Psalm 38 sounds like it was written by David in the throes of a serious physical ailment which he took to be a punishment from the Lord for his sins.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
I love the little book of Philemon! In it, we get a glimpse of Paul's relationship with some early Christians, as well as his knack for bringing his strong personality to bear on them through his writing. We also learn a little about the dynamics of household slavery in the first century. (Plus, in a single session's reading, you can knock off 1/27th of the books of the New Testament!)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Although Paul's final letter was most likely II Timothy, Paul's epistles are not arranged chronologically in the New Testament. Instead, they are arranged from longest to shortest in two batches, first his letters to churches and second to individuals. Thus, after his letters to Timothy, we pick up with a fresh missive to another disciple of Paul: Titus.