I'm working my way through Ecclesiastes and (in my opinion) watching Solomon flail between faith and the faithlessness that has come with all of his selfishness and worshipping other gods. He vacillates between seeing the real purpose we have in the Lord and no purpose as he walks in his own strength trying to use God's wisdom without obidience to the Lord....continue reading "Ecclesiastes 5"
Solomon is using his life mixed with God's wisdom as an experiment in search of some meaning he has lost since he has walked away from worshipping God alone. He'll contemplate some portion of life left hollow in his earth pursuits and then briefly come back to the understanding that life lived with God does have meaning and purpose. We just completed the famous chapter three in which he contemplates the events in life under heaven....continue reading "Ecclesiastes 4"
Taking a detour between I and II Kings into Ecclesiastes....continue reading "Ecclesiastes 3"
I'm waiting on a commentary for II Kings before I move on with the chronological study. So I thought I would take a detour through Ecclesiastes. I had planned to read this with all of the other David and Solomon reading; but the failed attempt at Psalms stopped that plan....continue reading "Ecclesiastes"
I'm back into the narrative portion of the story of Israel and it's final days as a united kingdom. Or more precisely, it's first days divided. There are now two parallel story lines running. Today I'm going to be following Jeroboam after his decidedly evil tour into idolatry- taking his tribes with him....continue reading "I Kings 13: God Warns Jeroboam"
I have two posts in which I comment on each stanza as I read Psalm 119, now I'll take a second look via the NIV Chronological Bible side notes and my Wiersbe Commentary....continue reading "Wisdom Psalms: Psalm 119 Deeper Dive"
This is a continuation of my daily reading journaling on Psalm 119....continue reading "Wisdom Psalms: Psalm 119: 73+"
Next up in the wisdom psalms is Psalm 119, the longest Pslam, by far. This post will cover the first 72 verses, the first 9 stanzas....continue reading "Wisdom Psalms: Psalm 119: 1-72"
At the end of the united monarchy of Israel, I am detouring the story to read some of David and Solomon's other books. I am reading the psalms by theme ion order to be able to place them in context and add more meaning. First up are the wisdom psalms and today is Psalm 91....continue reading "Wisdom Psalms: Psalm 91"
As the united monarchy of Israel is ending, following the lives of David and Solomon, I am taking a detour to look at their other books in the Bible, starting with the Psalms.
In an attempt to try and keep some sort of context, and hopefully be able to draw more meaning and application, I will be looking at them in batches, organized in my chronological bible, then cross referenced with my NASB translation and supplemented by my Wiersbe commentary.
First up, Psalm 1 and the Wisdom Psalms....continue reading "Intro to Psalms, Wisdom Psalms, and Psalm 1"