•  — Edited

    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.
  • Due to Internet going down tomorrow with the flooring replacement, posting this early.
    1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 104—Creating by God. The creation Psalm. It is like early chapters of the book of Genesis. •Power for creating (vv. 1–5): “laid the foundations of the earth.” •Partitioning in creating (vv. 6–9): dividing the land from the water. •Provisions in creation (vv. 10–18): providing of water, vegetation, and food for animals and man. •Periods in creating (vv. 19–23): sun and moon for day and night periods. •Ponds of creation (vv. 24–26): the seas and its traffic and inhabitants. •Philanthropy of creation (vv. 27–30): creation is dependent upon the Creator for sustaining of life. •Praise for the Creator (vv. 31–35): praise for God’s perpetuity (He is eternal); power (He looks and the earth trembles; He touches and the earth smokes); preciousness (meditating on Him is sweet); and purity (He consumes the wicked).
  • Here's this week's Scripture passage!
    1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 40—Soothing by God. •Comfort from God: the change from condemnation to consolation is evident right at the beginning in this chapter. •Calling for God: this prophecy speaks of John the Baptist calling men to Christ. •Communication from God: it especially tells about the brevity of life and the eternality of the Word of God. •City of God: some encouraging words about Zion (Jerusalem). •Care of God: the care by the Great Shepherd, a reference to Christ. •Character of God: two truths are emphasized about His character—His creating powers and His contrast to idols. •Capability from God: especially for those who wait upon Him.
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    1. Here's this week's Scripture passage! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
      1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 100—Goodness of God. •Praise for His goodness: in song (v. 1); in service (v. 2); in the sanctuary (v. 4). •Particulars of His goodness: we are formed by God (creation); in the family of God (“his people”); and favored by God (mercy.).
    2. Here's this week's Scripture passage!
      1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 27—Satisfaction. The Psalmist is satisfied with •God’s salvation: so great he fears no one. •God’s sanctuary: wants to dwell in it all his days. •God’s security: in His pavilion. •God’s steadfastness: parents may forsake but not God. •God’s statutes: teach me thy ways. •God’s strength: wants it.
    3. Here’s this week’s Scripture passage!
      1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Exodus 19—Meeting With God. When Israel arrived at Mount Horeb, God had a meeting with Moses to ready Israel for the revealing of the Divine statutes. •Preliminaries to the meeting: this included the report from Moses and the resolve of the people. •Preparation for the meeting: the cleansing of the people’s clothes; the curtailing of the people from the mount; the conduct of the people (“come not at your wives”); and the congregating of the people at a set time. •Particulars of the meeting: the trauma (fire, smoke, quaking of the mount, trumpet sound, and thick cloud); and the trepidation (this fear was caused by the trauma of the occasion—the fire, smoke, and quaking, etc.).
    4. Here’s this week’s Scripture passage!
      1. Insight from Butler's Daily Bible Reading: Genesis 12—Summons of Abraham. God called Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees. It can be said that this began the history of the Jewish race. •Specifics of the summons: it included the leaving (of his kinfolk); the lineage (prophecy about his seed); and the land (place of his new home). •Submission to the summons: is seen in his arrival in Canaan and in his altar in Canaan. •Straying from the summons: this was Abraham’s failure in famine that resulted in Abraham leaving for Egypt and lying in Egypt (about Sarah his wife).
    5. Here’s a verse for Church History majors celebrating Reformation Day on the 31st.
      1. Insight from Butler's Daily Bible Reading: Romans 1:17–3:21—Condemnation. The longest section in today’s reading is on the subject of condemnation. •Cause of condemnation: wicked living in willful rejection of God. •Consequences of condemnation: in summary they are abandoned by God (1:24, 25, 28), and they are sentenced to “tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth evil” (2:9). •Court in condemnation: the fidelity of the court (“according to truth” [2:2]); the fairness of the court (“render to every man according to his deeds” [2:6] and “there is no respect [prejudice] of persons with God” [2:11]). •Crowd for condemnation: all persons are condemned, both Jews and Gentiles, for “there is none righteous, no, not one” (3:11).
    6. Here’s this week’s Scripture passage!
      1. Insight from Butler's Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 54—Singing in Restoration. Israel is exhorted to sing because of its restoration. •Children for the song: the Jews who had multiplied greatly. •Comfort for the song: they shall forget their miseries. •Covenant for the song: God will not forget His covenant with Israel. •Cosmetics for the song: precious stones shall decorate Jerusalem. •Caring for the song: God will protect Israel.
    7. Here’s this week’s Scripture passage!
      1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 12—The various stages of life are given. •Youth (v. 1): do not wait until old before you seek God. •Old age (vv. 2–5): is pictured as a coming storm (v. 2), an old house (vv. 3, 4), and physical infirmities of old people (v. 5). •Death (vv. 6, 7): is pictured by one “loosed” thing (silver cord) and four “broken” things (silver cord, golden bowl, pitcher, wheel). •Conclusions (vv. 9–14): teaching (many proverbs), tongue (words of wisdom), and tribunal (every work judged).