listen to Jeremiah! After that, when he had been forcibly taken off to Egypt with the others, Jeremiah predicted that Nebuchadnezzar would come and defeat Egypt also.PROVERBS 8a:For the last two days we heard the wisdom of a father to his sons. Today Lady Wisdom speaks.1CORINTHIANS 16:Yesterday we finished the Resurrection Chapter, and today we see glimpses of the life of the early church through Paul’s final words. GNT Translation note:13 Be alert, stand firm in [believing in Christ//the faith], be brave, be strong.NLT Translation note:1Cor. 16:10 When Timothy comes, [please] don’t intimidate him. He is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am.]]></description>
  675. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 44-45:After all Jeremiah's messages of doom, he was able to give a comforting message to the Judeans who had been through so much. He might have thought, “At last I get to preach good news.” The Lord said through him, “I feel sorry for all you have had to suffer. Stay here. I will make the king of Babylon take pity on you. Don't fear the Babylonians.” That's the very thing the people had longed to hear for years. But even at this point, they break their promise and don’t listen to Jeremiah! After that, when he had been forcibly taken off to Egypt with the others, Jeremiah predicted that Nebuchadnezzar would come and defeat Egypt also.PROVERBS 8a:For the last two days we heard the wisdom of a father to his sons. Today Lady Wisdom speaks.1CORINTHIANS 16:Yesterday we finished the Resurrection Chapter, and today we see glimpses of the life of the early church through Paul’s final words. GNT Translation note:13 Be alert, stand firm in [believing in Christ//the faith], be brave, be strong.NLT Translation note:1Cor. 16:10 When Timothy comes, [please] don’t intimidate him. He is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am.]]></content:encoded>
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  688. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 44-45:After all Jeremiah's messages of doom, he was able to give a comforting message to the Judeans who had been through so much. He might have thought, “At last I get to preach good news.” The Lord said through him, “I feel sorry for all you have had to suffer. Stay here. I will make the king of Babylon take pity on you. Don't fear the Babylonians.” That's the very thing the people had longed to hear for years. But even at this point, they break their promise and don’t listen to Jeremiah! After that, when he had been forcibly taken off to Egypt with the others, Jeremiah predicted that Nebuchadnezzar would come and defeat Egypt also.PROVERBS 8a:For the last two days we heard the wisdom of a father to his sons. Today Lady Wisdom speaks.1CORINTHIANS 16:Yesterday we finished the Resurrection Chapter, and today we see glimpses of the life of the early church through Paul’s final words. GNT Translation note:13 Be alert, stand firm in [believing in Christ//the faith], be brave, be strong.NLT Translation note:1Cor. 16:10 When Timothy comes, [please] don’t intimidate him. He is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am.]]></description>
  689. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 44-45:After all Jeremiah's messages of doom, he was able to give a comforting message to the Judeans who had been through so much. He might have thought, “At last I get to preach good news.” The Lord said through him, “I feel sorry for all you have had to suffer. Stay here. I will make the king of Babylon take pity on you. Don't fear the Babylonians.” That's the very thing the people had longed to hear for years. But even at this point, they break their promise and don’t listen to Jeremiah! After that, when he had been forcibly taken off to Egypt with the others, Jeremiah predicted that Nebuchadnezzar would come and defeat Egypt also.PROVERBS 8a:For the last two days we heard the wisdom of a father to his sons. Today Lady Wisdom speaks.1CORINTHIANS 16:Yesterday we finished the Resurrection Chapter, and today we see glimpses of the life of the early church through Paul’s final words. GNT Translation note:13 Be alert, stand firm in [believing in Christ//the faith], be brave, be strong.NLT Translation note:1Cor. 16:10 When Timothy comes, [please] don’t intimidate him. He is doing the Lord’s work, just as I am.]]></content:encoded>
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  717. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 42-43:I have always found it fascinating what Jeremiah experienced in the aftermath of the fall of Judah's kingdom to the king of Babylon. It is interesting to me that he was led away in chains along with everyone else captured. But the king of Babylon had heard of him and left instructions about him. And it is a shame what happened to Gedaliah. Evidently Jeremiah was not around at that point to warn him. PROVERBS 7:The father instructing his son continues from yesterday’s reading. This is one of the most colorful chapters in God’s Word. If you haven’t read this before, prepare yourself to be shocked!  1CORINTHIANS 15b:Yesterday we read the first part of this famous Resurrection Chapter. The first part displays Paul's rigorous logic about the fact of Christ’s resurrection. The second part deals with the kind of body we will have after the Resurrection. All of this chapter holds wonderful promises for us. Let’s consider a few verses we will reread today dealing with being baptized for deceased people: We do not find evidence that the practice was widespread or that it continued. Constable’s Notes for this section (lumina.bible.org) cites information that there was a pre-Christian mystery religion in the area of Corinth that practiced proxy baptism on behalf of dead relatives. Some early Corinthian Christians may have carried this practice over into their new faith, or Paul may simply have been using this local pagan religious practice as an example in order to say, “What is the point of doing that if the dead will not be raised to life?” Paul does not mention this practice in order to encourage it, but to strengthen his point: The resurrection of all believers is a promise that follows logically from Christ’s resurrection. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:1 And now I want to remind you, my friends, of the Good News which I preached to you, which you received, and on which [you stand//your faith stands firm].2 GNT That is the gospel, the message that I preached to you. You are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it—unless [unless you think now that it was useless to believe it in the first place.//it was for nothing that you believed]. NLT 2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. 1) Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //2) —unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.//3) unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]21 For just as death came by means of a man, [(Adam,)] in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man[, ([Christ])].32 If I have, as it were, fought “wild beasts” here in Ephesus simply from human motives, what have I gained? [0//But] if the dead are not raised to life, then, as the saying goes, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.”29 Now, what about those people who are baptized for the dead? What do they hope to accomplish? If it is true, as some claim, that the dead are not raised to life, why are [these people bothering to be//those people being] baptized for the dead?33 Do not be fooled. [As the saying goes,] “Bad companions ruin good character.55 [As the Scripture says,] “Where, Death, is your victory? Where, Death, is your power to hurt?” NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.///unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]29 If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why [have some people done that//do it] unless the dead will someday rise again?]]></description>
  718. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 42-43:I have always found it fascinating what Jeremiah experienced in the aftermath of the fall of Judah's kingdom to the king of Babylon. It is interesting to me that he was led away in chains along with everyone else captured. But the king of Babylon had heard of him and left instructions about him. And it is a shame what happened to Gedaliah. Evidently Jeremiah was not around at that point to warn him. PROVERBS 7:The father instructing his son continues from yesterday’s reading. This is one of the most colorful chapters in God’s Word. If you haven’t read this before, prepare yourself to be shocked!  1CORINTHIANS 15b:Yesterday we read the first part of this famous Resurrection Chapter. The first part displays Paul's rigorous logic about the fact of Christ’s resurrection. The second part deals with the kind of body we will have after the Resurrection. All of this chapter holds wonderful promises for us. Let’s consider a few verses we will reread today dealing with being baptized for deceased people: We do not find evidence that the practice was widespread or that it continued. Constable’s Notes for this section (lumina.bible.org) cites information that there was a pre-Christian mystery religion in the area of Corinth that practiced proxy baptism on behalf of dead relatives. Some early Corinthian Christians may have carried this practice over into their new faith, or Paul may simply have been using this local pagan religious practice as an example in order to say, “What is the point of doing that if the dead will not be raised to life?” Paul does not mention this practice in order to encourage it, but to strengthen his point: The resurrection of all believers is a promise that follows logically from Christ’s resurrection. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:1 And now I want to remind you, my friends, of the Good News which I preached to you, which you received, and on which [you stand//your faith stands firm].2 GNT That is the gospel, the message that I preached to you. You are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it—unless [unless you think now that it was useless to believe it in the first place.//it was for nothing that you believed]. NLT 2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. 1) Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //2) —unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.//3) unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]21 For just as death came by means of a man, [(Adam,)] in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man[, ([Christ])].32 If I have, as it were, fought “wild beasts” here in Ephesus simply from human motives, what have I gained? [0//But] if the dead are not raised to life, then, as the saying goes, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.”29 Now, what about those people who are baptized for the dead? What do they hope to accomplish? If it is true, as some claim, that the dead are not raised to life, why are [these people bothering to be//those people being] baptized for the dead?33 Do not be fooled. [As the saying goes,] “Bad companions ruin good character.55 [As the Scripture says,] “Where, Death, is your victory? Where, Death, is your power to hurt?” NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.///unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]29 If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why [have some people done that//do it] unless the dead will someday rise again?]]></content:encoded>
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  731. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 42-43:I have always found it fascinating what Jeremiah experienced in the aftermath of the fall of Judah's kingdom to the king of Babylon. It is interesting to me that he was led away in chains along with everyone else captured. But the king of Babylon had heard of him and left instructions about him. And it is a shame what happened to Gedaliah. Evidently Jeremiah was not around at that point to warn him. PROVERBS 7:The father instructing his son continues from yesterday’s reading. This is one of the most colorful chapters in God’s Word. If you haven’t read this before, prepare yourself to be shocked!  1CORINTHIANS 15b:Yesterday we read the first part of this famous Resurrection Chapter. The first part displays Paul's rigorous logic about the fact of Christ’s resurrection. The second part deals with the kind of body we will have after the Resurrection. All of this chapter holds wonderful promises for us. Let’s consider a few verses we will reread today dealing with being baptized for deceased people: We do not find evidence that the practice was widespread or that it continued. Constable’s Notes for this section (lumina.bible.org) cites information that there was a pre-Christian mystery religion in the area of Corinth that practiced proxy baptism on behalf of dead relatives. Some early Corinthian Christians may have carried this practice over into their new faith, or Paul may simply have been using this local pagan religious practice as an example in order to say, “What is the point of doing that if the dead will not be raised to life?” Paul does not mention this practice in order to encourage it, but to strengthen his point: The resurrection of all believers is a promise that follows logically from Christ’s resurrection. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:1 And now I want to remind you, my friends, of the Good News which I preached to you, which you received, and on which [you stand//your faith stands firm].2 GNT That is the gospel, the message that I preached to you. You are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it—unless [unless you think now that it was useless to believe it in the first place.//it was for nothing that you believed]. NLT 2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. 1) Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //2) —unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.//3) unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]21 For just as death came by means of a man, [(Adam,)] in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man[, ([Christ])].32 If I have, as it were, fought “wild beasts” here in Ephesus simply from human motives, what have I gained? [0//But] if the dead are not raised to life, then, as the saying goes, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.”29 Now, what about those people who are baptized for the dead? What do they hope to accomplish? If it is true, as some claim, that the dead are not raised to life, why are [these people bothering to be//those people being] baptized for the dead?33 Do not be fooled. [As the saying goes,] “Bad companions ruin good character.55 [As the Scripture says,] “Where, Death, is your victory? Where, Death, is your power to hurt?” NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.///unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]29 If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why [have some people done that//do it] unless the dead will someday rise again?]]></description>
  732. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 42-43:I have always found it fascinating what Jeremiah experienced in the aftermath of the fall of Judah's kingdom to the king of Babylon. It is interesting to me that he was led away in chains along with everyone else captured. But the king of Babylon had heard of him and left instructions about him. And it is a shame what happened to Gedaliah. Evidently Jeremiah was not around at that point to warn him. PROVERBS 7:The father instructing his son continues from yesterday’s reading. This is one of the most colorful chapters in God’s Word. If you haven’t read this before, prepare yourself to be shocked!  1CORINTHIANS 15b:Yesterday we read the first part of this famous Resurrection Chapter. The first part displays Paul's rigorous logic about the fact of Christ’s resurrection. The second part deals with the kind of body we will have after the Resurrection. All of this chapter holds wonderful promises for us. Let’s consider a few verses we will reread today dealing with being baptized for deceased people: We do not find evidence that the practice was widespread or that it continued. Constable’s Notes for this section (lumina.bible.org) cites information that there was a pre-Christian mystery religion in the area of Corinth that practiced proxy baptism on behalf of dead relatives. Some early Corinthian Christians may have carried this practice over into their new faith, or Paul may simply have been using this local pagan religious practice as an example in order to say, “What is the point of doing that if the dead will not be raised to life?” Paul does not mention this practice in order to encourage it, but to strengthen his point: The resurrection of all believers is a promise that follows logically from Christ’s resurrection. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:1 And now I want to remind you, my friends, of the Good News which I preached to you, which you received, and on which [you stand//your faith stands firm].2 GNT That is the gospel, the message that I preached to you. You are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it—unless [unless you think now that it was useless to believe it in the first place.//it was for nothing that you believed]. NLT 2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. 1) Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //2) —unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.//3) unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]21 For just as death came by means of a man, [(Adam,)] in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man[, ([Christ])].32 If I have, as it were, fought “wild beasts” here in Ephesus simply from human motives, what have I gained? [0//But] if the dead are not raised to life, then, as the saying goes, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.”29 Now, what about those people who are baptized for the dead? What do they hope to accomplish? If it is true, as some claim, that the dead are not raised to life, why are [these people bothering to be//those people being] baptized for the dead?33 Do not be fooled. [As the saying goes,] “Bad companions ruin good character.55 [As the Scripture says,] “Where, Death, is your victory? Where, Death, is your power to hurt?” NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.///unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]29 If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why [have some people done that//do it] unless the dead will someday rise again?]]></content:encoded>
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  760. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 40-41:Yesterday we heard of Jeremiah being put in a dry but muddy well, and being rescued by the faithful official, Ebed-melech. And we heard the terrible and painful result of Zedekiah's cowardly failure to do as repeatedly instructed by the Lord. Ezekiel— who was about 20 years younger than Jeremiah, prophesied about Zedekiah: Ezek 12:12 NLT “Even Zedekiah will leave Jerusalem at night through a hole in the wall, taking only what he can carry with him. He will cover his face, and his eyes will not see the land he is leaving. 13 Then I will throw my net over him and capture him in my snare. I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Babylonians, though he will never see it, and he will die there. PROVERBS 6:In yesterday’s chapter we heard a clear theme: Prov. 5:15 NLT Drink water from your own well—share your love only with your wife. The teaching in today’s passage is insistent: Prov. 6:20 NLT My son, obey your father’s commands,and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. 1CORINTHIANS 15a:In yesterday’s reading of chapter 14 Paul wrapped up the theme about spiritual gifts that he started in chapter 12. Note that at the end he became vehement and insistent, signalling that he knew there would be people who would argue with him. I want to underline: Paul was the apostle of the Lord who wrote 13 books of our New Testament. Every church and Christian fellowship should take these instructions seriously. If we don't, we fall into the trap of thinking we are wiser than Paul (and we can even say, the Holy Spirit). However, those who seek spiritual gifts in a way that is not self-glorifying will find that the Spirit of the Lord still gives authentic gifts. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:1 And now I want to remind you, my friends, of the Good News which I preached to you, which you received, and on which [you stand//your faith stands firm].2 That is the gospel, the message that I preached to you. You are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it—unless [unless you think now that it was useless to believe it in the first place.//it was for nothing that you believed].[This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]NLT 2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.//unless you never believed it in the first place.]21 For just as death came by means of a man, [(Adam,)] in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man[, ([Christ])].32 If I have, as it were, fought “wild beasts” here in Ephesus simply from human motives, what have I gained? [0//But] if the dead are not raised to life, then, as the saying goes, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.” NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.///unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]29 If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why [have some people done that//do it] unless the dead will someday rise again?]]></description>
  761. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 40-41:Yesterday we heard of Jeremiah being put in a dry but muddy well, and being rescued by the faithful official, Ebed-melech. And we heard the terrible and painful result of Zedekiah's cowardly failure to do as repeatedly instructed by the Lord. Ezekiel— who was about 20 years younger than Jeremiah, prophesied about Zedekiah: Ezek 12:12 NLT “Even Zedekiah will leave Jerusalem at night through a hole in the wall, taking only what he can carry with him. He will cover his face, and his eyes will not see the land he is leaving. 13 Then I will throw my net over him and capture him in my snare. I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Babylonians, though he will never see it, and he will die there. PROVERBS 6:In yesterday’s chapter we heard a clear theme: Prov. 5:15 NLT Drink water from your own well—share your love only with your wife. The teaching in today’s passage is insistent: Prov. 6:20 NLT My son, obey your father’s commands,and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. 1CORINTHIANS 15a:In yesterday’s reading of chapter 14 Paul wrapped up the theme about spiritual gifts that he started in chapter 12. Note that at the end he became vehement and insistent, signalling that he knew there would be people who would argue with him. I want to underline: Paul was the apostle of the Lord who wrote 13 books of our New Testament. Every church and Christian fellowship should take these instructions seriously. If we don't, we fall into the trap of thinking we are wiser than Paul (and we can even say, the Holy Spirit). However, those who seek spiritual gifts in a way that is not self-glorifying will find that the Spirit of the Lord still gives authentic gifts. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:1 And now I want to remind you, my friends, of the Good News which I preached to you, which you received, and on which [you stand//your faith stands firm].2 That is the gospel, the message that I preached to you. You are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it—unless [unless you think now that it was useless to believe it in the first place.//it was for nothing that you believed].[This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]NLT 2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.//unless you never believed it in the first place.]21 For just as death came by means of a man, [(Adam,)] in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man[, ([Christ])].32 If I have, as it were, fought “wild beasts” here in Ephesus simply from human motives, what have I gained? [0//But] if the dead are not raised to life, then, as the saying goes, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.” NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.///unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]29 If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why [have some people done that//do it] unless the dead will someday rise again?]]></content:encoded>
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  774. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 40-41:Yesterday we heard of Jeremiah being put in a dry but muddy well, and being rescued by the faithful official, Ebed-melech. And we heard the terrible and painful result of Zedekiah's cowardly failure to do as repeatedly instructed by the Lord. Ezekiel— who was about 20 years younger than Jeremiah, prophesied about Zedekiah: Ezek 12:12 NLT “Even Zedekiah will leave Jerusalem at night through a hole in the wall, taking only what he can carry with him. He will cover his face, and his eyes will not see the land he is leaving.13 Then I will throw my net over him and capture him in my snare. I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Babylonians, though he will never see it, and he will die there. PROVERBS 6:In yesterday’s chapter we heard a clear theme: Prov. 5:15 NLT Drink water from your own well—share your love only with your wife. The teaching in today’s passage is insistent: Prov. 6:20 NLT My son, obey your father’s commands,and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. 1CORINTHIANS 15a:In yesterday’s reading of chapter 14 Paul wrapped up the theme about spiritual gifts that he started in chapter 12. Note that at the end he became vehement and insistent, signalling that he knew there would be people who would argue with him. I want to underline: Paul was the apostle of the Lord who wrote 13 books of our New Testament. Every church and Christian fellowship should take these instructions seriously. If we don't, we fall into the trap of thinking we are wiser than Paul (and we can even say, the Holy Spirit). However, those who seek spiritual gifts in a way that is not self-glorifying will find that the Spirit of the Lord still gives authentic gifts. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:1 And now I want to remind you, my friends, of the Good News which I preached to you, which you received, and on which [you stand//your faith stands firm].2 That is the gospel, the message that I preached to you. You are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it—unless [unless you think now that it was useless to believe it in the first place.//it was for nothing that you believed].[This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]NLT 2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.//unless you never believed it in the first place.]21 For just as death came by means of a man, [(Adam,)] in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man[, ([Christ])].32 If I have, as it were, fought “wild beasts” here in Ephesus simply from human motives, what have I gained? [0//But] if the dead are not raised to life, then, as the saying goes, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.” NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.///unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]29 If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why [have some people done that//do it] unless the dead will someday rise again?]]></description>
  775. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 40-41:Yesterday we heard of Jeremiah being put in a dry but muddy well, and being rescued by the faithful official, Ebed-melech. And we heard the terrible and painful result of Zedekiah's cowardly failure to do as repeatedly instructed by the Lord. Ezekiel— who was about 20 years younger than Jeremiah, prophesied about Zedekiah: Ezek 12:12 NLT “Even Zedekiah will leave Jerusalem at night through a hole in the wall, taking only what he can carry with him. He will cover his face, and his eyes will not see the land he is leaving.13 Then I will throw my net over him and capture him in my snare. I will bring him to Babylon, the land of the Babylonians, though he will never see it, and he will die there. PROVERBS 6:In yesterday’s chapter we heard a clear theme: Prov. 5:15 NLT Drink water from your own well—share your love only with your wife. The teaching in today’s passage is insistent: Prov. 6:20 NLT My son, obey your father’s commands,and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. 1CORINTHIANS 15a:In yesterday’s reading of chapter 14 Paul wrapped up the theme about spiritual gifts that he started in chapter 12. Note that at the end he became vehement and insistent, signalling that he knew there would be people who would argue with him. I want to underline: Paul was the apostle of the Lord who wrote 13 books of our New Testament. Every church and Christian fellowship should take these instructions seriously. If we don't, we fall into the trap of thinking we are wiser than Paul (and we can even say, the Holy Spirit). However, those who seek spiritual gifts in a way that is not self-glorifying will find that the Spirit of the Lord still gives authentic gifts. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:1 And now I want to remind you, my friends, of the Good News which I preached to you, which you received, and on which [you stand//your faith stands firm].2 That is the gospel, the message that I preached to you. You are saved by the gospel if you hold firmly to it—unless [unless you think now that it was useless to believe it in the first place.//it was for nothing that you believed].[This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]NLT 2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.//unless you never believed it in the first place.]21 For just as death came by means of a man, [(Adam,)] in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man[, ([Christ])].32 If I have, as it were, fought “wild beasts” here in Ephesus simply from human motives, what have I gained? [0//But] if the dead are not raised to life, then, as the saying goes, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die.” NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 15:2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you[. Otherwise, it was useless that you became believers in the first place! //—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.///unless you never believed it in the first place.][This is a difficult place to interpret what Paul meant, and I think at least 3 possibilities deserve consideration, and all seem to me to be equally possible.]29 If the dead will not be raised, what point is there in people being baptized for those who are dead? Why [have some people done that//do it] unless the dead will someday rise again?]]></content:encoded>
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  903. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 34-35:In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah bought a field according to the Lord’s instructions. Under the circumstances, that seemed a futile thing to do. He prayed, and the Lord used the situation as a backdrop for wonderful promises to the nation of Israel.  I highlighted a verse earlier in Jeremiah where the coming Righteous King was named, ‘The Lord Our Salvation.’ In yesterday’s reading it was the city of Jerusalem that is so named. Jer. 33:16 GNT The people of Judah and of Jerusalem will be rescued and will live in safety. The city will be called ‘The Lord Our Salvation.’ There is no conflict in this. The Lord is emphasizing something! Keep it in mind. PROVERBS 4a:Proverbs 3 extolled the virtues of Lady Wisdom and ended with various nuggets of wisdom. Here are verses that stood out to me from that chapter: NLT Prov. 3:21 My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment.Hang on to them,…24 You can go to bed without fear;you will lie down and sleep soundly.25 You need not be afraid of sudden disasteror the destruction that comes upon the wicked,26 for the LORD is your security. … 1CORINTHIANS 12:Yesterday’s chapter has two clear parts. The second section is the often-quoted teaching about the Lord’s supper. My opinion is that ‘discerning the body’ is about recognizing the symbolism of the Lord’s body in the communion elements, not about the church as the ‘body of Christ’. The first section of chapter 11 has to do with visually portraying the God-ordained hierarchy of leadership within the main church worship services. (Note: Paul was not talking about general dress everywhere else, but just the worship services.) There is good information about the head ‘covering’ in a NET footnote. (See lumina.bible.org.) That note shows why long hair cannot be considered to be the head covering Paul was talking about. (That is a frequent misunderstanding.) I do NOT think we may just dismiss what Paul teaches here by saying that our culture does not visually portray male/female roles in the same way as the Judeo/Roman culture of Paul’s day. Yes, our cultures are so different. But rather than dismissing Paul’s ideas, I challenge us to explore how we may visually display the same spiritual considerations in our worship services in a way that makes sense in our cultures. Remember that he closes with these emphatic words: 1Cor. 11:16 NLT But if anyone wants to argue about this, I simply say that we have no other custom than this, and neither do God’s other churches. I think it is a good idea to pay attention any time Paul becomes emphatic. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 34:6 Then I gave [that//this] message to King Zedekiah in Jerusalem====1Cor. 12:9 One and the same Spirit gives [full belief//faith] to one person, while to another person he gives the power to heal.11 But it is [the] one and the same Spirit who does all this; as he wishes, he gives a different gift to each person. 14 For [any body//the body itself] is not made up of only one part, but of many parts.20 As it is, [in the body of Christ,] there are many parts but one body.27 All of you are Christ's body, and each one [of you] is a part of it. NLT Translation note:1Cor. 12:29 Are we all apostles? [No.] Are we all prophets? [No.] Are we all teachers? [No.] Do we all have the power to do miracles?  [No.]]]></description>
  904. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 34-35:In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah bought a field according to the Lord’s instructions. Under the circumstances, that seemed a futile thing to do. He prayed, and the Lord used the situation as a backdrop for wonderful promises to the nation of Israel.  I highlighted a verse earlier in Jeremiah where the coming Righteous King was named, ‘The Lord Our Salvation.’ In yesterday’s reading it was the city of Jerusalem that is so named. Jer. 33:16 GNT The people of Judah and of Jerusalem will be rescued and will live in safety. The city will be called ‘The Lord Our Salvation.’ There is no conflict in this. The Lord is emphasizing something! Keep it in mind. PROVERBS 4a:Proverbs 3 extolled the virtues of Lady Wisdom and ended with various nuggets of wisdom. Here are verses that stood out to me from that chapter: NLT Prov. 3:21 My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment.Hang on to them,…24 You can go to bed without fear;you will lie down and sleep soundly.25 You need not be afraid of sudden disasteror the destruction that comes upon the wicked,26 for the LORD is your security. … 1CORINTHIANS 12:Yesterday’s chapter has two clear parts. The second section is the often-quoted teaching about the Lord’s supper. My opinion is that ‘discerning the body’ is about recognizing the symbolism of the Lord’s body in the communion elements, not about the church as the ‘body of Christ’. The first section of chapter 11 has to do with visually portraying the God-ordained hierarchy of leadership within the main church worship services. (Note: Paul was not talking about general dress everywhere else, but just the worship services.) There is good information about the head ‘covering’ in a NET footnote. (See lumina.bible.org.) That note shows why long hair cannot be considered to be the head covering Paul was talking about. (That is a frequent misunderstanding.) I do NOT think we may just dismiss what Paul teaches here by saying that our culture does not visually portray male/female roles in the same way as the Judeo/Roman culture of Paul’s day. Yes, our cultures are so different. But rather than dismissing Paul’s ideas, I challenge us to explore how we may visually display the same spiritual considerations in our worship services in a way that makes sense in our cultures. Remember that he closes with these emphatic words: 1Cor. 11:16 NLT But if anyone wants to argue about this, I simply say that we have no other custom than this, and neither do God’s other churches. I think it is a good idea to pay attention any time Paul becomes emphatic. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 34:6 Then I gave [that//this] message to King Zedekiah in Jerusalem====1Cor. 12:9 One and the same Spirit gives [full belief//faith] to one person, while to another person he gives the power to heal.11 But it is [the] one and the same Spirit who does all this; as he wishes, he gives a different gift to each person. 14 For [any body//the body itself] is not made up of only one part, but of many parts.20 As it is, [in the body of Christ,] there are many parts but one body.27 All of you are Christ's body, and each one [of you] is a part of it. NLT Translation note:1Cor. 12:29 Are we all apostles? [No.] Are we all prophets? [No.] Are we all teachers? [No.] Do we all have the power to do miracles?  [No.]]]></content:encoded>
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  917. <description><![CDATA[You’ve come back for the second episode! That’s great! This is day number 2 in the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan, and this is in the NE series, which means we will read from the N.E.T. I suggest listening to the Daily Bible Reading Podcast episodes using any player that will allow you to see the full episode notes, and I suggest everyone try our dedicated listening app for Android and Apple devices. If you’re reading along with the podcast, I recommend following the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan within the Youversion Bible reading app. The days of that plan match each day number in this podcast series. However, please note: The Devotional Content page for every day’s readings in Youversion reading app is limited to only 400 words. Look inside your podcast player app for the complete episode notes.  If you listen while driving to work, you obviously should not be looking at the episode notes. But there may be something you hear— such as the mention of a link, or an alternative translation, that you will want to check out when you aren’t driving. For digging deeper in the NET Bible, the bible.org folks in Dallas have created a fantastic coordinated Bible study environment found at lumina.bible.org. There are also other great free Bible study tools on the Internet, and I list my favorites on the Shovels page at dailybiblereading .info. You will note that when I read the Bible text, I read most of the person and place names phonetically— rather than the using normal English pronunciation. This means that the letter A will have a consistent sound ‘ah’ and the letter I will be pronounced ‘ee’. This makes the names sound more like they are pronounced in most of the world’s major languages. Pronouncing the names this way also makes them sound more like they were pronounced in the Biblical source languages— Hebrew and Greek. That’s my practice when reading the actual Bible text, but when I make introductions or comments, I read the normal English pronunciations of the names. The Scripture texts quoted are from the NET Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are 1996-2016, and this text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved.See complete information about all DBR podcasts at dailybiblereading.info. GENESIS 3-4:In chapter 2 of Genesis, we saw that Eve was created and introduced to Adam. And the pair at the end of the chapter were “naked and not embarrassed/unashamed.” As I said in yesterday’s introduction, I have seen first-hand in my work in Indonesia that when a people group misunderstands and twists the story in Genesis 1-3, it will have far-reaching consequences for their lives. In the case of the Orya people, twisting the story of the fall caused much suffering and misery among families. JOB 2:The book of Job is likeny to be the oldest book of poetry in the Bible. However, note that the first two chapters, the prologue of this book, are in prose. The reason I designed the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan to include just one chapter per day in Old Testament poetry is that poetry is a harder genre to read and appreciate. This works well through much of the Old Testament, but unfortunately it doesn’t work so well for the book of Job. When we get into this book, there will be speeches by certain characters that go for several chapters. So, in such passages, please attempt to keep in mind who is talking and what was said by that same speaker before. At the close of chapter 1, Job had lost virtually everything he had, including his possessions, livestock, and children. He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” Here is our second prose chapter before the poetry begins. MARK 1b:In our first reading in Mark 1, Jesus was baptized by John, called his first disciples, and cast out an evil spirit from a man in a synagogue. NET Translation notes:n. 3:20 The man named his wife Eve, because she was [to be] the mother of all the living.  Gen. 3:21 The Lord God made garments from [animals’ skins//skin] for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.====Job 1:21 [GNT He said, “I was born with nothing, and I will die with nothing. The Lord gave, and now he has taken away. May his name be praised!”//NET He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return there.The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.][Job wasn’t going to return to his mother’s womb! It is always better in my opinion for a translation of NET’s type to put the meaning in the Bible text, and the literal in a footnote, not the other way around!]Job 2:3 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a pure and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil. And he still holds firmly to his integrity, so that [it was in vain that you stirred me up to destroy him.// you stirred me up to destroy him without reason.]”Job 2:7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and he afflicted Job with [malignant ulcers//a malignant ulcer] from the sole of his feet to the top of his head.Job 2:10 But he replied, “You’re talking like one of the godless women would do! Should we [just] receive what is good from God, and not also receive what is evil?” In all this Job did not sin by what he said.Job 2:12 But when they gazed intently [at him] from a distance but [could barely//did not] recognize him, they began to weep loudly. Each of them tore his robes, and they threw dust into the air over their heads."====Mark 1:31 He came and raised her up by [0//gently] taking her hand. Then the fever left her and she began to serve them.[I’m sure that Jesus would have done the action of taking her hand and raising her up gently. But the ‘gently’ idea is nowhere in Greek. The Greek word ‘kratesas’ often has a much stronger meaning, like ‘seize’, ‘take hold’, or ‘grasp’.]Mark 1:33 [It was as if] The whole town gathered by the door."[It is likely that hyperbole is intended here.]Mark 1:38 He replied, “Let us go elsewhere, into the surrounding villages, so that I can preach there too. For that is [why I came.//what I came out here to do.]”[I agree with NIV/HCSB that Jesus was speaking in a broader way (and perhaps broader than the disciples would have understood it). The reason he came and started his ministry was to give the message of the Good News. He went to the deserted place to pray.]40 Now a leper came to him and fell to his knees, asking for help. “If you are willing, you can [heal me and] make me clean,” he said. 41 Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be [healed and] clean!”"Mark 1:44 He told him, “See that you do not say anything to anyone, but go [and//,] show yourself to [one of the priests//a priest], and bring the offering that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to [everyone//them].”]]></description>
  918. <content:encoded><![CDATA[You’ve come back for the second episode! That’s great! This is day number 2 in the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan, and this is in the NE series, which means we will read from the N.E.T. I suggest listening to the Daily Bible Reading Podcast episodes using any player that will allow you to see the full episode notes, and I suggest everyone try our dedicated listening app for Android and Apple devices. If you’re reading along with the podcast, I recommend following the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan within the Youversion Bible reading app. The days of that plan match each day number in this podcast series. However, please note: The Devotional Content page for every day’s readings in Youversion reading app is limited to only 400 words. Look inside your podcast player app for the complete episode notes.  If you listen while driving to work, you obviously should not be looking at the episode notes. But there may be something you hear— such as the mention of a link, or an alternative translation, that you will want to check out when you aren’t driving. For digging deeper in the NET Bible, the bible.org folks in Dallas have created a fantastic coordinated Bible study environment found at lumina.bible.org. There are also other great free Bible study tools on the Internet, and I list my favorites on the Shovels page at dailybiblereading .info. You will note that when I read the Bible text, I read most of the person and place names phonetically— rather than the using normal English pronunciation. This means that the letter A will have a consistent sound ‘ah’ and the letter I will be pronounced ‘ee’. This makes the names sound more like they are pronounced in most of the world’s major languages. Pronouncing the names this way also makes them sound more like they were pronounced in the Biblical source languages— Hebrew and Greek. That’s my practice when reading the actual Bible text, but when I make introductions or comments, I read the normal English pronunciations of the names. The Scripture texts quoted are from the NET Bible®, which can be found at http://netbible.org. The copyright© dates are 1996-2016, and this text is used by permission of Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved.See complete information about all DBR podcasts at dailybiblereading.info. GENESIS 3-4:In chapter 2 of Genesis, we saw that Eve was created and introduced to Adam. And the pair at the end of the chapter were “naked and not embarrassed/unashamed.” As I said in yesterday’s introduction, I have seen first-hand in my work in Indonesia that when a people group misunderstands and twists the story in Genesis 1-3, it will have far-reaching consequences for their lives. In the case of the Orya people, twisting the story of the fall caused much suffering and misery among families. JOB 2:The book of Job is likeny to be the oldest book of poetry in the Bible. However, note that the first two chapters, the prologue of this book, are in prose. The reason I designed the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan to include just one chapter per day in Old Testament poetry is that poetry is a harder genre to read and appreciate. This works well through much of the Old Testament, but unfortunately it doesn’t work so well for the book of Job. When we get into this book, there will be speeches by certain characters that go for several chapters. So, in such passages, please attempt to keep in mind who is talking and what was said by that same speaker before. At the close of chapter 1, Job had lost virtually everything he had, including his possessions, livestock, and children. He said, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!” Here is our second prose chapter before the poetry begins. MARK 1b:In our first reading in Mark 1, Jesus was baptized by John, called his first disciples, and cast out an evil spirit from a man in a synagogue. NET Translation notes:n. 3:20 The man named his wife Eve, because she was [to be] the mother of all the living.  Gen. 3:21 The Lord God made garments from [animals’ skins//skin] for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.====Job 1:21 [GNT He said, “I was born with nothing, and I will die with nothing. The Lord gave, and now he has taken away. May his name be praised!”//NET He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return there.The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.][Job wasn’t going to return to his mother’s womb! It is always better in my opinion for a translation of NET’s type to put the meaning in the Bible text, and the literal in a footnote, not the other way around!]Job 2:3 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a pure and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil. And he still holds firmly to his integrity, so that [it was in vain that you stirred me up to destroy him.// you stirred me up to destroy him without reason.]”Job 2:7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and he afflicted Job with [malignant ulcers//a malignant ulcer] from the sole of his feet to the top of his head.Job 2:10 But he replied, “You’re talking like one of the godless women would do! Should we [just] receive what is good from God, and not also receive what is evil?” In all this Job did not sin by what he said.Job 2:12 But when they gazed intently [at him] from a distance but [could barely//did not] recognize him, they began to weep loudly. Each of them tore his robes, and they threw dust into the air over their heads."====Mark 1:31 He came and raised her up by [0//gently] taking her hand. Then the fever left her and she began to serve them.[I’m sure that Jesus would have done the action of taking her hand and raising her up gently. But the ‘gently’ idea is nowhere in Greek. The Greek word ‘kratesas’ often has a much stronger meaning, like ‘seize’, ‘take hold’, or ‘grasp’.]Mark 1:33 [It was as if] The whole town gathered by the door."[It is likely that hyperbole is intended here.]Mark 1:38 He replied, “Let us go elsewhere, into the surrounding villages, so that I can preach there too. For that is [why I came.//what I came out here to do.]”[I agree with NIV/HCSB that Jesus was speaking in a broader way (and perhaps broader than the disciples would have understood it). The reason he came and started his ministry was to give the message of the Good News. He went to the deserted place to pray.]40 Now a leper came to him and fell to his knees, asking for help. “If you are willing, you can [heal me and] make me clean,” he said. 41 Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be [healed and] clean!”"Mark 1:44 He told him, “See that you do not say anything to anyone, but go [and//,] show yourself to [one of the priests//a priest], and bring the offering that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to [everyone//them].”]]></content:encoded>
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  932. <description><![CDATA[Main discussion points:  Mark 1:17 is a difficult verse to translate! Figures of speech in Genesis 3-4 In Job, did God incite Satan, or Satan incite God? What’s wrong with just picking a fruit? How getting a part of the story of the fall caused misery for the Orya people in Papua, Indonesia. And about the long term spiritual battle between God and Satan.]]></description>
  933. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Main discussion points:  Mark 1:17 is a difficult verse to translate! Figures of speech in Genesis 3-4 In Job, did God incite Satan, or Satan incite God? What’s wrong with just picking a fruit? How getting a part of the story of the fall caused misery for the Orya people in Papua, Indonesia. And about the long term spiritual battle between God and Satan.]]></content:encoded>
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  962. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 32-33:In yesterday’s reading we heard some of Jeremiah’s most important words: Jer. 31:33-34 NLT … this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. … I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.” When you think about it, what God has always wanted is rather simple: He would like to be our God, and He would like us to be— and act like, His people. PROVERBS 3b:Let’s read verses 5-8 as a reminder, because these represent the core of Proverbs. Prov. 3:5 GNT Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. 6 Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.7 Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong.8 If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains. 1CORINTHIANS 11:In chapter 10 Paul wrapped up his discussion about food offered to idols. And an important part is to learn from what happened to Israel. Finally he summarized: 1Cor. 10:31 NLT “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Don’t give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God.” GNT Translation note:1Cor. 11:20 When you meet together as a group, it [turns out not to be//is not] the Lord's Supper that you eat. NLT Translation notes:Prov. 3:14 For [she,] wisdom[,] is more profitable than silver,and her wages are better than gold.15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;nothing you desire can compare with [Lady Wisdom//her].====1Cor. 11:3 But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is [the] man [(her husband or her father)], and the head of Christ is God.5 But a woman dishonors her headc if she prays or prophesies without a covering on her head, for this [would be//is] the same as shaving her head.  6 Yes, if she refuses to wear a head covering, she should cut off all her hair! But since it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut [short] or her head shaved, she should wear a covering.8 For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man.  9 And [the first] man was not made for [the first] woman, but [the first] woman was made for [the first] man.]]></description>
  963. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 32-33:In yesterday’s reading we heard some of Jeremiah’s most important words: Jer. 31:33-34 NLT … this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. … I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.” When you think about it, what God has always wanted is rather simple: He would like to be our God, and He would like us to be— and act like, His people. PROVERBS 3b:Let’s read verses 5-8 as a reminder, because these represent the core of Proverbs. Prov. 3:5 GNT Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. 6 Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.7 Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong.8 If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains. 1CORINTHIANS 11:In chapter 10 Paul wrapped up his discussion about food offered to idols. And an important part is to learn from what happened to Israel. Finally he summarized: 1Cor. 10:31 NLT “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Don’t give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God.” GNT Translation note:1Cor. 11:20 When you meet together as a group, it [turns out not to be//is not] the Lord's Supper that you eat. NLT Translation notes:Prov. 3:14 For [she,] wisdom[,] is more profitable than silver,and her wages are better than gold.15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;nothing you desire can compare with [Lady Wisdom//her].====1Cor. 11:3 But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is [the] man [(her husband or her father)], and the head of Christ is God.5 But a woman dishonors her headc if she prays or prophesies without a covering on her head, for this [would be//is] the same as shaving her head.  6 Yes, if she refuses to wear a head covering, she should cut off all her hair! But since it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut [short] or her head shaved, she should wear a covering.8 For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man.  9 And [the first] man was not made for [the first] woman, but [the first] woman was made for [the first] man.]]></content:encoded>
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  977. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 32-33:In yesterday’s reading we heard some of Jeremiah’s most important words: Jer. 31:33-34 NLT … this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. … I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.” When you think about it, what God has always wanted is rather simple: He would like to be our God, and He would like us to be— and act like, His people. PROVERBS 3b:Let’s read verses 5-8 as a reminder, because these represent the core of Proverbs. Prov. 3:5 GNT Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know.6 Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.7 Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong.8 If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains. 1CORINTHIANS 11:In chapter 10 Paul wrapped up his discussion about food offered to idols. And an important part is to learn from what happened to Israel. Finally he summarized: 1Cor. 10:31 NLT “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Don’t give offense to Jews or Gentiles or the church of God.” GNT Translation note:1Cor. 11:20 When you meet together as a group, it [turns out not to be//is not] the Lord's Supper that you eat. NLT Translation notes:Prov. 3:14 For [she,] wisdom[,] is more profitable than silver,and her wages are better than gold.15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;nothing you desire can compare with [Lady Wisdom//her].====1Cor. 11:3 But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is [the] man [(her husband or her father)], and the head of Christ is God.5 But a woman dishonors her headc if she prays or prophesies without a covering on her head, for this [would be//is] the same as shaving her head.  6 Yes, if she refuses to wear a head covering, she should cut off all her hair! But since it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut [short] or her head shaved, she should wear a covering.8 For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man.  9 And [the first] man was not made for [the first] woman, but [the first] woman was made for [the first] man.]]></content:encoded>
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  1006. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 30-31:Yesterday we heard more of Jeremiah’s struggle against false prophets. Just like in this day, the false message is what people desire to hear, even though the truth is actually better for us and much better for our preparation. An often quoted verse from yesterday’s reading is Jer. 29:11: Jer. 29:11 NLT For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. I think it good to bear in mind that this was NOT spoken to the Jews left behind in Israel's land, but was part of the letter to the exiles in Babylon. PROVERBS 3a:In yesterday’s reading we heard that following the path of wisdom is the way of common sense, and that leads one to avoid reckless sin of all kinds. It is best to follow the example of godly men. Lady Wisdom appears again in today’s chapter in verses 13-18, although, for naturalness sake in English, the GNT does not make use of personification like the Hebrew. 1CORINTHIANS 10:In chapter 8, we heard that Christians who have ‘superior wisdom’ sometimes need to give up their ‘rights’ for the sake of not causing their brothers and sisters to fall or be tempted. (Often not really ‘rights’, but privileges we get too possessive about.) And that led Paul in chapter 9 to talk of the rights he and Barnabas had given up for the Gospel. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 10:2 In the cloud and in the sea they were all baptized[— so to speak,] as followers of Moses.23 [Some people will say,] “We are allowed to do anything,” [0//so they say.] That is true, but not everything is good. [Okay!] “We are allowed to do anything”—but not everything is helpful.29 that is, not your own conscience, but the other person's conscience. “Well, then,” someone [will ask//asks], “why should my freedom to act be limited by another person's conscience? NLT Translation notes:Jer. 31:17 There is hope for your future,” says the LORD.“Your children will come [back] again to their own land.====Prov. 3:13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,the one who gains understanding.14 For [she,] wisdom[,] is more profitable than silver,and her wages are better than gold.15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;nothing you desire can compare with [Lady Wisdom//her].18 Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her;happy are those who hold [on to] her tightly.====1Cor. 10:4 and all of them drank the same spiritual water. For they drank from the spiritual rock that traveled with them, and [by that, I mean that] that rock was Christ.20 No, not at all. I am saying that these sacrifices are [actually] offered to demons, not to God. And I don’t want you to participate with demons.24 Don’t [just] be concerned for your own good but for the good of others.28 (But suppose someone tells you, “This meat was offered to an idol.” [Then] Don’t eat it, out of consideration for the conscience of the one who told you.   29 It might not be a matter of conscience for you, but it is for the other person.) [So now, someone is sure to ask, “[:/For] why should my freedom be limited by what someone else thinks? 30 If I can thank God for the food and enjoy it, why should I be condemned for eating it?[”]]]></content:encoded>
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  1094. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 26-27:In yesterday’s reading, some important points were revealed: The people the Lord was about to send into exile to the North would return to Him wholeheartedly and God would bring them back to their land. God would put it into their hearts to return to him! Those remaining in the land at the point of exile and their king would be scattered, cursed, and vanish. The exiles would come back after 70 years, and afterward Babylon would have its turn to be punished and would remain a ruin forever— as in fact it is! That 70 year time was important to the prophet Daniel when he discovered it when reading this book! PROVERBS 1:In  our poetry readings this year, we started with Job, then Psalms, and now we enter the wisdom literature with Proverbs. Solomon wrote and compiled these proverbs around the year 950 BC, in the height of Israel’s golden age. We will hear the theme statement of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes today in verse 7 (NLT), “Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge.” There is a clear division in the organization of this book. The first 9 chapters are highly thematic and are especially directed to giving wisdom to Solomon’s sons. Then there are proverbs giving every-day advice to everyone, followed by advice to rulers. The very last chapter is the one that extols the blessedness of having a wise wife. 1CORINTHIANS 8:Summarizing important points about our position that we have heard in 1 Corinthians 6-7: Remember that we are joined as one with Christ— as in the vine and branch metaphors. We are ‘of one spirit with the Lord’. (6:17) We each have become the ‘temple of God's Spirit’. (6:19) We are in the humble yet honored position of being ‘slaves’ of the Lord, the King of Kings. (7:22) We are not our own. We have been bought with a high price. (6:20 and 7:23) GNT Translation notes:Jer. 27:16 Then I told the priests and the people [what//that] the Lord had said: “Do not listen to the prophets who say that the Temple treasures will soon be brought back from Babylonia. They are lying to you.19 King Hezekiah and the people of Judah did not put Micah to death. Instead, Hezekiah honored the Lord and tried to win his favor. And the Lord changed his mind about the disaster that he said he would bring on them. Now [if we do what you say, we’ll//we are about to] bring a terrible disaster on ourselves.” ====Prov. 1:28 Then you will call for [me,] wisdom, but I will not answer. You may look for me everywhere, but you will not find me.====ICor. 8:9 Be careful, however, not to let your freedom of action make those who are weak in [their belief in Christ//the faith] fall into sin.13 So then, if food makes a believer sin, I will never eat meat again, so as not to make a [fellow] believer fall into sin. NLT Translation note:1Cor.8:13 So if what I eat [would cause/causes] another believer to sin, I will never eat meat again as long as I live—for I don’t want to cause another believer to stumble.]]></content:encoded>
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  1137. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 24-25:A stunning prophecy was given in yesterday's reading: Jer. 23:5 The Lord says, “The time is coming when I will choose as king a righteous descendant of David. That king will rule wisely and do what is right and just throughout the land.6 When he is king, the people of Judah will be safe, and the people of Israel will live in peace. He will be called ‘The Lord Our [GNT Salvation/NLT Righteousness].’ How amazing it is that this identity of ‘The Lord Our Salvation/Righteousness’ is specifically linked with the Righteous Descendant— whom we now know is Jesus! Yesterday's reading also contained the interesting command about not calling the Lord's message a ‘burden’. Some Christian leaders today would do well to note God’s angry statements about the prophets who pan off prophecies that just come from their own imaginations as coming from the Lord. I would not like to be in their shoes at the judgment day! PSALM 150:The exuberant finale to the psalms! 1CORINTHIANS 6:17—7:Yesterday's reading in 1 Corinthians started out with Paul rebuking the Corinthian Christians for taking their fellow believers to court before secular judges. Paul returned briefly the theme of sexual sin. Then, in supporting his points, Paul gave some of the most amazing verses in all Scripture about our position in unity with Christ. Let’s review the last four verses of chapter 6 to make the connection with chapter 7. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 7:1 Now, to deal with the matters you wrote about. [Like someone there has said, “] A man does well not to marry. [”]5 Do not deny yourselves to each other, unless you first agree to do so for a while in order to spend your time in prayer; but then resume normal marital relations. In this way you will be kept from giving in to Satan's temptation[s] because of your lack of self-control.16 How can you be sure, Christian wife, that you will not save your husband[ if you remain living together]? Or how can you be sure, Christian husband, that you will not save your wife[ if you continue to live together]?35 I am [saying these thing//giving this advice//saying this] because I want to help you. I am not trying to put restrictions on you. Instead, I want you to do what is right and proper, and to give yourselves completely to the Lord's service without any reservation. NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 7:1 Now regarding the questions you asked in your letter. Yes, it is good to abstain [totally] from sexual relations.22 And remember, if you were a slave when the Lord called you, you are now free in [because you are joined with] the Lord. And if you were free when the Lord called you, you are now a slave of Christ.]]></content:encoded>
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  1165. <description><![CDATA[Hi and welcome to the first edition of DayStarters. Our daughter Hannah (with her husband and our three grand kids) have just recently settled in Jakarta. Hannah requested recordings of just the Gospel of John, with the prayer at the end. Ava is 8 and Joel is 7, and Devin is 14 months. Their family has been through a lot of upheaval in the last year, and because of that, it seems best to home-school them this year, rather than subject them to yet another school in a strange city and culture. Hannah wanted something that she could play with a minimum of fuss at the beginning of each school day. These recordings are simply the last reading and prayer from the GN series (using the Good News Bible) starting at day number 168. Sometimes the prayer will include topics that were from the other readings of the day. So here we go, Hannah. We’re proud of you and love you! And to anyone else listening, may the Lord bless you ‘real good’.]]></description>
  1166. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hi and welcome to the first edition of DayStarters. Our daughter Hannah (with her husband and our three grand kids) have just recently settled in Jakarta. Hannah requested recordings of just the Gospel of John, with the prayer at the end. Ava is 8 and Joel is 7, and Devin is 14 months. Their family has been through a lot of upheaval in the last year, and because of that, it seems best to home-school them this year, rather than subject them to yet another school in a strange city and culture. Hannah wanted something that she could play with a minimum of fuss at the beginning of each school day. These recordings are simply the last reading and prayer from the GN series (using the Good News Bible) starting at day number 168. Sometimes the prayer will include topics that were from the other readings of the day. So here we go, Hannah. We’re proud of you and love you! And to anyone else listening, may the Lord bless you ‘real good’.]]></content:encoded>
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  1184. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 23:In yesterday's reading, we heard how king Zedekiah sent two men to Jeremiah to ask him for help to pray for a miracle. And God made it ever so clear that no miracle of deliverance would be given. Jeremiah repeatedly tells the king what he needs to do, but Zedekiah just couldn’t bring himself to do it. The area of giving justice was especially prominent in yesterday's readings. PSALM 149:We old saints should not despise all of the new songs of the young saints. Yet I totally understand the desire to avoid change.  Here we see that Scripture commands that we sing new songs. And this whole psalm can be taken as a prelude to what we will see in the book of Revelation. 1CORINTHIANS 6:A few days ago I challenged you to find out what was special about the quote in John 19 about none of Jesus’ bones being broken. In yesterday’s reading in 1Corinthians 5, we heard several metaphors relating to that based on Jesus being our Passover Lamb. And now as we start chapter 6, we have a chapter break at the right place, as Paul starts a new topic. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 23:18 [Jeremiah speaks//I said], “None of these prophets has ever known the Lord's secret thoughts. None of them has ever heard or understood his message, or ever listened or paid attention to what he said.====1Cor. 6:3 Do you not know that we shall judge the angels? How much more, then, [should we be able to judge] the things of this life!9 Surely you know that the wicked will not possess God's Kingdom. Do not fool yourselves; people who are immoral or who worship idols or are adulterers or [both kinds of male homosexuals//homosexual perverts] NLT Translation notes:Jer. 23:33 The Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, when one of these people, or a prophet, or a priest asks you, ‘What [burden/burdensome message] do you have from the Lord?’ [(meaning a message from me,)] Tell them, ‘You are the burden, and I will cast you away. I, the Lord, affirm it!  [There is a play on words here that is really hard to translate, and NLT doesn’t show that in a way that makes sense to me. So I am basing the reading more on the NET.]34 I will punish any prophet, priest, or other person who [refers to a message from me as a burden//says “The Lord’s message is burdensome].” I will punish both that person and his whole family.’”35 So I, Jeremiah, tell you, “Each of you people should say to his friend or his relative, ‘How did the Lord answer? Or what did the Lord say?’  36 You must no longer [refer to a message from the Lord as a “burden”.//say that the Lord’s message is burdensome.] [NLT 1996 version: For people are using it to give authority to their own ideas, turning upside down the words of our God, the living God, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.//For what is ‘burdensome’ really pertains to what a person himself says. You are misrepresenting the words of our God, the living God, the Lord who rules over all.]  37 Each of you should merely ask the prophet, ‘What answer did the Lord give you? Or what did the Lord say?’  38 But just suppose you continue to [call the Lord’s message “a burden”.//say, ‘The message of the Lord is burdensome.’] Here is what the Lord says will happen: ‘I sent word to you that you must not [call my message a ‘burden’.//say, “The Lord’s message is burdensome.”] But you [continued to say that anyway.//used the words “The Lord’s message is burdensome” anyway.] 39 So I will carry you far off and throw you away. I will send both you and the city I gave to you and to your ancestors out of my sight.40 I will bring on you lasting shame and lasting disgrace which will never be forgotten!’”====1Cor. 6:11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on [0//the name of] the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.[This is a figure of speech called metonymy. ‘The name’ stands for the whole person. First of all, even though it sounds natural to us who have been around Bibles all our lives, it really is not natural English. One never would say, “Call on the name of Obama.” We would simply call Obama, or call to Obama. Secondly, calling on a name sounds as if we are given magic words. It would be idolatry to worship a thing (even a name) rather than the Person himself.]]]></description>
  1185. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 23:In yesterday's reading, we heard how king Zedekiah sent two men to Jeremiah to ask him for help to pray for a miracle. And God made it ever so clear that no miracle of deliverance would be given. Jeremiah repeatedly tells the king what he needs to do, but Zedekiah just couldn’t bring himself to do it. The area of giving justice was especially prominent in yesterday's readings. PSALM 149:We old saints should not despise all of the new songs of the young saints. Yet I totally understand the desire to avoid change.  Here we see that Scripture commands that we sing new songs. And this whole psalm can be taken as a prelude to what we will see in the book of Revelation. 1CORINTHIANS 6:A few days ago I challenged you to find out what was special about the quote in John 19 about none of Jesus’ bones being broken. In yesterday’s reading in 1Corinthians 5, we heard several metaphors relating to that based on Jesus being our Passover Lamb. And now as we start chapter 6, we have a chapter break at the right place, as Paul starts a new topic. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 23:18 [Jeremiah speaks//I said], “None of these prophets has ever known the Lord's secret thoughts. None of them has ever heard or understood his message, or ever listened or paid attention to what he said.====1Cor. 6:3 Do you not know that we shall judge the angels? How much more, then, [should we be able to judge] the things of this life!9 Surely you know that the wicked will not possess God's Kingdom. Do not fool yourselves; people who are immoral or who worship idols or are adulterers or [both kinds of male homosexuals//homosexual perverts] NLT Translation notes:Jer. 23:33 The Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, when one of these people, or a prophet, or a priest asks you, ‘What [burden/burdensome message] do you have from the Lord?’ [(meaning a message from me,)] Tell them, ‘You are the burden, and I will cast you away. I, the Lord, affirm it!  [There is a play on words here that is really hard to translate, and NLT doesn’t show that in a way that makes sense to me. So I am basing the reading more on the NET.]34 I will punish any prophet, priest, or other person who [refers to a message from me as a burden//says “The Lord’s message is burdensome].” I will punish both that person and his whole family.’”35 So I, Jeremiah, tell you, “Each of you people should say to his friend or his relative, ‘How did the Lord answer? Or what did the Lord say?’  36 You must no longer [refer to a message from the Lord as a “burden”.//say that the Lord’s message is burdensome.] [NLT 1996 version: For people are using it to give authority to their own ideas, turning upside down the words of our God, the living God, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.//For what is ‘burdensome’ really pertains to what a person himself says. You are misrepresenting the words of our God, the living God, the Lord who rules over all.]  37 Each of you should merely ask the prophet, ‘What answer did the Lord give you? Or what did the Lord say?’  38 But just suppose you continue to [call the Lord’s message “a burden”.//say, ‘The message of the Lord is burdensome.’] Here is what the Lord says will happen: ‘I sent word to you that you must not [call my message a ‘burden’.//say, “The Lord’s message is burdensome.”] But you [continued to say that anyway.//used the words “The Lord’s message is burdensome” anyway.] 39 So I will carry you far off and throw you away. I will send both you and the city I gave to you and to your ancestors out of my sight.40 I will bring on you lasting shame and lasting disgrace which will never be forgotten!’”====1Cor. 6:11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on [0//the name of] the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.[This is a figure of speech called metonymy. ‘The name’ stands for the whole person. First of all, even though it sounds natural to us who have been around Bibles all our lives, it really is not natural English. One never would say, “Call on the name of Obama.” We would simply call Obama, or call to Obama. Secondly, calling on a name sounds as if we are given magic words. It would be idolatry to worship a thing (even a name) rather than the Person himself.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1198. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 23:In yesterday's reading, we heard how king Zedekiah sent two men to Jeremiah to ask him for help to pray for a miracle. And God made it ever so clear that no miracle of deliverance would be given. Jeremiah repeatedly tells the king what he needs to do, but Zedekiah just couldn’t bring himself to do it. The area of giving justice was especially prominent in yesterday's readings. PSALM 149:We old saints should not despise all of the new songs of the young saints. Yet I totally understand the desire to avoid change.  Here we see that Scripture commands that we sing new songs. And this whole psalm can be taken as a prelude to what we will see in the book of Revelation. 1CORINTHIANS 6:A few days ago I challenged you to find out what was special about the quote in John 19 about none of Jesus’ bones being broken. In yesterday’s reading in 1Corinthians 5, we heard several metaphors relating to that based on Jesus being our Passover Lamb. And now as we start chapter 6, we have a chapter break at the right place, as Paul starts a new topic. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 23:18 [Jeremiah speaks//I said], “None of these prophets has ever known the Lord's secret thoughts. None of them has ever heard or understood his message, or ever listened or paid attention to what he said.====1Cor. 6:3 Do you not know that we shall judge the angels? How much more, then, [should we be able to judge] the things of this life!9 Surely you know that the wicked will not possess God's Kingdom. Do not fool yourselves; people who are immoral or who worship idols or are adulterers or [both kinds of male homosexuals//homosexual perverts] NLT Translation notes:Jer. 23:33 The Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, when one of these people, or a prophet, or a priest asks you, ‘What [burden/burdensome message] do you have from the Lord?’ [(meaning a message from me,)] Tell them, ‘You are the burden, and I will cast you away. I, the Lord, affirm it!  [There is a play on words here that is really hard to translate, and NLT doesn’t show that in a way that makes sense to me. So I am basing the reading more on the NET.]34 I will punish any prophet, priest, or other person who [refers to a message from me as a burden//says “The Lord’s message is burdensome].” I will punish both that person and his whole family.’”35 So I, Jeremiah, tell you, “Each of you people should say to his friend or his relative, ‘How did the Lord answer? Or what did the Lord say?’  36 You must no longer [refer to a message from the Lord as a “burden”.//say that the Lord’s message is burdensome.] [NLT 1996 version: For people are using it to give authority to their own ideas, turning upside down the words of our God, the living God, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.//For what is ‘burdensome’ really pertains to what a person himself says. You are misrepresenting the words of our God, the living God, the Lord who rules over all.]  37 Each of you should merely ask the prophet, ‘What answer did the Lord give you? Or what did the Lord say?’  38 But just suppose you continue to [call the Lord’s message “a burden”.//say, ‘The message of the Lord is burdensome.’] Here is what the Lord says will happen: ‘I sent word to you that you must not [call my message a ‘burden’.//say, “The Lord’s message is burdensome.”] But you [continued to say that anyway.//used the words “The Lord’s message is burdensome” anyway.] 39 So I will carry you far off and throw you away. I will send both you and the city I gave to you and to your ancestors out of my sight.40 I will bring on you lasting shame and lasting disgrace which will never be forgotten!’”====1Cor. 6:11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on [0//the name of] the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.[This is a figure of speech called metonymy. ‘The name’ stands for the whole person. First of all, even though it sounds natural to us who have been around Bibles all our lives, it really is not natural English. One never would say, “Call on the name of Obama.” We would simply call Obama, or call to Obama. Secondly, calling on a name sounds as if we are given magic words. It would be idolatry to worship a thing (even a name) rather than the Person himself.]]]></description>
  1199. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 23:In yesterday's reading, we heard how king Zedekiah sent two men to Jeremiah to ask him for help to pray for a miracle. And God made it ever so clear that no miracle of deliverance would be given. Jeremiah repeatedly tells the king what he needs to do, but Zedekiah just couldn’t bring himself to do it. The area of giving justice was especially prominent in yesterday's readings. PSALM 149:We old saints should not despise all of the new songs of the young saints. Yet I totally understand the desire to avoid change.  Here we see that Scripture commands that we sing new songs. And this whole psalm can be taken as a prelude to what we will see in the book of Revelation. 1CORINTHIANS 6:A few days ago I challenged you to find out what was special about the quote in John 19 about none of Jesus’ bones being broken. In yesterday’s reading in 1Corinthians 5, we heard several metaphors relating to that based on Jesus being our Passover Lamb. And now as we start chapter 6, we have a chapter break at the right place, as Paul starts a new topic. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 23:18 [Jeremiah speaks//I said], “None of these prophets has ever known the Lord's secret thoughts. None of them has ever heard or understood his message, or ever listened or paid attention to what he said.====1Cor. 6:3 Do you not know that we shall judge the angels? How much more, then, [should we be able to judge] the things of this life!9 Surely you know that the wicked will not possess God's Kingdom. Do not fool yourselves; people who are immoral or who worship idols or are adulterers or [both kinds of male homosexuals//homosexual perverts] NLT Translation notes:Jer. 23:33 The Lord said to me, “Jeremiah, when one of these people, or a prophet, or a priest asks you, ‘What [burden/burdensome message] do you have from the Lord?’ [(meaning a message from me,)] Tell them, ‘You are the burden, and I will cast you away. I, the Lord, affirm it!  [There is a play on words here that is really hard to translate, and NLT doesn’t show that in a way that makes sense to me. So I am basing the reading more on the NET.]34 I will punish any prophet, priest, or other person who [refers to a message from me as a burden//says “The Lord’s message is burdensome].” I will punish both that person and his whole family.’”35 So I, Jeremiah, tell you, “Each of you people should say to his friend or his relative, ‘How did the Lord answer? Or what did the Lord say?’  36 You must no longer [refer to a message from the Lord as a “burden”.//say that the Lord’s message is burdensome.] [NLT 1996 version: For people are using it to give authority to their own ideas, turning upside down the words of our God, the living God, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.//For what is ‘burdensome’ really pertains to what a person himself says. You are misrepresenting the words of our God, the living God, the Lord who rules over all.]  37 Each of you should merely ask the prophet, ‘What answer did the Lord give you? Or what did the Lord say?’  38 But just suppose you continue to [call the Lord’s message “a burden”.//say, ‘The message of the Lord is burdensome.’] Here is what the Lord says will happen: ‘I sent word to you that you must not [call my message a ‘burden’.//say, “The Lord’s message is burdensome.”] But you [continued to say that anyway.//used the words “The Lord’s message is burdensome” anyway.] 39 So I will carry you far off and throw you away. I will send both you and the city I gave to you and to your ancestors out of my sight.40 I will bring on you lasting shame and lasting disgrace which will never be forgotten!’”====1Cor. 6:11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on [0//the name of] the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.[This is a figure of speech called metonymy. ‘The name’ stands for the whole person. First of all, even though it sounds natural to us who have been around Bibles all our lives, it really is not natural English. One never would say, “Call on the name of Obama.” We would simply call Obama, or call to Obama. Secondly, calling on a name sounds as if we are given magic words. It would be idolatry to worship a thing (even a name) rather than the Person himself.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1212. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 21-22:These verses from Jeremiah 20 have been often quoted as a reason for memorizing Scripture: Jer. 20:9 NLT But if I say I’ll never mention the LORDor speak in his name,his word burns in my heart like a fire.It’s like a fire in my bones!I am worn out trying to hold it in!I can’t do it! Remember the priest Pashur who put Jeremiah in stocks. The Passhur that time was the son of Immer. Today it is evidently a different Passhur who visits Jeremiah, the son of Malchiah. PSALM 148:The ending psalms just keep getting more and more exuberant in praise  1CORINTHIANS 4:14—5:Paul is about to drop a bombshell in chapter 5, and it is good to see the transition from chapter 4.  GNT Translation notes:Ps. 148:5 Let them all praise [Him//the name of the Lord]! He commanded, and they were created;11  Let them all praise [Him//the name of the Lord]! His name is greater than all others; his glory is above earth and heaven.====1Cor. 4:17 For this purpose I am sending to you Timothy, who is my own dear and faithful son in the Christian life. He will remind you of the [way of living//principles] which I follow [, and which is appropriate for all of us who are joined in union with Christ Jesus.//in the new life in union with Christ Jesus] [0//which] I teach [these principles] in all the churches everywhere.  NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 5:2 You are so proud of yourselves, but you should be mourning in sorrow and shame. And you should remove [that/this] man from your fellowship.3 Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit. And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on [that/this] man   5 Then you must throw [that/this] man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed and he himself will be saved on the day the Lord returns.6 [Given that situation] Your boasting [0//about this] is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough?[There is no “about this” in the Greek, and this is a place where one would not want to claim this as added implicit information. They were boasting about other things and sweeping this under the rug. And I find it very silly to use ‘person’ instead of ‘man’ a little further on. Gender sensitivity has become a bit too sensitive.]7 Get rid of the old “yeast” by removing [that wicked man//this wicked person] from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.10 But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid [everyone/people] like that.12 It isn’t [our/my] responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.   [Paul uses a rhetorical question here, “What have I to do with judging outsiders?” It is a good idea to translate this as a statement. I think that Paul’s intent is not just about himself judging, and the change of pronouns in the next sentence seems jarring to me as I read the NLT.]]]></description>
  1213. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 21-22:These verses from Jeremiah 20 have been often quoted as a reason for memorizing Scripture: Jer. 20:9 NLT But if I say I’ll never mention the LORDor speak in his name,his word burns in my heart like a fire.It’s like a fire in my bones!I am worn out trying to hold it in!I can’t do it! Remember the priest Pashur who put Jeremiah in stocks. The Passhur that time was the son of Immer. Today it is evidently a different Passhur who visits Jeremiah, the son of Malchiah. PSALM 148:The ending psalms just keep getting more and more exuberant in praise  1CORINTHIANS 4:14—5:Paul is about to drop a bombshell in chapter 5, and it is good to see the transition from chapter 4.  GNT Translation notes:Ps. 148:5 Let them all praise [Him//the name of the Lord]! He commanded, and they were created;11  Let them all praise [Him//the name of the Lord]! His name is greater than all others; his glory is above earth and heaven.====1Cor. 4:17 For this purpose I am sending to you Timothy, who is my own dear and faithful son in the Christian life. He will remind you of the [way of living//principles] which I follow [, and which is appropriate for all of us who are joined in union with Christ Jesus.//in the new life in union with Christ Jesus] [0//which] I teach [these principles] in all the churches everywhere.  NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 5:2 You are so proud of yourselves, but you should be mourning in sorrow and shame. And you should remove [that/this] man from your fellowship.3 Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit. And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on [that/this] man   5 Then you must throw [that/this] man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed and he himself will be saved on the day the Lord returns.6 [Given that situation] Your boasting [0//about this] is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough?[There is no “about this” in the Greek, and this is a place where one would not want to claim this as added implicit information. They were boasting about other things and sweeping this under the rug. And I find it very silly to use ‘person’ instead of ‘man’ a little further on. Gender sensitivity has become a bit too sensitive.]7 Get rid of the old “yeast” by removing [that wicked man//this wicked person] from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.10 But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid [everyone/people] like that.12 It isn’t [our/my] responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.   [Paul uses a rhetorical question here, “What have I to do with judging outsiders?” It is a good idea to translate this as a statement. I think that Paul’s intent is not just about himself judging, and the change of pronouns in the next sentence seems jarring to me as I read the NLT.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1226. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 21-22:These verses from Jeremiah 20 have been often quoted as a reason for memorizing Scripture: Jer. 20:9 NLT But if I say I’ll never mention the LORDor speak in his name,his word burns in my heart like a fire.It’s like a fire in my bones!I am worn out trying to hold it in!I can’t do it! Remember the priest Pashur who put Jeremiah in stocks. The Passhur that time was the son of Immer. Today it is evidently a different Passhur who visits Jeremiah, the son of Malchiah. PSALM 148:The ending psalms just keep getting more and more exuberant in praise  1CORINTHIANS 4:14—5:Paul is about to drop a bombshell in chapter 5, and it is good to see the transition from chapter 4.  GNT Translation notes:Ps. 148:5 Let them all praise [Him//the name of the Lord]! He commanded, and they were created;11  Let them all praise [Him//the name of the Lord]! His name is greater than all others; his glory is above earth and heaven.====1Cor. 4:17 For this purpose I am sending to you Timothy, who is my own dear and faithful son in the Christian life. He will remind you of the [way of living//principles] which I follow [, and which is appropriate for all of us who are joined in union with Christ Jesus.//in the new life in union with Christ Jesus] [0//which] I teach [these principles] in all the churches everywhere.  NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 5:2 You are so proud of yourselves, but you should be mourning in sorrow and shame. And you should remove [that/this] man from your fellowship.3 Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit. And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on [that/this] man  5 Then you must throw [that/this] man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed and he himself will be saved on the day the Lord returns.6 [Given that situation] Your boasting [0//about this] is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough?[There is no “about this” in the Greek, and this is a place where one would not want to claim this as added implicit information. They were boasting about other things and sweeping this under the rug. And I find it very silly to use ‘person’ instead of ‘man’ a little further on. Gender sensitivity has become a bit too sensitive.]7 Get rid of the old “yeast” by removing [that wicked man//this wicked person] from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.10 But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid [everyone/people] like that.12 It isn’t [our/my] responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.  [Paul uses a rhetorical question here, “What have I to do with judging outsiders?” It is a good idea to translate this as a statement. I think that Paul’s intent is not just about himself judging, and the change of pronouns in the next sentence seems jarring to me as I read the NLT.]]]></description>
  1227. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 21-22:These verses from Jeremiah 20 have been often quoted as a reason for memorizing Scripture: Jer. 20:9 NLT But if I say I’ll never mention the LORDor speak in his name,his word burns in my heart like a fire.It’s like a fire in my bones!I am worn out trying to hold it in!I can’t do it! Remember the priest Pashur who put Jeremiah in stocks. The Passhur that time was the son of Immer. Today it is evidently a different Passhur who visits Jeremiah, the son of Malchiah. PSALM 148:The ending psalms just keep getting more and more exuberant in praise  1CORINTHIANS 4:14—5:Paul is about to drop a bombshell in chapter 5, and it is good to see the transition from chapter 4.  GNT Translation notes:Ps. 148:5 Let them all praise [Him//the name of the Lord]! He commanded, and they were created;11  Let them all praise [Him//the name of the Lord]! His name is greater than all others; his glory is above earth and heaven.====1Cor. 4:17 For this purpose I am sending to you Timothy, who is my own dear and faithful son in the Christian life. He will remind you of the [way of living//principles] which I follow [, and which is appropriate for all of us who are joined in union with Christ Jesus.//in the new life in union with Christ Jesus] [0//which] I teach [these principles] in all the churches everywhere.  NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 5:2 You are so proud of yourselves, but you should be mourning in sorrow and shame. And you should remove [that/this] man from your fellowship.3 Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit. And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on [that/this] man  5 Then you must throw [that/this] man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed and he himself will be saved on the day the Lord returns.6 [Given that situation] Your boasting [0//about this] is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough?[There is no “about this” in the Greek, and this is a place where one would not want to claim this as added implicit information. They were boasting about other things and sweeping this under the rug. And I find it very silly to use ‘person’ instead of ‘man’ a little further on. Gender sensitivity has become a bit too sensitive.]7 Get rid of the old “yeast” by removing [that wicked man//this wicked person] from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.10 But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid [everyone/people] like that.12 It isn’t [our/my] responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.  [Paul uses a rhetorical question here, “What have I to do with judging outsiders?” It is a good idea to translate this as a statement. I think that Paul’s intent is not just about himself judging, and the change of pronouns in the next sentence seems jarring to me as I read the NLT.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1240. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 19-20:In yesterday’s reading, we again heard some often-quoted verses. These verses come just after verses in chapter 17 where the Lord himself beautifully paraphrased Psalm 1: Jer. 17:9 GNT “Who can understand the human heart?There is nothing else so deceitful;it is too sick to be healed.10 I, the Lord, search the mindsand test the hearts of people.I treat each of them according to the way they live,according to what they do.” Then in chapter 18, we also heard the famous passage about the Lord being like a potter, which Paul refers to in Romans 9. PSALM 147:Again this is quite a contrast with Jeremiah’s feelings which we just read! This is our second Hallelujah psalm. And hallelujah has been translated according to its meaning here as “Praise the LORD.” This psalm has incredible depth. 1CORINTHIANS 3:10—4:Paul is still ‘going on about’ the same thing. He is going to return to the subject of himself and Apollos in chapter 4— which summarizes the division in the Corinthian church. To give the connection, let’s start reading at chapter 3 verse 10. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 3:16 Surely you know that you are [included as a part of] God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you!17 God will destroy anyone who destroys God's temple. For God's temple is holy, and [we— all of God’s people//you yourselves] are his temple.[Translations in English often fail to make clear that ‘you’ in Greek is plural here. The Corinthians as a group are being built into the temple of God— as Paul says in Ephesians 2. It seems a bit more natural or complete in English for Paul to include himself in the body of Christ, so it is possible to use ‘we’ and a modifying phrase, as I have suggested above. There is another verse we will soon read where Paul says that we each individually are a sanctuary/temple of the Holy Spirit.]21 No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do.  [(Implicit info:) Because of being joined as one with Christ,] Actually everything belongs to you:  22  [So that includes] Paul [and] Apollos, and Peter; this world, life and death, the present and the future—all these are yours,  4:1 You should think of us [apostles//0] as Christ's servants, who have been put in charge of God's secret truths.  17 For this purpose I am sending to you Timothy, who is my own dear and faithful son in the Christian life. He will remind you of the [way of living//principles] which I follow [, and which is appropriate for all of us who are joined in union with Christ Jesus.//in the new life in union with Christ Jesus] [0//which] I teach [these principles] in all the churches everywhere. NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 4:7 For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t [just] given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?10 Our dedication to Christ [paradoxically] makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed.13 We appeal gently when evil things are said about us. [0/Yet] we are treated like the world’s garbage, like everybody’s trash—right up to the present moment.]]></description>
  1241. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 19-20:In yesterday’s reading, we again heard some often-quoted verses. These verses come just after verses in chapter 17 where the Lord himself beautifully paraphrased Psalm 1: Jer. 17:9 GNT “Who can understand the human heart?There is nothing else so deceitful;it is too sick to be healed.10 I, the Lord, search the mindsand test the hearts of people.I treat each of them according to the way they live,according to what they do.” Then in chapter 18, we also heard the famous passage about the Lord being like a potter, which Paul refers to in Romans 9. PSALM 147:Again this is quite a contrast with Jeremiah’s feelings which we just read! This is our second Hallelujah psalm. And hallelujah has been translated according to its meaning here as “Praise the LORD.” This psalm has incredible depth. 1CORINTHIANS 3:10—4:Paul is still ‘going on about’ the same thing. He is going to return to the subject of himself and Apollos in chapter 4— which summarizes the division in the Corinthian church. To give the connection, let’s start reading at chapter 3 verse 10. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 3:16 Surely you know that you are [included as a part of] God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you!17 God will destroy anyone who destroys God's temple. For God's temple is holy, and [we— all of God’s people//you yourselves] are his temple.[Translations in English often fail to make clear that ‘you’ in Greek is plural here. The Corinthians as a group are being built into the temple of God— as Paul says in Ephesians 2. It seems a bit more natural or complete in English for Paul to include himself in the body of Christ, so it is possible to use ‘we’ and a modifying phrase, as I have suggested above. There is another verse we will soon read where Paul says that we each individually are a sanctuary/temple of the Holy Spirit.]21 No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do.  [(Implicit info:) Because of being joined as one with Christ,] Actually everything belongs to you:  22  [So that includes] Paul [and] Apollos, and Peter; this world, life and death, the present and the future—all these are yours,  4:1 You should think of us [apostles//0] as Christ's servants, who have been put in charge of God's secret truths.  17 For this purpose I am sending to you Timothy, who is my own dear and faithful son in the Christian life. He will remind you of the [way of living//principles] which I follow [, and which is appropriate for all of us who are joined in union with Christ Jesus.//in the new life in union with Christ Jesus] [0//which] I teach [these principles] in all the churches everywhere. NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 4:7 For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t [just] given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?10 Our dedication to Christ [paradoxically] makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed.13 We appeal gently when evil things are said about us. [0/Yet] we are treated like the world’s garbage, like everybody’s trash—right up to the present moment.]]></content:encoded>
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  1254. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 19-20:In yesterday’s reading, we again heard some often-quoted verses. These verses come just after verses in chapter 17 where the Lord himself beautifully paraphrased Psalm 1: Jer. 17:9 GNT “Who can understand the human heart?There is nothing else so deceitful;it is too sick to be healed.10 I, the Lord, search the mindsand test the hearts of people.I treat each of them according to the way they live,according to what they do.” Then in chapter 18, we also heard the famous passage about the Lord being like a potter, which Paul refers to in Romans 9. PSALM 147:Again this is quite a contrast with Jeremiah’s feelings which we just read! This is our second Hallelujah psalm. And hallelujah has been translated according to its meaning here as “Praise the LORD.” This psalm has incredible depth. 1CORINTHIANS 3:10—4:Paul is still ‘going on about’ the same thing. He is going to return to the subject of himself and Apollos in chapter 4— which summarizes the division in the Corinthian church. To give the connection, let’s start reading at chapter 3 verse 10. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 3:16 Surely you know that you are [included as a part of] God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you!17 God will destroy anyone who destroys God's temple. For God's temple is holy, and [we— all of God’s people//you yourselves] are his temple.[Translations in English often fail to make clear that ‘you’ in Greek is plural here. The Corinthians as a group are being built into the temple of God— as Paul says in Ephesians 2. It seems a bit more natural or complete in English for Paul to include himself in the body of Christ, so it is possible to use ‘we’ and a modifying phrase, as I have suggested above. There is another verse we will soon read where Paul says that we each individually are a sanctuary/temple of the Holy Spirit.]21 No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do.  [(Implicit info:) Because of being joined as one with Christ,] Actually everything belongs to you:  22  [So that includes] Paul [and] Apollos, and Peter; this world, life and death, the present and the future—all these are yours,  4:1 You should think of us [apostles//0] as Christ's servants, who have been put in charge of God's secret truths.  17 For this purpose I am sending to you Timothy, who is my own dear and faithful son in the Christian life. He will remind you of the [way of living//principles] which I follow [, and which is appropriate for all of us who are joined in union with Christ Jesus.//in the new life in union with Christ Jesus] [0//which] I teach [these principles] in all the churches everywhere. NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 4:7 For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t [just] given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?10 Our dedication to Christ [paradoxically] makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed.13 We appeal gently when evil things are said about us. [0/Yet] we are treated like the world’s garbage, like everybody’s trash—right up to the present moment.]]></description>
  1255. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 19-20:In yesterday’s reading, we again heard some often-quoted verses. These verses come just after verses in chapter 17 where the Lord himself beautifully paraphrased Psalm 1: Jer. 17:9 GNT “Who can understand the human heart?There is nothing else so deceitful;it is too sick to be healed.10 I, the Lord, search the mindsand test the hearts of people.I treat each of them according to the way they live,according to what they do.” Then in chapter 18, we also heard the famous passage about the Lord being like a potter, which Paul refers to in Romans 9. PSALM 147:Again this is quite a contrast with Jeremiah’s feelings which we just read! This is our second Hallelujah psalm. And hallelujah has been translated according to its meaning here as “Praise the LORD.” This psalm has incredible depth. 1CORINTHIANS 3:10—4:Paul is still ‘going on about’ the same thing. He is going to return to the subject of himself and Apollos in chapter 4— which summarizes the division in the Corinthian church. To give the connection, let’s start reading at chapter 3 verse 10. GNT Translation notes:1Cor. 3:16 Surely you know that you are [included as a part of] God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you!17 God will destroy anyone who destroys God's temple. For God's temple is holy, and [we— all of God’s people//you yourselves] are his temple.[Translations in English often fail to make clear that ‘you’ in Greek is plural here. The Corinthians as a group are being built into the temple of God— as Paul says in Ephesians 2. It seems a bit more natural or complete in English for Paul to include himself in the body of Christ, so it is possible to use ‘we’ and a modifying phrase, as I have suggested above. There is another verse we will soon read where Paul says that we each individually are a sanctuary/temple of the Holy Spirit.]21 No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do.  [(Implicit info:) Because of being joined as one with Christ,] Actually everything belongs to you:  22  [So that includes] Paul [and] Apollos, and Peter; this world, life and death, the present and the future—all these are yours,  4:1 You should think of us [apostles//0] as Christ's servants, who have been put in charge of God's secret truths.  17 For this purpose I am sending to you Timothy, who is my own dear and faithful son in the Christian life. He will remind you of the [way of living//principles] which I follow [, and which is appropriate for all of us who are joined in union with Christ Jesus.//in the new life in union with Christ Jesus] [0//which] I teach [these principles] in all the churches everywhere. NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 4:7 For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t [just] given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?10 Our dedication to Christ [paradoxically] makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed.13 We appeal gently when evil things are said about us. [0/Yet] we are treated like the world’s garbage, like everybody’s trash—right up to the present moment.]]></content:encoded>
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  1283. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 17-18:One catches so clearly how trapped Jeremiah was in the time of God’s judgment, and how hot God’s anger was against Judah. Jeremiah’s audience would not have appreciated him telling them where the Lord said they could ‘go’! No wonder he so often weeps and cries out in despair. God’s verdict in 15:2, which shows his sovereign choices, is repeated in Revelation:  Jer. 15:1 Then the Lord said to me, “Even if Moses and Samuel were standing here pleading with me, I would not show these people any mercy. Make them go away; make them get out of my sight. 2 When they ask you where they should go, tell them that I have said:Some are doomed to die by disease—that's where they will go!Others are doomed to die in war—that's where they will go!Some are doomed to die of starvation—that's where they will go!Others are doomed to be taken away as prisoners—that's where they will go! PSALM 146:This is the first of five Hallelujah psalms. In the GNT, ‘hallelujah’ is translated, “Praise the Lord.” 1CORINTHIANS 3:The topic of this chapter is still related to that verse from Jeremiah that Paul quoted about boasting, but only boasting about knowing the Lord. And this chapter builds on what Paul has just said about wisdom, as he moves into discussing how to think about different Christian leaders. GNT Translation note:Jer. 17:6 [They are like bushes//He is like a bush] in the desert, which [grow//grows] in the dry wasteland, on salty ground where nothing else grows. Nothing good ever happens to [them//him].====1Cor. 3:1 As a matter of fact, my friends, I could not talk to you as I talk to people who have the Spirit; I had to talk to you as though you belonged to this world, as children in the Christian _faith_.[I just want to point out that here I don’t feel the need to translate ‘faith’ as ‘way of believing’. Since there is a modifying word, ‘faith’ is no longer fuzzy. The literal is “infants in Christ.”]16 Surely you know that you are [included as a part of] God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you!17 God will destroy anyone who destroys God's temple. For God's temple is holy, and [we— all of God’s people//you yourselves] are his temple.[Translations in English often fail to make clear that ‘you’ in Greek is plural here. The Corinthians as a group are being built into the temple of God— as Paul says in Ephesians 2. It seems a bit more natural or complete in English for Paul to include himself in the body of Christ, so it is possible to use ‘we’ and a modifying phrase, as I have suggested above. There is another verse we will soon read in 2Corinthians where Paul says that we each individually are a sanctuary/temple of the Holy Spirit.]21 No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do.  [(Implicit info:) Because of being joined as one with Christ,] Actually everything belongs to you:  22  [So that includes] Paul [and] Apollos, and Peter; this world, life and death, the present and the future—all these are yours, NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 3:17 God will destroy anyone who destroys [his/this] temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you [(as a group)] are that temple.22 [(Implicit info) because of your unity with Christ, that includes/whether] Paul [and/or] Apollos or Peter, or the world, or life and death, or the present and the future. [Yes, in unity with Christ,] Everything belongs to you,]]></description>
  1284. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 17-18:One catches so clearly how trapped Jeremiah was in the time of God’s judgment, and how hot God’s anger was against Judah. Jeremiah’s audience would not have appreciated him telling them where the Lord said they could ‘go’! No wonder he so often weeps and cries out in despair. God’s verdict in 15:2, which shows his sovereign choices, is repeated in Revelation:  Jer. 15:1 Then the Lord said to me, “Even if Moses and Samuel were standing here pleading with me, I would not show these people any mercy. Make them go away; make them get out of my sight. 2 When they ask you where they should go, tell them that I have said:Some are doomed to die by disease—that's where they will go!Others are doomed to die in war—that's where they will go!Some are doomed to die of starvation—that's where they will go!Others are doomed to be taken away as prisoners—that's where they will go! PSALM 146:This is the first of five Hallelujah psalms. In the GNT, ‘hallelujah’ is translated, “Praise the Lord.” 1CORINTHIANS 3:The topic of this chapter is still related to that verse from Jeremiah that Paul quoted about boasting, but only boasting about knowing the Lord. And this chapter builds on what Paul has just said about wisdom, as he moves into discussing how to think about different Christian leaders. GNT Translation note:Jer. 17:6 [They are like bushes//He is like a bush] in the desert, which [grow//grows] in the dry wasteland, on salty ground where nothing else grows. Nothing good ever happens to [them//him].====1Cor. 3:1 As a matter of fact, my friends, I could not talk to you as I talk to people who have the Spirit; I had to talk to you as though you belonged to this world, as children in the Christian _faith_.[I just want to point out that here I don’t feel the need to translate ‘faith’ as ‘way of believing’. Since there is a modifying word, ‘faith’ is no longer fuzzy. The literal is “infants in Christ.”]16 Surely you know that you are [included as a part of] God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you!17 God will destroy anyone who destroys God's temple. For God's temple is holy, and [we— all of God’s people//you yourselves] are his temple.[Translations in English often fail to make clear that ‘you’ in Greek is plural here. The Corinthians as a group are being built into the temple of God— as Paul says in Ephesians 2. It seems a bit more natural or complete in English for Paul to include himself in the body of Christ, so it is possible to use ‘we’ and a modifying phrase, as I have suggested above. There is another verse we will soon read in 2Corinthians where Paul says that we each individually are a sanctuary/temple of the Holy Spirit.]21 No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do.  [(Implicit info:) Because of being joined as one with Christ,] Actually everything belongs to you:  22  [So that includes] Paul [and] Apollos, and Peter; this world, life and death, the present and the future—all these are yours, NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 3:17 God will destroy anyone who destroys [his/this] temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you [(as a group)] are that temple.22 [(Implicit info) because of your unity with Christ, that includes/whether] Paul [and/or] Apollos or Peter, or the world, or life and death, or the present and the future. [Yes, in unity with Christ,] Everything belongs to you,]]></content:encoded>
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  1297. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 17-18:One catches so clearly how trapped Jeremiah was in the time of God’s judgment, and how hot God’s anger was against Judah. Jeremiah’s audience would not have appreciated him telling them where the Lord said they could ‘go’! No wonder he so often weeps and cries out in despair. God’s verdict in 15:2, which shows his sovereign choices, is repeated in Revelation:  Jer. 15:1 Then the Lord said to me, “Even if Moses and Samuel were standing here pleading with me, I would not show these people any mercy. Make them go away; make them get out of my sight. 2 When they ask you where they should go, tell them that I have said:Some are doomed to die by disease—that's where they will go!Others are doomed to die in war—that's where they will go!Some are doomed to die of starvation—that's where they will go!Others are doomed to be taken away as prisoners—that's where they will go! PSALM 146:This is the first of five Hallelujah psalms. In the GNT, ‘hallelujah’ is translated, “Praise the Lord.” 1CORINTHIANS 3:The topic of this chapter is still related to that verse from Jeremiah that Paul quoted about boasting, but only boasting about knowing the Lord. And this chapter builds on what Paul has just said about wisdom, as he moves into discussing how to think about different Christian leaders. GNT Translation note:Jer. 17:6 [They are like bushes//He is like a bush] in the desert, which [grow//grows] in the dry wasteland, on salty ground where nothing else grows. Nothing good ever happens to [them//him].====1Cor. 3:1 As a matter of fact, my friends, I could not talk to you as I talk to people who have the Spirit; I had to talk to you as though you belonged to this world, as children in the Christian _faith_.[I just want to point out that here I don’t feel the need to translate ‘faith’ as ‘way of believing’. Since there is a modifying word, ‘faith’ is no longer fuzzy. The literal is “infants in Christ.”]16 Surely you know that you are [included as a part of] God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you!17 God will destroy anyone who destroys God's temple. For God's temple is holy, and [we— all of God’s people//you yourselves] are his temple.[Translations in English often fail to make clear that ‘you’ in Greek is plural here. The Corinthians as a group are being built into the temple of God— as Paul says in Ephesians 2. It seems a bit more natural or complete in English for Paul to include himself in the body of Christ, so it is possible to use ‘we’ and a modifying phrase, as I have suggested above. There is another verse we will soon read in 2Corinthians where Paul says that we each individually are a sanctuary/temple of the Holy Spirit.]21 No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do.  [(Implicit info:) Because of being joined as one with Christ,] Actually everything belongs to you:  22  [So that includes] Paul [and] Apollos, and Peter; this world, life and death, the present and the future—all these are yours, NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 3:17 God will destroy anyone who destroys [his/this] temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you [(as a group)] are that temple.22 [(Implicit info) because of your unity with Christ, that includes/whether] Paul [and/or] Apollos or Peter, or the world, or life and death, or the present and the future. [Yes, in unity with Christ,] Everything belongs to you,]]></description>
  1298. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 17-18:One catches so clearly how trapped Jeremiah was in the time of God’s judgment, and how hot God’s anger was against Judah. Jeremiah’s audience would not have appreciated him telling them where the Lord said they could ‘go’! No wonder he so often weeps and cries out in despair. God’s verdict in 15:2, which shows his sovereign choices, is repeated in Revelation:  Jer. 15:1 Then the Lord said to me, “Even if Moses and Samuel were standing here pleading with me, I would not show these people any mercy. Make them go away; make them get out of my sight. 2 When they ask you where they should go, tell them that I have said:Some are doomed to die by disease—that's where they will go!Others are doomed to die in war—that's where they will go!Some are doomed to die of starvation—that's where they will go!Others are doomed to be taken away as prisoners—that's where they will go! PSALM 146:This is the first of five Hallelujah psalms. In the GNT, ‘hallelujah’ is translated, “Praise the Lord.” 1CORINTHIANS 3:The topic of this chapter is still related to that verse from Jeremiah that Paul quoted about boasting, but only boasting about knowing the Lord. And this chapter builds on what Paul has just said about wisdom, as he moves into discussing how to think about different Christian leaders. GNT Translation note:Jer. 17:6 [They are like bushes//He is like a bush] in the desert, which [grow//grows] in the dry wasteland, on salty ground where nothing else grows. Nothing good ever happens to [them//him].====1Cor. 3:1 As a matter of fact, my friends, I could not talk to you as I talk to people who have the Spirit; I had to talk to you as though you belonged to this world, as children in the Christian _faith_.[I just want to point out that here I don’t feel the need to translate ‘faith’ as ‘way of believing’. Since there is a modifying word, ‘faith’ is no longer fuzzy. The literal is “infants in Christ.”]16 Surely you know that you are [included as a part of] God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you!17 God will destroy anyone who destroys God's temple. For God's temple is holy, and [we— all of God’s people//you yourselves] are his temple.[Translations in English often fail to make clear that ‘you’ in Greek is plural here. The Corinthians as a group are being built into the temple of God— as Paul says in Ephesians 2. It seems a bit more natural or complete in English for Paul to include himself in the body of Christ, so it is possible to use ‘we’ and a modifying phrase, as I have suggested above. There is another verse we will soon read in 2Corinthians where Paul says that we each individually are a sanctuary/temple of the Holy Spirit.]21 No one, then, should boast about what human beings can do.  [(Implicit info:) Because of being joined as one with Christ,] Actually everything belongs to you:  22  [So that includes] Paul [and] Apollos, and Peter; this world, life and death, the present and the future—all these are yours, NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 3:17 God will destroy anyone who destroys [his/this] temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you [(as a group)] are that temple.22 [(Implicit info) because of your unity with Christ, that includes/whether] Paul [and/or] Apollos or Peter, or the world, or life and death, or the present and the future. [Yes, in unity with Christ,] Everything belongs to you,]]></content:encoded>
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  1311. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 15-16:Yesterday the dialog between the Lord and Jeremiah continued. We heard of the drought. And the Lord forbid Jeremiah to pray for the people of Judah. PSALM 145:This is an acrostic psalm in Hebrew, and it gives us a great place to start when praising God. 1CORINTHIANS 1:18—2:Let’s not allow the chapter division here to interrupt what Paul teaches us about God’s wisdom! So let’s start reading in chapter 1 verse 18. GNT Translation note:Jer. 15:10 What an unhappy man I am! Why did my mother [ever] bring me into the world? I have to quarrel and argue with everyone in the land. I have not lent any money or borrowed any; yet everyone curses me.====Ps. 145:21 I will always praise the Lord; let all [your//his] creatures praise [You//his holy name (metonymy)] forever.[Again in this psalm in the podcast I will rephrase some verses so that all of this psalm becomes a prayer to God. Third person to first person changes occur in verses 3, 13-14, and 17-21.]====1Cor. 1:19 [God says in scripture//The scripture says], “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and set aside the understanding of the scholars.”2:5 Your [believing//faith], then, does not rest on human wisdom but on God's power. NLT Translation note:Jer. 15:2And if they say to you, ‘But where can we go?’ tell them, ‘This is what the LORD says:“‘Those who are destined for death, will die;those who are destined for war, [will die in//to] war;those who are destined for famine, [will die in//to] famine;those who are destined for captivity, [will die in//to] captivity.’====1Cor. 2:2 For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, [and the fact that He//he one who] was crucified.6 Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who [will quickly pass away//are soon forgotten].]]></description>
  1312. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 15-16:Yesterday the dialog between the Lord and Jeremiah continued. We heard of the drought. And the Lord forbid Jeremiah to pray for the people of Judah. PSALM 145:This is an acrostic psalm in Hebrew, and it gives us a great place to start when praising God. 1CORINTHIANS 1:18—2:Let’s not allow the chapter division here to interrupt what Paul teaches us about God’s wisdom! So let’s start reading in chapter 1 verse 18. GNT Translation note:Jer. 15:10 What an unhappy man I am! Why did my mother [ever] bring me into the world? I have to quarrel and argue with everyone in the land. I have not lent any money or borrowed any; yet everyone curses me.====Ps. 145:21 I will always praise the Lord; let all [your//his] creatures praise [You//his holy name (metonymy)] forever.[Again in this psalm in the podcast I will rephrase some verses so that all of this psalm becomes a prayer to God. Third person to first person changes occur in verses 3, 13-14, and 17-21.]====1Cor. 1:19 [God says in scripture//The scripture says], “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and set aside the understanding of the scholars.”2:5 Your [believing//faith], then, does not rest on human wisdom but on God's power. NLT Translation note:Jer. 15:2And if they say to you, ‘But where can we go?’ tell them, ‘This is what the LORD says:“‘Those who are destined for death, will die;those who are destined for war, [will die in//to] war;those who are destined for famine, [will die in//to] famine;those who are destined for captivity, [will die in//to] captivity.’====1Cor. 2:2 For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, [and the fact that He//he one who] was crucified.6 Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who [will quickly pass away//are soon forgotten].]]></content:encoded>
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  1325. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 15-16:Yesterday the dialog between the Lord and Jeremiah continued. We heard of the drought. And the Lord forbid Jeremiah to pray for the people of Judah. PSALM 145:This is an acrostic psalm in Hebrew, and it gives us a great place to start when praising God. 1CORINTHIANS 1:18—2:Let’s not allow the chapter division here to interrupt what Paul teaches us about God’s wisdom! So let’s start reading in chapter 1 verse 18. GNT Translation note:Jer. 15:10 What an unhappy man I am! Why did my mother [ever] bring me into the world? I have to quarrel and argue with everyone in the land. I have not lent any money or borrowed any; yet everyone curses me.====Ps. 145:21 I will always praise the Lord; let all [your//his] creatures praise [You//his holy name (metonymy)] forever.[Again in this psalm in the podcast I will rephrase some verses so that all of this psalm becomes a prayer to God. Third person to first person changes occur in verses 3, 13-14, and 17-21.]====1Cor. 1:19 [God says in scripture//The scripture says], “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and set aside the understanding of the scholars.”2:5 Your [believing//faith], then, does not rest on human wisdom but on God's power. NLT Translation note:Jer. 15:2And if they say to you, ‘But where can we go?’ tell them, ‘This is what the LORD says:“‘Those who are destined for death, will die;those who are destined for war, [will die in//to] war;those who are destined for famine, [will die in//to] famine;those who are destined for captivity, [will die in//to] captivity.’====1Cor. 2:2 For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, [and the fact that He//he one who] was crucified.6 Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who [will quickly pass away//are soon forgotten].]]></description>
  1326. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 15-16:Yesterday the dialog between the Lord and Jeremiah continued. We heard of the drought. And the Lord forbid Jeremiah to pray for the people of Judah. PSALM 145:This is an acrostic psalm in Hebrew, and it gives us a great place to start when praising God. 1CORINTHIANS 1:18—2:Let’s not allow the chapter division here to interrupt what Paul teaches us about God’s wisdom! So let’s start reading in chapter 1 verse 18. GNT Translation note:Jer. 15:10 What an unhappy man I am! Why did my mother [ever] bring me into the world? I have to quarrel and argue with everyone in the land. I have not lent any money or borrowed any; yet everyone curses me.====Ps. 145:21 I will always praise the Lord; let all [your//his] creatures praise [You//his holy name (metonymy)] forever.[Again in this psalm in the podcast I will rephrase some verses so that all of this psalm becomes a prayer to God. Third person to first person changes occur in verses 3, 13-14, and 17-21.]====1Cor. 1:19 [God says in scripture//The scripture says], “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and set aside the understanding of the scholars.”2:5 Your [believing//faith], then, does not rest on human wisdom but on God's power. NLT Translation note:Jer. 15:2And if they say to you, ‘But where can we go?’ tell them, ‘This is what the LORD says:“‘Those who are destined for death, will die;those who are destined for war, [will die in//to] war;those who are destined for famine, [will die in//to] famine;those who are destined for captivity, [will die in//to] captivity.’====1Cor. 2:2 For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, [and the fact that He//he one who] was crucified.6 Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who [will quickly pass away//are soon forgotten].]]></content:encoded>
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  1339. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 13-14:In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah complained to the Lord, 12:1 “Lord, if I argued my case with you,you would [be shown//prove] to be right.Yet I must question you about matters of justice.Why are the wicked so prosperous?Why do dishonest people succeed? And the Lord replied in an answer that bears reading in context and needs some thinking about, “Jeremiah, if you get tired racing against people,how can you race against horses?If you can't even stand up in open country,how will you manage in the jungle by the Jordan? PSALM 144:This poem is quite a contrast with what we have just heard in Jeremiah. This is the joyful prayer of a king who is leading his people according to the will of God. 1Corinthians 1:In Paul’s day, Corinth was a metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea with a population of between 150,000 and 300,000 Roman citizens and about 460,000 slaves. There was evidently a healthy criminal population, and the city was a center of banking, so there were incredibly wealthy people there. The city was full of idol shrines of deities from Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and there was cult prostitution. Some commentators claim that 1 Corinthians contains parts of two letters from Paul, so that 2nd Corinthians might actually be a third or fourth letter. I don’t buy that. Key topics of the letter include the divisions in the church, the obstacles to sharing the Gospel, God’s wisdom as it appears to Greeks and Jews, partnership among apostles of Christ, vice in the church, various instructions about marriage, the Lord’s supper, food sacrificed to idols, Paul not cashing in on his rights as an apostle, spiritual gifts and the spiritual fruit of love, and the resurrection of Christ. GNT Translation note:Ps. 144:15 [O Lord our God,//0] Happy is the nation of whom this is true; happy are the people [who worship You!//whose God is the Lord!][As in other Psalms, I read verses 1-2 and 15 as a prayer made directly to God, rather than using the third person in talking to the Lord.] NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 1:12 Some of you are saying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Others are saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Peter,d” or [even] “I follow only Christ.”17 For Christ didn’t send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News—and not with clever speech, [so//for fear] that the cross of Christ would lose its power.22 It is [foolishness/foolish] to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is [foolishness/foolish] to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom.27 Instead, God chose things [and people] the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.30 God has [joined you as one//united you] with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.]]></description>
  1340. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 13-14:In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah complained to the Lord, 12:1 “Lord, if I argued my case with you,you would [be shown//prove] to be right.Yet I must question you about matters of justice.Why are the wicked so prosperous?Why do dishonest people succeed? And the Lord replied in an answer that bears reading in context and needs some thinking about, “Jeremiah, if you get tired racing against people,how can you race against horses?If you can't even stand up in open country,how will you manage in the jungle by the Jordan? PSALM 144:This poem is quite a contrast with what we have just heard in Jeremiah. This is the joyful prayer of a king who is leading his people according to the will of God. 1Corinthians 1:In Paul’s day, Corinth was a metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea with a population of between 150,000 and 300,000 Roman citizens and about 460,000 slaves. There was evidently a healthy criminal population, and the city was a center of banking, so there were incredibly wealthy people there. The city was full of idol shrines of deities from Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and there was cult prostitution. Some commentators claim that 1 Corinthians contains parts of two letters from Paul, so that 2nd Corinthians might actually be a third or fourth letter. I don’t buy that. Key topics of the letter include the divisions in the church, the obstacles to sharing the Gospel, God’s wisdom as it appears to Greeks and Jews, partnership among apostles of Christ, vice in the church, various instructions about marriage, the Lord’s supper, food sacrificed to idols, Paul not cashing in on his rights as an apostle, spiritual gifts and the spiritual fruit of love, and the resurrection of Christ. GNT Translation note:Ps. 144:15 [O Lord our God,//0] Happy is the nation of whom this is true; happy are the people [who worship You!//whose God is the Lord!][As in other Psalms, I read verses 1-2 and 15 as a prayer made directly to God, rather than using the third person in talking to the Lord.] NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 1:12 Some of you are saying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Others are saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Peter,d” or [even] “I follow only Christ.”17 For Christ didn’t send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News—and not with clever speech, [so//for fear] that the cross of Christ would lose its power.22 It is [foolishness/foolish] to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is [foolishness/foolish] to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom.27 Instead, God chose things [and people] the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.30 God has [joined you as one//united you] with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.]]></content:encoded>
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  1353. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 13-14:In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah complained to the Lord, 12:1 “Lord, if I argued my case with you,you would [be shown//prove] to be right.Yet I must question you about matters of justice.Why are the wicked so prosperous?Why do dishonest people succeed? And the Lord replied in an answer that bears reading in context and needs some thinking about, “Jeremiah, if you get tired racing against people,how can you race against horses?If you can't even stand up in open country,how will you manage in the jungle by the Jordan? PSALM 144:This poem is quite a contrast with what we have just heard in Jeremiah. This is the joyful prayer of a king who is leading his people according to the will of God. 1Corinthians 1:In Paul’s day, Corinth was a metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea with a population of between 150,000 and 300,000 Roman citizens and about 460,000 slaves. There was evidently a healthy criminal population, and the city was a center of banking, so there were incredibly wealthy people there. The city was full of idol shrines of deities from Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and there was cult prostitution. Some commentators claim that 1 Corinthians contains parts of two letters from Paul, so that 2nd Corinthians might actually be a third or fourth letter. I don’t buy that. Key topics of the letter include the divisions in the church, the obstacles to sharing the Gospel, God’s wisdom as it appears to Greeks and Jews, partnership among apostles of Christ, vice in the church, various instructions about marriage, the Lord’s supper, food sacrificed to idols, Paul not cashing in on his rights as an apostle, spiritual gifts and the spiritual fruit of love, and the resurrection of Christ. GNT Translation note:Ps. 144:15 [O Lord our God,//0] Happy is the nation of whom this is true; happy are the people [who worship You!//whose God is the Lord!][As in other Psalms, I read verses 1-2 and 15 as a prayer made directly to God, rather than using the third person in talking to the Lord.] NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 1:12 Some of you are saying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Others are saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Peter,d” or [even] “I follow only Christ.”17 For Christ didn’t send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News—and not with clever speech, [so//for fear] that the cross of Christ would lose its power.22 It is [foolishness/foolish] to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is [foolishness/foolish] to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom.27 Instead, God chose things [and people] the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.30 God has [joined you as one//united you] with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.]]></description>
  1354. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 13-14:In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah complained to the Lord, 12:1 “Lord, if I argued my case with you,you would [be shown//prove] to be right.Yet I must question you about matters of justice.Why are the wicked so prosperous?Why do dishonest people succeed? And the Lord replied in an answer that bears reading in context and needs some thinking about, “Jeremiah, if you get tired racing against people,how can you race against horses?If you can't even stand up in open country,how will you manage in the jungle by the Jordan? PSALM 144:This poem is quite a contrast with what we have just heard in Jeremiah. This is the joyful prayer of a king who is leading his people according to the will of God. 1Corinthians 1:In Paul’s day, Corinth was a metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea with a population of between 150,000 and 300,000 Roman citizens and about 460,000 slaves. There was evidently a healthy criminal population, and the city was a center of banking, so there were incredibly wealthy people there. The city was full of idol shrines of deities from Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and there was cult prostitution. Some commentators claim that 1 Corinthians contains parts of two letters from Paul, so that 2nd Corinthians might actually be a third or fourth letter. I don’t buy that. Key topics of the letter include the divisions in the church, the obstacles to sharing the Gospel, God’s wisdom as it appears to Greeks and Jews, partnership among apostles of Christ, vice in the church, various instructions about marriage, the Lord’s supper, food sacrificed to idols, Paul not cashing in on his rights as an apostle, spiritual gifts and the spiritual fruit of love, and the resurrection of Christ. GNT Translation note:Ps. 144:15 [O Lord our God,//0] Happy is the nation of whom this is true; happy are the people [who worship You!//whose God is the Lord!][As in other Psalms, I read verses 1-2 and 15 as a prayer made directly to God, rather than using the third person in talking to the Lord.] NLT Translation notes:1Cor. 1:12 Some of you are saying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Others are saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Peter,d” or [even] “I follow only Christ.”17 For Christ didn’t send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News—and not with clever speech, [so//for fear] that the cross of Christ would lose its power.22 It is [foolishness/foolish] to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is [foolishness/foolish] to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom.27 Instead, God chose things [and people] the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.30 God has [joined you as one//united you] with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.]]></content:encoded>
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  1367. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 11-12:Yesterday we heard important verses in chapter 9:23-24, verses that Paul quotes more than once:  “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,or the powerful boast in their power,or the rich boast in their riches.But those who wish to boastshould boast in this alone:that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD … PSALM 143:It seems that prayer is very neglected these days. Oh yes, we might hear something vague about praying for victims right after some tragedy strikes. But it seems that every church has trouble keeping a prayer meeting going. I myself have trouble keeping my prayer life going. David shows in this psalm that he has learned secrets of effective prayer. Note how his prayer is very like how Jeremiah felt in the two chapters we just read. JOHN 21:This is one of my favorite chapters. John again tells us important information not given in the other gospels. Note that there is a famous exegetical fallacy here. John does use two different words for ‘love’ in the dialog between Jesus and Peter. But this should NOT be taken— as has been so frequently taught, as showing a play on words, or that John was intending different shades of meaning. Instead the use of synonyms is just a feature of John’s style in writing. John does this for poetic variation, like the parallelism in Hebrew poetry. Another example of this in this same passage is the variation of ‘little lambs’ and ‘sheep’. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 12:1 “Lord, if I argued my case with you, you would [be shown//prove to] be right. Yet I must question you about matters of justice. Why are the wicked so prosperous? Why do dishonest people succeed?====Ps. 143:9 I [come//go] to you for protection, Lord; rescue me from my enemies. NLT Translation notes:John 21:7 Then [I—//0] the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. [Although John has thinly concealed his identity since chapter 1, it becomes clear in this chapter that he wants to make it clear that the eyewitness he has referred to as ‘the disciple Jesus loved’ was himself. (John did not want to boast of having been a disciple of Jesus, yet at the same time he wanted to show that this book is an eyewitness account.) Using this literary device is odd enough in English. In some languages of the world, translating this device literally would be so confusing that it is better to rephrase these passages so that John speaks in the first person. Translators who do this will add a footnote explaining why John used the third person instead of the first person. In my opinion, for a podcast like this, it will be much clearer for listeners to use the same technique, and this is my footnote explaining my changes to the NLT text.]]]></description>
  1368. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 11-12:Yesterday we heard important verses in chapter 9:23-24, verses that Paul quotes more than once:  “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,or the powerful boast in their power,or the rich boast in their riches.But those who wish to boastshould boast in this alone:that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD … PSALM 143:It seems that prayer is very neglected these days. Oh yes, we might hear something vague about praying for victims right after some tragedy strikes. But it seems that every church has trouble keeping a prayer meeting going. I myself have trouble keeping my prayer life going. David shows in this psalm that he has learned secrets of effective prayer. Note how his prayer is very like how Jeremiah felt in the two chapters we just read. JOHN 21:This is one of my favorite chapters. John again tells us important information not given in the other gospels. Note that there is a famous exegetical fallacy here. John does use two different words for ‘love’ in the dialog between Jesus and Peter. But this should NOT be taken— as has been so frequently taught, as showing a play on words, or that John was intending different shades of meaning. Instead the use of synonyms is just a feature of John’s style in writing. John does this for poetic variation, like the parallelism in Hebrew poetry. Another example of this in this same passage is the variation of ‘little lambs’ and ‘sheep’. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 12:1 “Lord, if I argued my case with you, you would [be shown//prove to] be right. Yet I must question you about matters of justice. Why are the wicked so prosperous? Why do dishonest people succeed?====Ps. 143:9 I [come//go] to you for protection, Lord; rescue me from my enemies. NLT Translation notes:John 21:7 Then [I—//0] the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. [Although John has thinly concealed his identity since chapter 1, it becomes clear in this chapter that he wants to make it clear that the eyewitness he has referred to as ‘the disciple Jesus loved’ was himself. (John did not want to boast of having been a disciple of Jesus, yet at the same time he wanted to show that this book is an eyewitness account.) Using this literary device is odd enough in English. In some languages of the world, translating this device literally would be so confusing that it is better to rephrase these passages so that John speaks in the first person. Translators who do this will add a footnote explaining why John used the third person instead of the first person. In my opinion, for a podcast like this, it will be much clearer for listeners to use the same technique, and this is my footnote explaining my changes to the NLT text.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1381. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 11-12:Yesterday we heard important verses in chapter 9:23-24, verses that Paul quotes more than once:  “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,or the powerful boast in their power,or the rich boast in their riches.But those who wish to boastshould boast in this alone:that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD … PSALM 143:It seems that prayer is very neglected these days. Oh yes, we might hear something vague about praying for victims right after some tragedy strikes. But it seems that every church has trouble keeping a prayer meeting going. I myself have trouble keeping my prayer life going. David shows in this psalm that he has learned secrets of effective prayer. Note how his prayer is very like how Jeremiah felt in the two chapters we just read. JOHN 21:This is one of my favorite chapters. John again tells us important information not given in the other gospels. Note that there is a famous exegetical fallacy here. John does use two different words for ‘love’ in the dialog between Jesus and Peter. But this should NOT be taken— as has been so frequently taught, as showing a play on words, or that John was intending different shades of meaning. Instead the use of synonyms is just a feature of John’s style in writing. John does this for poetic variation, like the parallelism in Hebrew poetry. Another example of this in this same passage is the variation of ‘little lambs’ and ‘sheep’. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 12:1 “Lord, if I argued my case with you, you would [be shown//prove to] be right. Yet I must question you about matters of justice. Why are the wicked so prosperous? Why do dishonest people succeed?====Ps. 143:9 I [come//go] to you for protection, Lord; rescue me from my enemies. NLT Translation notes:John 21:7 Then [I—//0] the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. [Although John has thinly concealed his identity since chapter 1, it becomes clear in this chapter that he wants to make it clear that the eyewitness he has referred to as ‘the disciple Jesus loved’ was himself. (John did not want to boast of having been a disciple of Jesus, yet at the same time he wanted to show that this book is an eyewitness account.) Using this literary device is odd enough in English. In some languages of the world, translating this device literally would be so confusing that it is better to rephrase these passages so that John speaks in the first person. Translators who do this will add a footnote explaining why John used the third person instead of the first person. In my opinion, for a podcast like this, it will be much clearer for listeners to use the same technique, and this is my footnote explaining my changes to the NLT text.]]]></description>
  1382. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 11-12:Yesterday we heard important verses in chapter 9:23-24, verses that Paul quotes more than once:  “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,or the powerful boast in their power,or the rich boast in their riches.But those who wish to boastshould boast in this alone:that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD … PSALM 143:It seems that prayer is very neglected these days. Oh yes, we might hear something vague about praying for victims right after some tragedy strikes. But it seems that every church has trouble keeping a prayer meeting going. I myself have trouble keeping my prayer life going. David shows in this psalm that he has learned secrets of effective prayer. Note how his prayer is very like how Jeremiah felt in the two chapters we just read. JOHN 21:This is one of my favorite chapters. John again tells us important information not given in the other gospels. Note that there is a famous exegetical fallacy here. John does use two different words for ‘love’ in the dialog between Jesus and Peter. But this should NOT be taken— as has been so frequently taught, as showing a play on words, or that John was intending different shades of meaning. Instead the use of synonyms is just a feature of John’s style in writing. John does this for poetic variation, like the parallelism in Hebrew poetry. Another example of this in this same passage is the variation of ‘little lambs’ and ‘sheep’. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 12:1 “Lord, if I argued my case with you, you would [be shown//prove to] be right. Yet I must question you about matters of justice. Why are the wicked so prosperous? Why do dishonest people succeed?====Ps. 143:9 I [come//go] to you for protection, Lord; rescue me from my enemies. NLT Translation notes:John 21:7 Then [I—//0] the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. [Although John has thinly concealed his identity since chapter 1, it becomes clear in this chapter that he wants to make it clear that the eyewitness he has referred to as ‘the disciple Jesus loved’ was himself. (John did not want to boast of having been a disciple of Jesus, yet at the same time he wanted to show that this book is an eyewitness account.) Using this literary device is odd enough in English. In some languages of the world, translating this device literally would be so confusing that it is better to rephrase these passages so that John speaks in the first person. Translators who do this will add a footnote explaining why John used the third person instead of the first person. In my opinion, for a podcast like this, it will be much clearer for listeners to use the same technique, and this is my footnote explaining my changes to the NLT text.]]]></content:encoded>
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  1395. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 9-10:Being a prophet is not exactly an easy job. In 7:27 God told him, “Tell them all this, but do not expect them to listen. Shout out your warnings, but do not expect them to respond.” We’ll find that God told the same thing to more than one prophet around this same time. PSALM 142:When you are discouraged, here is a psalm to pray! JOHN 20:There are so many fulfillments of Scripture that happen in the crucifixion chapters in the Gospels that many times the authors didn’t take the time to highlight each one of them. The Jewish readers would have picked up on them without the need for an explanation. In verse 36, John highlighted one fulfillment, saying, “This was done to make the scripture come true: ‘Not one of his bones will be broken.’” I hope you remember what that was about! See Ps. 34:20, Ex. 12:46, Num. 9:12. If you don’t know, I hope this teaser will encourage you, because this is a golden gem. And Jesus’ death did not mean that he stopped fulfilling Scriptures. GNT Translation note:Jer. 9:22 Dead bodies are scattered everywhere, like piles of manure on the fields, like grain cut and left behind by the reapers, grain that no one gathers. [And] This is what the Lord has told me to say.”====John 20:1 Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary [— the one from the village of] Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the entrance.2 She went running to [Peter— who was also called Simon//Simon Peter] and the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!”  [In the podcast recording, I reduced the other double-name instances later in the chapter to just Mary/Peter. The context makes it clear who is being referred to, and doing so is more natural in English.]13 [One of them asked her,//0] “[0//Woman,] why are you crying?” [0//they asked her.] She answered, “They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him!” 15 “[0//Woman,] why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who is it that you are looking for?” She thought he was the gardener, so she said to him, “If you took him away, sir, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.”31 But these have been written in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through your [believing//faith] in him you may have life.NLT Translation note:Jer. 9:10 But [YOU/the] LORD [are/is] the only true God.[You are//He is] the living God and the everlasting King!The whole earth trembles at [your/his] anger.The nations cannot stand up to [your/his] wrath.====Ps. 142:1 I cry out to [You, O/the] LORD;I plead for [your/the LORD’s] mercy.2 I pour out my complaints before [You/him]and tell [You/him] all my troubles.====John 20:1 Early on Sunday morning,a while it was still dark, Mary [— the woman from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene] came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 Peter and [I, John,//the other disciple] started out for the tomb.  [This is so strange in many languages that it is translated in the first person. It is clear that John wanted that people know that this is an eye-witness account. This change I am making goes through this paragraph.]27 Then he said to Thomas, “[Thomas,] Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. [Instead] Believe!”31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in [Jesus/him] you will have life [through His power//by the power of his name].]]></description>
  1396. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 9-10:Being a prophet is not exactly an easy job. In 7:27 God told him, “Tell them all this, but do not expect them to listen. Shout out your warnings, but do not expect them to respond.” We’ll find that God told the same thing to more than one prophet around this same time. PSALM 142:When you are discouraged, here is a psalm to pray! JOHN 20:There are so many fulfillments of Scripture that happen in the crucifixion chapters in the Gospels that many times the authors didn’t take the time to highlight each one of them. The Jewish readers would have picked up on them without the need for an explanation. In verse 36, John highlighted one fulfillment, saying, “This was done to make the scripture come true: ‘Not one of his bones will be broken.’” I hope you remember what that was about! See Ps. 34:20, Ex. 12:46, Num. 9:12. If you don’t know, I hope this teaser will encourage you, because this is a golden gem. And Jesus’ death did not mean that he stopped fulfilling Scriptures. GNT Translation note:Jer. 9:22 Dead bodies are scattered everywhere, like piles of manure on the fields, like grain cut and left behind by the reapers, grain that no one gathers. [And] This is what the Lord has told me to say.”====John 20:1 Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary [— the one from the village of] Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the entrance.2 She went running to [Peter— who was also called Simon//Simon Peter] and the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!”  [In the podcast recording, I reduced the other double-name instances later in the chapter to just Mary/Peter. The context makes it clear who is being referred to, and doing so is more natural in English.]13 [One of them asked her,//0] “[0//Woman,] why are you crying?” [0//they asked her.] She answered, “They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him!” 15 “[0//Woman,] why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who is it that you are looking for?” She thought he was the gardener, so she said to him, “If you took him away, sir, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.”31 But these have been written in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through your [believing//faith] in him you may have life.NLT Translation note:Jer. 9:10 But [YOU/the] LORD [are/is] the only true God.[You are//He is] the living God and the everlasting King!The whole earth trembles at [your/his] anger.The nations cannot stand up to [your/his] wrath.====Ps. 142:1 I cry out to [You, O/the] LORD;I plead for [your/the LORD’s] mercy.2 I pour out my complaints before [You/him]and tell [You/him] all my troubles.====John 20:1 Early on Sunday morning,a while it was still dark, Mary [— the woman from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene] came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 Peter and [I, John,//the other disciple] started out for the tomb.  [This is so strange in many languages that it is translated in the first person. It is clear that John wanted that people know that this is an eye-witness account. This change I am making goes through this paragraph.]27 Then he said to Thomas, “[Thomas,] Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. [Instead] Believe!”31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in [Jesus/him] you will have life [through His power//by the power of his name].]]></content:encoded>
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  1409. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 9-10:Being a prophet is not exactly an easy job. In 7:27 God told him, “Tell them all this, but do not expect them to listen. Shout out your warnings, but do not expect them to respond.” We’ll find that God told the same thing to more than one prophet around this same time. PSALM 142:When you are discouraged, here is a psalm to pray! JOHN 20:There are so many fulfillments of Scripture that happen in the crucifixion chapters in the Gospels that many times the authors didn’t take the time to highlight each one of them. The Jewish readers would have picked up on them without the need for an explanation. In verse 36, John highlighted one fulfillment, saying, “This was done to make the scripture come true: ‘Not one of his bones will be broken.’” I hope you remember what that was about! See Ps. 34:20, Ex. 12:46, Num. 9:12. If you don’t know, I hope this teaser will encourage you, because this is a golden gem. And Jesus’ death did not mean that he stopped fulfilling Scriptures. GNT Translation note:Jer. 9:22 Dead bodies are scattered everywhere, like piles of manure on the fields, like grain cut and left behind by the reapers, grain that no one gathers. [And] This is what the Lord has told me to say.”====John 20:1 Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary [— the one from the village of] Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the entrance.2 She went running to [Peter— who was also called Simon//Simon Peter] and the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!”  [In the podcast recording, I reduced the other double-name instances later in the chapter to just Mary/Peter. The context makes it clear who is being referred to, and doing so is more natural in English.]13 [One of them asked her,//0] “[0//Woman,] why are you crying?” [0//they asked her.] She answered, “They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him!” 15 “[0//Woman,] why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who is it that you are looking for?” She thought he was the gardener, so she said to him, “If you took him away, sir, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.”31 But these have been written in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through your [believing//faith] in him you may have life.NLT Translation note:Jer. 9:10 But [YOU/the] LORD [are/is] the only true God.[You are//He is] the living God and the everlasting King!The whole earth trembles at [your/his] anger.The nations cannot stand up to [your/his] wrath.====Ps. 142:1 I cry out to [You, O/the] LORD;I plead for [your/the LORD’s] mercy.2 I pour out my complaints before [You/him]and tell [You/him] all my troubles.====John 20:1 Early on Sunday morning,a while it was still dark, Mary [— the woman from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene] came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 Peter and [I, John,//the other disciple] started out for the tomb.  [This is so strange in many languages that it is translated in the first person. It is clear that John wanted that people know that this is an eye-witness account. This change I am making goes through this paragraph.]27 Then he said to Thomas, “[Thomas,] Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. [Instead] Believe!”31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in [Jesus/him] you will have life [through His power//by the power of his name].]]></description>
  1410. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 9-10:Being a prophet is not exactly an easy job. In 7:27 God told him, “Tell them all this, but do not expect them to listen. Shout out your warnings, but do not expect them to respond.” We’ll find that God told the same thing to more than one prophet around this same time. PSALM 142:When you are discouraged, here is a psalm to pray! JOHN 20:There are so many fulfillments of Scripture that happen in the crucifixion chapters in the Gospels that many times the authors didn’t take the time to highlight each one of them. The Jewish readers would have picked up on them without the need for an explanation. In verse 36, John highlighted one fulfillment, saying, “This was done to make the scripture come true: ‘Not one of his bones will be broken.’” I hope you remember what that was about! See Ps. 34:20, Ex. 12:46, Num. 9:12. If you don’t know, I hope this teaser will encourage you, because this is a golden gem. And Jesus’ death did not mean that he stopped fulfilling Scriptures. GNT Translation note:Jer. 9:22 Dead bodies are scattered everywhere, like piles of manure on the fields, like grain cut and left behind by the reapers, grain that no one gathers. [And] This is what the Lord has told me to say.”====John 20:1 Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary [— the one from the village of] Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the entrance.2 She went running to [Peter— who was also called Simon//Simon Peter] and the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!”  [In the podcast recording, I reduced the other double-name instances later in the chapter to just Mary/Peter. The context makes it clear who is being referred to, and doing so is more natural in English.]13 [One of them asked her,//0] “[0//Woman,] why are you crying?” [0//they asked her.] She answered, “They have taken my Lord away, and I do not know where they have put him!” 15 “[0//Woman,] why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who is it that you are looking for?” She thought he was the gardener, so she said to him, “If you took him away, sir, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.”31 But these have been written in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through your [believing//faith] in him you may have life.NLT Translation note:Jer. 9:10 But [YOU/the] LORD [are/is] the only true God.[You are//He is] the living God and the everlasting King!The whole earth trembles at [your/his] anger.The nations cannot stand up to [your/his] wrath.====Ps. 142:1 I cry out to [You, O/the] LORD;I plead for [your/the LORD’s] mercy.2 I pour out my complaints before [You/him]and tell [You/him] all my troubles.====John 20:1 Early on Sunday morning,a while it was still dark, Mary [— the woman from the village of Magdalene//Magdalene] came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 Peter and [I, John,//the other disciple] started out for the tomb.  [This is so strange in many languages that it is translated in the first person. It is clear that John wanted that people know that this is an eye-witness account. This change I am making goes through this paragraph.]27 Then he said to Thomas, “[Thomas,] Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. [Instead] Believe!”31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in [Jesus/him] you will have life [through His power//by the power of his name].]]></content:encoded>
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  1423. <description><![CDATA[You can access the Categores through the Episodes menu at this site, and from the menu button on the upper left in our DBRP listening app. Blog Posts are text-only posts like this one, and they hold the most important information about the DBRP. The About link in this site's menu will give you a directory of these posts. The main categories for Bible readings are:  GNT devotional Bible readings and  NLT devotional Bible readings The podcasts of the whole Good News Translation we done in 2016. And the podcasts of the whole New Living Translation were first made in 2014 and some of them were revised and improved in 2015 and 2017.  NET devotional Bible readings is a series that I have just started. These podcasts follow the same Digging Deeper Daily reading plan, but there are two parts to each episode. The first part has a plain number (like 001, 002, etc.) and the second part has a number followed by the letter C. The plain numbered episodes follow my normal pattern of 22 minute podcasts— three readings and a prayer. The podcasts numbered 001C, 002C, etc., contain extended comments on the readings, which I hope will help you to dig deeper.  JoySightings are for fun! This is where I share my love of parables, and especially those of Safed the Sage. I also have recorded the allegorical Tales of the Kingdom and Tales of the Restoration by David and Karen Mains. The two books by the Mains are great for grade school children, and adults enjoy them too! The parables of Safed are delightful, but they contain King James-styled English that can be difficult for children. DayStarters Are re-releases of the NT readings from the GN series, and starting with the Gospel of John. These normally run 7-8 minutes, including the intro and the prayer at the end. Our daughter Hannah requested these to be a beginning activity in the home school day for Ava and Joel. News Posts are audio podcasts where I share information about such things as changes in our listening apps, community information of note, and news about our family and our mission work.  Joy of Translating is a series I began with four podcasts on the translation of Mark 1-2. The episodes include my own translation of those chapters, and more in-depth commentary about the challenges of translating the Bible. I'll get back to this project someday!  Devotional Bible readings is the category I first used from 2014 to 2016. I don't recommend you use this category. If you are searching for an episode from that time frame that has not been re-released this year in the GNT or NLT categories, it would be easier to search for the episode you want by number (such as _365, or NL-DBRP_365, etc.).   ]]></description>
  1424. <content:encoded><![CDATA[You can access the Categores through the Episodes menu at this site, and from the menu button on the upper left in our DBRP listening app. Blog Posts are text-only posts like this one, and they hold the most important information about the DBRP. The About link in this site's menu will give you a directory of these posts. The main categories for Bible readings are:  GNT devotional Bible readings and  NLT devotional Bible readings The podcasts of the whole Good News Translation we done in 2016. And the podcasts of the whole New Living Translation were first made in 2014 and some of them were revised and improved in 2015 and 2017.  NET devotional Bible readings is a series that I have just started. These podcasts follow the same Digging Deeper Daily reading plan, but there are two parts to each episode. The first part has a plain number (like 001, 002, etc.) and the second part has a number followed by the letter C. The plain numbered episodes follow my normal pattern of 22 minute podcasts— three readings and a prayer. The podcasts numbered 001C, 002C, etc., contain extended comments on the readings, which I hope will help you to dig deeper.  JoySightings are for fun! This is where I share my love of parables, and especially those of Safed the Sage. I also have recorded the allegorical Tales of the Kingdom and Tales of the Restoration by David and Karen Mains. The two books by the Mains are great for grade school children, and adults enjoy them too! The parables of Safed are delightful, but they contain King James-styled English that can be difficult for children. DayStarters Are re-releases of the NT readings from the GN series, and starting with the Gospel of John. These normally run 7-8 minutes, including the intro and the prayer at the end. Our daughter Hannah requested these to be a beginning activity in the home school day for Ava and Joel. News Posts are audio podcasts where I share information about such things as changes in our listening apps, community information of note, and news about our family and our mission work.  Joy of Translating is a series I began with four podcasts on the translation of Mark 1-2. The episodes include my own translation of those chapters, and more in-depth commentary about the challenges of translating the Bible. I'll get back to this project someday!  Devotional Bible readings is the category I first used from 2014 to 2016. I don't recommend you use this category. If you are searching for an episode from that time frame that has not been re-released this year in the GNT or NLT categories, it would be easier to search for the episode you want by number (such as _365, or NL-DBRP_365, etc.).   ]]></content:encoded>
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  1430. <title>About our reading plan</title>
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  1435. <description><![CDATA[What's special about the Digging Deeper reading plan? It is important to consider what plan to follow in reading the Bible! I find I can't share about this without telling my age and sounding like I am boasting, so here goes: I will soon be 66 and have read the whole Bible yearly for the last 46 years. I know from experience that some reading plans are not fun to follow. That is why I designed this plan to be practical and doable— taking only 20 minutes per day to finish the whole Bible in a year. And these things make the DBRP plan unique and interesting:   Each day there is a reading from Old Testament poetry, and those books are taken in Bible order starting with Job and ending with Isaiah.   In the first half of the year, the DBRP plan tells the Old Testament story in its logical and chronological order— which is also the ordering given in the Bible. In the second half of the year, some retelling of history (starting with 1st Chronicles) is mixed in with the major prophets of Jeremiah and Ezekiel— so that correspondences between what was foretold and the fulfillment are more easily seen.   I like a plan that gives you something from the New Testament every day. I have arranged the New Testament books according to chronological and thematic considerations and with the Gospels spread out during the year. My goal was to help the reader see correspondences between the Old and New Testaments and follow themes in the New Testament. For instance, the Gospel written for the Jewish audience— Matthew, is followed by NT letters directed to the same audience.  Cohesion and Seeing Correspondences: The DBRP plan begins the year with the Bible's oldest book (Job), plus the story of the beginning of the world (Genesis), and the earliest written Gospel (Mark). At the end of the year, stunning correspondences can be seen between the minor prophets, Isaiah, and the book of Revelation. If you listen to the podcasts, I give brief introductions to each reading— reminding you of what has gone before and pointing out correspondences that show the amazing unity in God's Word. Convenience: The integration of our Digging Deeper Daily reading plan in the YouVersion Bible reading app makes it easy to keep track of your reading progress using any smart device. Our own DBRP podcast app for Android and Apple devices makes it easy to automate listening to the podcasts. See how to get the DBRP app for your device by scrolling down on the landing page of this site. The Bible app and the listening app make it easy to do what you want— whether that be to just read the plan, just listen to the podcasts, or do both at the same time. If you will be reading along in a real printed Bible, you can download a PDF of the DDD reading plan at the top of this post. Then you can print it for easy reference.   You can listen to the DBRP using two translations. I (Phil) read the  Good News Translation (GNT) for the 2016 podcasts. This is one of my favorite translations and it has excellent scholarly backing. The GNT New Testament  translation was first published under the name of Today's English Version in 1966— when I was 16. This translation meant a lot to me in my teenage years and after, and I want to share this with my grand kids. The GNT has been very helpful in my own translation work in Indonesia, and it has influenced every other Bible translation published since 1970. In the podcast readings, I have made minor changes to the GNT based on my Bible translation experience, and these are documented in the episode notes. The GNT series of podcasts have file names like this: DBRP_001.mp3 (for the first episode). There are several GNT in YouVersion. The one I am reading from is the USA version, GNTD. In the 2014-2015 podcasts I read the New Living Translation (NLT). The NLT translation is my all-time favorite. It conveys the meaning of the original texts in modern, clear, and natural language. In the NLT podcast series, I made minor changes to the NLT based on my Bible translation experience, and these are documented in the episode notes. If you listen to the NLT podcast series, the file names are like this: 2015DBRP_001.mp3 (for the first episode). Both the GNT and the NLT are meaning based translations, which makes them easy to understand for podcast listeners. For more information about how the GNT and NLT compare to other translations, please see the bottom of the Shovels page. In 2017, choose episodes that have names starting with GN- for the GNT podcast series. The GNT series have a yellow icon. The NLT series of podcasts have names starting with NL- and the episode icons are dark blue.   ]]></description>
  1436. <content:encoded><![CDATA[What's special about the Digging Deeper reading plan? It is important to consider what plan to follow in reading the Bible! I find I can't share about this without telling my age and sounding like I am boasting, so here goes: I will soon be 66 and have read the whole Bible yearly for the last 46 years. I know from experience that some reading plans are not fun to follow. That is why I designed this plan to be practical and doable— taking only 20 minutes per day to finish the whole Bible in a year. And these things make the DBRP plan unique and interesting:   Each day there is a reading from Old Testament poetry, and those books are taken in Bible order starting with Job and ending with Isaiah.   In the first half of the year, the DBRP plan tells the Old Testament story in its logical and chronological order— which is also the ordering given in the Bible. In the second half of the year, some retelling of history (starting with 1st Chronicles) is mixed in with the major prophets of Jeremiah and Ezekiel— so that correspondences between what was foretold and the fulfillment are more easily seen.   I like a plan that gives you something from the New Testament every day. I have arranged the New Testament books according to chronological and thematic considerations and with the Gospels spread out during the year. My goal was to help the reader see correspondences between the Old and New Testaments and follow themes in the New Testament. For instance, the Gospel written for the Jewish audience— Matthew, is followed by NT letters directed to the same audience.  Cohesion and Seeing Correspondences: The DBRP plan begins the year with the Bible's oldest book (Job), plus the story of the beginning of the world (Genesis), and the earliest written Gospel (Mark). At the end of the year, stunning correspondences can be seen between the minor prophets, Isaiah, and the book of Revelation. If you listen to the podcasts, I give brief introductions to each reading— reminding you of what has gone before and pointing out correspondences that show the amazing unity in God's Word. Convenience: The integration of our Digging Deeper Daily reading plan in the YouVersion Bible reading app makes it easy to keep track of your reading progress using any smart device. Our own DBRP podcast app for Android and Apple devices makes it easy to automate listening to the podcasts. See how to get the DBRP app for your device by scrolling down on the landing page of this site. The Bible app and the listening app make it easy to do what you want— whether that be to just read the plan, just listen to the podcasts, or do both at the same time. If you will be reading along in a real printed Bible, you can download a PDF of the DDD reading plan at the top of this post. Then you can print it for easy reference.   You can listen to the DBRP using two translations. I (Phil) read the  Good News Translation (GNT) for the 2016 podcasts. This is one of my favorite translations and it has excellent scholarly backing. The GNT New Testament  translation was first published under the name of Today's English Version in 1966— when I was 16. This translation meant a lot to me in my teenage years and after, and I want to share this with my grand kids. The GNT has been very helpful in my own translation work in Indonesia, and it has influenced every other Bible translation published since 1970. In the podcast readings, I have made minor changes to the GNT based on my Bible translation experience, and these are documented in the episode notes. The GNT series of podcasts have file names like this: DBRP_001.mp3 (for the first episode). There are several GNT in YouVersion. The one I am reading from is the USA version, GNTD. In the 2014-2015 podcasts I read the New Living Translation (NLT). The NLT translation is my all-time favorite. It conveys the meaning of the original texts in modern, clear, and natural language. In the NLT podcast series, I made minor changes to the NLT based on my Bible translation experience, and these are documented in the episode notes. If you listen to the NLT podcast series, the file names are like this: 2015DBRP_001.mp3 (for the first episode). Both the GNT and the NLT are meaning based translations, which makes them easy to understand for podcast listeners. For more information about how the GNT and NLT compare to other translations, please see the bottom of the Shovels page. In 2017, choose episodes that have names starting with GN- for the GNT podcast series. The GNT series have a yellow icon. The NLT series of podcasts have names starting with NL- and the episode icons are dark blue.   ]]></content:encoded>
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  1445. <title>Let's make it convenient for you to listen to the DBRP!</title>
  1446. <pubDate>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:58:27 +0000</pubDate>
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  1450. <description><![CDATA[If you are using a computer, then probably the easiest way to listen is to just keep coming back to this web page, but if you are using a smart phone or tablet to listen or read the Bible, then keep reading.  If you are following the Digging Deeper reading plan on your smart device using the YouVersion/Bible.com reading app, I recommend using our DBRP listening app in tandem with the Youversion reading app. Start the listening app first, and then open the Youversion reading app and find your day's readings while listening the introduction. The DBRP listening app allows you to switch the sort order from Newest —> Oldest to Oldest —> Newest. This could be helpful in finding your next day's podcast.  Apple devices:Install our FREE app via the App Store at THIS LINK or by searching in the App Store for the ‘daily bible reading app’. Recognize the DBRP app by this icon:  Android devices:Install our FREE app via the Play Store at THIS LINK or by searching for ‘dailybiblereadingpodcast’ (all mushed together in one word).Recognize the DBRP app by the icon above. Other good ways to listen: Some other good ways to listen include iHeartRADIO, or for Apple device users, you can subscribe to the DBRP using iTunes or inside the native Apple podcast app. For both Android and Apple devices: There are a huge number of other podcast aggregating apps, and with almost all of them, you can subscribe using this RSS feed: http://dailybiblereading.libsyn.com/rss I recommend that you use an app that allows you to see the episode notes. You can also listen to the DBRP via Facebook, YouTube, and GooglePlayMusic, but I think these are less convenient.     ]]></description>
  1451. <content:encoded><![CDATA[If you are using a computer, then probably the easiest way to listen is to just keep coming back to this web page, but if you are using a smart phone or tablet to listen or read the Bible, then keep reading.  If you are following the Digging Deeper reading plan on your smart device using the YouVersion/Bible.com reading app, I recommend using our DBRP listening app in tandem with the Youversion reading app. Start the listening app first, and then open the Youversion reading app and find your day's readings while listening the introduction. The DBRP listening app allows you to switch the sort order from Newest —> Oldest to Oldest —> Newest. This could be helpful in finding your next day's podcast.  Apple devices:Install our FREE app via the App Store at THIS LINK or by searching in the App Store for the ‘daily bible reading app’. Recognize the DBRP app by this icon:  Android devices:Install our FREE app via the Play Store at THIS LINK or by searching for ‘dailybiblereadingpodcast’ (all mushed together in one word).Recognize the DBRP app by the icon above. Other good ways to listen: Some other good ways to listen include iHeartRADIO, or for Apple device users, you can subscribe to the DBRP using iTunes or inside the native Apple podcast app. For both Android and Apple devices: There are a huge number of other podcast aggregating apps, and with almost all of them, you can subscribe using this RSS feed: http://dailybiblereading.libsyn.com/rss I recommend that you use an app that allows you to see the episode notes. You can also listen to the DBRP via Facebook, YouTube, and GooglePlayMusic, but I think these are less convenient.     ]]></content:encoded>
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  1457. <pubDate>Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
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  1461. <description><![CDATA[Hi there! Welcome to this first episode of a series of podcasts that— Lord willing, will cover the whole NET Bible— NET standing for the New English Translation. All of my podcasts are hosted at dailybiblereading.info. The NET is the third Bible I have read using a reading plan I call Digging Deeper Daily. The Digging Deeper Daily reading plan will help you to stay interested and motivated in your Bible reading, or Bible podcast listening. If you will be visually reading this plan, I recommend that you use the Youversion/bible.com reading app for your smart device, or if you are using a real-book Bible, you can download a PDF of the plan at our web site. If you are listening to the podcasts, then please see our site and see the information about our dedicated listening app. I recommend using any one of many apps out there that will allow you to see the episode notes, which you will probably want to refer to from time to time. One reason that I like our dedicated DBRP listening app is that it will allow you to sort by category. This will make it easier for you to find the NET podcasts amidst several other categories. If you are both listening and reading along, I recommend that you start listening to the podcast using our player app or our web site, and then open the Youversion Bible app and click on the next day in Digging Deeper reading plan. To give you listeners maximum flexibility, the NE series of podcasts will be released with two parts. There will be episodes that end with a three digit number, and a second series ending with a C after the number. The C stands for Comments. Episodes without a C after the number will contain the normal style 22 minute podcasts with Bible readings following the Digging Deeper reading plan. I introduce each of the three readings, and there will be a prayer at the end. The Comments series are for those who want to delve deeper into the meaning of the Scripture. I’ll give some commentary, point out especially interesting footnotes in the NET, and encourage you to think about the day’s readings. This statement will always be found at the bottom of the episode notes for the NE series: The Scriptures quoted in the NE series of podcasts are from the NET Bible® http://netbible.org  copyright ©1996-2016 used with permission from Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved. See complete information about all my podcasts at dailybiblereading.info. GENESIS 1-2:The first five books of the Bible are the Jewish Torah, and the Bible refers to them collectively as ‘the Law’. Many other books in the Bible attribute the authorship of these five books to Moses. Genesis is the foundational book of the whole Bible. When we were in our first Bible translation project among the Orya tribe in Papua, Indonesia, I witnessed how getting a little detail of the foundation wrong (such as, how the first sin happened) can wreck the whole building that is being constructed. This book of Genesis tells us what God wants us to know about the beginning of our world, the beginning of sin, mankind’s rebellion against God, and who God and Satan are. JOB 1: The story of Job is set in the period of the patriarch Abraham, and it takes place in the land of the East. What I did not realize until recently is that signs indicate that this book was written at a later time and almost certainly by an Israelite. By the author writing that Job was “the richest man in the East”, it places the author in the West, in the land of Israel. The author frequently uses the name of ‘Yahweh’, which I think would not have been done in Abraham’s time— which was long before God’s name was revealed to Moses at the burning bush. The author was a highly educated man. All of the book— except the first two chapters, are in exquisite poetry. The author displays an in-depth knowledge of mythology, the constellations, and the current wisdom concerning the world— including the underworld and traits of exotic animals. I might as well say it: The philosophy of this book is worthy of Solomon. Whoever he is, the author displays incredible wisdom. One would expect an ancient book that is didactic in nature to end with a neat answer that sums up the author’s opinion. Or one would expect an ancient author to create a debate where the hero is totally right and the other speakers are clearly wrong. Instead, all the human speakers in the book of Job mix truth and error. It is a mark of inspired wisdom that in the end, the book of Job leaves us still pondering and searching for some answers. MARK 1a:Mark does not specifically identify himself as the author, but the church fathers unanimously say that the John Mark mentioned several times in the New Testament was the author. Mark was a companion of Peter, so the eyewitness content in this book is that of Peter. It is also thought that Mark wrote this account before or shortly after Peter’s martyrdom in Rome— which happened somewhere between 64-67 AD. This is certainly the first written Gospel, and it could have been written earlier than the earliest of Paul’s letters. Tradition says that Mark wrote this Gospel in Rome. That would help to explain why Mark gives background information to some Jewish customs that would have been unknown to his Roman readers, and why he doesn’t include teachings of Jesus which were based on the Jewish Scriptures and religion. Instead he tells us the plain story of Jesus and his miracles, so that the reader finds out who Jesus is. ====NET Translation notes:Gen. 1:5 …[Evening came, marking the end of the first day, and then the morning of a new day dawned. //There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.] [Similarly in verse 8, 13, 19, 23, and 31.] 2:5 Now [there was a time when] no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 2:19 "The LORD God [had] formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name."Gen. 2:24 [NLT This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.//NET That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family.]====Job. 1:20 Then Job got up and tore his robe [to show his sorrow]. He shaved his head, and then he threw himself down with his face to the ground.21 [NLT96 “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be stripped of everything when I die [and return to the earth]. //NET He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return there.] …====*Mrk. 1:1 [The following is the Good News about Christ Jesus, God’s Son.//The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.][In my little tweaks to any translation I read in these podcasts, I note these tweaks with brackets. I always will put the way I modified the text first in the bracket, and after two slash marks, give the text found in the NET. The order in Greek here is ‘Jesus Christ’, and sometimes the Greek puts the order the other way around. I will consistently read ‘Christ Jesus’. Here is the reason I do this: Although it has become common for us to say ‘Jesus Christ’ (like in the Greek), that is backwards according to the rules of English grammar. ‘Christ’ is a title. And in English, titles (such as president, doctor, or ambassador) always come first. The reason why I point this out is this: I have found people who think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name. The title ‘Christ’ (from Greek) means exactly the same thing as Messiah (from Hebrew). Both mean ‘anointed one’.] *2 [The story of his coming begins just like the Prophet Yesayah foretold. Isaiah wrote God's promise to His Son,//As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,] … [You will notice that I read many Bible names in a strange way. I read them with a more phonetic pronunciation— which in fact, is more like how the Indonesian language and other languages pronounce them. This allows me to be more consistent in my pronunciation, and it also happens to be more like the Hebrew and Greek pronunciations. English pronunciations for some names is quite far from the source language pronunciations. An example from today is the name Isaiah, which I pronounce as ‘Yesayah’.] 3 [He will raise his voice and shout// the voice of one shouting] in the wilderness,‘ Prepare the way for the Lord,make his paths straight.’ *4 [After many years, the messenger that God promised came to the wilderness. His name was John. He preached to the people who came to him, “Stop sinning, so that God will forgive you! If you are sincere about following the Lord, come and let me baptize* you.”//In the wilderness John the baptizer began preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.] [Verse 4 is probably the hardest verse in this Gospel to translate. It is a famous Bible translation example. The literal form given in the NET could easily give the impression that our forgiveness happens because of being baptized. John was telling the people to repent (meaning to turn away from sinning), and it was that repentance that would bring God’s forgiveness. The baptism was a sign that the people would do, in effect saying, “Please wash me of my sins. I am serious about following the Lord.” *Baptize is a word that is borrowed directly from the Greek language. It means to dip or put something into water for a moment. Before John the Baptist began his ministry, there were already some Jewish groups who performed baptism as a ritual cleansing symbolizing their desire for God to cleanse them from sin. For we Christians, baptism has the same meaning, but is given a new and deeper meaning. First, baptism is a sign the we have decided to follow Jesus for as long as we live. Because Jesus has already cleansed us from sin, baptism also shows that we will continue to live free from sin and according to the will of God. And the deeper meaning of baptism is that in a spiritual sense, we have been buried with Jesus and already have been brought back to life with Jesus. It means that we now live a new life. See Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:3-4; Gal. 3:26-28; Col. 2:12-13. Mark 7:4 shows that ‘baptism’ (translated as ‘washing’) was probably not always done by immersion— at least for the objects listed.] 6 [JOT John’s lifestyle marked him as a prophet. He wore rough clothes made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and he often ate locusts and wild honey.//John wore a garment made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.] 7 He proclaimed, “One more powerful than I am is coming after me; I am not worthy [to act like his servant, bending and untying//to bend down and untie the strap of his sandals.] 14 Now after John was imprisoned, Jesus went into Galilee and proclaimed the [Good News from//gospel of] God."*17 [JOT Then Jesus said to them, “Come and follow Me. Instead of netting fish, I’ll teach you to net and lead people.”//NET Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people.” 22 The people there were amazed by his teaching, because he taught them like one who [has//had] authority, not like the experts in the law.27  [All the people there were amazed,//They were all amazed] so that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He even commands the unclean spirits and they obey him.”]]></description>
  1462. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hi there! Welcome to this first episode of a series of podcasts that— Lord willing, will cover the whole NET Bible— NET standing for the New English Translation. All of my podcasts are hosted at dailybiblereading.info. The NET is the third Bible I have read using a reading plan I call Digging Deeper Daily. The Digging Deeper Daily reading plan will help you to stay interested and motivated in your Bible reading, or Bible podcast listening. If you will be visually reading this plan, I recommend that you use the Youversion/bible.com reading app for your smart device, or if you are using a real-book Bible, you can download a PDF of the plan at our web site. If you are listening to the podcasts, then please see our site and see the information about our dedicated listening app. I recommend using any one of many apps out there that will allow you to see the episode notes, which you will probably want to refer to from time to time. One reason that I like our dedicated DBRP listening app is that it will allow you to sort by category. This will make it easier for you to find the NET podcasts amidst several other categories. If you are both listening and reading along, I recommend that you start listening to the podcast using our player app or our web site, and then open the Youversion Bible app and click on the next day in Digging Deeper reading plan. To give you listeners maximum flexibility, the NE series of podcasts will be released with two parts. There will be episodes that end with a three digit number, and a second series ending with a C after the number. The C stands for Comments. Episodes without a C after the number will contain the normal style 22 minute podcasts with Bible readings following the Digging Deeper reading plan. I introduce each of the three readings, and there will be a prayer at the end. The Comments series are for those who want to delve deeper into the meaning of the Scripture. I’ll give some commentary, point out especially interesting footnotes in the NET, and encourage you to think about the day’s readings. This statement will always be found at the bottom of the episode notes for the NE series: The Scriptures quoted in the NE series of podcasts are from the NET Bible® http://netbible.org  copyright ©1996-2016 used with permission from Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.  All rights reserved. See complete information about all my podcasts at dailybiblereading.info. GENESIS 1-2:The first five books of the Bible are the Jewish Torah, and the Bible refers to them collectively as ‘the Law’. Many other books in the Bible attribute the authorship of these five books to Moses. Genesis is the foundational book of the whole Bible. When we were in our first Bible translation project among the Orya tribe in Papua, Indonesia, I witnessed how getting a little detail of the foundation wrong (such as, how the first sin happened) can wreck the whole building that is being constructed. This book of Genesis tells us what God wants us to know about the beginning of our world, the beginning of sin, mankind’s rebellion against God, and who God and Satan are. JOB 1: The story of Job is set in the period of the patriarch Abraham, and it takes place in the land of the East. What I did not realize until recently is that signs indicate that this book was written at a later time and almost certainly by an Israelite. By the author writing that Job was “the richest man in the East”, it places the author in the West, in the land of Israel. The author frequently uses the name of ‘Yahweh’, which I think would not have been done in Abraham’s time— which was long before God’s name was revealed to Moses at the burning bush. The author was a highly educated man. All of the book— except the first two chapters, are in exquisite poetry. The author displays an in-depth knowledge of mythology, the constellations, and the current wisdom concerning the world— including the underworld and traits of exotic animals. I might as well say it: The philosophy of this book is worthy of Solomon. Whoever he is, the author displays incredible wisdom. One would expect an ancient book that is didactic in nature to end with a neat answer that sums up the author’s opinion. Or one would expect an ancient author to create a debate where the hero is totally right and the other speakers are clearly wrong. Instead, all the human speakers in the book of Job mix truth and error. It is a mark of inspired wisdom that in the end, the book of Job leaves us still pondering and searching for some answers. MARK 1a:Mark does not specifically identify himself as the author, but the church fathers unanimously say that the John Mark mentioned several times in the New Testament was the author. Mark was a companion of Peter, so the eyewitness content in this book is that of Peter. It is also thought that Mark wrote this account before or shortly after Peter’s martyrdom in Rome— which happened somewhere between 64-67 AD. This is certainly the first written Gospel, and it could have been written earlier than the earliest of Paul’s letters. Tradition says that Mark wrote this Gospel in Rome. That would help to explain why Mark gives background information to some Jewish customs that would have been unknown to his Roman readers, and why he doesn’t include teachings of Jesus which were based on the Jewish Scriptures and religion. Instead he tells us the plain story of Jesus and his miracles, so that the reader finds out who Jesus is. ====NET Translation notes:Gen. 1:5 …[Evening came, marking the end of the first day, and then the morning of a new day dawned. //There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.] [Similarly in verse 8, 13, 19, 23, and 31.] 2:5 Now [there was a time when] no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 2:19 "The LORD God [had] formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name."Gen. 2:24 [NLT This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.//NET That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family.]====Job. 1:20 Then Job got up and tore his robe [to show his sorrow]. He shaved his head, and then he threw himself down with his face to the ground.21 [NLT96 “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be stripped of everything when I die [and return to the earth]. //NET He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return there.] …====*Mrk. 1:1 [The following is the Good News about Christ Jesus, God’s Son.//The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.][In my little tweaks to any translation I read in these podcasts, I note these tweaks with brackets. I always will put the way I modified the text first in the bracket, and after two slash marks, give the text found in the NET. The order in Greek here is ‘Jesus Christ’, and sometimes the Greek puts the order the other way around. I will consistently read ‘Christ Jesus’. Here is the reason I do this: Although it has become common for us to say ‘Jesus Christ’ (like in the Greek), that is backwards according to the rules of English grammar. ‘Christ’ is a title. And in English, titles (such as president, doctor, or ambassador) always come first. The reason why I point this out is this: I have found people who think that ‘Christ’ is Jesus’ last name. The title ‘Christ’ (from Greek) means exactly the same thing as Messiah (from Hebrew). Both mean ‘anointed one’.] *2 [The story of his coming begins just like the Prophet Yesayah foretold. Isaiah wrote God's promise to His Son,//As it is written in Isaiah the prophet,] … [You will notice that I read many Bible names in a strange way. I read them with a more phonetic pronunciation— which in fact, is more like how the Indonesian language and other languages pronounce them. This allows me to be more consistent in my pronunciation, and it also happens to be more like the Hebrew and Greek pronunciations. English pronunciations for some names is quite far from the source language pronunciations. An example from today is the name Isaiah, which I pronounce as ‘Yesayah’.] 3 [He will raise his voice and shout// the voice of one shouting] in the wilderness,‘ Prepare the way for the Lord,make his paths straight.’ *4 [After many years, the messenger that God promised came to the wilderness. His name was John. He preached to the people who came to him, “Stop sinning, so that God will forgive you! If you are sincere about following the Lord, come and let me baptize* you.”//In the wilderness John the baptizer began preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.] [Verse 4 is probably the hardest verse in this Gospel to translate. It is a famous Bible translation example. The literal form given in the NET could easily give the impression that our forgiveness happens because of being baptized. John was telling the people to repent (meaning to turn away from sinning), and it was that repentance that would bring God’s forgiveness. The baptism was a sign that the people would do, in effect saying, “Please wash me of my sins. I am serious about following the Lord.” *Baptize is a word that is borrowed directly from the Greek language. It means to dip or put something into water for a moment. Before John the Baptist began his ministry, there were already some Jewish groups who performed baptism as a ritual cleansing symbolizing their desire for God to cleanse them from sin. For we Christians, baptism has the same meaning, but is given a new and deeper meaning. First, baptism is a sign the we have decided to follow Jesus for as long as we live. Because Jesus has already cleansed us from sin, baptism also shows that we will continue to live free from sin and according to the will of God. And the deeper meaning of baptism is that in a spiritual sense, we have been buried with Jesus and already have been brought back to life with Jesus. It means that we now live a new life. See Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:3-4; Gal. 3:26-28; Col. 2:12-13. Mark 7:4 shows that ‘baptism’ (translated as ‘washing’) was probably not always done by immersion— at least for the objects listed.] 6 [JOT John’s lifestyle marked him as a prophet. He wore rough clothes made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and he often ate locusts and wild honey.//John wore a garment made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.] 7 He proclaimed, “One more powerful than I am is coming after me; I am not worthy [to act like his servant, bending and untying//to bend down and untie the strap of his sandals.] 14 Now after John was imprisoned, Jesus went into Galilee and proclaimed the [Good News from//gospel of] God."*17 [JOT Then Jesus said to them, “Come and follow Me. Instead of netting fish, I’ll teach you to net and lead people.”//NET Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will turn you into fishers of people.” 22 The people there were amazed by his teaching, because he taught them like one who [has//had] authority, not like the experts in the law.27  [All the people there were amazed,//They were all amazed] so that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He even commands the unclean spirits and they obey him.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1475. <description><![CDATA[Hi! This is NE series number 001C. That means it is the first in a series of daily Bible reading podcasts that will eventually— Lord willing, cover the whole New English Translation Bible. The C at the end of the number stands for Comments. I am assuming that you will have already listened to the NE-DBRP_001 podcast where I read the portions in the NET that we will discuss here, or that you have your digital or paper copy of the NET Bible open, so that you can read the verses and footnotes being discussed. All my podcasts are hosted at dailybiblereading.info. Let’s pray first: Our Lord and our God, we pray that you would open our minds to understand more about who You are and how you have revealed yourself in this amazing book, the Bible. Amen. Let’s open to Genesis 1. Before I give some of my comments, I want to just highlight a few of the NET’s footnotes that I think are particularly important. If you have time to look in the episode notes, you will find that I will often list and make annotations about some of the footnotes that I don’t have time to discuss in the podcasts. Genesis NET Footnotes for special mention: Gen. 1:14 footnote for signs: That footnote mentions that Hebrews word for ‘seasons’ is often used for religious celebrations in the OT. Some translations make that meaning of the word explicit. If that meaning is actually what the Lord and Moses had in mind (and I consider that very likely), then it points to an amazing thing: Even as early as day 4, God was planning for man to worship Him in religious celebrations. 2:8 See the note on the meaning of Eden. 2:17 you shall surely die. 2:18 There is a hugely important footnote on the meaning of ‘companion’. The translation of ‘companion’ for the position of the man’s wife seems to me much better than the traditional translation of ‘helpmeet/helper’. But I am not so sure that I like the other main word in that phrase: ‘corresponds to him’. I would like to suggest that some of you look at this, and let’s make a thread in the Digging Deeper Facebook group that has Genesis 2:18 in the text, so we can be searched for. 2:24 The last footnote is interesting on the translation of “unites with his wife, and they become a new family.” I prefer the NLT on this verse: “This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” NET Translation notes: Gen. 1:5 …[Evening came, marking the end of the first day, and then the morning of a new day dawned. //There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.] [Similarly in verse 8, 13, 19, 23, and 31.] 2:5 Now [there was a time when] no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 2:19 "The LORD God [had] formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name."Gen. 2:24 [NLT This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.//NET That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family.] Here are my comments for our reading in Genesis 1-2: There is no way that I can plumb the depths of these two chapters for you. Instead, I will try to point out some of the deep things, and suggest that you do some digging. By digging, I mean firstly, meditation. Spend time prayerfully considering what God’s Word says, and check out your questions and hypotheses with good Bible study materials. I call there ‘shovels’ at our web site. Starting in Genesis 1, we’re swimming in deep water, and no matter how good a swimmer you are, it would be best for you to have a life jacket on. (I’m using the life jacket as a figure for reliable Bible study materials.) If you find that you are the only person that has come up with your new theory, then look closer. There is probably a good reason people don’t hold your opinion. Any time you proudly suppose that you are right and all the experts are wrong, you’ve lost your life jacket, your raft has disappeared, and you don’t know which direction to take to return to land. Let’s take a brief look at how this amazing book begins. The text says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light!” If you are like me, you imagine a golden horizon with a sun shining brightly above it and reflecting the water of the ocean. But that just shows how tied we are to the world we inhabit. Look closer and you find that it really is impossible to imagine this scene! The sun has not yet been created, and there is no such thing as a horizon. There is no atmosphere. The horizon is created on the second day, and the sun as we know it appears on the 4th day. footnote: While preparing these comments, I took our car to our mechanic. He’s a brother in Christ, and in his waiting room I noticed a card from the organization AnswersInGenesis.org. I noticed an interesting article that I thought some of you would like:  Top 15 Illustration Problems in Genesis 1–11 Many understand that the first sentence (God created the heavens and the earth) is a summary sentence covering the first chapter, rather than that creation being part of the events of the first day. Actually I think we can include it in the first day, and I have a slightly different take on this than the NET footnote. (Note that I won’t talk about how long I think that ‘day’ is here. I will always try to avoid controversies in these podcasts.) But look closer. There is no sun and moon yet. The main markers of time, and perhaps even concept of ‘time’ for this world are not yet present. What we have here is God inventing ‘light’. Ponder for a moment: What are the things that must be in place before there can be something called ‘light’? I’m talking of more than ‘darkness’, but abstract things like truth, and the perception of reality (God saw that the light was good), and plans for how light will be produced, and what will be done in the light and in the darkness. Remember that God doesn’t need light. He has perfect vision in the dark. Everything we read about here is in preparation for life and humankind. And then, appearing almost as a given in the story, there are two things predating light called earth and water. I am reminded of what a High School chemistry teacher (Max Hamilton) who taught one Sunday in my Jr. High Sunday School class that one reason he believed in God was because of water. That lesson was one of the few that were memorable to me. One of his reasons was that water turns out to be important that it expands when it freezes, and almost everything else contracts when frozen. And water can turn to vapor. Water is the stuff of life. As God is trying to give a general picture to us finite humans about how life will be created, I think it is cool that the account He provides for us starts with water. If we try to understand this account more like we think Moses would have, remember that he would not have known about how planets and outer space works. His world was flat. So by the words, “God created the heavens,” Moses would have included much more than planets, asteroids, and stars in outer space. He would have thought more about the realms containing spiritual life that are outside our understanding and outside our world. The word ‘heavens’ is plural because the ancients posited layers of the spiritual world above our earth— with the dwelling place of God always in the top layer. The Bible also speaks of at least one layer below the world. And we will see later in Genesis, there are spirit beings that were already present before the six days of this world’s creation. There is organization in the spirit realms, which the New Testament calls principalities and powers, and these things predate our world. For us in the modern world who think of our planet differently than Moses did, where are those spiritual realms and beings? We have no place to put them! Several years ago, I was helped by reading a book by Hugh Ross, who is an astrophysicist. Ross pointed out that we humans live in three dimensions, plus let’s add ‘time’ and call it a fourth dimension. In order for God to create our 4 dimensions, He has to exist in more than 4 dimensions. To help us understand, I— being in three dimensions, can easily create a two dimensional drawing of a man on a piece of paper. Were my two dimensional man able to think, he would have no capacity to grasp how his creator (me) could have the third dimension of depth. So we also cannot comprehend how God might have maybe seven dimensions. Even though I cannot really understand all this, to me it is helpful. The existence of other dimensions gives a place where I can mentally hang the existence of other spiritual beings— even rulers and hierarchies, that are outside of this world. And it helps explain how such beings could suddenly make appearances in our world in the stories of the Bible. A second thing that astrophysicists have figured out is that the movements of the planets are like a large complicated clock. They can use computer models to tick backwards through time to the point that they can show where the stars were around the time Jesus would have been born. And when astrophysicists go backwards as far as they can go, guess what they have come up with?! All the heavenly lights came on at the same time. Now let me speak just a bit about the amazing quality of this narrative attributed to Moses. Just from a secular literary point of view, this is amazing! Ancient literature outside of the Bible has nothing that can compare to this. In fact, starting with Genesis and throughout the Bible, we find beautiful and powerfully expressive literature written by 40 authors weaving an epic story with a cohesive message that has been deemed believable throughout the ages— right to the present. This is not the stuff of folk tales passed on verbally from Adam to Noah and on down to Moses. Folk tales always are rather simple-minded and improbable. We worked in Indonesia with the Orya people. One of their charming stories is about Yakla Zi Bak who climbed a tall coconut palm in the village of Orya and became the sun. Not long after, another boy from that village climbed a coconut palm and shot an arrow into one of the sun’s eyes. If he hadn’t put out one of the eyes, the heat from the sun would scorch the earth. After that, the boy just kept on going up and became the moon. The Bible is not a collection of folk tales, and it is— by the way, much better literature than the Al Koran of Islam. The Bible is supernaturally good literature. Moses didn’t get this creation narrative from his mind, from oral tradition, or from any books of ancient Egyptian wisdom. He must have received this as a direct revelation from God Himself. As I said above, this book tells us what God wants us to know about our beginnings. Now let’s consider our reading in Job 1. JOB NET Footnotes to note:Job first heading and sn (study note) #2. You can see the footnotes in the Youversion app, but I recommend also registering for an account at Lumina.bible.org. Take a look at Constable’s notes for the beginning of Job. I think that the idea that the author of Job might be Elihu is ingenious. *Job 1:1 Uz Notice that Job is called a man in the ‘east’ in verse 3. East of what? The location is stated relative to Israel.    *Job 1:6 There is a footnote about ‘the sons of God’. These would include those spirit beings I just mentioned in my comments above. Job 1:21 the name of the LORD. I will discuss this in the comments below.   Phil’s NET Translation notes: Job. 1:20 Then Job got up and tore his robe [to show his sorrow]. He shaved his head, and then he threw himself down with his face to the ground.21 [NLT96 “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be stripped of everything when I die [and return to the earth]. //NET He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return there.] …   Let’s discuss what we see in both Genesis and Job about who God is. In Genesis 1, God is referred to as ‘elohim’, the Hebrew word for God. The same word is used for both false and the one true Elohim. In Genesis 2:4, the writer (Moses) begins to refer to God as ‘Yahweh elohim’. Yahweh is of course the name that God revealed to Moses at the burning bush.   It is important that you the Old Testament reader know the convention for most Bibles and which is discussed in the preface to our Bibles. Yahweh is translated as ‘the LORD’, with LORD in capital letters. But in order for that to look nice, the typesetters use a smaller font for the ORD so that it doesn’t stick out too much on the page. Hebrew has another word for Lord which can be used of humans or of the Lord God, and that word is ‘adonai’.  So why do most of our best Bibles not print ‘Yahweh’? This is because the Jews built a hedge around the command to not take the name of Yahweh in vain by never pronouncing The Name. Instead they said the word ‘adonai’ just mentioned, which means Lord. This practice was so carefully adhered to that when the Hebrew alphabet started to be written with vowels around the year 600 AD, the scribes wrote YHWH with the vowel points for adonai (three vowels instead of two). This is why an eventual wrong pronunciation came about for those not understanding this that went from Yahowah to Jehovah in English. In actual fact, because the Jews never ever allowed themselves to pronounce God’s name, and because Hebrew vowels were not written, no one alive can really know the exact pronunciation that Moses heard at the burning bush.  There is something about this that only a Bible translator would notice. There are times in Hebrew poetry when the writer is speaking to God and uses God’s name. The writer might say, “Yahweh is merciful.” But if Yahweh is translated as ‘the LORD’, then that sentence would be translated as “The LORD is merciful.” What would have been taken as talking to Yahweh suddenly gets understood by English readers as talking impersonally about ‘the Lord’. Please just keep this in mind, because it will come up in our poetry readings.  My Comments on Job 1: I have already explained why many scholars believe that— while the story of Job is set in the time of Abraham, it was most likely written in Israel, perhaps during David’s or Solomon’s reign.  The author has taken pains to show that Job’s life was perfect. The number 7 in Scripture is the number of perfection. It is God’s number, and that number is often used symbolically. (Let’s see, who determined that our week would be 7 days long?) Job had 7,000 sheep and 7 sons. Three is another symbolic number, and that number comes up again and again also. Job’s three friends arrive to comfort him, they sit in stunned silence for seven days. If that was a few hours, we would conclude that this was the middle-eastern custom of the day, but 7 days is clearly hyperbole. The writer was perhaps working from a legend, but he was creating this exaggeratedly perfect picture in order to enhance the main question he wants us to ponder. And part of what he was implying is this: You think you’re so good! But you’re no where close to Job! Job had a regular practice of giving sacrifices for the sins of his children. The word used is to ‘sanctify’ them, or to restore their holiness. Only someone blessed with riches could do this so lavishly as Job. The tradition of giving sacrifices like those of Abel (Adam’s second son) before the flood, and that which is seen in Noah’s sacrifices after the flood continued to the time of Job and the patriarch Abraham. Early and so-called primitive cultures all over the world know about sacrifices. If mankind just evolved from monkeys, I don’t think this would be true. There is something hardwired into mankind that has led all cultures at one time or another to feel the need to make sacrifices to deities. If this book’s author lived after the birth of the nation of Israel (as I have posited), we will note that he never slips up and talks about sacrifices or other religious practices using Jewish terminology. He keeps the story true to the time period in which it set. So the author doesn’t mention the Ten Commandments. But what is the sin Job fears committing the most? It is to ‘curse God’ in one’s ‘heart’. (1:5, 22; 2:9-10) All the way through God’s Word, we find that God knows exactly what is in each person’s heart. Job believed that sin could not be hidden from God’s sight. Many cultures and religions have gods like the Greek god Zeus. Sure, he’s powerful, and able to throw lightning bolts. But he was not the creator, and he can be fooled. Only Judaism and Christianity believe in a sovereign creator God that knows our hearts and thoughts. As Heb. 4:13 we read, “no creature is hidden from God, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.”  footnote: Here is a translation of the  Greek creation myth. This other article gives better background.There is an interesting article by Peter Guirguis entitled  5 Ways the Christian God is Different Than Zeus, Thor, Shiva, and Other Dumb gods. Now let’s consider our reading in Mark 1a: So far this podcast has been about things that set the foundation for what we will be reading through the rest of the Bible. So I will continue to give some things that I hope will be useful for the rest of our journey. You that are reading along in the NET text will note that I make some modifications based on my Bible translation experience. These modifications are always listed in the episode notes. I think a good Bible translation should follow the grammar of the target language. Things often go wrong when we force English to follow the Greek word order. Most of the time, the NET gives us grammatical English. Mark 1:1 in the NET says this: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” And I know you will say, “Well I didn’t hear anything ungrammatical!” The part that really is ungrammatical is ‘Jesus Christ’. In English we never call our president Trump President. We call him President Trump. We don’t say Jones Dr., the grammatical order is Dr. Jones. Titles always, ALWAYS come first, and Christ is a title. It means anointed one. And in Greek Kristus is simply a translation of the Hebrew word Mesias. In the Old Testament we will find that three kinds of important people were anointed: prophets, priests, and kings. Jesus is the perfect anointed one, or Mesias, or Kristus, because he is all three. So every time the NET says ‘Jesus Christ’, I will read the reverse. As I said, things go wrong when we break grammar rules in a translation. And I can hear listeners saying, “Well what could be wrong with calling our Savior Jesus Christ?” Well, what goes wrong in this case is that there really are people in the world that think ‘Christ’ was Jesus’ family name. I have heard pastors teach that sometimes the New Testament highlights Jesus’ title by putting it first, but in other times the order ‘Jesus Christ’ just became Jesus’ name. This is false. It’s just a tiny example of how not following normal target language grammar rules in a Bible translation can lead to wrong teaching. In today’s world, we need to work hard to remind everyone that Christ is a title that shows Jesus is the King of Salvation that God promised to send to us. There’s something else in verse 1, and it is also a translation difficulty that points to something we need to know: If you ever read the preface to the KJV, you will find that the translators said that they made an effort to avoid ecclesiastical language— in other words, churchy language. We have such a word in the NET for Mark 1:1 that I just read, the word ‘gospel’. I’m telling you the ‘gospel’ truth that the word ‘gospel’ is definitely one of today’s churchy terms— and one that the average man on the street does not know the meaning of. Perhaps we might expand that. I think a lot of the churched people of today would have a hard time writing a good definition of ‘gospel’. I’m not going to fully define it for you now, because the NT is designed in such a way as to expand your understanding of the term as you keep reading. But I’ll tell you this: The word ‘gospel’ does not come from the Greek word εὐαγγέλιον which was translated into old English as ‘godspel’— and which means ‘good tidings’. So let’s just call it the Good News. As you read the four Gospels in the NT and beyond them, you will grow in your understanding of why the Good News is good! There is Bad News also that it is important to notice. It is the little word ‘sin’. Remember how even God noticed Job’s unusually determined efforts to be clear of sin. And now in Mark, the Good News starts out with symbolic language pointing to getting your life right (“Prepare the way for the Lord,” or we could say, “Prepare to meet the Lord”). And the direct preaching starting in chapter 1 is ‘repent’. This imperative verb μετανοεῖτε means to change your way of thinking. John’s message was, “[Repent/Change your way of thinking] and be baptized,” and Jesus’ first message was, “[Repent/Change your way of thinking] and believe the Good News.” Then we read that before people were baptized, they confessed their sins. Consider this: These days, pastors who read books on how to grow their congregation into a mega-church will be told to never mention sin or turning away from it. Any pastor or church leader who follows that advice is turning away from giving people the full message of the Good News. In order for the Good News to be good, we have to understand the Bad News. The bad news is that you and I are broken and that we have been infected with a fatal disease— the one we will hear about in Genesis 3. Now, many people have desired to see a revival of spiritual values in my country and all other countries. If you look at the revivals that have occurred in the USA and Europe in past centuries, guess what? They all start out with the supernatural and amazing thing that we read about in John’s ministry: People supernaturally came under conviction about their sinning, and they repented and confessed their sins. Again, for the Good News to be good, we must understand the bad news. I will close by quoting from the closing paragraph of Greg Koukl’s July Solid Ground newsletter: From  Greg Koukl’s July Solid Ground newsletter: I will close with this word from former slave trader turned hymnist and pastor, John Newton, taken from his first public service at St. Mary Woolnoth, London, December 19, 1779. His text was “...speaking the truth in love…” from Eph. 4:15: The Bible is the grand repository of the truths that will be the business and the pleasure of my life to set before you. It is the complete system of divine truth to which nothing can be added and from which nothing can be taken with impunity. Every attempt to disguise or soften any branch of this truth in order to accommodate it to the prevailing taste around us either to avoid the displeasure or court the favor of our fellow mortals must be an affront to the majesty of God and an act of treachery to men. My conscience bears me witness that I mean to speak the truth among you.]]></description>
  1476. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hi! This is NE series number 001C. That means it is the first in a series of daily Bible reading podcasts that will eventually— Lord willing, cover the whole New English Translation Bible. The C at the end of the number stands for Comments. I am assuming that you will have already listened to the NE-DBRP_001 podcast where I read the portions in the NET that we will discuss here, or that you have your digital or paper copy of the NET Bible open, so that you can read the verses and footnotes being discussed. All my podcasts are hosted at dailybiblereading.info. Let’s pray first: Our Lord and our God, we pray that you would open our minds to understand more about who You are and how you have revealed yourself in this amazing book, the Bible. Amen. Let’s open to Genesis 1. Before I give some of my comments, I want to just highlight a few of the NET’s footnotes that I think are particularly important. If you have time to look in the episode notes, you will find that I will often list and make annotations about some of the footnotes that I don’t have time to discuss in the podcasts. Genesis NET Footnotes for special mention: Gen. 1:14 footnote for signs: That footnote mentions that Hebrews word for ‘seasons’ is often used for religious celebrations in the OT. Some translations make that meaning of the word explicit. If that meaning is actually what the Lord and Moses had in mind (and I consider that very likely), then it points to an amazing thing: Even as early as day 4, God was planning for man to worship Him in religious celebrations. 2:8 See the note on the meaning of Eden. 2:17 you shall surely die. 2:18 There is a hugely important footnote on the meaning of ‘companion’. The translation of ‘companion’ for the position of the man’s wife seems to me much better than the traditional translation of ‘helpmeet/helper’. But I am not so sure that I like the other main word in that phrase: ‘corresponds to him’. I would like to suggest that some of you look at this, and let’s make a thread in the Digging Deeper Facebook group that has Genesis 2:18 in the text, so we can be searched for. 2:24 The last footnote is interesting on the translation of “unites with his wife, and they become a new family.” I prefer the NLT on this verse: “This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” NET Translation notes: Gen. 1:5 …[Evening came, marking the end of the first day, and then the morning of a new day dawned. //There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.] [Similarly in verse 8, 13, 19, 23, and 31.] 2:5 Now [there was a time when] no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 2:19 "The LORD God [had] formed out of the ground every living animal of the field and every bird of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name."Gen. 2:24 [NLT This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.//NET That is why a man leaves his father and mother and unites with his wife, and they become a new family.] Here are my comments for our reading in Genesis 1-2: There is no way that I can plumb the depths of these two chapters for you. Instead, I will try to point out some of the deep things, and suggest that you do some digging. By digging, I mean firstly, meditation. Spend time prayerfully considering what God’s Word says, and check out your questions and hypotheses with good Bible study materials. I call there ‘shovels’ at our web site. Starting in Genesis 1, we’re swimming in deep water, and no matter how good a swimmer you are, it would be best for you to have a life jacket on. (I’m using the life jacket as a figure for reliable Bible study materials.) If you find that you are the only person that has come up with your new theory, then look closer. There is probably a good reason people don’t hold your opinion. Any time you proudly suppose that you are right and all the experts are wrong, you’ve lost your life jacket, your raft has disappeared, and you don’t know which direction to take to return to land. Let’s take a brief look at how this amazing book begins. The text says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water. God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light!” If you are like me, you imagine a golden horizon with a sun shining brightly above it and reflecting the water of the ocean. But that just shows how tied we are to the world we inhabit. Look closer and you find that it really is impossible to imagine this scene! The sun has not yet been created, and there is no such thing as a horizon. There is no atmosphere. The horizon is created on the second day, and the sun as we know it appears on the 4th day. footnote: While preparing these comments, I took our car to our mechanic. He’s a brother in Christ, and in his waiting room I noticed a card from the organization AnswersInGenesis.org. I noticed an interesting article that I thought some of you would like:  Top 15 Illustration Problems in Genesis 1–11 Many understand that the first sentence (God created the heavens and the earth) is a summary sentence covering the first chapter, rather than that creation being part of the events of the first day. Actually I think we can include it in the first day, and I have a slightly different take on this than the NET footnote. (Note that I won’t talk about how long I think that ‘day’ is here. I will always try to avoid controversies in these podcasts.) But look closer. There is no sun and moon yet. The main markers of time, and perhaps even concept of ‘time’ for this world are not yet present. What we have here is God inventing ‘light’. Ponder for a moment: What are the things that must be in place before there can be something called ‘light’? I’m talking of more than ‘darkness’, but abstract things like truth, and the perception of reality (God saw that the light was good), and plans for how light will be produced, and what will be done in the light and in the darkness. Remember that God doesn’t need light. He has perfect vision in the dark. Everything we read about here is in preparation for life and humankind. And then, appearing almost as a given in the story, there are two things predating light called earth and water. I am reminded of what a High School chemistry teacher (Max Hamilton) who taught one Sunday in my Jr. High Sunday School class that one reason he believed in God was because of water. That lesson was one of the few that were memorable to me. One of his reasons was that water turns out to be important that it expands when it freezes, and almost everything else contracts when frozen. And water can turn to vapor. Water is the stuff of life. As God is trying to give a general picture to us finite humans about how life will be created, I think it is cool that the account He provides for us starts with water. If we try to understand this account more like we think Moses would have, remember that he would not have known about how planets and outer space works. His world was flat. So by the words, “God created the heavens,” Moses would have included much more than planets, asteroids, and stars in outer space. He would have thought more about the realms containing spiritual life that are outside our understanding and outside our world. The word ‘heavens’ is plural because the ancients posited layers of the spiritual world above our earth— with the dwelling place of God always in the top layer. The Bible also speaks of at least one layer below the world. And we will see later in Genesis, there are spirit beings that were already present before the six days of this world’s creation. There is organization in the spirit realms, which the New Testament calls principalities and powers, and these things predate our world. For us in the modern world who think of our planet differently than Moses did, where are those spiritual realms and beings? We have no place to put them! Several years ago, I was helped by reading a book by Hugh Ross, who is an astrophysicist. Ross pointed out that we humans live in three dimensions, plus let’s add ‘time’ and call it a fourth dimension. In order for God to create our 4 dimensions, He has to exist in more than 4 dimensions. To help us understand, I— being in three dimensions, can easily create a two dimensional drawing of a man on a piece of paper. Were my two dimensional man able to think, he would have no capacity to grasp how his creator (me) could have the third dimension of depth. So we also cannot comprehend how God might have maybe seven dimensions. Even though I cannot really understand all this, to me it is helpful. The existence of other dimensions gives a place where I can mentally hang the existence of other spiritual beings— even rulers and hierarchies, that are outside of this world. And it helps explain how such beings could suddenly make appearances in our world in the stories of the Bible. A second thing that astrophysicists have figured out is that the movements of the planets are like a large complicated clock. They can use computer models to tick backwards through time to the point that they can show where the stars were around the time Jesus would have been born. And when astrophysicists go backwards as far as they can go, guess what they have come up with?! All the heavenly lights came on at the same time. Now let me speak just a bit about the amazing quality of this narrative attributed to Moses. Just from a secular literary point of view, this is amazing! Ancient literature outside of the Bible has nothing that can compare to this. In fact, starting with Genesis and throughout the Bible, we find beautiful and powerfully expressive literature written by 40 authors weaving an epic story with a cohesive message that has been deemed believable throughout the ages— right to the present. This is not the stuff of folk tales passed on verbally from Adam to Noah and on down to Moses. Folk tales always are rather simple-minded and improbable. We worked in Indonesia with the Orya people. One of their charming stories is about Yakla Zi Bak who climbed a tall coconut palm in the village of Orya and became the sun. Not long after, another boy from that village climbed a coconut palm and shot an arrow into one of the sun’s eyes. If he hadn’t put out one of the eyes, the heat from the sun would scorch the earth. After that, the boy just kept on going up and became the moon. The Bible is not a collection of folk tales, and it is— by the way, much better literature than the Al Koran of Islam. The Bible is supernaturally good literature. Moses didn’t get this creation narrative from his mind, from oral tradition, or from any books of ancient Egyptian wisdom. He must have received this as a direct revelation from God Himself. As I said above, this book tells us what God wants us to know about our beginnings. Now let’s consider our reading in Job 1. JOB NET Footnotes to note:Job first heading and sn (study note) #2. You can see the footnotes in the Youversion app, but I recommend also registering for an account at Lumina.bible.org. Take a look at Constable’s notes for the beginning of Job. I think that the idea that the author of Job might be Elihu is ingenious. *Job 1:1 Uz Notice that Job is called a man in the ‘east’ in verse 3. East of what? The location is stated relative to Israel.    *Job 1:6 There is a footnote about ‘the sons of God’. These would include those spirit beings I just mentioned in my comments above. Job 1:21 the name of the LORD. I will discuss this in the comments below.   Phil’s NET Translation notes: Job. 1:20 Then Job got up and tore his robe [to show his sorrow]. He shaved his head, and then he threw himself down with his face to the ground.21 [NLT96 “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be stripped of everything when I die [and return to the earth]. //NET He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will return there.] …   Let’s discuss what we see in both Genesis and Job about who God is. In Genesis 1, God is referred to as ‘elohim’, the Hebrew word for God. The same word is used for both false and the one true Elohim. In Genesis 2:4, the writer (Moses) begins to refer to God as ‘Yahweh elohim’. Yahweh is of course the name that God revealed to Moses at the burning bush.   It is important that you the Old Testament reader know the convention for most Bibles and which is discussed in the preface to our Bibles. Yahweh is translated as ‘the LORD’, with LORD in capital letters. But in order for that to look nice, the typesetters use a smaller font for the ORD so that it doesn’t stick out too much on the page. Hebrew has another word for Lord which can be used of humans or of the Lord God, and that word is ‘adonai’.  So why do most of our best Bibles not print ‘Yahweh’? This is because the Jews built a hedge around the command to not take the name of Yahweh in vain by never pronouncing The Name. Instead they said the word ‘adonai’ just mentioned, which means Lord. This practice was so carefully adhered to that when the Hebrew alphabet started to be written with vowels around the year 600 AD, the scribes wrote YHWH with the vowel points for adonai (three vowels instead of two). This is why an eventual wrong pronunciation came about for those not understanding this that went from Yahowah to Jehovah in English. In actual fact, because the Jews never ever allowed themselves to pronounce God’s name, and because Hebrew vowels were not written, no one alive can really know the exact pronunciation that Moses heard at the burning bush.  There is something about this that only a Bible translator would notice. There are times in Hebrew poetry when the writer is speaking to God and uses God’s name. The writer might say, “Yahweh is merciful.” But if Yahweh is translated as ‘the LORD’, then that sentence would be translated as “The LORD is merciful.” What would have been taken as talking to Yahweh suddenly gets understood by English readers as talking impersonally about ‘the Lord’. Please just keep this in mind, because it will come up in our poetry readings.  My Comments on Job 1: I have already explained why many scholars believe that— while the story of Job is set in the time of Abraham, it was most likely written in Israel, perhaps during David’s or Solomon’s reign.  The author has taken pains to show that Job’s life was perfect. The number 7 in Scripture is the number of perfection. It is God’s number, and that number is often used symbolically. (Let’s see, who determined that our week would be 7 days long?) Job had 7,000 sheep and 7 sons. Three is another symbolic number, and that number comes up again and again also. Job’s three friends arrive to comfort him, they sit in stunned silence for seven days. If that was a few hours, we would conclude that this was the middle-eastern custom of the day, but 7 days is clearly hyperbole. The writer was perhaps working from a legend, but he was creating this exaggeratedly perfect picture in order to enhance the main question he wants us to ponder. And part of what he was implying is this: You think you’re so good! But you’re no where close to Job! Job had a regular practice of giving sacrifices for the sins of his children. The word used is to ‘sanctify’ them, or to restore their holiness. Only someone blessed with riches could do this so lavishly as Job. The tradition of giving sacrifices like those of Abel (Adam’s second son) before the flood, and that which is seen in Noah’s sacrifices after the flood continued to the time of Job and the patriarch Abraham. Early and so-called primitive cultures all over the world know about sacrifices. If mankind just evolved from monkeys, I don’t think this would be true. There is something hardwired into mankind that has led all cultures at one time or another to feel the need to make sacrifices to deities. If this book’s author lived after the birth of the nation of Israel (as I have posited), we will note that he never slips up and talks about sacrifices or other religious practices using Jewish terminology. He keeps the story true to the time period in which it set. So the author doesn’t mention the Ten Commandments. But what is the sin Job fears committing the most? It is to ‘curse God’ in one’s ‘heart’. (1:5, 22; 2:9-10) All the way through God’s Word, we find that God knows exactly what is in each person’s heart. Job believed that sin could not be hidden from God’s sight. Many cultures and religions have gods like the Greek god Zeus. Sure, he’s powerful, and able to throw lightning bolts. But he was not the creator, and he can be fooled. Only Judaism and Christianity believe in a sovereign creator God that knows our hearts and thoughts. As Heb. 4:13 we read, “no creature is hidden from God, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.”  footnote: Here is a translation of the  Greek creation myth. This other article gives better background.There is an interesting article by Peter Guirguis entitled  5 Ways the Christian God is Different Than Zeus, Thor, Shiva, and Other Dumb gods. Now let’s consider our reading in Mark 1a: So far this podcast has been about things that set the foundation for what we will be reading through the rest of the Bible. So I will continue to give some things that I hope will be useful for the rest of our journey. You that are reading along in the NET text will note that I make some modifications based on my Bible translation experience. These modifications are always listed in the episode notes. I think a good Bible translation should follow the grammar of the target language. Things often go wrong when we force English to follow the Greek word order. Most of the time, the NET gives us grammatical English. Mark 1:1 in the NET says this: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” And I know you will say, “Well I didn’t hear anything ungrammatical!” The part that really is ungrammatical is ‘Jesus Christ’. In English we never call our president Trump President. We call him President Trump. We don’t say Jones Dr., the grammatical order is Dr. Jones. Titles always, ALWAYS come first, and Christ is a title. It means anointed one. And in Greek Kristus is simply a translation of the Hebrew word Mesias. In the Old Testament we will find that three kinds of important people were anointed: prophets, priests, and kings. Jesus is the perfect anointed one, or Mesias, or Kristus, because he is all three. So every time the NET says ‘Jesus Christ’, I will read the reverse. As I said, things go wrong when we break grammar rules in a translation. And I can hear listeners saying, “Well what could be wrong with calling our Savior Jesus Christ?” Well, what goes wrong in this case is that there really are people in the world that think ‘Christ’ was Jesus’ family name. I have heard pastors teach that sometimes the New Testament highlights Jesus’ title by putting it first, but in other times the order ‘Jesus Christ’ just became Jesus’ name. This is false. It’s just a tiny example of how not following normal target language grammar rules in a Bible translation can lead to wrong teaching. In today’s world, we need to work hard to remind everyone that Christ is a title that shows Jesus is the King of Salvation that God promised to send to us. There’s something else in verse 1, and it is also a translation difficulty that points to something we need to know: If you ever read the preface to the KJV, you will find that the translators said that they made an effort to avoid ecclesiastical language— in other words, churchy language. We have such a word in the NET for Mark 1:1 that I just read, the word ‘gospel’. I’m telling you the ‘gospel’ truth that the word ‘gospel’ is definitely one of today’s churchy terms— and one that the average man on the street does not know the meaning of. Perhaps we might expand that. I think a lot of the churched people of today would have a hard time writing a good definition of ‘gospel’. I’m not going to fully define it for you now, because the NT is designed in such a way as to expand your understanding of the term as you keep reading. But I’ll tell you this: The word ‘gospel’ does not come from the Greek word εὐαγγέλιον which was translated into old English as ‘godspel’— and which means ‘good tidings’. So let’s just call it the Good News. As you read the four Gospels in the NT and beyond them, you will grow in your understanding of why the Good News is good! There is Bad News also that it is important to notice. It is the little word ‘sin’. Remember how even God noticed Job’s unusually determined efforts to be clear of sin. And now in Mark, the Good News starts out with symbolic language pointing to getting your life right (“Prepare the way for the Lord,” or we could say, “Prepare to meet the Lord”). And the direct preaching starting in chapter 1 is ‘repent’. This imperative verb μετανοεῖτε means to change your way of thinking. John’s message was, “[Repent/Change your way of thinking] and be baptized,” and Jesus’ first message was, “[Repent/Change your way of thinking] and believe the Good News.” Then we read that before people were baptized, they confessed their sins. Consider this: These days, pastors who read books on how to grow their congregation into a mega-church will be told to never mention sin or turning away from it. Any pastor or church leader who follows that advice is turning away from giving people the full message of the Good News. In order for the Good News to be good, we have to understand the Bad News. The bad news is that you and I are broken and that we have been infected with a fatal disease— the one we will hear about in Genesis 3. Now, many people have desired to see a revival of spiritual values in my country and all other countries. If you look at the revivals that have occurred in the USA and Europe in past centuries, guess what? They all start out with the supernatural and amazing thing that we read about in John’s ministry: People supernaturally came under conviction about their sinning, and they repented and confessed their sins. Again, for the Good News to be good, we must understand the bad news. I will close by quoting from the closing paragraph of Greg Koukl’s July Solid Ground newsletter: From  Greg Koukl’s July Solid Ground newsletter: I will close with this word from former slave trader turned hymnist and pastor, John Newton, taken from his first public service at St. Mary Woolnoth, London, December 19, 1779. His text was “...speaking the truth in love…” from Eph. 4:15: The Bible is the grand repository of the truths that will be the business and the pleasure of my life to set before you. It is the complete system of divine truth to which nothing can be added and from which nothing can be taken with impunity. Every attempt to disguise or soften any branch of this truth in order to accommodate it to the prevailing taste around us either to avoid the displeasure or court the favor of our fellow mortals must be an affront to the majesty of God and an act of treachery to men. My conscience bears me witness that I mean to speak the truth among you.]]></content:encoded>
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  1490. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 7-8:In this and several other prophetic books, it is important to observe where quotes begin and end, and who is speaking. The section headings are also very helpful to our understanding. Modern translators and editors use the heading to help modern readers understand such things as ancient poetic imagery. Yesterday's reading had this ironic statement spoken by the Lord: 5:19 When they ask why I did all these things, tell them, Jeremiah, that just as they turned away from me and served foreign gods in their own land, so they will serve strangers in a land that is not theirs.”  PSALM 141:David received the answer to his prayer in verse 5, if this was written before his affair with Bathsheba. Nathan did what David prayed for here. This psalm contains gems that are well worth digging for and meditating on. JOHN 19b:I believe that John saw, and wanted us to feel, the extreme irony in many events that we have read. The ironic events and statements also didn’t happen by accident. It was not an accident that the mob who came to arrest Jesus stumbled back and fell when he said, “I am He.” That was— and still is, a sign from God. All of the statements of Pilate and the chief priests drip with irony which they could not see, but which we can. “I find no fault with this man!” “Behold your king!” “We have no king but Caesar!” “What is truth?” “Don’t release him, we want Barabbas!” GNT Translation notes:John 19:30 [After Jesus tasted//Jesus drank] the wine and said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.31 Then the Jewish authorities asked Pilate to allow them to break the legs of the men who had been crucified, [so that they would die quickly and their bodies could be taken//and to take the bodies] down from the crosses. They requested this because it was Friday, and they did not want the bodies to stay on the crosses on the Sabbath, since the coming Sabbath was especially holy.35 ([I,] The one who saw this happen [have now//has] spoken of it, so that you also may believe. What [I//he] said is true, and [I know that I speak//he knows that he speaks] the truth.) NLT Translation notes:Jer. 7:8 “‘Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will never suffer because the Temple is here. [That’s/It’s] a lie!  11 Don’t you yourselves admit that this Temple, which bears my name, has become a den of thieves? Surely I see all the evil going on [here/there]. I, the LORD, have spoken!====John 19:3“Hail[ to you,!] King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face.12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders shouted, “If you release this man, you are no ‘friend of [the high king] Caesar.’b Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.”24 So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dicee for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.”f So that is what they did [(without knowing they were fulfilling Scripture)].26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, [there/here] is your son.”[Here and in verse 27, the literal Greek is “See-imperative.” It is a matter of interpretation whether in the first instance Jesus could be saying, “See what I have become,” or, “Look at that guy next to you. He is your son.” The difference would be a nod of the head or a motion of Jesus’ eyes. I think that Jesus’ intention was correctly interpreted by John in 27b.]27 And he said to this disciple, “[That/Here] is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten [the deaths of the crucified men//their deaths] by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.35 ([John writes a parenthetical comment:] This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. [I speak/He speaks] the truth so that you also can believe.)  ]]></description>
  1491. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 7-8:In this and several other prophetic books, it is important to observe where quotes begin and end, and who is speaking. The section headings are also very helpful to our understanding. Modern translators and editors use the heading to help modern readers understand such things as ancient poetic imagery. Yesterday's reading had this ironic statement spoken by the Lord: 5:19 When they ask why I did all these things, tell them, Jeremiah, that just as they turned away from me and served foreign gods in their own land, so they will serve strangers in a land that is not theirs.”  PSALM 141:David received the answer to his prayer in verse 5, if this was written before his affair with Bathsheba. Nathan did what David prayed for here. This psalm contains gems that are well worth digging for and meditating on. JOHN 19b:I believe that John saw, and wanted us to feel, the extreme irony in many events that we have read. The ironic events and statements also didn’t happen by accident. It was not an accident that the mob who came to arrest Jesus stumbled back and fell when he said, “I am He.” That was— and still is, a sign from God. All of the statements of Pilate and the chief priests drip with irony which they could not see, but which we can. “I find no fault with this man!” “Behold your king!” “We have no king but Caesar!” “What is truth?” “Don’t release him, we want Barabbas!” GNT Translation notes:John 19:30 [After Jesus tasted//Jesus drank] the wine and said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.31 Then the Jewish authorities asked Pilate to allow them to break the legs of the men who had been crucified, [so that they would die quickly and their bodies could be taken//and to take the bodies] down from the crosses. They requested this because it was Friday, and they did not want the bodies to stay on the crosses on the Sabbath, since the coming Sabbath was especially holy.35 ([I,] The one who saw this happen [have now//has] spoken of it, so that you also may believe. What [I//he] said is true, and [I know that I speak//he knows that he speaks] the truth.) NLT Translation notes:Jer. 7:8 “‘Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will never suffer because the Temple is here. [That’s/It’s] a lie!  11 Don’t you yourselves admit that this Temple, which bears my name, has become a den of thieves? Surely I see all the evil going on [here/there]. I, the LORD, have spoken!====John 19:3“Hail[ to you,!] King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face.12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders shouted, “If you release this man, you are no ‘friend of [the high king] Caesar.’b Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.”24 So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dicee for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.”f So that is what they did [(without knowing they were fulfilling Scripture)].26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, [there/here] is your son.”[Here and in verse 27, the literal Greek is “See-imperative.” It is a matter of interpretation whether in the first instance Jesus could be saying, “See what I have become,” or, “Look at that guy next to you. He is your son.” The difference would be a nod of the head or a motion of Jesus’ eyes. I think that Jesus’ intention was correctly interpreted by John in 27b.]27 And he said to this disciple, “[That/Here] is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten [the deaths of the crucified men//their deaths] by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.35 ([John writes a parenthetical comment:] This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. [I speak/He speaks] the truth so that you also can believe.)  ]]></content:encoded>
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  1504. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 7-8:In this and several other prophetic books, it is important to observe where quotes begin and end, and who is speaking. The section headings are also very helpful to our understanding. Modern translators and editors use the heading to help modern readers understand such things as ancient poetic imagery. Yesterday's reading had this ironic statement spoken by the Lord: 5:19 When they ask why I did all these things, tell them, Jeremiah, that just as they turned away from me and served foreign gods in their own land, so they will serve strangers in a land that is not theirs.”  PSALM 141:David received the answer to his prayer in verse 5, if this was written before his affair with Bathsheba. Nathan did what David prayed for here. This psalm contains gems that are well worth digging for and meditating on. JOHN 19b:I believe that John saw, and wanted us to feel, the extreme irony in many events that we have read. The ironic events and statements also didn’t happen by accident. It was not an accident that the mob who came to arrest Jesus stumbled back and fell when he said, “I am He.” That was— and still is, a sign from God. All of the statements of Pilate and the chief priests drip with irony which they could not see, but which we can. “I find no fault with this man!” “Behold your king!” “We have no king but Caesar!” “What is truth?” “Don’t release him, we want Barabbas!” GNT Translation notes:John 19:30 [After Jesus tasted//Jesus drank] the wine and said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.31 Then the Jewish authorities asked Pilate to allow them to break the legs of the men who had been crucified, [so that they would die quickly and their bodies could be taken//and to take the bodies] down from the crosses. They requested this because it was Friday, and they did not want the bodies to stay on the crosses on the Sabbath, since the coming Sabbath was especially holy.35 ([I,] The one who saw this happen [have now//has] spoken of it, so that you also may believe. What [I//he] said is true, and [I know that I speak//he knows that he speaks] the truth.) NLT Translation notes:Jer. 7:8 “‘Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will never suffer because the Temple is here. [That’s/It’s] a lie!  11 Don’t you yourselves admit that this Temple, which bears my name, has become a den of thieves? Surely I see all the evil going on [here/there]. I, the LORD, have spoken!====John 19:3“Hail[ to you,!] King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face.12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders shouted, “If you release this man, you are no ‘friend of [the high king] Caesar.’b Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.”24 So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dicee for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.”f So that is what they did [(without knowing they were fulfilling Scripture)].26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, [there/here] is your son.”[Here and in verse 27, the literal Greek is “See-imperative.” It is a matter of interpretation whether in the first instance Jesus could be saying, “See what I have become,” or, “Look at that guy next to you. He is your son.” The difference would be a nod of the head or a motion of Jesus’ eyes. I think that Jesus’ intention was correctly interpreted by John in 27b.]27 And he said to this disciple, “[That/Here] is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten [the deaths of the crucified men//their deaths] by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.35 ([John writes a parenthetical comment:] This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. [I speak/He speaks] the truth so that you also can believe.)  ]]></description>
  1505. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 7-8:In this and several other prophetic books, it is important to observe where quotes begin and end, and who is speaking. The section headings are also very helpful to our understanding. Modern translators and editors use the heading to help modern readers understand such things as ancient poetic imagery. Yesterday's reading had this ironic statement spoken by the Lord: 5:19 When they ask why I did all these things, tell them, Jeremiah, that just as they turned away from me and served foreign gods in their own land, so they will serve strangers in a land that is not theirs.”  PSALM 141:David received the answer to his prayer in verse 5, if this was written before his affair with Bathsheba. Nathan did what David prayed for here. This psalm contains gems that are well worth digging for and meditating on. JOHN 19b:I believe that John saw, and wanted us to feel, the extreme irony in many events that we have read. The ironic events and statements also didn’t happen by accident. It was not an accident that the mob who came to arrest Jesus stumbled back and fell when he said, “I am He.” That was— and still is, a sign from God. All of the statements of Pilate and the chief priests drip with irony which they could not see, but which we can. “I find no fault with this man!” “Behold your king!” “We have no king but Caesar!” “What is truth?” “Don’t release him, we want Barabbas!” GNT Translation notes:John 19:30 [After Jesus tasted//Jesus drank] the wine and said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.31 Then the Jewish authorities asked Pilate to allow them to break the legs of the men who had been crucified, [so that they would die quickly and their bodies could be taken//and to take the bodies] down from the crosses. They requested this because it was Friday, and they did not want the bodies to stay on the crosses on the Sabbath, since the coming Sabbath was especially holy.35 ([I,] The one who saw this happen [have now//has] spoken of it, so that you also may believe. What [I//he] said is true, and [I know that I speak//he knows that he speaks] the truth.) NLT Translation notes:Jer. 7:8 “‘Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will never suffer because the Temple is here. [That’s/It’s] a lie!  11 Don’t you yourselves admit that this Temple, which bears my name, has become a den of thieves? Surely I see all the evil going on [here/there]. I, the LORD, have spoken!====John 19:3“Hail[ to you,!] King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face.12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders shouted, “If you release this man, you are no ‘friend of [the high king] Caesar.’b Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.”24 So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dicee for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.”f So that is what they did [(without knowing they were fulfilling Scripture)].26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, [there/here] is your son.”[Here and in verse 27, the literal Greek is “See-imperative.” It is a matter of interpretation whether in the first instance Jesus could be saying, “See what I have become,” or, “Look at that guy next to you. He is your son.” The difference would be a nod of the head or a motion of Jesus’ eyes. I think that Jesus’ intention was correctly interpreted by John in 27b.]27 And he said to this disciple, “[That/Here] is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten [the deaths of the crucified men//their deaths] by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.35 ([John writes a parenthetical comment:] This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. [I speak/He speaks] the truth so that you also can believe.)  ]]></content:encoded>
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  1518. <description><![CDATA[Hello and greetings! I’m thankful that you are listening to my news. In this episode I will tell you about  Changes to the DBRP web site, and our new web address A new feature soon to appear on our DBRP listening app What?! Now Phil has a secretary?! Changing the way the NET podcast will be structured and re-releasing the first episode Answers to prayer And news from our family.  Our main Internet address is dailybiblereading.info. Today we have a second Internet address with a very different format where you can also access the DBRP episodes, and that is dailybiblereading.xyz. (The first part of the address is identical, and just the part after the dot is different.) So why in the world would I make a new site and address?! What you see at the .info site is a WordPress site that I created. It has served us pretty well, and there are about 60 listeners accessing it daily. But there is a new and improved automatically generated web page supplied by our podcast publisher that really is better than our .info site. The .xyz site has the new web site, and I invite you to try it out. Here are some advantages in the new site:  It has a more unified structure and appearance with our dedicated DBRP listening app. It is much easier with the new .xyz site to access the different Categories of our podcasts. Those categories include NL podcasts (New Living), GN (Good News) podcasts, Parables (which contains the JoySighting series), and also the News podcasts like this one, which are under the Information category. You can now leave comments about any podcast using the .xyz web site. And very soon, the DBRP listening apps will be updated and you will be able to leave a comment right from within the app.  That comment feature is really cool! The comments that you listeners can now leave via the .xyz site in the future with the listening app, use a Facebook plugin. You will be able to choose if you want your post to just stay in the DBRP web site and listening app, or— if you check a box, your comment will also be posted to Facebook. This will provide a way to say something about any episode to other listeners who access that same episode. Also, if you post to your own Facebook timeline, your post will encourage your friends to listen to that episode. But for asking questions or sharing with the DBRP listening community, visiting our Digging Deeper Facebook group directly would be better. The link to the group is here in the episode notes, and will soon be prominently linked at the .xyz site. I am sure that a few of the legacy .info site’s users will not want to learn how to use the new .xyz site! So I am going to keep the legacy web site still available. However, one week from now, the two web pages are going to switch places. The NEW site will take the default spot and occupy the .info address. If you want to keep on using the old web site, you will find a link to it right in the landing area of the new-looking .info site. I haven’t had a secretary since 1981, when I was a music instructor at what is now Cornerstone University. And back then in that job, I couldn’t keep the student assigned to help me busy. But now I have a secretary, and for me, that will take some getting used to. Her name is Vicky Pool, and she has recently joined our Facebook group as Victoria Pool. Vicky is a member of our church, and she is legally blind. Smart use of adaptive technology enables her to help me. Vicky is volunteering her time as a service to the Lord, and I’m just praising the Lord for her help! And this leads naturally to another topic: I have asked Vicky to promote the use of these Bible reading podcasts with various communities connecting blind and legally blind people. If any of you have any ideas or links to such groups, please make a post in the Digging Deeper Facebook group, or send a Facebook message to Victoria Pool. I want to give a shout out to Doug Pack and Carol Visser from the Facebook group, and thank them for helping me to look critically at the new NE series of podcasts, which are for the New English Translation. The NET is a translation that has a vast amount of footnotes, and it is a great translation to use for Digging Deeper. So I thought that I might encourage more digging, by digging deeper myself— making longer podcasts including more of my comments. Instead of around 22 minutes, the first NE podcast was 50 minutes long. I think it was Carol who said that some people with shorter commutes might be tempted to try to fast forward in the listening app while driving. We don’t want that. In an effort to give something to the normal commuting DBRP listener and also to those special people who want to dig deeper, the NE series will be released in two parts like this: The first part will have a plain three digit number, and the second part will have the same number plus a letter C. The re-released first episode will be named NE-DBRP_001 and will contain the regular 22 minute podcast, structured just like the GN and NL podcast series. BUT, another podcast will be released with the same name and number, but with a C at the end— NE-DRRP_001C. The C stands for Comments. That 001C podcast will probably be 50 or 60 minutes long, even though it will not contain the Scripture readings. If you decide to listen to a podcast with a C following the number, listen to the plain numbered postcast first, or have your Bible reading app open. Your voice could be included in the NE podcast series! If you would like to read a portion, or several portions of the NET Bible for the podcasts, please contact my secretary, Victoria Pool, via a Facebook message. The most difficult thing in this will be getting good enough quality recordings of you reading, without background noises. Recently we have been given some huge answers to prayer for our Bible translation work in Indonesia. Our big long-term prayer request is to finish the Plain Indonesian Old Testament draft (not the final product, just a good draft) sometime in the year 2020. We cannot meet this goal unless we have more people helping us. There are three amazing answers to prayer that have come recently:  We won’t meet our goal if I am the only consultant-level person working with the team. The Lord has now brought someone willing to help us who has 17 years of Bible translation and translation consulting experience in Indonesia. The arrangements are not all in place yet, but please pray that nothing will hinder this person from joining our team and taking over about half of my load. In fact, please pray that the Lord will bring several more qualified people to join us. We also need more Indonesians to join our translation team to create that first draft of the Old Testament. I send out a prayer bulletin each month in the Indonesian language, and this month I included a letter from Paula— one of the members of our translation team. She gave a very frank testimony about her personal struggles just prior to joining our translation team. How could she endure the stares and whispers? And could such a person as her be a Bible translator? How could she make any progress going forward if she was always looking back? After a season of prayer and reading God’s Word, she was blessed by Ephesians 1:3-14. She understood that God loved her and chose her from before the creation of this world, that she is now part of the people made holy by God, that through Jesus she has been adopted as God’s child, and that the Holy Spirit is her guarantee of all this. Now, several years later, she is the most productive member of our team. She created the rough draft of 11 chapters of the OT last month. In my prayer bulletin, just after her testimony, I commented that the work of Bible translation is not done by angels, but by ordinary Christians who have weaknesses. Guess what! We now have five new people who are taking our online Bible translation course. Please pray that at least 3 of them will finish the course by the first week of September and join our team. My next trip to Indonesia starts in the second week of September. In a string of the most unlikely coincidences, the Lord has supplied the funds to bring our translation team together for a week of meetings. We now have funds to add another full time employee for managing the checking of our Old Testament drafts. And we have the funds to expand our office in Jakarta and rent a good satellite Internet connection for our translation coordinator— who lives in a rural part of West Kalimantan.  We have some very big prayer requests, and the Lord is answering them!  Paula (a single parent) with her children In my last news podcast (number 172) I mentioned that I was putting pictures in the episode notes. But I didn’t realize that our DBRP listening apps won’t show you the pictures. But our two web sites (dailybiblereading.info and .xyz) show you the pictures. This time I will include a picture of Paula’s family, and pictures from Gale, who is currently in East Africa visiting our daughter Rachel. Rachel is wrapping up her service in East Africa next month. Her health does not support her living there long-term. Please pray that the Lord will increase her monthly financial support, so that she can move to Dallas and work in the home office of Pioneer Bible Translators. Being able to better control her diet in the USA, she anticipates being able to work full time in Dallas managing financial accounting for projects and grants in several PBT branches.  Monkeys in Rachel's yard. Our daughter Hannah (with Brandon and three children) have moved to Jakarta. I will be able to read books to three of our grandkids (Ava, Joel, and Devan) on my trips there! Brandon is managing a learning center to help the children of Middle-eastern refugees that get stuck in Jakarta. The web site for the Roshan Learning Center is linked in the episode notes. The work of the Roshan Learning Center is sponsored by the church I attend in Jakarta. I also link here a very beautiful video describing this ministry. I seldom have mentioned our son David. He and Jen with their children Luke and Laura, are a blessing to us here in our home town of Siloam Springs, AR. It is so neat to worship in the same church with them. David is one of the principals of Solve, a company that makes applications for managing and interpreting large sets of data. The theme of this podcast has kind of been Changes: Changes in our web site, changes in the NE podcasts, changes in where our kids live and are ministering, and changes due to God answering our prayers. There is a song entitled Changes that was on a cassette tape sent to us by a dear friend when our kids were young. Our kids would often go to sleep listening to this informally recorded performance. The cassette only listed the name James Croggert, but I have never been able to find out who he is, or was. If anyone knows about him, please contact me! This was probably recorded around 1986 in the Chicago area. There is a charming, self-taught musical style to the recordings. The words to the song Changes are in the episode notes, and this podcast will close with that song transfered from that well-used cassette tape. YOU, dear friend, are one of those ‘faces carrying Sonshine’ mentioned in the third verse. And may the Lord bless you ‘real good’! Changes coming upon us,He keeps moving, moving around us.Gotta keep dancing, knowing He loves us,Gotta keep joy in our hearts. He knows all of our needs andHe will meet them following his plan.Even the changes turning in his handSoon will be part of it all. So we enter a new time,There are places where it’s a hard climb.But there are faces carrying Son-shineWarming our path as we go. Sometimes we may be lonely,It’s a hard job making us holy.But in the long run there will be glory—Glory to rival the sun.  Gale's picture of sunrise on the coast]]></description>
  1519. <content:encoded><![CDATA[Hello and greetings! I’m thankful that you are listening to my news. In this episode I will tell you about  Changes to the DBRP web site, and our new web address A new feature soon to appear on our DBRP listening app What?! Now Phil has a secretary?! Changing the way the NET podcast will be structured and re-releasing the first episode Answers to prayer And news from our family.  Our main Internet address is dailybiblereading.info. Today we have a second Internet address with a very different format where you can also access the DBRP episodes, and that is dailybiblereading.xyz. (The first part of the address is identical, and just the part after the dot is different.) So why in the world would I make a new site and address?! What you see at the .info site is a WordPress site that I created. It has served us pretty well, and there are about 60 listeners accessing it daily. But there is a new and improved automatically generated web page supplied by our podcast publisher that really is better than our .info site. The .xyz site has the new web site, and I invite you to try it out. Here are some advantages in the new site:  It has a more unified structure and appearance with our dedicated DBRP listening app. It is much easier with the new .xyz site to access the different Categories of our podcasts. Those categories include NL podcasts (New Living), GN (Good News) podcasts, Parables (which contains the JoySighting series), and also the News podcasts like this one, which are under the Information category. You can now leave comments about any podcast using the .xyz web site. And very soon, the DBRP listening apps will be updated and you will be able to leave a comment right from within the app.  That comment feature is really cool! The comments that you listeners can now leave via the .xyz site in the future with the listening app, use a Facebook plugin. You will be able to choose if you want your post to just stay in the DBRP web site and listening app, or— if you check a box, your comment will also be posted to Facebook. This will provide a way to say something about any episode to other listeners who access that same episode. Also, if you post to your own Facebook timeline, your post will encourage your friends to listen to that episode. But for asking questions or sharing with the DBRP listening community, visiting our Digging Deeper Facebook group directly would be better. The link to the group is here in the episode notes, and will soon be prominently linked at the .xyz site. I am sure that a few of the legacy .info site’s users will not want to learn how to use the new .xyz site! So I am going to keep the legacy web site still available. However, one week from now, the two web pages are going to switch places. The NEW site will take the default spot and occupy the .info address. If you want to keep on using the old web site, you will find a link to it right in the landing area of the new-looking .info site. I haven’t had a secretary since 1981, when I was a music instructor at what is now Cornerstone University. And back then in that job, I couldn’t keep the student assigned to help me busy. But now I have a secretary, and for me, that will take some getting used to. Her name is Vicky Pool, and she has recently joined our Facebook group as Victoria Pool. Vicky is a member of our church, and she is legally blind. Smart use of adaptive technology enables her to help me. Vicky is volunteering her time as a service to the Lord, and I’m just praising the Lord for her help! And this leads naturally to another topic: I have asked Vicky to promote the use of these Bible reading podcasts with various communities connecting blind and legally blind people. If any of you have any ideas or links to such groups, please make a post in the Digging Deeper Facebook group, or send a Facebook message to Victoria Pool. I want to give a shout out to Doug Pack and Carol Visser from the Facebook group, and thank them for helping me to look critically at the new NE series of podcasts, which are for the New English Translation. The NET is a translation that has a vast amount of footnotes, and it is a great translation to use for Digging Deeper. So I thought that I might encourage more digging, by digging deeper myself— making longer podcasts including more of my comments. Instead of around 22 minutes, the first NE podcast was 50 minutes long. I think it was Carol who said that some people with shorter commutes might be tempted to try to fast forward in the listening app while driving. We don’t want that. In an effort to give something to the normal commuting DBRP listener and also to those special people who want to dig deeper, the NE series will be released in two parts like this: The first part will have a plain three digit number, and the second part will have the same number plus a letter C. The re-released first episode will be named NE-DBRP_001 and will contain the regular 22 minute podcast, structured just like the GN and NL podcast series. BUT, another podcast will be released with the same name and number, but with a C at the end— NE-DRRP_001C. The C stands for Comments. That 001C podcast will probably be 50 or 60 minutes long, even though it will not contain the Scripture readings. If you decide to listen to a podcast with a C following the number, listen to the plain numbered postcast first, or have your Bible reading app open. Your voice could be included in the NE podcast series! If you would like to read a portion, or several portions of the NET Bible for the podcasts, please contact my secretary, Victoria Pool, via a Facebook message. The most difficult thing in this will be getting good enough quality recordings of you reading, without background noises. Recently we have been given some huge answers to prayer for our Bible translation work in Indonesia. Our big long-term prayer request is to finish the Plain Indonesian Old Testament draft (not the final product, just a good draft) sometime in the year 2020. We cannot meet this goal unless we have more people helping us. There are three amazing answers to prayer that have come recently:  We won’t meet our goal if I am the only consultant-level person working with the team. The Lord has now brought someone willing to help us who has 17 years of Bible translation and translation consulting experience in Indonesia. The arrangements are not all in place yet, but please pray that nothing will hinder this person from joining our team and taking over about half of my load. In fact, please pray that the Lord will bring several more qualified people to join us. We also need more Indonesians to join our translation team to create that first draft of the Old Testament. I send out a prayer bulletin each month in the Indonesian language, and this month I included a letter from Paula— one of the members of our translation team. She gave a very frank testimony about her personal struggles just prior to joining our translation team. How could she endure the stares and whispers? And could such a person as her be a Bible translator? How could she make any progress going forward if she was always looking back? After a season of prayer and reading God’s Word, she was blessed by Ephesians 1:3-14. She understood that God loved her and chose her from before the creation of this world, that she is now part of the people made holy by God, that through Jesus she has been adopted as God’s child, and that the Holy Spirit is her guarantee of all this. Now, several years later, she is the most productive member of our team. She created the rough draft of 11 chapters of the OT last month. In my prayer bulletin, just after her testimony, I commented that the work of Bible translation is not done by angels, but by ordinary Christians who have weaknesses. Guess what! We now have five new people who are taking our online Bible translation course. Please pray that at least 3 of them will finish the course by the first week of September and join our team. My next trip to Indonesia starts in the second week of September. In a string of the most unlikely coincidences, the Lord has supplied the funds to bring our translation team together for a week of meetings. We now have funds to add another full time employee for managing the checking of our Old Testament drafts. And we have the funds to expand our office in Jakarta and rent a good satellite Internet connection for our translation coordinator— who lives in a rural part of West Kalimantan.  We have some very big prayer requests, and the Lord is answering them!  Paula (a single parent) with her children In my last news podcast (number 172) I mentioned that I was putting pictures in the episode notes. But I didn’t realize that our DBRP listening apps won’t show you the pictures. But our two web sites (dailybiblereading.info and .xyz) show you the pictures. This time I will include a picture of Paula’s family, and pictures from Gale, who is currently in East Africa visiting our daughter Rachel. Rachel is wrapping up her service in East Africa next month. Her health does not support her living there long-term. Please pray that the Lord will increase her monthly financial support, so that she can move to Dallas and work in the home office of Pioneer Bible Translators. Being able to better control her diet in the USA, she anticipates being able to work full time in Dallas managing financial accounting for projects and grants in several PBT branches.  Monkeys in Rachel's yard. Our daughter Hannah (with Brandon and three children) have moved to Jakarta. I will be able to read books to three of our grandkids (Ava, Joel, and Devan) on my trips there! Brandon is managing a learning center to help the children of Middle-eastern refugees that get stuck in Jakarta. The web site for the Roshan Learning Center is linked in the episode notes. The work of the Roshan Learning Center is sponsored by the church I attend in Jakarta. I also link here a very beautiful video describing this ministry. I seldom have mentioned our son David. He and Jen with their children Luke and Laura, are a blessing to us here in our home town of Siloam Springs, AR. It is so neat to worship in the same church with them. David is one of the principals of Solve, a company that makes applications for managing and interpreting large sets of data. The theme of this podcast has kind of been Changes: Changes in our web site, changes in the NE podcasts, changes in where our kids live and are ministering, and changes due to God answering our prayers. There is a song entitled Changes that was on a cassette tape sent to us by a dear friend when our kids were young. Our kids would often go to sleep listening to this informally recorded performance. The cassette only listed the name James Croggert, but I have never been able to find out who he is, or was. If anyone knows about him, please contact me! This was probably recorded around 1986 in the Chicago area. There is a charming, self-taught musical style to the recordings. The words to the song Changes are in the episode notes, and this podcast will close with that song transfered from that well-used cassette tape. YOU, dear friend, are one of those ‘faces carrying Sonshine’ mentioned in the third verse. And may the Lord bless you ‘real good’! Changes coming upon us,He keeps moving, moving around us.Gotta keep dancing, knowing He loves us,Gotta keep joy in our hearts. He knows all of our needs andHe will meet them following his plan.Even the changes turning in his handSoon will be part of it all. So we enter a new time,There are places where it’s a hard climb.But there are faces carrying Son-shineWarming our path as we go. Sometimes we may be lonely,It’s a hard job making us holy.But in the long run there will be glory—Glory to rival the sun.  Gale's picture of sunrise on the coast]]></content:encoded>
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  1533. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 5-6:God, speaking through the prophets, frequently says how he feels about idolatry. He considers it just like the faithlessness of a wayward wife. It is moving that Jeremiah could so clearly see what would happen— the anguish of the people when his prophecies are fulfilled and they will be attacked by armies from the north.  PSALM 140:This is a prayer for anyone who fears the imminent attack of wicked enemies.  JOHN 19a:The chapter break here interrupts the story of Jesus’ trial before Pilate. Jesus has already told Pilate that he is a king, but his kingdom is not of this world. Then when Jesus said, “I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.”— Pilate asked his famous rhetorical question, 38“And what is truth?”  Then Pilate went back outside to the people and said to them, “I cannot find any reason to condemn him. 39 But according to the custom you have, I always set free a prisoner for you during the Passover. Do you want me to set free for you the king of the Jews?”40 They answered him with a shout, “No, not him! We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a bandit.) NLT Translation notes:Jer. 5:6 I said to [You/the] LORD, “You are my God!”Listen, O LORD, to my cries for mercy!11 Don’t let [these] liars prosper here in our land.Cause great disasters to fall on [those violent men//the violent].12 But I know [that You, Lord//the LORD] will help those they persecute;[You/he] will give justice to the poor.====John 19:3 “Hail[ to you,!] King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face.12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders shouted, “If you release this man, you are no ‘friend of [the high king] Caesar.’ Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.”24 So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.” So that is what they did [(without knowing they were fulfilling Scripture)].26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, [there/here] is your son.” [Here and in verse 27, the literal Greek is “See-imperative.” It is a matter of interpretation whether in the first instance Jesus could be saying, “See what I have become,” or, “Look at that guy next to you. He is your son.” The difference would be a nod of the head or a motion of Jesus’ eyes. I think that Jesus’ intention was correctly interpreted by John in 27b.]27 And he said to this disciple, “[That/Here] is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten [the deaths of the crucified men//their deaths] by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.35 ([John writes a parenthetical comment:] This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. [I speak/He speaks] the truth so that you also can believe.) 37 and “They will look on the one they [have] pierced.”]]></description>
  1534. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 5-6:God, speaking through the prophets, frequently says how he feels about idolatry. He considers it just like the faithlessness of a wayward wife. It is moving that Jeremiah could so clearly see what would happen— the anguish of the people when his prophecies are fulfilled and they will be attacked by armies from the north.  PSALM 140:This is a prayer for anyone who fears the imminent attack of wicked enemies.  JOHN 19a:The chapter break here interrupts the story of Jesus’ trial before Pilate. Jesus has already told Pilate that he is a king, but his kingdom is not of this world. Then when Jesus said, “I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.”— Pilate asked his famous rhetorical question, 38“And what is truth?”  Then Pilate went back outside to the people and said to them, “I cannot find any reason to condemn him. 39 But according to the custom you have, I always set free a prisoner for you during the Passover. Do you want me to set free for you the king of the Jews?”40 They answered him with a shout, “No, not him! We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a bandit.) NLT Translation notes:Jer. 5:6 I said to [You/the] LORD, “You are my God!”Listen, O LORD, to my cries for mercy!11 Don’t let [these] liars prosper here in our land.Cause great disasters to fall on [those violent men//the violent].12 But I know [that You, Lord//the LORD] will help those they persecute;[You/he] will give justice to the poor.====John 19:3 “Hail[ to you,!] King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face.12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders shouted, “If you release this man, you are no ‘friend of [the high king] Caesar.’ Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.”24 So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.” So that is what they did [(without knowing they were fulfilling Scripture)].26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, [there/here] is your son.” [Here and in verse 27, the literal Greek is “See-imperative.” It is a matter of interpretation whether in the first instance Jesus could be saying, “See what I have become,” or, “Look at that guy next to you. He is your son.” The difference would be a nod of the head or a motion of Jesus’ eyes. I think that Jesus’ intention was correctly interpreted by John in 27b.]27 And he said to this disciple, “[That/Here] is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten [the deaths of the crucified men//their deaths] by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.35 ([John writes a parenthetical comment:] This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. [I speak/He speaks] the truth so that you also can believe.) 37 and “They will look on the one they [have] pierced.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1547. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 5-6:God, speaking through the prophets, frequently says how he feels about idolatry. He considers it just like the faithlessness of a wayward wife. It is moving that Jeremiah could so clearly see what would happen— the anguish of the people when his prophecies are fulfilled and they will be attacked by armies from the north.  PSALM 140:This is a prayer for anyone who fears the imminent attack of wicked enemies.  JOHN 19a:The chapter break here interrupts the story of Jesus’ trial before Pilate. Jesus has already told Pilate that he is a king, but his kingdom is not of this world. Then when Jesus said, “I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.”— Pilate asked his famous rhetorical question, 38“And what is truth?”  Then Pilate went back outside to the people and said to them, “I cannot find any reason to condemn him. 39 But according to the custom you have, I always set free a prisoner for you during the Passover. Do you want me to set free for you the king of the Jews?”40 They answered him with a shout, “No, not him! We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a bandit.) NLT Translation notes:Jer. 5:6 I said to [You/the] LORD, “You are my God!”Listen, O LORD, to my cries for mercy!11 Don’t let [these] liars prosper here in our land.Cause great disasters to fall on [those violent men//the violent].12 But I know [that You, Lord//the LORD] will help those they persecute;[You/he] will give justice to the poor.====John 19:3 “Hail[ to you,!] King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face.12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders shouted, “If you release this man, you are no ‘friend of [the high king] Caesar.’ Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.”24 So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.” So that is what they did [(without knowing they were fulfilling Scripture)].26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, [there/here] is your son.” [Here and in verse 27, the literal Greek is “See-imperative.” It is a matter of interpretation whether in the first instance Jesus could be saying, “See what I have become,” or, “Look at that guy next to you. He is your son.” The difference would be a nod of the head or a motion of Jesus’ eyes. I think that Jesus’ intention was correctly interpreted by John in 27b.]27 And he said to this disciple, “[That/Here] is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten [the deaths of the crucified men//their deaths] by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.35 ([John writes a parenthetical comment:] This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. [I speak/He speaks] the truth so that you also can believe.) 37 and “They will look on the one they [have] pierced.”]]></description>
  1548. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 5-6:God, speaking through the prophets, frequently says how he feels about idolatry. He considers it just like the faithlessness of a wayward wife. It is moving that Jeremiah could so clearly see what would happen— the anguish of the people when his prophecies are fulfilled and they will be attacked by armies from the north.  PSALM 140:This is a prayer for anyone who fears the imminent attack of wicked enemies.  JOHN 19a:The chapter break here interrupts the story of Jesus’ trial before Pilate. Jesus has already told Pilate that he is a king, but his kingdom is not of this world. Then when Jesus said, “I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.”— Pilate asked his famous rhetorical question, 38“And what is truth?”  Then Pilate went back outside to the people and said to them, “I cannot find any reason to condemn him. 39 But according to the custom you have, I always set free a prisoner for you during the Passover. Do you want me to set free for you the king of the Jews?”40 They answered him with a shout, “No, not him! We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a bandit.) NLT Translation notes:Jer. 5:6 I said to [You/the] LORD, “You are my God!”Listen, O LORD, to my cries for mercy!11 Don’t let [these] liars prosper here in our land.Cause great disasters to fall on [those violent men//the violent].12 But I know [that You, Lord//the LORD] will help those they persecute;[You/he] will give justice to the poor.====John 19:3 “Hail[ to you,!] King of the Jews!” they mocked, as they slapped him across the face.12 Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders shouted, “If you release this man, you are no ‘friend of [the high king] Caesar.’ Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.”24 So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.” So that is what they did [(without knowing they were fulfilling Scripture)].26 When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, [there/here] is your son.” [Here and in verse 27, the literal Greek is “See-imperative.” It is a matter of interpretation whether in the first instance Jesus could be saying, “See what I have become,” or, “Look at that guy next to you. He is your son.” The difference would be a nod of the head or a motion of Jesus’ eyes. I think that Jesus’ intention was correctly interpreted by John in 27b.]27 And he said to this disciple, “[That/Here] is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten [the deaths of the crucified men//their deaths] by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down.35 ([John writes a parenthetical comment:] This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. [I speak/He speaks] the truth so that you also can believe.) 37 and “They will look on the one they [have] pierced.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1561. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 3-4:From yesterday’s reading I highlight 1:12, where God says, “I am watching to see that my words come true.” In Hebrew the word ‘watching’ is a play on words. Yesterday we also read Jeremiah 2:13, which is one of the most frequently quoted verses from this book. Look at it in context starting at verse 11: Jer. 2:11 No other nation has ever changed its gods,even though they were not real.But my people have exchanged me,the God who has brought them honor,for gods that can do nothing for them.12 And so I command the sky to shake with horror,to be amazed and astonished,13 for my people have committed two sins:they have turned away from me,the spring of fresh water,and they have dug cisterns,cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all. PSALM 139:What a contrast with what we just read! Our God searches us out and knows all about us. This psalm has been a great comfort to many. JOHN 18b:Jesus knew he was walking inexorably to the cross. To me it is interesting that in Jesus’ short time with the governor of the land, he brought the focus to the concept of ‘truth’. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 4:2 [NLT Then when you swear by my name, saying,‘As surely as the LORD lives,’you could do sowith truth, justice, and righteousness.Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world,and all people would come and praise [Me//my name[//GNT it will be right for you to swear by my name. Then all the nations will ask me to bless them, and they will praise me.”][I was going to bet that the NLT added the words, “As surely as the Lord lives” in order that the idea of ‘swear’ing not be taken in the sense of taking the name of the Lord in vain. That can also be called ‘swearing’ in English. But I find that my assumption was wrong! It seems that GNT left out the Hebrew words ‘YHWH live’, and even literal versions translate the two words like NLT. I think this may be one of the few places where one could defensibly say that GNT made a mistake, and the CEV translators must have simply have followed it without checking the Hebrew.] ====Ps. 139:18 If I counted them, they would be more than the grains of sand. [And] When I awake, I am still with you.==== John 18:33 Pilate went back into the palace and called Jesus.[and asked him,] “[So,] Are you the king of the Jews?” [0//he asked him.]37 So Pilate asked him, “Are you a king, then?”Jesus answered, “[NIV You are right in saying I am a king.//You say that I am a king.] I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.”38 “And what is truth?” Pilate asked.Then Pilate went back outside to the people and said to them, “I cannot find any reason to condemn him. NLT Translation notes:Jer. 4:2 Then when you swear by my name, saying,‘As surely as the LORD lives,’you could do sowith truth, justice, and righteousness.Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world,and all people would come and praise [Me//my name].”====John 18:22 Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. [He snapped,] “Is that the way to answer the high priest?” [/he demanded.]24 Then (retired high priest) Annas bound Jesus and sent him to Caiaphas, the (current) high priest.28 Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor.f His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them, and [they would not be able//they wouldn’t be allowed to] celebrate the Passover. 30 [The Jewish leaders replied,] “We wouldn’t have handed him over to you if he weren’t a criminal!” [/they retorted].35 [Pilato snapped back,] “Am I a Jew?” [/Pilate retorted.] “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial. Why? What have you done?”]]></description>
  1562. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 3-4:From yesterday’s reading I highlight 1:12, where God says, “I am watching to see that my words come true.” In Hebrew the word ‘watching’ is a play on words. Yesterday we also read Jeremiah 2:13, which is one of the most frequently quoted verses from this book. Look at it in context starting at verse 11: Jer. 2:11 No other nation has ever changed its gods,even though they were not real.But my people have exchanged me,the God who has brought them honor,for gods that can do nothing for them.12 And so I command the sky to shake with horror,to be amazed and astonished,13 for my people have committed two sins:they have turned away from me,the spring of fresh water,and they have dug cisterns,cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all. PSALM 139:What a contrast with what we just read! Our God searches us out and knows all about us. This psalm has been a great comfort to many. JOHN 18b:Jesus knew he was walking inexorably to the cross. To me it is interesting that in Jesus’ short time with the governor of the land, he brought the focus to the concept of ‘truth’. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 4:2 [NLT Then when you swear by my name, saying,‘As surely as the LORD lives,’you could do sowith truth, justice, and righteousness.Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world,and all people would come and praise [Me//my name[//GNT it will be right for you to swear by my name. Then all the nations will ask me to bless them, and they will praise me.”][I was going to bet that the NLT added the words, “As surely as the Lord lives” in order that the idea of ‘swear’ing not be taken in the sense of taking the name of the Lord in vain. That can also be called ‘swearing’ in English. But I find that my assumption was wrong! It seems that GNT left out the Hebrew words ‘YHWH live’, and even literal versions translate the two words like NLT. I think this may be one of the few places where one could defensibly say that GNT made a mistake, and the CEV translators must have simply have followed it without checking the Hebrew.] ====Ps. 139:18 If I counted them, they would be more than the grains of sand. [And] When I awake, I am still with you.==== John 18:33 Pilate went back into the palace and called Jesus.[and asked him,] “[So,] Are you the king of the Jews?” [0//he asked him.]37 So Pilate asked him, “Are you a king, then?”Jesus answered, “[NIV You are right in saying I am a king.//You say that I am a king.] I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.”38 “And what is truth?” Pilate asked.Then Pilate went back outside to the people and said to them, “I cannot find any reason to condemn him. NLT Translation notes:Jer. 4:2 Then when you swear by my name, saying,‘As surely as the LORD lives,’you could do sowith truth, justice, and righteousness.Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world,and all people would come and praise [Me//my name].”====John 18:22 Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. [He snapped,] “Is that the way to answer the high priest?” [/he demanded.]24 Then (retired high priest) Annas bound Jesus and sent him to Caiaphas, the (current) high priest.28 Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor.f His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them, and [they would not be able//they wouldn’t be allowed to] celebrate the Passover. 30 [The Jewish leaders replied,] “We wouldn’t have handed him over to you if he weren’t a criminal!” [/they retorted].35 [Pilato snapped back,] “Am I a Jew?” [/Pilate retorted.] “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial. Why? What have you done?”]]></content:encoded>
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  1575. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 3-4:From yesterday’s reading I highlight 1:12, where God says, “I am watching to see that my words come true.” In Hebrew the word ‘watching’ is a play on words. Yesterday we also read Jeremiah 2:13, which is one of the most frequently quoted verses from this book. Look at it in context starting at verse 11: Jer. 2:11 No other nation has ever changed its gods,even though they were not real.But my people have exchanged me,the God who has brought them honor,for gods that can do nothing for them.12 And so I command the sky to shake with horror,to be amazed and astonished,13 for my people have committed two sins:they have turned away from me,the spring of fresh water,and they have dug cisterns,cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all. PSALM 139:What a contrast with what we just read! Our God searches us out and knows all about us. This psalm has been a great comfort to many. JOHN 18b:Jesus knew he was walking inexorably to the cross. To me it is interesting that in Jesus’ short time with the governor of the land, he brought the focus to the concept of ‘truth’. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 4:2 [NLT Then when you swear by my name, saying,‘As surely as the LORD lives,’you could do sowith truth, justice, and righteousness.Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world,and all people would come and praise [Me//my name[//GNT it will be right for you to swear by my name. Then all the nations will ask me to bless them, and they will praise me.”][I was going to bet that the NLT added the words, “As surely as the Lord lives” in order that the idea of ‘swear’ing not be taken in the sense of taking the name of the Lord in vain. That can also be called ‘swearing’ in English. But I find that my assumption was wrong! It seems that GNT left out the Hebrew words ‘YHWH live’, and even literal versions translate the two words like NLT. I think this may be one of the few places where one could defensibly say that GNT made a mistake, and the CEV translators must have simply have followed it without checking the Hebrew.] ====Ps. 139:18 If I counted them, they would be more than the grains of sand. [And] When I awake, I am still with you.==== John 18:33 Pilate went back into the palace and called Jesus.[and asked him,] “[So,] Are you the king of the Jews?” [0//he asked him.]37 So Pilate asked him, “Are you a king, then?”Jesus answered, “[NIV You are right in saying I am a king.//You say that I am a king.] I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.”38 “And what is truth?” Pilate asked.Then Pilate went back outside to the people and said to them, “I cannot find any reason to condemn him. NLT Translation notes:Jer. 4:2 Then when you swear by my name, saying,‘As surely as the LORD lives,’you could do sowith truth, justice, and righteousness.Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world,and all people would come and praise [Me//my name].”====John 18:22 Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. [He snapped,] “Is that the way to answer the high priest?” [/he demanded.]24 Then (retired high priest) Annas bound Jesus and sent him to Caiaphas, the (current) high priest.28 Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor.f His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them, and [they would not be able//they wouldn’t be allowed to] celebrate the Passover. 30 [The Jewish leaders replied,] “We wouldn’t have handed him over to you if he weren’t a criminal!” [/they retorted].35 [Pilato snapped back,] “Am I a Jew?” [/Pilate retorted.] “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial. Why? What have you done?”]]></description>
  1576. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 3-4:From yesterday’s reading I highlight 1:12, where God says, “I am watching to see that my words come true.” In Hebrew the word ‘watching’ is a play on words. Yesterday we also read Jeremiah 2:13, which is one of the most frequently quoted verses from this book. Look at it in context starting at verse 11: Jer. 2:11 No other nation has ever changed its gods,even though they were not real.But my people have exchanged me,the God who has brought them honor,for gods that can do nothing for them.12 And so I command the sky to shake with horror,to be amazed and astonished,13 for my people have committed two sins:they have turned away from me,the spring of fresh water,and they have dug cisterns,cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all. PSALM 139:What a contrast with what we just read! Our God searches us out and knows all about us. This psalm has been a great comfort to many. JOHN 18b:Jesus knew he was walking inexorably to the cross. To me it is interesting that in Jesus’ short time with the governor of the land, he brought the focus to the concept of ‘truth’. GNT Translation notes:Jer. 4:2 [NLT Then when you swear by my name, saying,‘As surely as the LORD lives,’you could do sowith truth, justice, and righteousness.Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world,and all people would come and praise [Me//my name[//GNT it will be right for you to swear by my name. Then all the nations will ask me to bless them, and they will praise me.”][I was going to bet that the NLT added the words, “As surely as the Lord lives” in order that the idea of ‘swear’ing not be taken in the sense of taking the name of the Lord in vain. That can also be called ‘swearing’ in English. But I find that my assumption was wrong! It seems that GNT left out the Hebrew words ‘YHWH live’, and even literal versions translate the two words like NLT. I think this may be one of the few places where one could defensibly say that GNT made a mistake, and the CEV translators must have simply have followed it without checking the Hebrew.] ====Ps. 139:18 If I counted them, they would be more than the grains of sand. [And] When I awake, I am still with you.==== John 18:33 Pilate went back into the palace and called Jesus.[and asked him,] “[So,] Are you the king of the Jews?” [0//he asked him.]37 So Pilate asked him, “Are you a king, then?”Jesus answered, “[NIV You are right in saying I am a king.//You say that I am a king.] I was born and came into the world for this one purpose, to speak about the truth. Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.”38 “And what is truth?” Pilate asked.Then Pilate went back outside to the people and said to them, “I cannot find any reason to condemn him. NLT Translation notes:Jer. 4:2 Then when you swear by my name, saying,‘As surely as the LORD lives,’you could do sowith truth, justice, and righteousness.Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world,and all people would come and praise [Me//my name].”====John 18:22 Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. [He snapped,] “Is that the way to answer the high priest?” [/he demanded.]24 Then (retired high priest) Annas bound Jesus and sent him to Caiaphas, the (current) high priest.28 Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor.f His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them, and [they would not be able//they wouldn’t be allowed to] celebrate the Passover. 30 [The Jewish leaders replied,] “We wouldn’t have handed him over to you if he weren’t a criminal!” [/they retorted].35 [Pilato snapped back,] “Am I a Jew?” [/Pilate retorted.] “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial. Why? What have you done?”]]></content:encoded>
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  1589. <description><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 1-2:The book of Jeremiah was written between 627 and 580 BC, and it is the longest book in the Old Testament. Jeremiah is often called the weeping prophet, and his other book is Lamentations. It is possible that he is the son of the high priest Hilkiah who brought the book of the Law to the attention of king Josiah. Having just heard in 2 Kings  an overview of what happened during the last days of the kingdom of Judah, we now will hear the poems and sermons of a sensitive man living through it all. Mears says, “No other prophet bares his soul to his readers as does Jeremiah. Although Jeremiah announced the coming destruction of Judah, he looked beyond this judgment to a day when everyone would know the Lord personally through the forgiveness of his or her sins (Jer. 31-34). This new kind of relationship with the Lord would be part of the “new covenant” the Lord would establish with his people (Jer. 31:31).” PSALM 138:This is the first of a series of eight psalms where the psalmist speaks in the first person singular. This psalm includes an important declaration in verse two, which ESV translates like this: Ps. 138:2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. NLT and CEV have done a good job translating the meaning, and I particularly like the second phrase in NLT. JOHN 18a:As John said in chapter 13, “Jesus, having always loved his disciples, he loved them to the end.” GNT Translation notes:Ps. 138:2 [NLT I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise [you//your name] for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.//CEV I worship at your holy temple and praise you for your love and your faithfulness. You were true to your word and made yourself more famous than ever before.//GNTD I face your holy Temple, bow down, and praise your name because of your constant love and faithfulness, because you have shown that your name and your commands are supreme.]====John 18:10 [Peter— whose other name was Simon, had a sword. He//Simon Peter, who had a sword,] drew it and struck the High Priest's slave, cutting off his right ear. The name of the slave was Malchus. NLT Translation notes:John 18:22 Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. [He snapped,]“Is that the way to answer the high priest?” [/he demanded.]28 Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor.f His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them, and [they would not be able//they wouldn’t be allowed to] celebrate the Passover. 30 [The Jewish leaders replied,] “We wouldn’t have handed him over to you if he weren’t a criminal!” [/they retorted].35 [Pilatos snapped back,] “Am I a Jew?” [/Pilate retorted.] “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial. Why? What have you done?”  ]]></description>
  1590. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 1-2:The book of Jeremiah was written between 627 and 580 BC, and it is the longest book in the Old Testament. Jeremiah is often called the weeping prophet, and his other book is Lamentations. It is possible that he is the son of the high priest Hilkiah who brought the book of the Law to the attention of king Josiah. Having just heard in 2 Kings  an overview of what happened during the last days of the kingdom of Judah, we now will hear the poems and sermons of a sensitive man living through it all. Mears says, “No other prophet bares his soul to his readers as does Jeremiah. Although Jeremiah announced the coming destruction of Judah, he looked beyond this judgment to a day when everyone would know the Lord personally through the forgiveness of his or her sins (Jer. 31-34). This new kind of relationship with the Lord would be part of the “new covenant” the Lord would establish with his people (Jer. 31:31).” PSALM 138:This is the first of a series of eight psalms where the psalmist speaks in the first person singular. This psalm includes an important declaration in verse two, which ESV translates like this: Ps. 138:2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. NLT and CEV have done a good job translating the meaning, and I particularly like the second phrase in NLT. JOHN 18a:As John said in chapter 13, “Jesus, having always loved his disciples, he loved them to the end.” GNT Translation notes:Ps. 138:2 [NLT I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise [you//your name] for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.//CEV I worship at your holy temple and praise you for your love and your faithfulness. You were true to your word and made yourself more famous than ever before.//GNTD I face your holy Temple, bow down, and praise your name because of your constant love and faithfulness, because you have shown that your name and your commands are supreme.]====John 18:10 [Peter— whose other name was Simon, had a sword. He//Simon Peter, who had a sword,] drew it and struck the High Priest's slave, cutting off his right ear. The name of the slave was Malchus. NLT Translation notes:John 18:22 Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. [He snapped,]“Is that the way to answer the high priest?” [/he demanded.]28 Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor.f His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them, and [they would not be able//they wouldn’t be allowed to] celebrate the Passover. 30 [The Jewish leaders replied,] “We wouldn’t have handed him over to you if he weren’t a criminal!” [/they retorted].35 [Pilatos snapped back,] “Am I a Jew?” [/Pilate retorted.] “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial. Why? What have you done?”  ]]></content:encoded>
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  1604. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JEREMIAH 1-2:The book of Jeremiah was written between 627 and 580 BC, and it is the longest book in the Old Testament. Jeremiah is often called the weeping prophet, and his other book is Lamentations. It is possible that he is the son of the high priest Hilkiah who brought the book of the Law to the attention of king Josiah. Having just heard in 2 Kings  an overview of what happened during the last days of the kingdom of Judah, we now will hear the poems and sermons of a sensitive man living through it all. Mears says, “No other prophet bares his soul to his readers as does Jeremiah. Although Jeremiah announced the coming destruction of Judah, he looked beyond this judgment to a day when everyone would know the Lord personally through the forgiveness of his or her sins (Jer. 31-34). This new kind of relationship with the Lord would be part of the “new covenant” the Lord would establish with his people (Jer. 31:31).” PSALM 138:This is the first of a series of eight psalms where the psalmist speaks in the first person singular. This psalm includes an important declaration in verse two, which ESV translates like this: Ps. 138:2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. NLT and CEV have done a good job translating the meaning, and I particularly like the second phrase in NLT. JOHN 18a:As John said in chapter 13, “Jesus, having always loved his disciples, he loved them to the end.” GNT Translation notes:Ps. 138:2 [NLT I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise [you//your name] for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.//CEV I worship at your holy temple and praise you for your love and your faithfulness. You were true to your word and made yourself more famous than ever before.//GNTD I face your holy Temple, bow down, and praise your name because of your constant love and faithfulness, because you have shown that your name and your commands are supreme.]====John 18:10 [Peter— whose other name was Simon, had a sword. He//Simon Peter, who had a sword,] drew it and struck the High Priest's slave, cutting off his right ear. The name of the slave was Malchus. NLT Translation notes:John 18:22 Then one of the Temple guards standing nearby slapped Jesus across the face. [He snapped,]“Is that the way to answer the high priest?” [/he demanded.]28 Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor.f His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them, and [they would not be able//they wouldn’t be allowed to] celebrate the Passover. 30 [The Jewish leaders replied,] “We wouldn’t have handed him over to you if he weren’t a criminal!” [/they retorted].35 [Pilatos snapped back,] “Am I a Jew?” [/Pilate retorted.] “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial. Why? What have you done?”  ]]></content:encoded>
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  1617. <description><![CDATA[JONAH 3-4:Running from God didn’t work for Jonah. When saved from the ocean, Jonah grudgingly obeys God. For most of my life I have been fooled by Jonah's prayer in chapter 2, and I am not alone, because others have called it, “One of the great prayers in the Bible.” For most of the prayer, Jonah simply borrowed verses from the Psalms. And there is nothing wrong with that! However, if you look closer, Jonah prayed a me-centered and self-righteous prayer. The worst thing about it is there is no hint of repentance or asking forgiveness. PSALM 137:As a musician, I can imagine what the musician who wrote this felt. The imprecation at the end should be taken in view of God’s justice. Compare the thought here with Rev. 6:9 and following verses (the cry of the saints under the altar), and also the ending chapters of Revelation that portray the vengeful judgment against ‘Babylon’— which in that book is used as a figurative name. Rereading JOHN 17:Note again the importance of the organic bond of union between the Father, the Son, and we who believe in Jesus. Again note the bond of love. Note that our Savior actually prays for us. And this is because we live in a world that is not our home. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 137:4 How can we sing a song to [You, Lord,//the Lord] in a foreign land?====John 17:1 After Jesus finished saying this, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to [Me,] your Son, so that [I//the Son] may give glory to you.2 For you gave [Me//him] authority over all people, so that [I//he] might give eternal life to all those you gave [Me//him].3 [I, the writer, agree and add that, “//And] eternal life means to know you, the only true God, and to know [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], whom you sent.[” Jesus was still praying,]21 I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be [joined as one with//in] us, just as you are [joined with//in] me and I am [joined with//in] you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me.  23 I [— joined as one with//in] them and you [— joined with//in] me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.26 I made you known to them, and I will continue to do so, in order that the love you have for me may be in them, and so that I also may be [one with//in] them.” NLT Translation notes:John 17:1 After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify [Me— ]your Son[,] so [that I//he] can give glory back to you. 2 For you have given [Me/him] authority over everyone. [I give//He gives] eternal life to each one you have given [to Me//him]. 3 [Parenthesis by John:] And this is the way to have [that] eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. 11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, [you have given me your power. Now protect them by your power and for the sake of your reputation.//you have given me your name;b now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be  united just as we are.]12 During my time here, I protected them by the power  you gave me.c I guarded them so that not one was lost, [0//of the name]except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are [joined together with/in] me, Father, and I am [joined with//in] you. And may they be [joined as one with/in] us so that the world will believe you sent me.23 I am [joined together with//in] them and you are [joined together with//in] me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I [know you//do]; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be [joined together as one with//in] them.”  ]]></description>
  1618. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JONAH 3-4:Running from God didn’t work for Jonah. When saved from the ocean, Jonah grudgingly obeys God. For most of my life I have been fooled by Jonah's prayer in chapter 2, and I am not alone, because others have called it, “One of the great prayers in the Bible.” For most of the prayer, Jonah simply borrowed verses from the Psalms. And there is nothing wrong with that! However, if you look closer, Jonah prayed a me-centered and self-righteous prayer. The worst thing about it is there is no hint of repentance or asking forgiveness. PSALM 137:As a musician, I can imagine what the musician who wrote this felt. The imprecation at the end should be taken in view of God’s justice. Compare the thought here with Rev. 6:9 and following verses (the cry of the saints under the altar), and also the ending chapters of Revelation that portray the vengeful judgment against ‘Babylon’— which in that book is used as a figurative name. Rereading JOHN 17:Note again the importance of the organic bond of union between the Father, the Son, and we who believe in Jesus. Again note the bond of love. Note that our Savior actually prays for us. And this is because we live in a world that is not our home. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 137:4 How can we sing a song to [You, Lord,//the Lord] in a foreign land?====John 17:1 After Jesus finished saying this, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to [Me,] your Son, so that [I//the Son] may give glory to you.2 For you gave [Me//him] authority over all people, so that [I//he] might give eternal life to all those you gave [Me//him].3 [I, the writer, agree and add that, “//And] eternal life means to know you, the only true God, and to know [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], whom you sent.[” Jesus was still praying,]21 I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be [joined as one with//in] us, just as you are [joined with//in] me and I am [joined with//in] you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me.  23 I [— joined as one with//in] them and you [— joined with//in] me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.26 I made you known to them, and I will continue to do so, in order that the love you have for me may be in them, and so that I also may be [one with//in] them.” NLT Translation notes:John 17:1 After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify [Me— ]your Son[,] so [that I//he] can give glory back to you. 2 For you have given [Me/him] authority over everyone. [I give//He gives] eternal life to each one you have given [to Me//him]. 3 [Parenthesis by John:] And this is the way to have [that] eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. 11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, [you have given me your power. Now protect them by your power and for the sake of your reputation.//you have given me your name;b now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be  united just as we are.]12 During my time here, I protected them by the power  you gave me.c I guarded them so that not one was lost, [0//of the name]except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are [joined together with/in] me, Father, and I am [joined with//in] you. And may they be [joined as one with/in] us so that the world will believe you sent me.23 I am [joined together with//in] them and you are [joined together with//in] me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I [know you//do]; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be [joined together as one with//in] them.”  ]]></content:encoded>
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  1631. <description><![CDATA[JONAH 3-4:Running from God didn’t work for Jonah. When saved from the ocean, Jonah grudgingly obeys God. For most of my life I have been fooled by Jonah's prayer in chapter 2, and I am not alone, because others have called it, “One of the great prayers in the Bible.” For most of the prayer, Jonah simply borrowed verses from the Psalms. And there is nothing wrong with that! However, if you look closer, Jonah prayed a me-centered and self-righteous prayer. The worst thing about it is there is no hint of repentance or asking forgiveness. PSALM 137:As a musician, I can imagine what the musician who wrote this felt. The imprecation at the end should be taken in view of God’s justice. Compare the thought here with Rev. 6:9 and following verses (the cry of the saints under the altar), and also the ending chapters of Revelation that portray the vengeful judgment against ‘Babylon’— which in that book is used as a figurative name. Rereading JOHN 17:Note again the importance of the organic bond of union between the Father, the Son, and we who believe in Jesus. Again note the bond of love. Note that our Savior actually prays for us. And this is because we live in a world that is not our home. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 137:4 How can we sing a song to [You, Lord,//the Lord] in a foreign land?====John 17:1 After Jesus finished saying this, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to [Me,] your Son, so that [I//the Son] may give glory to you.2 For you gave [Me//him] authority over all people, so that [I//he] might give eternal life to all those you gave [Me//him].3 [I, the writer, agree and add that, “//And] eternal life means to know you, the only true God, and to know [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], whom you sent.[” Jesus was still praying,]21 I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be [joined as one with//in] us, just as you are [joined with//in] me and I am [joined with//in] you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me.  23 I [— joined as one with//in] them and you [— joined with//in] me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.26 I made you known to them, and I will continue to do so, in order that the love you have for me may be in them, and so that I also may be [one with//in] them.” NLT Translation notes:John 17:1 After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify [Me— ]your Son[,] so [that I//he] can give glory back to you.2 For you have given [Me/him] authority over everyone. [I give//He gives] eternal life to each one you have given [to Me//him].3 [Parenthesis by John:] And this is the way to have [that] eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, [you have given me your power. Now protect them by your power and for the sake of your reputation.//you have given me your name;b now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be  united just as we are.]12 During my time here, I protected them by the power  you gave me.c I guarded them so that not one was lost, [0//of the name]except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are [joined together with/in] me, Father, and I am [joined with//in] you. And may they be [joined as one with/in] us so that the world will believe you sent me.23 I am [joined together with//in] them and you are [joined together with//in] me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I [know you//do]; and these disciples know you sent me.26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be [joined together as one with//in] them.”  ]]></description>
  1632. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JONAH 3-4:Running from God didn’t work for Jonah. When saved from the ocean, Jonah grudgingly obeys God. For most of my life I have been fooled by Jonah's prayer in chapter 2, and I am not alone, because others have called it, “One of the great prayers in the Bible.” For most of the prayer, Jonah simply borrowed verses from the Psalms. And there is nothing wrong with that! However, if you look closer, Jonah prayed a me-centered and self-righteous prayer. The worst thing about it is there is no hint of repentance or asking forgiveness. PSALM 137:As a musician, I can imagine what the musician who wrote this felt. The imprecation at the end should be taken in view of God’s justice. Compare the thought here with Rev. 6:9 and following verses (the cry of the saints under the altar), and also the ending chapters of Revelation that portray the vengeful judgment against ‘Babylon’— which in that book is used as a figurative name. Rereading JOHN 17:Note again the importance of the organic bond of union between the Father, the Son, and we who believe in Jesus. Again note the bond of love. Note that our Savior actually prays for us. And this is because we live in a world that is not our home. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 137:4 How can we sing a song to [You, Lord,//the Lord] in a foreign land?====John 17:1 After Jesus finished saying this, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to [Me,] your Son, so that [I//the Son] may give glory to you.2 For you gave [Me//him] authority over all people, so that [I//he] might give eternal life to all those you gave [Me//him].3 [I, the writer, agree and add that, “//And] eternal life means to know you, the only true God, and to know [Christ Jesus//Jesus Christ], whom you sent.[” Jesus was still praying,]21 I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be [joined as one with//in] us, just as you are [joined with//in] me and I am [joined with//in] you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me.  23 I [— joined as one with//in] them and you [— joined with//in] me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.26 I made you known to them, and I will continue to do so, in order that the love you have for me may be in them, and so that I also may be [one with//in] them.” NLT Translation notes:John 17:1 After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify [Me— ]your Son[,] so [that I//he] can give glory back to you.2 For you have given [Me/him] authority over everyone. [I give//He gives] eternal life to each one you have given [to Me//him].3 [Parenthesis by John:] And this is the way to have [that] eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, [you have given me your power. Now protect them by your power and for the sake of your reputation.//you have given me your name;b now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be  united just as we are.]12 During my time here, I protected them by the power  you gave me.c I guarded them so that not one was lost, [0//of the name]except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are [joined together with/in] me, Father, and I am [joined with//in] you. And may they be [joined as one with/in] us so that the world will believe you sent me.23 I am [joined together with//in] them and you are [joined together with//in] me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I [know you//do]; and these disciples know you sent me.26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be [joined together as one with//in] them.”  ]]></content:encoded>
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  1645. <description><![CDATA[JONAH 1-2:For quite a few years when I was just reading the Bible without a set reading plan, I enjoyed a break from reading the books of history after Second Kings, moving to the prophets. And our first is Jonah, who was mentioned back in 2 Kings 14.  Note that the little story of Jonah is masterfully written. Little details poke out everywhere. Jonah has a downward journey. He goes down from Jerusalem to Joppa, then down again into the hold of the boat, and then down into the underworld of the ocean. He wasn't just being disobedient. He was saying, “I'm turning in my prophet's mantle.”  Bob Deffinbaugh: “Let’s face it, don’t you find that our text has reversed the heroes and the villains? … we would have expected Jonah to be the hero, while the heathen sailors would certainly have been expected to be the villains. This was certainly the perspective of Jonah, and of the Israelites, whom he typified. Yet in our text it is the sailors who pray, while Jonah does not. The sailors sought to deal with sin on the ship, not Jonah. The sailors end up worshiping God, [Jonah grumbled against God//not Jonah]. The sailors have compassion on Jonah, while he seems to have little concern for the danger in which he has put them. Clearly this chapter turns our expectations inside-out.”  Even the fish comes out better than Jonah. He obeyed. The pagans of Nineveh and their king also come out looking better than Jonah. They repent.  PSALM 136:This is the most famous antiphonal psalm. If it won’t bother anyone around you while you are listening, I invite you to join me on the antiphonal response: His love is eternal.  JOHN 17:Jesus’ high priestly prayer is considered the pinnacle of the upper room discourse.  GNT Translation notes:Jon. 1:16 [NET The men feared the Lord  greatly, and earnestly vowed to offer lavish sacrifices to the Lord.//This made the sailors so afraid of the Lord that they offered a sacrifice and promised to serve him.]====John 17:3 [I, the writer, agree and add that, “//And] eternal life means to know you, the only true God, and to know Jesus Christ, whom you sent.[” Jesus was still praying,]21 I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be [joined as one with//in] us, just as you are [joined with//in] me and I am [joined with//in] you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me.  23 I [joined as one with//in] them and you [joined with//in] me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.26 I made you known to them, and I will continue to do so, in order that the love you have for me may be in them, and so that I also may be [one with//in] them.” NLT Translation notes:Ps. 136:6Give thanks to him who placed the earth [upon/?in between/among] the waters.His faithful love endures forever.====John 17:1 After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify [Me— ]your Son[,] so [that I//he] can give glory back to you.  2 For you have given [Me/him] authority over everyone. [I give//He gives] eternal life to each one you have given [to Me//him]. 3 [Parenthesis by John:] And this is the way to have [that] eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.  11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, [you have given me your power. Now protect them by your power and for the sake of your reputation.//you have given me your name;b now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be  united just as we are.]12 During my time here, I protected them by the power  you gave me.c I guarded them so that not one was lost, [0//of the name]except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are [joined together with/in] me, Father, and I am [joined with//in] you. And may they be [joined as one with/in] us so that the world will believe you sent me.23 I am [joined together with//in] them and you are [joined together with//in] me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I [know you//do]; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be [joined together as one with//in] them.”]]></description>
  1646. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JONAH 1-2:For quite a few years when I was just reading the Bible without a set reading plan, I enjoyed a break from reading the books of history after Second Kings, moving to the prophets. And our first is Jonah, who was mentioned back in 2 Kings 14.  Note that the little story of Jonah is masterfully written. Little details poke out everywhere. Jonah has a downward journey. He goes down from Jerusalem to Joppa, then down again into the hold of the boat, and then down into the underworld of the ocean. He wasn't just being disobedient. He was saying, “I'm turning in my prophet's mantle.”  Bob Deffinbaugh: “Let’s face it, don’t you find that our text has reversed the heroes and the villains? … we would have expected Jonah to be the hero, while the heathen sailors would certainly have been expected to be the villains. This was certainly the perspective of Jonah, and of the Israelites, whom he typified. Yet in our text it is the sailors who pray, while Jonah does not. The sailors sought to deal with sin on the ship, not Jonah. The sailors end up worshiping God, [Jonah grumbled against God//not Jonah]. The sailors have compassion on Jonah, while he seems to have little concern for the danger in which he has put them. Clearly this chapter turns our expectations inside-out.”  Even the fish comes out better than Jonah. He obeyed. The pagans of Nineveh and their king also come out looking better than Jonah. They repent.  PSALM 136:This is the most famous antiphonal psalm. If it won’t bother anyone around you while you are listening, I invite you to join me on the antiphonal response: His love is eternal.  JOHN 17:Jesus’ high priestly prayer is considered the pinnacle of the upper room discourse.  GNT Translation notes:Jon. 1:16 [NET The men feared the Lord  greatly, and earnestly vowed to offer lavish sacrifices to the Lord.//This made the sailors so afraid of the Lord that they offered a sacrifice and promised to serve him.]====John 17:3 [I, the writer, agree and add that, “//And] eternal life means to know you, the only true God, and to know Jesus Christ, whom you sent.[” Jesus was still praying,]21 I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be [joined as one with//in] us, just as you are [joined with//in] me and I am [joined with//in] you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me.  23 I [joined as one with//in] them and you [joined with//in] me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.26 I made you known to them, and I will continue to do so, in order that the love you have for me may be in them, and so that I also may be [one with//in] them.” NLT Translation notes:Ps. 136:6Give thanks to him who placed the earth [upon/?in between/among] the waters.His faithful love endures forever.====John 17:1 After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify [Me— ]your Son[,] so [that I//he] can give glory back to you.  2 For you have given [Me/him] authority over everyone. [I give//He gives] eternal life to each one you have given [to Me//him]. 3 [Parenthesis by John:] And this is the way to have [that] eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.  11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, [you have given me your power. Now protect them by your power and for the sake of your reputation.//you have given me your name;b now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be  united just as we are.]12 During my time here, I protected them by the power  you gave me.c I guarded them so that not one was lost, [0//of the name]except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are [joined together with/in] me, Father, and I am [joined with//in] you. And may they be [joined as one with/in] us so that the world will believe you sent me.23 I am [joined together with//in] them and you are [joined together with//in] me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I [know you//do]; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be [joined together as one with//in] them.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1659. <description><![CDATA[JONAH 1-2:For quite a few years when I was just reading the Bible without a set reading plan, I enjoyed a break from reading the books of history after Second Kings, moving to the prophets. And our first is Jonah, who was mentioned back in 2 Kings 14.  Note that the little story of Jonah is masterfully written. Little details poke out everywhere. Jonah has a downward journey. He goes down from Jerusalem to Joppa, then down again into the hold of the boat, and then down into the underworld of the ocean. He wasn't just being disobedient. He was saying, “I'm turning in my prophet's mantle.”  Bob Deffinbaugh: “Let’s face it, don’t you find that our text has reversed the heroes and the villains? … we would have expected Jonah to be the hero, while the heathen sailors would certainly have been expected to be the villains. This was certainly the perspective of Jonah, and of the Israelites, whom he typified. Yet in our text it is the sailors who pray, while Jonah does not. The sailors sought to deal with sin on the ship, not Jonah. The sailors end up worshiping God, [Jonah grumbled against God//not Jonah]. The sailors have compassion on Jonah, while he seems to have little concern for the danger in which he has put them. Clearly this chapter turns our expectations inside-out.”  Even the fish comes out better than Jonah. He obeyed. The pagans of Nineveh and their king also come out looking better than Jonah. They repent.  PSALM 136:This is the most famous antiphonal psalm. If it won’t bother anyone around you while you are listening, I invite you to join me on the antiphonal response: His love is eternal.  JOHN 17:Jesus’ high priestly prayer is considered the pinnacle of the upper room discourse.  GNT Translation notes:Jon. 1:16 [NET The men feared the Lord  greatly, and earnestly vowed to offer lavish sacrifices to the Lord.//This made the sailors so afraid of the Lord that they offered a sacrifice and promised to serve him.]====John 17:3 [I, the writer, agree and add that, “//And] eternal life means to know you, the only true God, and to know Jesus Christ, whom you sent.[” Jesus was still praying,]21 I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be [joined as one with//in] us, just as you are [joined with//in] me and I am [joined with//in] you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me.  23 I [joined as one with//in] them and you [joined with//in] me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.26 I made you known to them, and I will continue to do so, in order that the love you have for me may be in them, and so that I also may be [one with//in] them.” NLT Translation notes:Ps. 136:6Give thanks to him who placed the earth [upon/?in between/among] the waters.His faithful love endures forever.====John 17:1 After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify [Me— ]your Son[,] so [that I//he] can give glory back to you.  2 For you have given [Me/him] authority over everyone. [I give//He gives] eternal life to each one you have given [to Me//him]. 3 [Parenthesis by John:] And this is the way to have [that] eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.  11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, [you have given me your power. Now protect them by your power and for the sake of your reputation.//you have given me your name;b now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be  united just as we are.]12 During my time here, I protected them by the power  you gave me.c I guarded them so that not one was lost, [0//of the name]except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are [joined together with/in] me, Father, and I am [joined with//in] you. And may they be [joined as one with/in] us so that the world will believe you sent me.23 I am [joined together with//in] them and you are [joined together with//in] me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I [know you//do]; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be [joined together as one with//in] them.”]]></description>
  1660. <content:encoded><![CDATA[JONAH 1-2:For quite a few years when I was just reading the Bible without a set reading plan, I enjoyed a break from reading the books of history after Second Kings, moving to the prophets. And our first is Jonah, who was mentioned back in 2 Kings 14.  Note that the little story of Jonah is masterfully written. Little details poke out everywhere. Jonah has a downward journey. He goes down from Jerusalem to Joppa, then down again into the hold of the boat, and then down into the underworld of the ocean. He wasn't just being disobedient. He was saying, “I'm turning in my prophet's mantle.”  Bob Deffinbaugh: “Let’s face it, don’t you find that our text has reversed the heroes and the villains? … we would have expected Jonah to be the hero, while the heathen sailors would certainly have been expected to be the villains. This was certainly the perspective of Jonah, and of the Israelites, whom he typified. Yet in our text it is the sailors who pray, while Jonah does not. The sailors sought to deal with sin on the ship, not Jonah. The sailors end up worshiping God, [Jonah grumbled against God//not Jonah]. The sailors have compassion on Jonah, while he seems to have little concern for the danger in which he has put them. Clearly this chapter turns our expectations inside-out.”  Even the fish comes out better than Jonah. He obeyed. The pagans of Nineveh and their king also come out looking better than Jonah. They repent.  PSALM 136:This is the most famous antiphonal psalm. If it won’t bother anyone around you while you are listening, I invite you to join me on the antiphonal response: His love is eternal.  JOHN 17:Jesus’ high priestly prayer is considered the pinnacle of the upper room discourse.  GNT Translation notes:Jon. 1:16 [NET The men feared the Lord  greatly, and earnestly vowed to offer lavish sacrifices to the Lord.//This made the sailors so afraid of the Lord that they offered a sacrifice and promised to serve him.]====John 17:3 [I, the writer, agree and add that, “//And] eternal life means to know you, the only true God, and to know Jesus Christ, whom you sent.[” Jesus was still praying,]21 I pray that they may all be one. Father! May they be [joined as one with//in] us, just as you are [joined with//in] me and I am [joined with//in] you. May they be one, so that the world will believe that you sent me.  23 I [joined as one with//in] them and you [joined with//in] me, so that they may be completely one, in order that the world may know that you sent me and that you love them as you love me.26 I made you known to them, and I will continue to do so, in order that the love you have for me may be in them, and so that I also may be [one with//in] them.” NLT Translation notes:Ps. 136:6Give thanks to him who placed the earth [upon/?in between/among] the waters.His faithful love endures forever.====John 17:1 After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify [Me— ]your Son[,] so [that I//he] can give glory back to you.  2 For you have given [Me/him] authority over everyone. [I give//He gives] eternal life to each one you have given [to Me//him]. 3 [Parenthesis by John:] And this is the way to have [that] eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.  11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, [you have given me your power. Now protect them by your power and for the sake of your reputation.//you have given me your name;b now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be  united just as we are.]12 During my time here, I protected them by the power  you gave me.c I guarded them so that not one was lost, [0//of the name]except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are [joined together with/in] me, Father, and I am [joined with//in] you. And may they be [joined as one with/in] us so that the world will believe you sent me.23 I am [joined together with//in] them and you are [joined together with//in] me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I [know you//do]; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be [joined together as one with//in] them.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1674. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 24-25:In yesterday’s reading, we heard of Josiah’s reforms, leading the people to renew the covenant with God. That chapter had this telling comment about the Passover: 2Kings 23:22 There had not been a Passover celebration like that since the time when the judges ruled in Israel, nor throughout all the years of the kings of Israel and Judah. Many times I think people make the naive assumption that the people of Israel customarily performed all sorts of difficult commands in the Law— like the one about the Year of Jubilee. In my opinion, no way! PSALM 135:Olsen’s book gives the title for the chapter on this psalm as, “What kind of God do you have?” That’s a great question to ask to introduce this psalm! JOHN 16:At the end of chapter 14, Jesus mentioned leaving that ‘place’— the upper room, but Jesus’ teaching in chapters 15-16 fit so well with chapter 14 that they may have taken place in the upper room. This chapter includes more important teaching about the Holy Spirit— our Advocate, and important key concepts about prayer. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 135:1 Praise the Lord! Praise [him//his name], you servants of the Lord,  3 Praise the Lord, because he is good; sing praises to [him/his name], because he is kind.  14 [You,O Lord//The Lord] will defend [your//his] people; [You//he] will take pity on [your//his] servants.====John 16:13 When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into [the full//all the] truth. He will not speak on his own authority, but he will speak of what he hears and will tell you of things to come.23 “When that day comes, you will not ask me for anything. I am telling you the truth: the Father will give you whatever you ask of him [for the sake of my glory//in my name]. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything [to glorify me//in my name]; ask and you will receive, so that your happiness may be complete.26 When that day comes, you will [begin to//0] ask [the Father directly for things that glorify me//him in my name]; [You won’t need me to//and I do not say that I will] ask him on your behalf,  33 I have told [all these things to you who are joined as one with me, so that you will have peace.//you this so that you will have peace by being united to me.] The world will make you suffer. But be brave! I have defeated the world!”NLT Translation notes:John 16:23 At that time you won’t need to ask me for anything. I tell you the truth, you will ask the Father directly, and he will grant your request because you [pray for the sake of my glory//use my name].24 You haven’t done this before. [Make requests for the sake of my glory//Ask, using my name], and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.26 Then you will [make requsts/ask] [for the sake of my glory//in my name]. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf,31 Jesus [said/asked], “Do you finally believe?33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace [because of being joined with//in me]. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1729. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 21-22:The Assyrian king mocked the God of Israel at the end of chapter 18. We heard God's answer yesterday in chapter 19, and we were introduced to the prophet Isaiah. Hezekiah asked to live for a longer time, and his request was granted. I have heard that there is actually scientific proof of the long day miracle that was given to Hezekiah. What a shame that he did not ask God not to send his sons to Babylon! PSALM 133:This Psalm of Ascent comes at a very fitting time in relation to our readings yesterday and today in John. If we are _one_ with Jesus, then we are _one_ with one another. Rereading JOHN 15:Today we hear again about our vital relationship of oneness with Jesus. We didn’t actually choose Him! Before we chose Him He had already chosen us. If you are one who has difficulty believing that there is anything good about you, let your identity and worth be based on this passage! Here also we find the promise repeated of answered prayers when we pray for the sake of Jesus’ name— which is to say, for his cause or for his glory. Note that this is not just ‘dropping or using Jesus’ name’. God realizes when we are praying selfish prayers, and He is not fooled by our tacking on ‘in Jesus name’ at the end. GNT Translation note:2Kings 21:4 He built pagan altars in the Temple, the place that the Lord had said was where [he, the Lord//he] should be worshiped.====John 15:4 Remain [joined as one//united] to me, and I will remain [joined as one//united] to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains [joined to//in] the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain [joined to//in] me.5 “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain [joined to//in] me, and I [with//in] them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me. 6 Those who do not remain [joined with//in] me are thrown out like a branch and dry up; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, where they are burned. 7 If you remain [joined to//in] me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it.16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him [for the sake of my glory//in my name]. NLT Translation notes:John 15:4 Remain [joined to//in] me, and I will remain [joined to//in] you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain [joined to//in] me. (Similarly in 5-7.)[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, [for my name’s sake/for the sake of my glory//using my name].[This promise is NOT about ‘dropping’ or ‘using’ Jesus’ name! Ending a selfish prayer with, “in Jesus’ name” does not transform it into a good prayer. We don’t simply ‘use’ Jesus’ name and cash in on this promise! God can tell the difference when people unselfishly pray for things in the cause of bringing glory to Christ.This must be one of the worst mistakes in the NLT! This translation shows that the translator has been affected by modern Christian culture and did not consider what this really means. But then, I must admit, every translator, including me, falls in this regard from time to time, and that is why it is said in the NIV introduction, “No translation is perfect.”]]]></description>
  1730. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 21-22:The Assyrian king mocked the God of Israel at the end of chapter 18. We heard God's answer yesterday in chapter 19, and we were introduced to the prophet Isaiah. Hezekiah asked to live for a longer time, and his request was granted. I have heard that there is actually scientific proof of the long day miracle that was given to Hezekiah. What a shame that he did not ask God not to send his sons to Babylon! PSALM 133:This Psalm of Ascent comes at a very fitting time in relation to our readings yesterday and today in John. If we are _one_ with Jesus, then we are _one_ with one another. Rereading JOHN 15:Today we hear again about our vital relationship of oneness with Jesus. We didn’t actually choose Him! Before we chose Him He had already chosen us. If you are one who has difficulty believing that there is anything good about you, let your identity and worth be based on this passage! Here also we find the promise repeated of answered prayers when we pray for the sake of Jesus’ name— which is to say, for his cause or for his glory. Note that this is not just ‘dropping or using Jesus’ name’. God realizes when we are praying selfish prayers, and He is not fooled by our tacking on ‘in Jesus name’ at the end. GNT Translation note:2Kings 21:4 He built pagan altars in the Temple, the place that the Lord had said was where [he, the Lord//he] should be worshiped.====John 15:4 Remain [joined as one//united] to me, and I will remain [joined as one//united] to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains [joined to//in] the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain [joined to//in] me.5 “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain [joined to//in] me, and I [with//in] them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me. 6 Those who do not remain [joined with//in] me are thrown out like a branch and dry up; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, where they are burned. 7 If you remain [joined to//in] me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it.16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him [for the sake of my glory//in my name]. NLT Translation notes:John 15:4 Remain [joined to//in] me, and I will remain [joined to//in] you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain [joined to//in] me. (Similarly in 5-7.)[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, [for my name’s sake/for the sake of my glory//using my name].[This promise is NOT about ‘dropping’ or ‘using’ Jesus’ name! Ending a selfish prayer with, “in Jesus’ name” does not transform it into a good prayer. We don’t simply ‘use’ Jesus’ name and cash in on this promise! God can tell the difference when people unselfishly pray for things in the cause of bringing glory to Christ.This must be one of the worst mistakes in the NLT! This translation shows that the translator has been affected by modern Christian culture and did not consider what this really means. But then, I must admit, every translator, including me, falls in this regard from time to time, and that is why it is said in the NIV introduction, “No translation is perfect.”]]]></content:encoded>
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  1743. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 21-22:The Assyrian king mocked the God of Israel at the end of chapter 18. We heard God's answer yesterday in chapter 19, and we were introduced to the prophet Isaiah. Hezekiah asked to live for a longer time, and his request was granted. I have heard that there is actually scientific proof of the long day miracle that was given to Hezekiah. What a shame that he did not ask God not to send his sons to Babylon! PSALM 133:This Psalm of Ascent comes at a very fitting time in relation to our readings yesterday and today in John. If we are _one_ with Jesus, then we are _one_ with one another. Rereading JOHN 15:Today we hear again about our vital relationship of oneness with Jesus. We didn’t actually choose Him! Before we chose Him He had already chosen us. If you are one who has difficulty believing that there is anything good about you, let your identity and worth be based on this passage! Here also we find the promise repeated of answered prayers when we pray for the sake of Jesus’ name— which is to say, for his cause or for his glory. Note that this is not just ‘dropping or using Jesus’ name’. God realizes when we are praying selfish prayers, and He is not fooled by our tacking on ‘in Jesus name’ at the end. GNT Translation note:2Kings 21:4 He built pagan altars in the Temple, the place that the Lord had said was where [he, the Lord//he] should be worshiped.====John 15:4 Remain [joined as one//united] to me, and I will remain [joined as one//united] to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains [joined to//in] the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain [joined to//in] me.5 “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain [joined to//in] me, and I [with//in] them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.6 Those who do not remain [joined with//in] me are thrown out like a branch and dry up; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, where they are burned.7 If you remain [joined to//in] me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it.16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him [for the sake of my glory//in my name]. NLT Translation notes:John 15:4 Remain [joined to//in] me, and I will remain [joined to//in] you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain [joined to//in] me. (Similarly in 5-7.)[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, [for my name’s sake/for the sake of my glory//using my name].[This promise is NOT about ‘dropping’ or ‘using’ Jesus’ name! Ending a selfish prayer with, “in Jesus’ name” does not transform it into a good prayer. We don’t simply ‘use’ Jesus’ name and cash in on this promise! God can tell the difference when people unselfishly pray for things in the cause of bringing glory to Christ.This must be one of the worst mistakes in the NLT! This translation shows that the translator has been affected by modern Christian culture and did not consider what this really means. But then, I must admit, every translator, including me, falls in this regard from time to time, and that is why it is said in the NIV introduction, “No translation is perfect.”]]]></description>
  1744. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 21-22:The Assyrian king mocked the God of Israel at the end of chapter 18. We heard God's answer yesterday in chapter 19, and we were introduced to the prophet Isaiah. Hezekiah asked to live for a longer time, and his request was granted. I have heard that there is actually scientific proof of the long day miracle that was given to Hezekiah. What a shame that he did not ask God not to send his sons to Babylon! PSALM 133:This Psalm of Ascent comes at a very fitting time in relation to our readings yesterday and today in John. If we are _one_ with Jesus, then we are _one_ with one another. Rereading JOHN 15:Today we hear again about our vital relationship of oneness with Jesus. We didn’t actually choose Him! Before we chose Him He had already chosen us. If you are one who has difficulty believing that there is anything good about you, let your identity and worth be based on this passage! Here also we find the promise repeated of answered prayers when we pray for the sake of Jesus’ name— which is to say, for his cause or for his glory. Note that this is not just ‘dropping or using Jesus’ name’. God realizes when we are praying selfish prayers, and He is not fooled by our tacking on ‘in Jesus name’ at the end. GNT Translation note:2Kings 21:4 He built pagan altars in the Temple, the place that the Lord had said was where [he, the Lord//he] should be worshiped.====John 15:4 Remain [joined as one//united] to me, and I will remain [joined as one//united] to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains [joined to//in] the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain [joined to//in] me.5 “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain [joined to//in] me, and I [with//in] them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.6 Those who do not remain [joined with//in] me are thrown out like a branch and dry up; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, where they are burned.7 If you remain [joined to//in] me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it.16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him [for the sake of my glory//in my name]. NLT Translation notes:John 15:4 Remain [joined to//in] me, and I will remain [joined to//in] you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain [joined to//in] me. (Similarly in 5-7.)[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, [for my name’s sake/for the sake of my glory//using my name].[This promise is NOT about ‘dropping’ or ‘using’ Jesus’ name! Ending a selfish prayer with, “in Jesus’ name” does not transform it into a good prayer. We don’t simply ‘use’ Jesus’ name and cash in on this promise! God can tell the difference when people unselfishly pray for things in the cause of bringing glory to Christ.This must be one of the worst mistakes in the NLT! This translation shows that the translator has been affected by modern Christian culture and did not consider what this really means. But then, I must admit, every translator, including me, falls in this regard from time to time, and that is why it is said in the NIV introduction, “No translation is perfect.”]]]></content:encoded>
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  1757. <description><![CDATA[I begin a series where I read the parables I have not yet read, in their original order, from The Wit and Wisdom of Safed the Sage, by William E. Barton. This book is downloadable for free from the Library of Congress, and I will put a download link also at the bottom of the JoySightings page at http://dailybiblereading.info. Today I read: The High Cost of Living The Man in the Upper Berth and When Business Was Really Good]]></description>
  1758. <content:encoded><![CDATA[I begin a series where I read the parables I have not yet read, in their original order, from The Wit and Wisdom of Safed the Sage, by William E. Barton. This book is downloadable for free from the Library of Congress, and I will put a download link also at the bottom of the JoySightings page at http://dailybiblereading.info. Today I read: The High Cost of Living The Man in the Upper Berth and When Business Was Really Good]]></content:encoded>
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  1771. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 19-20:The writer of 1 & 2 Kings was very brief about the sins of the people of Israel (in both kingdoms) until what we heard yesterday. He seems to have saved the moral of the story until chapter 17. And then we have the wonderful contrast with Hezekiah in chapter 18. Then the Asyrian king mocked the God of Israel at the end of chapter 18. We hear God's answer today. PSALM 132:It would appear that Solomon wrote this Psalm of Ascent, as part of it was quoted by him at the dedication of the temple. JOHN 15:Yesterday we heard Jesus promise that He would send our Advocate/Comforter/Helper, the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the one who literally ‘comes along beside’ and will lead us into all truth and be with us forever. And I think it is really due to Him that we can have “a peace that the world cannot give or understand.” GNT Translation notes:Ps. 132:14 [He says,] “This is where I will live forever; this is where I want to rule.====John 15:4 Remain [joined as one//united] to me, and I will remain [joined as one//united] to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains [joined to//in] the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain [joined to//in] me.[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]5 “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain [joined to//in] me, and I [with//in] them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me. 6 Those who do not remain [joined with//in] me are thrown out like a branch and dry up; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, where they are burned. 7 If you remain [joined to//in] me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it.16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him [for the sake of my glory//in my name]. NLT translation notes:Ps 132:2 He made a solemn promise to [You/the] LORD.He vowed to [You,] the Mighty One of Israel,====John 15:4 Remain [joined to//in] me, and I will remain [joined to//in] you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain [joined to//in] me. (Similarly in 5-7.)[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, [for my name’s sake/for the sake of my glory//using my name].[This promise is NOT about ‘dropping’ or ‘using’ Jesus’ name! Ending a selfish prayer with, “in Jesus’ name” does not transform it into a good prayer. We don’t simply ‘use’ Jesus’ name and cash in on this promise! God can tell the difference when people unselfishly pray for things in the cause of bringing glory to Christ.This must be one of the worst mistakes in the NLT! This translation shows that the translator has been affected by modern Christian culture and did not consider what this really means. But then, I must admit, every translator, including me, falls in this regard from time to time, and that is why it is said in the NIV introduction, “No translation is perfect.”]]]></description>
  1772. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 19-20:The writer of 1 & 2 Kings was very brief about the sins of the people of Israel (in both kingdoms) until what we heard yesterday. He seems to have saved the moral of the story until chapter 17. And then we have the wonderful contrast with Hezekiah in chapter 18. Then the Asyrian king mocked the God of Israel at the end of chapter 18. We hear God's answer today. PSALM 132:It would appear that Solomon wrote this Psalm of Ascent, as part of it was quoted by him at the dedication of the temple. JOHN 15:Yesterday we heard Jesus promise that He would send our Advocate/Comforter/Helper, the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the one who literally ‘comes along beside’ and will lead us into all truth and be with us forever. And I think it is really due to Him that we can have “a peace that the world cannot give or understand.” GNT Translation notes:Ps. 132:14 [He says,] “This is where I will live forever; this is where I want to rule.====John 15:4 Remain [joined as one//united] to me, and I will remain [joined as one//united] to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains [joined to//in] the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain [joined to//in] me.[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]5 “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain [joined to//in] me, and I [with//in] them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me. 6 Those who do not remain [joined with//in] me are thrown out like a branch and dry up; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, where they are burned. 7 If you remain [joined to//in] me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it.16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him [for the sake of my glory//in my name]. NLT translation notes:Ps 132:2 He made a solemn promise to [You/the] LORD.He vowed to [You,] the Mighty One of Israel,====John 15:4 Remain [joined to//in] me, and I will remain [joined to//in] you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain [joined to//in] me. (Similarly in 5-7.)[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, [for my name’s sake/for the sake of my glory//using my name].[This promise is NOT about ‘dropping’ or ‘using’ Jesus’ name! Ending a selfish prayer with, “in Jesus’ name” does not transform it into a good prayer. We don’t simply ‘use’ Jesus’ name and cash in on this promise! God can tell the difference when people unselfishly pray for things in the cause of bringing glory to Christ.This must be one of the worst mistakes in the NLT! This translation shows that the translator has been affected by modern Christian culture and did not consider what this really means. But then, I must admit, every translator, including me, falls in this regard from time to time, and that is why it is said in the NIV introduction, “No translation is perfect.”]]]></content:encoded>
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  1785. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 19-20:The writer of 1 & 2 Kings was very brief about the sins of the people of Israel (in both kingdoms) until what we heard yesterday. He seems to have saved the moral of the story until chapter 17. And then we have the wonderful contrast with Hezekiah in chapter 18. Then the Asyrian king mocked the God of Israel at the end of chapter 18. We hear God's answer today. PSALM 132:It would appear that Solomon wrote this Psalm of Ascent, as part of it was quoted by him at the dedication of the temple. JOHN 15:Yesterday we heard Jesus promise that He would send our Advocate/Comforter/Helper, the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the one who literally ‘comes along beside’ and will lead us into all truth and be with us forever. And I think it is really due to Him that we can have “a peace that the world cannot give or understand.” GNT Translation notes:Ps. 132:14 [He says,] “This is where I will live forever; this is where I want to rule.====John 15:4 Remain [joined as one//united] to me, and I will remain [joined as one//united] to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains [joined to//in] the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain [joined to//in] me.[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]5 “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain [joined to//in] me, and I [with//in] them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me. 6 Those who do not remain [joined with//in] me are thrown out like a branch and dry up; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, where they are burned. 7 If you remain [joined to//in] me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it.16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him [for the sake of my glory//in my name]. NLT translation notes:Ps 132:2 He made a solemn promise to [You/the] LORD.He vowed to [You,] the Mighty One of Israel,====John 15:4 Remain [joined to//in] me, and I will remain [joined to//in] you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain [joined to//in] me. (Similarly in 5-7.)[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, [for my name’s sake/for the sake of my glory//using my name].[This promise is NOT about ‘dropping’ or ‘using’ Jesus’ name! Ending a selfish prayer with, “in Jesus’ name” does not transform it into a good prayer. We don’t simply ‘use’ Jesus’ name and cash in on this promise! God can tell the difference when people unselfishly pray for things in the cause of bringing glory to Christ.This must be one of the worst mistakes in the NLT! This translation shows that the translator has been affected by modern Christian culture and did not consider what this really means. But then, I must admit, every translator, including me, falls in this regard from time to time, and that is why it is said in the NIV introduction, “No translation is perfect.”]]]></description>
  1786. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 19-20:The writer of 1 & 2 Kings was very brief about the sins of the people of Israel (in both kingdoms) until what we heard yesterday. He seems to have saved the moral of the story until chapter 17. And then we have the wonderful contrast with Hezekiah in chapter 18. Then the Asyrian king mocked the God of Israel at the end of chapter 18. We hear God's answer today. PSALM 132:It would appear that Solomon wrote this Psalm of Ascent, as part of it was quoted by him at the dedication of the temple. JOHN 15:Yesterday we heard Jesus promise that He would send our Advocate/Comforter/Helper, the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the one who literally ‘comes along beside’ and will lead us into all truth and be with us forever. And I think it is really due to Him that we can have “a peace that the world cannot give or understand.” GNT Translation notes:Ps. 132:14 [He says,] “This is where I will live forever; this is where I want to rule.====John 15:4 Remain [joined as one//united] to me, and I will remain [joined as one//united] to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains [joined to//in] the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain [joined to//in] me.[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]5 “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain [joined to//in] me, and I [with//in] them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me. 6 Those who do not remain [joined with//in] me are thrown out like a branch and dry up; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, where they are burned. 7 If you remain [joined to//in] me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it.16 You did not choose me; I chose you and appointed you to go and bear much fruit, the kind of fruit that endures. And so the Father will give you whatever you ask of him [for the sake of my glory//in my name]. NLT translation notes:Ps 132:2 He made a solemn promise to [You/the] LORD.He vowed to [You,] the Mighty One of Israel,====John 15:4 Remain [joined to//in] me, and I will remain [joined to//in] you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain [joined to//in] me. (Similarly in 5-7.)[When talking of the organic unity of a branch and a vine, we don’t say a branch ‘in’ a vine, do we?! Greek says it that way. But it is much more natural it English to say a branch is ‘joined’ or is ‘connected’, and various other words. Because of this, we also tend to miss out on the meaning of ‘in Him/Christ’ that comes up so often in the New Testament. The meaning is NOT that we are ‘inside’ Him, but that we are joined as one with him.]16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, [for my name’s sake/for the sake of my glory//using my name].[This promise is NOT about ‘dropping’ or ‘using’ Jesus’ name! Ending a selfish prayer with, “in Jesus’ name” does not transform it into a good prayer. We don’t simply ‘use’ Jesus’ name and cash in on this promise! God can tell the difference when people unselfishly pray for things in the cause of bringing glory to Christ.This must be one of the worst mistakes in the NLT! This translation shows that the translator has been affected by modern Christian culture and did not consider what this really means. But then, I must admit, every translator, including me, falls in this regard from time to time, and that is why it is said in the NIV introduction, “No translation is perfect.”]]]></content:encoded>
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  1799. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 17-18:Yesterday we again heard quite a few names of kings, especially on the Israel/Northern side. And this culminated with Tiglath-pileser of Assyria deporting the people of Israel. Because of a heavy bribe, Judah avoided this by becoming a vassal state of Assyria. Actually, this was probably wise on king Ahaz's part. Judah was not always so wise in interpreting the signs of the time. PSALM 131:God’s grace requires that we receive from the Lord, not insisting on our working to gain good standing by ceaselessly trying to earn points with God. We can learn from children. JOHN 14b:In John 14 yesterday, we read one of Jesus’ most important and often quoted statements:  “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” GNT Translation notes:John 14:10 Do you not believe, Philip, that I am [joined as one to//in] the Father and the Father is [joined to//in] me? The words that I have spoken to you,” [all of you//Jesus said to his disciples,] “do not come from me. The Father, who remains [joined with//in] me, does his own work [through me//0].11 Believe me when I say that I am [joined as one with//in] the Father and the Father is [one with//in] me. If not, believe because of the things I do.13 And I will do whatever you ask for in [order to bring glory to me//my name], so that the Father's glory will be shown through the Son.14 If you ask me for anything [for the sake of my glory//in my name], I will do it.20 When that day comes, you will know that I am [joined as one with//in] my Father and that you are [one with//in] me, just as I am [one with//in] you.22 Judas (not [the one from the village of Carioth//Judas Iscariot]) said, “Lord, how can it be that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”26 The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send [for the sake of my glory//in my name], will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you. NLT Translation notes:John 14:20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am [joined as one with/in] my Father, and you are [joined as one with/in] me, and I am [joined with/in] you. 22 Judas (not [the] Judas [from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”]]></description>
  1800. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 17-18:Yesterday we again heard quite a few names of kings, especially on the Israel/Northern side. And this culminated with Tiglath-pileser of Assyria deporting the people of Israel. Because of a heavy bribe, Judah avoided this by becoming a vassal state of Assyria. Actually, this was probably wise on king Ahaz's part. Judah was not always so wise in interpreting the signs of the time. PSALM 131:God’s grace requires that we receive from the Lord, not insisting on our working to gain good standing by ceaselessly trying to earn points with God. We can learn from children. JOHN 14b:In John 14 yesterday, we read one of Jesus’ most important and often quoted statements:  “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” GNT Translation notes:John 14:10 Do you not believe, Philip, that I am [joined as one to//in] the Father and the Father is [joined to//in] me? The words that I have spoken to you,” [all of you//Jesus said to his disciples,] “do not come from me. The Father, who remains [joined with//in] me, does his own work [through me//0].11 Believe me when I say that I am [joined as one with//in] the Father and the Father is [one with//in] me. If not, believe because of the things I do.13 And I will do whatever you ask for in [order to bring glory to me//my name], so that the Father's glory will be shown through the Son.14 If you ask me for anything [for the sake of my glory//in my name], I will do it.20 When that day comes, you will know that I am [joined as one with//in] my Father and that you are [one with//in] me, just as I am [one with//in] you.22 Judas (not [the one from the village of Carioth//Judas Iscariot]) said, “Lord, how can it be that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”26 The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send [for the sake of my glory//in my name], will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you. NLT Translation notes:John 14:20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am [joined as one with/in] my Father, and you are [joined as one with/in] me, and I am [joined with/in] you. 22 Judas (not [the] Judas [from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”]]></content:encoded>
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  1813. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 17-18:Yesterday we again heard quite a few names of kings, especially on the Israel/Northern side. And this culminated with Tiglath-pileser of Assyria deporting the people of Israel. Because of a heavy bribe, Judah avoided this by becoming a vassal state of Assyria. Actually, this was probably wise on king Ahaz's part. Judah was not always so wise in interpreting the signs of the time. PSALM 131:God’s grace requires that we receive from the Lord, not insisting on our working to gain good standing by ceaselessly trying to earn points with God. We can learn from children. JOHN 14b:In John 14 yesterday, we read one of Jesus’ most important and often quoted statements:  “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” GNT Translation notes:John 14:10 Do you not believe, Philip, that I am [joined as one to//in] the Father and the Father is [joined to//in] me? The words that I have spoken to you,” [all of you//Jesus said to his disciples,] “do not come from me. The Father, who remains [joined with//in] me, does his own work [through me//0].11 Believe me when I say that I am [joined as one with//in] the Father and the Father is [one with//in] me. If not, believe because of the things I do.13 And I will do whatever you ask for in [order to bring glory to me//my name], so that the Father's glory will be shown through the Son.14 If you ask me for anything [for the sake of my glory//in my name], I will do it.20 When that day comes, you will know that I am [joined as one with//in] my Father and that you are [one with//in] me, just as I am [one with//in] you.22 Judas (not [the one from the village of Carioth//Judas Iscariot]) said, “Lord, how can it be that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”26 The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send [for the sake of my glory//in my name], will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you. NLT Translation notes:John 14:20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am [joined as one with/in] my Father, and you are [joined as one with/in] me, and I am [joined with/in] you. 22 Judas (not [the] Judas [from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”]]></description>
  1814. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 17-18:Yesterday we again heard quite a few names of kings, especially on the Israel/Northern side. And this culminated with Tiglath-pileser of Assyria deporting the people of Israel. Because of a heavy bribe, Judah avoided this by becoming a vassal state of Assyria. Actually, this was probably wise on king Ahaz's part. Judah was not always so wise in interpreting the signs of the time. PSALM 131:God’s grace requires that we receive from the Lord, not insisting on our working to gain good standing by ceaselessly trying to earn points with God. We can learn from children. JOHN 14b:In John 14 yesterday, we read one of Jesus’ most important and often quoted statements:  “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” GNT Translation notes:John 14:10 Do you not believe, Philip, that I am [joined as one to//in] the Father and the Father is [joined to//in] me? The words that I have spoken to you,” [all of you//Jesus said to his disciples,] “do not come from me. The Father, who remains [joined with//in] me, does his own work [through me//0].11 Believe me when I say that I am [joined as one with//in] the Father and the Father is [one with//in] me. If not, believe because of the things I do.13 And I will do whatever you ask for in [order to bring glory to me//my name], so that the Father's glory will be shown through the Son.14 If you ask me for anything [for the sake of my glory//in my name], I will do it.20 When that day comes, you will know that I am [joined as one with//in] my Father and that you are [one with//in] me, just as I am [one with//in] you.22 Judas (not [the one from the village of Carioth//Judas Iscariot]) said, “Lord, how can it be that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”26 The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send [for the sake of my glory//in my name], will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you. NLT Translation notes:John 14:20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am [joined as one with/in] my Father, and you are [joined as one with/in] me, and I am [joined with/in] you. 22 Judas (not [the] Judas [from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”]]></content:encoded>
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  1827. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 15-16:In yesterday’s reading, on the Israel (10 tribes) side, we heard of Jehoahaz's reign. He was helped by Elijah in his final prophecy.  Then the names started getting confusing, as we heard of Jehoahaz's son Johoash. Also in yesterday’s reading we heard of Amaziah's reign in Judah. And it is confusing again because Amaziah's father was Joash, without any middle position h's. Amaziah was very unwise to insist on war with Jehoash. PSALM 130:Thas Psalm of Ascent is one of the most beautiful of all the psalms, and an expression of hope for anyone in despair. JOHN 14a:In John 13 we heard of Jesus taking the role of a servant and washing the disciples’ feet. Judas left the upper room, and Peter was told that he would deny knowing Jesus three times. GNT Translation notes:John 14:10 Do you not believe, Philip, that I am [joined as one to//in] the Father and the Father is [joined to//in] me? The words that I have spoken to you,” [all of you//Jesus said to his disciples,] “do not come from me. The Father, who remains [joined with//in] me, does his own work [through me//0].11 Believe me when I say that I am [joined as one with//in] the Father and the Father is [one with//in] me. If not, believe because of the things I do.13 And I will do whatever you ask for in [order to bring glory to me//my name], so that the Father's glory will be shown through the Son.14 If you ask me for anything [for the sake of my glory//in my name], I will do it.20 When that day comes, you will know that I am [joined as one with//in] my Father and that you are [one with//in] me, just as I am [one with//in] you. NLT Translation notes:John 14:10 Don’t you believe that I am [joined as one with// in] the Father and the Father is [joined as one with// in] me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.[This is the same concept that we will see pictured as the vine metaphor in the next chapter!]11 Just believe that I am [joined as one with// in] the Father and the Father is [joined with// in] me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that [I, as ] the Son can bring glory to [my/the] Father. 14Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!17 He is the Holy Spirit, who [will lead you//leads] into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.f20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am [joined as one with/in] my Father, and you are [joined as one with/in] me, and I am [joined with/in] you. 22 Judas (not [the] Judas [from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”]]></description>
  1828. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 15-16:In yesterday’s reading, on the Israel (10 tribes) side, we heard of Jehoahaz's reign. He was helped by Elijah in his final prophecy.  Then the names started getting confusing, as we heard of Jehoahaz's son Johoash. Also in yesterday’s reading we heard of Amaziah's reign in Judah. And it is confusing again because Amaziah's father was Joash, without any middle position h's. Amaziah was very unwise to insist on war with Jehoash. PSALM 130:Thas Psalm of Ascent is one of the most beautiful of all the psalms, and an expression of hope for anyone in despair. JOHN 14a:In John 13 we heard of Jesus taking the role of a servant and washing the disciples’ feet. Judas left the upper room, and Peter was told that he would deny knowing Jesus three times. GNT Translation notes:John 14:10 Do you not believe, Philip, that I am [joined as one to//in] the Father and the Father is [joined to//in] me? The words that I have spoken to you,” [all of you//Jesus said to his disciples,] “do not come from me. The Father, who remains [joined with//in] me, does his own work [through me//0].11 Believe me when I say that I am [joined as one with//in] the Father and the Father is [one with//in] me. If not, believe because of the things I do.13 And I will do whatever you ask for in [order to bring glory to me//my name], so that the Father's glory will be shown through the Son.14 If you ask me for anything [for the sake of my glory//in my name], I will do it.20 When that day comes, you will know that I am [joined as one with//in] my Father and that you are [one with//in] me, just as I am [one with//in] you. NLT Translation notes:John 14:10 Don’t you believe that I am [joined as one with// in] the Father and the Father is [joined as one with// in] me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.[This is the same concept that we will see pictured as the vine metaphor in the next chapter!]11 Just believe that I am [joined as one with// in] the Father and the Father is [joined with// in] me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that [I, as ] the Son can bring glory to [my/the] Father. 14Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!17 He is the Holy Spirit, who [will lead you//leads] into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.f20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am [joined as one with/in] my Father, and you are [joined as one with/in] me, and I am [joined with/in] you. 22 Judas (not [the] Judas [from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”]]></content:encoded>
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  1841. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 15-16:In yesterday’s reading, on the Israel (10 tribes) side, we heard of Jehoahaz's reign. He was helped by Elijah in his final prophecy.  Then the names started getting confusing, as we heard of Jehoahaz's son Johoash. Also in yesterday’s reading we heard of Amaziah's reign in Judah. And it is confusing again because Amaziah's father was Joash, without any middle position h's. Amaziah was very unwise to insist on war with Jehoash. PSALM 130:Thas Psalm of Ascent is one of the most beautiful of all the psalms, and an expression of hope for anyone in despair. JOHN 14a:In John 13 we heard of Jesus taking the role of a servant and washing the disciples’ feet. Judas left the upper room, and Peter was told that he would deny knowing Jesus three times. GNT Translation notes:John 14:10 Do you not believe, Philip, that I am [joined as one to//in] the Father and the Father is [joined to//in] me? The words that I have spoken to you,” [all of you//Jesus said to his disciples,] “do not come from me. The Father, who remains [joined with//in] me, does his own work [through me//0].11 Believe me when I say that I am [joined as one with//in] the Father and the Father is [one with//in] me. If not, believe because of the things I do.13 And I will do whatever you ask for in [order to bring glory to me//my name], so that the Father's glory will be shown through the Son.14 If you ask me for anything [for the sake of my glory//in my name], I will do it.20 When that day comes, you will know that I am [joined as one with//in] my Father and that you are [one with//in] me, just as I am [one with//in] you. NLT Translation notes:John 14:10 Don’t you believe that I am [joined as one with// in] the Father and the Father is [joined as one with// in] me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.[This is the same concept that we will see pictured as the vine metaphor in the next chapter!]11 Just believe that I am [joined as one with// in] the Father and the Father is [joined with// in] me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that [I, as ] the Son can bring glory to [my/the] Father. 14Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!17 He is the Holy Spirit, who [will lead you//leads] into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.f20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am [joined as one with/in] my Father, and you are [joined as one with/in] me, and I am [joined with/in] you. 22 Judas (not [the] Judas [from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”]]></description>
  1842. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 15-16:In yesterday’s reading, on the Israel (10 tribes) side, we heard of Jehoahaz's reign. He was helped by Elijah in his final prophecy.  Then the names started getting confusing, as we heard of Jehoahaz's son Johoash. Also in yesterday’s reading we heard of Amaziah's reign in Judah. And it is confusing again because Amaziah's father was Joash, without any middle position h's. Amaziah was very unwise to insist on war with Jehoash. PSALM 130:Thas Psalm of Ascent is one of the most beautiful of all the psalms, and an expression of hope for anyone in despair. JOHN 14a:In John 13 we heard of Jesus taking the role of a servant and washing the disciples’ feet. Judas left the upper room, and Peter was told that he would deny knowing Jesus three times. GNT Translation notes:John 14:10 Do you not believe, Philip, that I am [joined as one to//in] the Father and the Father is [joined to//in] me? The words that I have spoken to you,” [all of you//Jesus said to his disciples,] “do not come from me. The Father, who remains [joined with//in] me, does his own work [through me//0].11 Believe me when I say that I am [joined as one with//in] the Father and the Father is [one with//in] me. If not, believe because of the things I do.13 And I will do whatever you ask for in [order to bring glory to me//my name], so that the Father's glory will be shown through the Son.14 If you ask me for anything [for the sake of my glory//in my name], I will do it.20 When that day comes, you will know that I am [joined as one with//in] my Father and that you are [one with//in] me, just as I am [one with//in] you. NLT Translation notes:John 14:10 Don’t you believe that I am [joined as one with// in] the Father and the Father is [joined as one with// in] me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.[This is the same concept that we will see pictured as the vine metaphor in the next chapter!]11 Just believe that I am [joined as one with// in] the Father and the Father is [joined with// in] me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.13 You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that [I, as ] the Son can bring glory to [my/the] Father. 14Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!17 He is the Holy Spirit, who [will lead you//leads] into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.f20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am [joined as one with/in] my Father, and you are [joined as one with/in] me, and I am [joined with/in] you. 22 Judas (not [the] Judas [from the village of Carioth//Iscariot], but the other disciple with that name) said to him, “Lord, why are you going to reveal yourself only to us and not to the world at large?”]]></content:encoded>
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  1855. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 13-14:Yesterday we heard of Athaliah's seven year reign over Judah, of how Joash was saved from being killed, and of Jehoida's successful plot to end Athaliah's reign. Joash turned out to be sorta good, but disappointing at the end of his reign. And it is interesting to note that the people who worked on restoring the temple evidently had more integrity than the priests. PSALM 129:This is another Psalm of Ascent and another nationalistic psalm. In this year’s readings, in just a few days we will begin hearing the parts of Israel’s history where this psalm writer could have received the scars on his back. (I like how the GNT shows that the scars on the back might be taken figuratively for the whole race, instead of personally for just the writer. But one just listening to a reading of this chapter will probably not pick up on that detail.) In our time, this psalm gives us permission to pray that the Lord’s enemies do not prosper. JOHN 13b:John spends several chapters in the upper room, and this is the first. We hear the most complete account here about Judas, and only here do we find the story of Jesus washing the disciple's feet. This is another time where we see Jesus consciously acting out a parable for us. And because of that event, the interchange with Peter is more poignant, although John takes pity on Peter and does not include details of that conversation that are found elsewhere. GNT Translation notes:2Kings 13:23 but the Lord was kind and merciful to them. He would not let them be destroyed, but helped them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. [The Lord//He] has never forgotten his people.====Ps. 129:8 No one who passes by [those people (enemies of ours)//0] will say, “May the Lord bless you! We bless you in the name of the Lord.”====John 13:24 Simon Peter motioned to him and said, “Ask him whom he is talking about.” 31 After Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now [My glory as the Son of Man//the Son of Man's glory] is revealed; now God's glory is revealed through [Me//him].32 And if [My Father, God’s//God's] glory is revealed through [Me//him], then God will reveal [my glory as the Son of Man//the glory of the Son of Man in himself], and he will do so at once. NLT Translation notes:John 13:2 It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas[, 0>>//son of Simon Iscariot,] to betray Jesus. [Judas was the son of (a man named) Simon from the village Carioth.] |8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”Jesus replied, “[PET: If I don't wash your feet, you're no longer My follower.///Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.]”12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was [showing you//doing]?17 [You ought to wash each other’s feet.] Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.[Repeating the thing Jesus wants them to do makes the last sentence more understandable. “Doing them” does not mean taking slaves or sending messages.]26 Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon[, the man from Carioth// Iscariot].31 As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for [Me] the Son of Man to enter into [my/his] glory, and God will be glorified because of [Me/him].32 And since [my Father, God,/God] receives glory because of [Me, his/the] Son,i he will soon [also] give glory to [Me/the Son]. 36 [0/Simon] Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?”And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.”]]></description>
  1856. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 13-14:Yesterday we heard of Athaliah's seven year reign over Judah, of how Joash was saved from being killed, and of Jehoida's successful plot to end Athaliah's reign. Joash turned out to be sorta good, but disappointing at the end of his reign. And it is interesting to note that the people who worked on restoring the temple evidently had more integrity than the priests. PSALM 129:This is another Psalm of Ascent and another nationalistic psalm. In this year’s readings, in just a few days we will begin hearing the parts of Israel’s history where this psalm writer could have received the scars on his back. (I like how the GNT shows that the scars on the back might be taken figuratively for the whole race, instead of personally for just the writer. But one just listening to a reading of this chapter will probably not pick up on that detail.) In our time, this psalm gives us permission to pray that the Lord’s enemies do not prosper. JOHN 13b:John spends several chapters in the upper room, and this is the first. We hear the most complete account here about Judas, and only here do we find the story of Jesus washing the disciple's feet. This is another time where we see Jesus consciously acting out a parable for us. And because of that event, the interchange with Peter is more poignant, although John takes pity on Peter and does not include details of that conversation that are found elsewhere. GNT Translation notes:2Kings 13:23 but the Lord was kind and merciful to them. He would not let them be destroyed, but helped them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. [The Lord//He] has never forgotten his people.====Ps. 129:8 No one who passes by [those people (enemies of ours)//0] will say, “May the Lord bless you! We bless you in the name of the Lord.”====John 13:24 Simon Peter motioned to him and said, “Ask him whom he is talking about.” 31 After Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now [My glory as the Son of Man//the Son of Man's glory] is revealed; now God's glory is revealed through [Me//him].32 And if [My Father, God’s//God's] glory is revealed through [Me//him], then God will reveal [my glory as the Son of Man//the glory of the Son of Man in himself], and he will do so at once. NLT Translation notes:John 13:2 It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas[, 0>>//son of Simon Iscariot,] to betray Jesus. [Judas was the son of (a man named) Simon from the village Carioth.] |8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”Jesus replied, “[PET: If I don't wash your feet, you're no longer My follower.///Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.]”12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was [showing you//doing]?17 [You ought to wash each other’s feet.] Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.[Repeating the thing Jesus wants them to do makes the last sentence more understandable. “Doing them” does not mean taking slaves or sending messages.]26 Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon[, the man from Carioth// Iscariot].31 As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for [Me] the Son of Man to enter into [my/his] glory, and God will be glorified because of [Me/him].32 And since [my Father, God,/God] receives glory because of [Me, his/the] Son,i he will soon [also] give glory to [Me/the Son]. 36 [0/Simon] Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?”And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1869. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 13-14:Yesterday we heard of Athaliah's seven year reign over Judah, of how Joash was saved from being killed, and of Jehoida's successful plot to end Athaliah's reign. Joash turned out to be sorta good, but disappointing at the end of his reign. And it is interesting to note that the people who worked on restoring the temple evidently had more integrity than the priests. PSALM 129:This is another Psalm of Ascent and another nationalistic psalm. In this year’s readings, in just a few days we will begin hearing the parts of Israel’s history where this psalm writer could have received the scars on his back. (I like how the GNT shows that the scars on the back might be taken figuratively for the whole race, instead of personally for just the writer. But one just listening to a reading of this chapter will probably not pick up on that detail.) In our time, this psalm gives us permission to pray that the Lord’s enemies do not prosper. JOHN 13b:John spends several chapters in the upper room, and this is the first. We hear the most complete account here about Judas, and only here do we find the story of Jesus washing the disciple's feet. This is another time where we see Jesus consciously acting out a parable for us. And because of that event, the interchange with Peter is more poignant, although John takes pity on Peter and does not include details of that conversation that are found elsewhere. GNT Translation notes:2Kings 13:23 but the Lord was kind and merciful to them. He would not let them be destroyed, but helped them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. [The Lord//He] has never forgotten his people.====Ps. 129:8 No one who passes by [those people (enemies of ours)//0] will say, “May the Lord bless you! We bless you in the name of the Lord.”====John 13:24 Simon Peter motioned to him and said, “Ask him whom he is talking about.”31 After Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now [My glory as the Son of Man//the Son of Man's glory] is revealed; now God's glory is revealed through [Me//him].32 And if [My Father, God’s//God's] glory is revealed through [Me//him], then God will reveal [my glory as the Son of Man//the glory of the Son of Man in himself], and he will do so at once. NLT Translation notes:John 13:2 It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas[, 0>>//son of Simon Iscariot,] to betray Jesus. [Judas was the son of (a man named) Simon from the village Carioth.]|8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”Jesus replied, “[PET: If I don't wash your feet, you're no longer My follower.///Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.]”12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was [showing you//doing]?17 [You ought to wash each other’s feet.] Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.[Repeating the thing Jesus wants them to do makes the last sentence more understandable. “Doing them” does not mean taking slaves or sending messages.]26 Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon[, the man from Carioth// Iscariot].31 As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for [Me] the Son of Man to enter into [my/his] glory, and God will be glorified because of [Me/him].32 And since [my Father, God,/God] receives glory because of [Me, his/the] Son,i he will soon [also] give glory to [Me/the Son].36 [0/Simon] Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?”And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.”]]></description>
  1870. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 13-14:Yesterday we heard of Athaliah's seven year reign over Judah, of how Joash was saved from being killed, and of Jehoida's successful plot to end Athaliah's reign. Joash turned out to be sorta good, but disappointing at the end of his reign. And it is interesting to note that the people who worked on restoring the temple evidently had more integrity than the priests. PSALM 129:This is another Psalm of Ascent and another nationalistic psalm. In this year’s readings, in just a few days we will begin hearing the parts of Israel’s history where this psalm writer could have received the scars on his back. (I like how the GNT shows that the scars on the back might be taken figuratively for the whole race, instead of personally for just the writer. But one just listening to a reading of this chapter will probably not pick up on that detail.) In our time, this psalm gives us permission to pray that the Lord’s enemies do not prosper. JOHN 13b:John spends several chapters in the upper room, and this is the first. We hear the most complete account here about Judas, and only here do we find the story of Jesus washing the disciple's feet. This is another time where we see Jesus consciously acting out a parable for us. And because of that event, the interchange with Peter is more poignant, although John takes pity on Peter and does not include details of that conversation that are found elsewhere. GNT Translation notes:2Kings 13:23 but the Lord was kind and merciful to them. He would not let them be destroyed, but helped them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. [The Lord//He] has never forgotten his people.====Ps. 129:8 No one who passes by [those people (enemies of ours)//0] will say, “May the Lord bless you! We bless you in the name of the Lord.”====John 13:24 Simon Peter motioned to him and said, “Ask him whom he is talking about.”31 After Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now [My glory as the Son of Man//the Son of Man's glory] is revealed; now God's glory is revealed through [Me//him].32 And if [My Father, God’s//God's] glory is revealed through [Me//him], then God will reveal [my glory as the Son of Man//the glory of the Son of Man in himself], and he will do so at once. NLT Translation notes:John 13:2 It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas[, 0>>//son of Simon Iscariot,] to betray Jesus. [Judas was the son of (a man named) Simon from the village Carioth.]|8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”Jesus replied, “[PET: If I don't wash your feet, you're no longer My follower.///Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.]”12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was [showing you//doing]?17 [You ought to wash each other’s feet.] Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.[Repeating the thing Jesus wants them to do makes the last sentence more understandable. “Doing them” does not mean taking slaves or sending messages.]26 Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon[, the man from Carioth// Iscariot].31 As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for [Me] the Son of Man to enter into [my/his] glory, and God will be glorified because of [Me/him].32 And since [my Father, God,/God] receives glory because of [Me, his/the] Son,i he will soon [also] give glory to [Me/the Son].36 [0/Simon] Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?”And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1883. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 11-12:Yesterday's story was of Jehu, anointed on Elisha's orders, and who executed the Lord's vengeance on Ahab and his whole family, and even his friends and the worshipers of Baal. However, after that, he still didn't follow the Lord, but continued the idolatry of Israel. PSALM 128:Today’s Song of Ascent has a similar theme about the Lord’s blessings for families as yesterday’s psalm, Psalm 127. JOHN 13a:Jesus’ words often have a double meaning. An example was heard yesterday when He said, “when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.” GNT Translation note:2 Jesus and his disciples were at supper. The Devil had already put into the heart of Judas[0//, the son of Simon Iscariot,] the thought of betraying Jesus. [He was the son of Simon, (the one) from the village of Carioth.//0] NLT Translation notes:John 13:2 It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas[, 0>>//son of Simon Iscariot,] to betray Jesus. [Judas was the son of (a man named) Simon from the village Carioth.]  8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”Jesus replied, “[PET: If I don't wash your feet, you're no longer My follower.///Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.]”12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was [showing you//doing]?17 [You ought to wash each other’s feet.] Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.[Repeating the thing Jesus wants them to do makes the last sentence more understandable. “Doing them” does not mean taking slaves or sending messages.]26 Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon[, the man from Carioth// Iscariot].31 As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for [Me] the Son of Man to enter into [my/his] glory, and God will be glorified because of [Me/him].32 And since [my Father, God,/God] receives glory because of [Me, his/the] Son,i he will soon [also] give glory to [Me/the Son]. 36 [0/Simon] Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?”And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.”]]></description>
  1884. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 11-12:Yesterday's story was of Jehu, anointed on Elisha's orders, and who executed the Lord's vengeance on Ahab and his whole family, and even his friends and the worshipers of Baal. However, after that, he still didn't follow the Lord, but continued the idolatry of Israel. PSALM 128:Today’s Song of Ascent has a similar theme about the Lord’s blessings for families as yesterday’s psalm, Psalm 127. JOHN 13a:Jesus’ words often have a double meaning. An example was heard yesterday when He said, “when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.” GNT Translation note:2 Jesus and his disciples were at supper. The Devil had already put into the heart of Judas[0//, the son of Simon Iscariot,] the thought of betraying Jesus. [He was the son of Simon, (the one) from the village of Carioth.//0] NLT Translation notes:John 13:2 It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas[, 0>>//son of Simon Iscariot,] to betray Jesus. [Judas was the son of (a man named) Simon from the village Carioth.]  8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”Jesus replied, “[PET: If I don't wash your feet, you're no longer My follower.///Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.]”12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was [showing you//doing]?17 [You ought to wash each other’s feet.] Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.[Repeating the thing Jesus wants them to do makes the last sentence more understandable. “Doing them” does not mean taking slaves or sending messages.]26 Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon[, the man from Carioth// Iscariot].31 As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for [Me] the Son of Man to enter into [my/his] glory, and God will be glorified because of [Me/him].32 And since [my Father, God,/God] receives glory because of [Me, his/the] Son,i he will soon [also] give glory to [Me/the Son]. 36 [0/Simon] Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?”And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1897. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 11-12:Yesterday's story was of Jehu, anointed on Elisha's orders, and who executed the Lord's vengeance on Ahab and his whole family, and even his friends and the worshipers of Baal. However, after that, he still didn't follow the Lord, but continued the idolatry of Israel. PSALM 128:Today’s Song of Ascent has a similar theme about the Lord’s blessings for families as yesterday’s psalm, Psalm 127. JOHN 13a:Jesus’ words often have a double meaning. An example was heard yesterday when He said, “when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.” GNT Translation note:2 Jesus and his disciples were at supper. The Devil had already put into the heart of Judas[0//, the son of Simon Iscariot,] the thought of betraying Jesus. [He was the son of Simon, (the one) from the village of Carioth.//0] NLT Translation notes:John 13:2 It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas[, 0>>//son of Simon Iscariot,] to betray Jesus. [Judas was the son of (a man named) Simon from the village Carioth.]  8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”Jesus replied, “[PET: If I don't wash your feet, you're no longer My follower.///Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.]”12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was [showing you//doing]?17 [You ought to wash each other’s feet.] Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.[Repeating the thing Jesus wants them to do makes the last sentence more understandable. “Doing them” does not mean taking slaves or sending messages.]26 Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon[, the man from Carioth// Iscariot].31 As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for [Me] the Son of Man to enter into [my/his] glory, and God will be glorified because of [Me/him].32 And since [my Father, God,/God] receives glory because of [Me, his/the] Son,i he will soon [also] give glory to [Me/the Son]. 36 [0/Simon] Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?”And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.”]]></description>
  1898. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 11-12:Yesterday's story was of Jehu, anointed on Elisha's orders, and who executed the Lord's vengeance on Ahab and his whole family, and even his friends and the worshipers of Baal. However, after that, he still didn't follow the Lord, but continued the idolatry of Israel. PSALM 128:Today’s Song of Ascent has a similar theme about the Lord’s blessings for families as yesterday’s psalm, Psalm 127. JOHN 13a:Jesus’ words often have a double meaning. An example was heard yesterday when He said, “when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.” GNT Translation note:2 Jesus and his disciples were at supper. The Devil had already put into the heart of Judas[0//, the son of Simon Iscariot,] the thought of betraying Jesus. [He was the son of Simon, (the one) from the village of Carioth.//0] NLT Translation notes:John 13:2 It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas[, 0>>//son of Simon Iscariot,] to betray Jesus. [Judas was the son of (a man named) Simon from the village Carioth.]  8 “No,” Peter protested, “you will never ever wash my feet!”Jesus replied, “[PET: If I don't wash your feet, you're no longer My follower.///Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me.]”12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was [showing you//doing]?17 [You ought to wash each other’s feet.] Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.[Repeating the thing Jesus wants them to do makes the last sentence more understandable. “Doing them” does not mean taking slaves or sending messages.]26 Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when he had dipped it, he gave it to Judas, son of Simon[, the man from Carioth// Iscariot].31 As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for [Me] the Son of Man to enter into [my/his] glory, and God will be glorified because of [Me/him].32 And since [my Father, God,/God] receives glory because of [Me, his/the] Son,i he will soon [also] give glory to [Me/the Son]. 36 [0/Simon] Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?”And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.”]]></content:encoded>
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  1911. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 9-10:Yesterday we heard one of my favorite Old Testament stories: The one about the three lepers and the famine in Samaria. Elijah's prophecy was so dramatically fulfilled, and the scoffing officer could be a parable for modern times. Then we heard how the woman from Shunem returned and was blessed a second time. The narrative switched briefly to the kingdom of Judah and Ahaziah's reign. PSALM 127:About ‘children/sons’ in v. 3, NET’s note says this: Some prefer to translate this word with the gender neutral “children,” but “sons” are plainly in view here, as the following verses make clear. Daughters are certainly wonderful additions to a family, but in ancient Israelite culture sons were the “arrows” that gave a man security in his old age, for they could defend the family interests at the city gate, where the legal and economic issues of the community were settled. This psalm would not be considered politically correct in today’s world. Let’s understand it with a historical perspective learn from it. JOHN 12b:Following the raising of Lazarus, the Jewish leaders became even more firm in their plans to kill Jesus. GNT Translation note:2Kings 9:22 “Are you coming in peace?” Joram asked him. “How can there be peace,” Jehu answered, “when we still [hold on to//have] all the witchcraft and idolatry that your mother Jezebel started?”28 His officials [put//took] his body [in a chariot and took it//0] back to Jerusalem [0//in a chariot] and buried him in the royal tombs in David's City.====Ps. 127:2 It is useless to work so hard for a living, getting up early and going to bed late. For the Lord provides for those he loves, [even] while they are asleep.3 [Sons//Children] are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing.====John 12:24 I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it [falls//is dropped] into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains.25 Those who love their [life in this world//own life] will lose it; [but] those who [have no regard for//think nothing of (NLT)//hate] their [0//own] life in this world will keep it for life eternal.42 Even then, many Jewish authorities believed in Jesus; but because of the Pharisees they did not talk about it openly, so as not to be expelled from the synagogue[s]. NLT Translation notes:John 12:4 But Judas [, the man from the village of Carioth// Iscariot], the disciple who would soon betray him, said,28 [Rather, I pray,] Father, bring glory to your name.”Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, “I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again.” 39 But the people couldn’t believe, for as Isaiah [reported the Lord’s words//also said],40 “[I have//The Lord has] blinded their eyesand hardened their hearts—so that their eyes cannot see,and their hearts cannot understand,and they cannot turn to meand have me heal them.”41 Isaiah[‘s prophecy] was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah’s glory.42 Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue[s].44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you [believe in/trust] me, you are [not just believing in//trusting not only] me, but also God who sent me.47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world [,//and] not to judge it.]]></description>
  1912. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 9-10:Yesterday we heard one of my favorite Old Testament stories: The one about the three lepers and the famine in Samaria. Elijah's prophecy was so dramatically fulfilled, and the scoffing officer could be a parable for modern times. Then we heard how the woman from Shunem returned and was blessed a second time. The narrative switched briefly to the kingdom of Judah and Ahaziah's reign. PSALM 127:About ‘children/sons’ in v. 3, NET’s note says this: Some prefer to translate this word with the gender neutral “children,” but “sons” are plainly in view here, as the following verses make clear. Daughters are certainly wonderful additions to a family, but in ancient Israelite culture sons were the “arrows” that gave a man security in his old age, for they could defend the family interests at the city gate, where the legal and economic issues of the community were settled. This psalm would not be considered politically correct in today’s world. Let’s understand it with a historical perspective learn from it. JOHN 12b:Following the raising of Lazarus, the Jewish leaders became even more firm in their plans to kill Jesus. GNT Translation note:2Kings 9:22 “Are you coming in peace?” Joram asked him. “How can there be peace,” Jehu answered, “when we still [hold on to//have] all the witchcraft and idolatry that your mother Jezebel started?”28 His officials [put//took] his body [in a chariot and took it//0] back to Jerusalem [0//in a chariot] and buried him in the royal tombs in David's City.====Ps. 127:2 It is useless to work so hard for a living, getting up early and going to bed late. For the Lord provides for those he loves, [even] while they are asleep.3 [Sons//Children] are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing.====John 12:24 I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it [falls//is dropped] into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains.25 Those who love their [life in this world//own life] will lose it; [but] those who [have no regard for//think nothing of (NLT)//hate] their [0//own] life in this world will keep it for life eternal.42 Even then, many Jewish authorities believed in Jesus; but because of the Pharisees they did not talk about it openly, so as not to be expelled from the synagogue[s]. NLT Translation notes:John 12:4 But Judas [, the man from the village of Carioth// Iscariot], the disciple who would soon betray him, said,28 [Rather, I pray,] Father, bring glory to your name.”Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, “I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again.” 39 But the people couldn’t believe, for as Isaiah [reported the Lord’s words//also said],40 “[I have//The Lord has] blinded their eyesand hardened their hearts—so that their eyes cannot see,and their hearts cannot understand,and they cannot turn to meand have me heal them.”41 Isaiah[‘s prophecy] was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah’s glory.42 Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue[s].44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you [believe in/trust] me, you are [not just believing in//trusting not only] me, but also God who sent me.47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world [,//and] not to judge it.]]></content:encoded>
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  1926. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 9-10:Yesterday we heard one of my favorite Old Testament stories: The one about the three lepers and the famine in Samaria. Elijah's prophecy was so dramatically fulfilled, and the scoffing officer could be a parable for modern times. Then we heard how the woman from Shunem returned and was blessed a second time. The narrative switched briefly to the kingdom of Judah and Ahaziah's reign. PSALM 127:About ‘children/sons’ in v. 3, NET’s note says this: Some prefer to translate this word with the gender neutral “children,” but “sons” are plainly in view here, as the following verses make clear. Daughters are certainly wonderful additions to a family, but in ancient Israelite culture sons were the “arrows” that gave a man security in his old age, for they could defend the family interests at the city gate, where the legal and economic issues of the community were settled. This psalm would not be considered politically correct in today’s world. Let’s understand it with a historical perspective learn from it. JOHN 12b:Following the raising of Lazarus, the Jewish leaders became even more firm in their plans to kill Jesus. GNT Translation note:2Kings 9:22 “Are you coming in peace?” Joram asked him. “How can there be peace,” Jehu answered, “when we still [hold on to//have] all the witchcraft and idolatry that your mother Jezebel started?”28 His officials [put//took] his body [in a chariot and took it//0] back to Jerusalem [0//in a chariot] and buried him in the royal tombs in David's City.====Ps. 127:2 It is useless to work so hard for a living, getting up early and going to bed late. For the Lord provides for those he loves, [even] while they are asleep.3 [Sons//Children] are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing.====John 12:24 I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it [falls//is dropped] into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains.25 Those who love their [life in this world//own life] will lose it; [but] those who [have no regard for//think nothing of (NLT)//hate] their [0//own] life in this world will keep it for life eternal.42 Even then, many Jewish authorities believed in Jesus; but because of the Pharisees they did not talk about it openly, so as not to be expelled from the synagogue[s]. NLT Translation notes:John 12:4 But Judas [, the man from the village of Carioth// Iscariot], the disciple who would soon betray him, said,28 [Rather, I pray,] Father, bring glory to your name.”Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, “I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again.” 39 But the people couldn’t believe, for as Isaiah [reported the Lord’s words//also said],40 “[I have//The Lord has] blinded their eyesand hardened their hearts—so that their eyes cannot see,and their hearts cannot understand,and they cannot turn to meand have me heal them.”41 Isaiah[‘s prophecy] was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah’s glory.42 Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue[s].44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you [believe in/trust] me, you are [not just believing in//trusting not only] me, but also God who sent me.47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world [,//and] not to judge it.]]></content:encoded>
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  1939. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 7-8:Yesterday we heard two more chapters containing fascinating miracles performed by Elisha. The story about Gahazi getting the gifts from Naaman, and the vision about the chariots of fire both have interesting spiritual significance to ponder. We come back to the story from chapter 7 where the Aramean army is surrounding Samaria. The famine is severe. The king has sent an executioner to kill Elijah. And then: 32 NLT Elisha was sitting in his house with the elders of Israel when the king sent a messenger to summon him. But before the messenger arrived, Elisha said to the elders, “A murderer has sent a man to cut off my head. When he arrives, shut the door and keep him out. We will soon hear his master’s steps following him.”33 GNT He had hardly finished saying this, when the king arrived and said, “It's the Lord who has brought this trouble on us! Why should I wait any longer for him to do something?” PSALM 126:Laughter, joy, and tears are in this often quoted psalm. JOHN 12a:In yesterday's reading, Jesus worked his biggest miracle so far in the story— the raising of Lazarus, and the Jewish leaders became even firmer in their plans to kill Him. GNT Translation notes:John 12:4 One of Jesus' disciples, Judas[— who was from the village of Carioth, and//Iscariot—] the one who was going to betray him—said, He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief.6 He carried the [disciples’] money bag and would help himself from it.  24 I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it [falls//is dropped] into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains.25 Those who love their [life in this world//own life] will lose it; those who [think nothing of (NLT)//hate] their [0//own] life in this world will keep it for life eternal. NLT Translation notes:John 12:4 But Judas [, the man from the village of Carioth// Iscariot], the disciple who would soon betray him, said,28 [Rather, I pray,] Father, bring glory to your name.”Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, “I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again.” 39 But the people couldn’t believe, for as Isaiah [reported the Lord’s words//also said],40 “[I have//The Lord has] blinded their eyesand hardened their hearts—so that their eyes cannot see,and their hearts cannot understand,and they cannot turn to meand have me heal them.”41 Isaiah[‘s prophecy] was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah’s glory.42 Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue[s].44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you [believe in/trust] me, you are [not just believing in//trusting not only] me, but also God who sent me.47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world [,//and] not to judge it.]]></description>
  1940. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 7-8:Yesterday we heard two more chapters containing fascinating miracles performed by Elisha. The story about Gahazi getting the gifts from Naaman, and the vision about the chariots of fire both have interesting spiritual significance to ponder. We come back to the story from chapter 7 where the Aramean army is surrounding Samaria. The famine is severe. The king has sent an executioner to kill Elijah. And then: 32 NLT Elisha was sitting in his house with the elders of Israel when the king sent a messenger to summon him. But before the messenger arrived, Elisha said to the elders, “A murderer has sent a man to cut off my head. When he arrives, shut the door and keep him out. We will soon hear his master’s steps following him.”33 GNT He had hardly finished saying this, when the king arrived and said, “It's the Lord who has brought this trouble on us! Why should I wait any longer for him to do something?” PSALM 126:Laughter, joy, and tears are in this often quoted psalm. JOHN 12a:In yesterday's reading, Jesus worked his biggest miracle so far in the story— the raising of Lazarus, and the Jewish leaders became even firmer in their plans to kill Him. GNT Translation notes:John 12:4 One of Jesus' disciples, Judas[— who was from the village of Carioth, and//Iscariot—] the one who was going to betray him—said, He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief.6 He carried the [disciples’] money bag and would help himself from it.  24 I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it [falls//is dropped] into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains.25 Those who love their [life in this world//own life] will lose it; those who [think nothing of (NLT)//hate] their [0//own] life in this world will keep it for life eternal. NLT Translation notes:John 12:4 But Judas [, the man from the village of Carioth// Iscariot], the disciple who would soon betray him, said,28 [Rather, I pray,] Father, bring glory to your name.”Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, “I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again.” 39 But the people couldn’t believe, for as Isaiah [reported the Lord’s words//also said],40 “[I have//The Lord has] blinded their eyesand hardened their hearts—so that their eyes cannot see,and their hearts cannot understand,and they cannot turn to meand have me heal them.”41 Isaiah[‘s prophecy] was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah’s glory.42 Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue[s].44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you [believe in/trust] me, you are [not just believing in//trusting not only] me, but also God who sent me.47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world [,//and] not to judge it.]]></content:encoded>
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  1953. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 7-8:Yesterday we heard two more chapters containing fascinating miracles performed by Elisha. The story about Gahazi getting the gifts from Naaman, and the vision about the chariots of fire both have interesting spiritual significance to ponder. We come back to the story from chapter 7 where the Aramean army is surrounding Samaria. The famine is severe. The king has sent an executioner to kill Elijah. And then: 32 NLT Elisha was sitting in his house with the elders of Israel when the king sent a messenger to summon him. But before the messenger arrived, Elisha said to the elders, “A murderer has sent a man to cut off my head. When he arrives, shut the door and keep him out. We will soon hear his master’s steps following him.”33 GNT He had hardly finished saying this, when the king arrived and said, “It's the Lord who has brought this trouble on us! Why should I wait any longer for him to do something?” PSALM 126:Laughter, joy, and tears are in this often quoted psalm. JOHN 12a:In yesterday's reading, Jesus worked his biggest miracle so far in the story— the raising of Lazarus, and the Jewish leaders became even firmer in their plans to kill Him. GNT Translation notes:John 12:4 One of Jesus' disciples, Judas[— who was from the village of Carioth, and//Iscariot—] the one who was going to betray him—said, He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief.6 He carried the [disciples’] money bag and would help himself from it.  24 I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it [falls//is dropped] into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains.25 Those who love their [life in this world//own life] will lose it; those who [think nothing of (NLT)//hate] their [0//own] life in this world will keep it for life eternal. NLT Translation notes:John 12:4 But Judas [, the man from the village of Carioth// Iscariot], the disciple who would soon betray him, said,28 [Rather, I pray,] Father, bring glory to your name.”Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, “I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again.” 39 But the people couldn’t believe, for as Isaiah [reported the Lord’s words//also said],40 “[I have//The Lord has] blinded their eyesand hardened their hearts—so that their eyes cannot see,and their hearts cannot understand,and they cannot turn to meand have me heal them.”41 Isaiah[‘s prophecy] was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah’s glory.42 Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue[s].44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you [believe in/trust] me, you are [not just believing in//trusting not only] me, but also God who sent me.47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world [,//and] not to judge it.]]></description>
  1954. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 7-8:Yesterday we heard two more chapters containing fascinating miracles performed by Elisha. The story about Gahazi getting the gifts from Naaman, and the vision about the chariots of fire both have interesting spiritual significance to ponder. We come back to the story from chapter 7 where the Aramean army is surrounding Samaria. The famine is severe. The king has sent an executioner to kill Elijah. And then: 32 NLT Elisha was sitting in his house with the elders of Israel when the king sent a messenger to summon him. But before the messenger arrived, Elisha said to the elders, “A murderer has sent a man to cut off my head. When he arrives, shut the door and keep him out. We will soon hear his master’s steps following him.”33 GNT He had hardly finished saying this, when the king arrived and said, “It's the Lord who has brought this trouble on us! Why should I wait any longer for him to do something?” PSALM 126:Laughter, joy, and tears are in this often quoted psalm. JOHN 12a:In yesterday's reading, Jesus worked his biggest miracle so far in the story— the raising of Lazarus, and the Jewish leaders became even firmer in their plans to kill Him. GNT Translation notes:John 12:4 One of Jesus' disciples, Judas[— who was from the village of Carioth, and//Iscariot—] the one who was going to betray him—said, He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief.6 He carried the [disciples’] money bag and would help himself from it.  24 I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it [falls//is dropped] into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains.25 Those who love their [life in this world//own life] will lose it; those who [think nothing of (NLT)//hate] their [0//own] life in this world will keep it for life eternal. NLT Translation notes:John 12:4 But Judas [, the man from the village of Carioth// Iscariot], the disciple who would soon betray him, said,28 [Rather, I pray,] Father, bring glory to your name.”Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, “I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again.” 39 But the people couldn’t believe, for as Isaiah [reported the Lord’s words//also said],40 “[I have//The Lord has] blinded their eyesand hardened their hearts—so that their eyes cannot see,and their hearts cannot understand,and they cannot turn to meand have me heal them.”41 Isaiah[‘s prophecy] was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah’s glory.42 Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue[s].44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you [believe in/trust] me, you are [not just believing in//trusting not only] me, but also God who sent me.47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world [,//and] not to judge it.]]></content:encoded>
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  1995. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 3-4:Yesterday we heard of the final amazing prophecies of Elijah, and then how he took leave of the prophets and particularly, his successor Elisha. Elisha quickly showed that he was Elijah's successor. PSALM 124:I keep being amazed how people (and particularly those in America) don’t seem to learn anything from the amazing things that are happening in our times. The last verse of this psalm expresses the lesson that I think we should have learned by now. JOHN 11a:Reminding us of what we heard in John 10: Our Shepherd calls us by name. He knows us thoroughly, just like He and the Father know each other. We hear his voice and recognize him. He goes before us and leads us into a rich and satisfying life. He is our great and good Shepherd because He was willing to sacrifice his life for us. NLT/GNT Translation comparison:  2Kings 3:27 NLT So he took his oldest son, who would have been the next king, and sacrificed him as a burnt offering on the wall. As a result, the anger against Israel was great, so they withdrew and returned to their own land.//GNT So he took his oldest son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him on the city wall as a sacrifice to the god of Moab. The Israelites were terrified and so they drew back from the city and returned to their own country.[The Hebrew for the first phrase of the last sentence can be interpreted in several ways. The NLT makes better sense to me. There would have been anger and indignation on Moab’s side, and revulsion on Israel’s side.] GNT Translation notes:John 11:5 [Although] Jesus loved Martha and [loved] her sister and [loved] Lazarus[, yet][Greek repeats the verb ‘loved’. I think John wanted to emphasize the individual nature of Jesus’ love.]17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had been buried [already] four days before.NLT Translation notes:John 11:5 So although Jesus loved Martha, [and loved] Mary, and [loved] Lazarus,26 Everyone who [0//lives in me and] believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”[Woah! I am surprised that, apparently, the NLT translators didn’t think that just believing was enough! I don’t see any textual variant that would lead to this addition in the translation.]31 When the people who were at the house consoling Mary saw her leave so hastily, they assumed she was going to Lazarus’s grave to weep [there]. So they followed her [0/there]. 38 Jesus was still [upset//angry] as he arrived at the tomb, a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance.]]></description>
  1996. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 3-4:Yesterday we heard of the final amazing prophecies of Elijah, and then how he took leave of the prophets and particularly, his successor Elisha. Elisha quickly showed that he was Elijah's successor. PSALM 124:I keep being amazed how people (and particularly those in America) don’t seem to learn anything from the amazing things that are happening in our times. The last verse of this psalm expresses the lesson that I think we should have learned by now. JOHN 11a:Reminding us of what we heard in John 10: Our Shepherd calls us by name. He knows us thoroughly, just like He and the Father know each other. We hear his voice and recognize him. He goes before us and leads us into a rich and satisfying life. He is our great and good Shepherd because He was willing to sacrifice his life for us. NLT/GNT Translation comparison:  2Kings 3:27 NLT So he took his oldest son, who would have been the next king, and sacrificed him as a burnt offering on the wall. As a result, the anger against Israel was great, so they withdrew and returned to their own land.//GNT So he took his oldest son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him on the city wall as a sacrifice to the god of Moab. The Israelites were terrified and so they drew back from the city and returned to their own country.[The Hebrew for the first phrase of the last sentence can be interpreted in several ways. The NLT makes better sense to me. There would have been anger and indignation on Moab’s side, and revulsion on Israel’s side.] GNT Translation notes:John 11:5 [Although] Jesus loved Martha and [loved] her sister and [loved] Lazarus[, yet][Greek repeats the verb ‘loved’. I think John wanted to emphasize the individual nature of Jesus’ love.]17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had been buried [already] four days before.NLT Translation notes:John 11:5 So although Jesus loved Martha, [and loved] Mary, and [loved] Lazarus,26 Everyone who [0//lives in me and] believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”[Woah! I am surprised that, apparently, the NLT translators didn’t think that just believing was enough! I don’t see any textual variant that would lead to this addition in the translation.]31 When the people who were at the house consoling Mary saw her leave so hastily, they assumed she was going to Lazarus’s grave to weep [there]. So they followed her [0/there]. 38 Jesus was still [upset//angry] as he arrived at the tomb, a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance.]]></content:encoded>
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  2009. <description><![CDATA[2KINGS 3-4:Yesterday we heard of the final amazing prophecies of Elijah, and then how he took leave of the prophets and particularly, his successor Elisha. Elisha quickly showed that he was Elijah's successor. PSALM 124:I keep being amazed how people (and particularly those in America) don’t seem to learn anything from the amazing things that are happening in our times. The last verse of this psalm expresses the lesson that I think we should have learned by now. JOHN 11a:Reminding us of what we heard in John 10: Our Shepherd calls us by name. He knows us thoroughly, just like He and the Father know each other. We hear his voice and recognize him. He goes before us and leads us into a rich and satisfying life. He is our great and good Shepherd because He was willing to sacrifice his life for us. NLT/GNT Translation comparison:  2Kings 3:27 NLT So he took his oldest son, who would have been the next king, and sacrificed him as a burnt offering on the wall. As a result, the anger against Israel was great, so they withdrew and returned to their own land.//GNT So he took his oldest son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him on the city wall as a sacrifice to the god of Moab. The Israelites were terrified and so they drew back from the city and returned to their own country.[The Hebrew for the first phrase of the last sentence can be interpreted in several ways. The NLT makes better sense to me. There would have been anger and indignation on Moab’s side, and revulsion on Israel’s side.] GNT Translation notes:John 11:5 [Although] Jesus loved Martha and [loved] her sister and [loved] Lazarus[, yet][Greek repeats the verb ‘loved’. I think John wanted to emphasize the individual nature of Jesus’ love.]17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had been buried [already] four days before.NLT Translation notes:John 11:5 So although Jesus loved Martha, [and loved] Mary, and [loved] Lazarus,26 Everyone who [0//lives in me and] believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”[Woah! I am surprised that, apparently, the NLT translators didn’t think that just believing was enough! I don’t see any textual variant that would lead to this addition in the translation.]31 When the people who were at the house consoling Mary saw her leave so hastily, they assumed she was going to Lazarus’s grave to weep [there]. So they followed her [0/there]. 38 Jesus was still [upset//angry] as he arrived at the tomb, a cave with a stone rolled across its entrance.]]></description>
  2010. <content:encoded><![CDATA[2KINGS 3-4:Yesterday we heard of the final amazing prophecies of Elijah, and then how he took leave of the prophets and particularly, his successor Elisha. Elisha quickly showed that he was Elijah's successor. PSALM 124:I keep being amazed how people (and particularly those in America) don’t seem to learn anything from the amazing things that are happening in our times. The last verse of this psalm expresses the lesson that I think we should have learned by now. JOHN 11a:Reminding us of what we heard in John 10: Our Shepherd calls us by name. He knows us thoroughly, just like He and the Father know each other. We hear his voice and recognize him. He goes before us and leads us into a rich and satisfying life. He is our great and good Shepherd because He was willing to sacrifice his life for us. NLT/GNT Translation comparison:  2Kings 3:27 NLT So he took his oldest son, who would have been the next king, and sacrificed him as a burnt offering on the wall. As a result, the anger against Israel was great, so they withdrew and returned to their own land.//GNT So he took his oldest son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him on the city wall as a sacrifice to the god of Moab. The Israelites were terrified and so they drew back from the city and returned to their own country.[The Hebrew for the first phrase of the last sentence can be interpreted in several ways. The NLT makes better sense to me. There would have been anger and indignation on Moab’s side, and revulsion on Israel’s side.] GNT Translation notes:John 11:5 [Although] Jesus loved Martha and [loved] her sister and [loved] Lazarus[, yet][Greek repeats the verb ‘loved’. I think John wanted to emphasize the individual nature of Jesus’ love.]17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had been buried [already] four days before.NLT Translation notes:John 11:5 So although Jesus loved Martha, [and loved] Mary, and [loved] Lazarus,26 Everyone who [0//lives in me and] believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”[Woah! I am surprised that, apparently, the NLT translators didn’t think that just believing was enough! I don’t see any textual variant that would lead to this addition in the translation.]31 When the people who were at the house consoling Mary saw her leave so hastily, they assumed she was going to Lazarus’s grave to weep