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- Welcome everyone to Community Study Bible! Help us create the largest, community-contributed study Bible. Please read this blog post to get started: https://blog.faithlife.com/blog/2014/11/community-study-bible-a-collaborative-journey-through-scripture/. If you need to learn more about using Community Notes, please see this blog post: https://blog.faithlife.com/blog/2014/12/how-to-create-a-community-note/. Please note you must be considered a Member (not a Follower) in order to contribute Community Notes to this group. If you joined as a Follower and are having issues contributing Community Notes, please message Nathan Parker to get your permissions upgraded to Member.How to Create Community Notes | Faithlife Blogblog.faithlife.com
- Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 23—Shepherd. •Person: portrait of Christ. •Prudence: knows where to lead sheep (green pastures, still waters). •Purity: paths of righteousness. •Peace: “I will fear no evil” and “comfort me.” •Provisions: “preparest a table … cup runneth over.” •Prospects: dwell in God’s house forever.
- Here's this week's Scripture Passage!
- Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Joshua 1—Commands for Journeying. The book of Joshua begins with a flurry of commands from God for Joshua and from Joshua for the Israelites regarding their journey into the promised land. •Commands for Joshua: God gave Joshua an edict to get moving; an encouragement about the promised land; and an exhortation to be strong in spirit and in the Scriptures. •Commands from Joshua: they were for the executive officers to get the people ready, and for the eastern tribes to be faithful to their agreement.
- Insight from Butler's Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 15—Four subjects are repeated in this chapter. •Rhetoric (vv. 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, 23, 26, 27): the tongue reveals the character of a person. •Repugnance (vv. 8, 9, 26): the worship, way, and thoughts of wicked are an abomination to the Lord. •Respect (vv. 16, 23): the fear of the Lord is both wealth and wisdom. •Riches (vv. 6, 16, 17, 27): some good perspective on the value of riches and what produces true riches.
- Nathan, I have a Bible study I've been writing that I'm opening up as a shared Notebook. Is it okay if I upload it to this group? I got referred here from the Faithlife article on "How to Create Community Notes".
- Sure thing! Feel free to add any content you wish to this group. You’re welcome to contribute all you want.
- Okay. Thank you. I just published it to the group. It's called "DW.CA: Welcome to Christianity".
- Insight from Butler's Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 30—Singing. •Inspiration for singing: help (over foes), healing, and heaven (not go to pit). •Exhortation to sing: “Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints” (v. 4). •Declarations in the singing: he sings about wrath and weeping and weakness (thought he would not fail but he did) and worship (prayer). •Adoration in the singing: thanks and praises to God.
- Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Today’s reading is the longest Psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible. Its theme is the Word of God. There is a direct reference to God’s Word in all but six of the 176 verses (verses 3, 37, 80, 121, 122, 132). In this Psalm the Hebrew uses at least nine different synonyms for God’s Word (the KJV uses eight synonyms—word, precepts, testimonies, law, commandments, ordinances, judgments, and statues). Also a reference to Deity occurs in every verse except verse 121. The Psalm is a masterpiece of literary organization. It is divided into twenty-two sections, each section corresponding to one letter of the twenty-two-letter Hebrew alphabet. Each section has exactly eight stanzas—eight is the octave number in music—so the verse divisions are most appropriate. Also, in the Hebrew each verse alliterates (a good memory aid) within each section (e.g. in the first section, each verse begins with the letter aleph). A brief alliterated synopsis of each section of the Psalm is as follows: Aleph (vv. 1–8): reward in the Word. Beth (vv. 9–16): refined by the Word. Gimel (vv. 17–24): revelation from the Word. Daleth (vv. 25–32): rejuvenation through the Word. He (vv. 33–40): resolve to keep the Word. Vav (vv. 41–48): replying to others from the Word. Zayin (vv. 49–56): relief through the Word. Kheth (vv. 57–64): resorting to the Word. Teth (vv. 65–72): reform according to the Word. Yodh (vv. 73–80): rejoicing because of the Word. Kaph (vv. 81–88): reliance on the Word. Lamedh (vv. 89–96): ratification of the Word. Mem (vv. 97–104): relevance of the Word. Nun (vv. 105–112): radiance from the Word. Samekh (vv. 113–120): retribution by the Word. Ayin (vv. 121–128): rescue according to the Word. Pe (vv. 129–136): receptiveness to the Word. Tsadhe (vv. 137–144): righteousness of the Word. Qoph (vv. 145–152): requests based on the Word. Resh (vv. 153–160): revival through the Word. Shin (vv. 161–168): respect for the Word. Tav (vv. 169–176): remembering the Word.