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- 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).
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- 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!
- Here's this week's Scripture passage! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
- 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.).
- Here's this week's Scripture passage!
- 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.
- 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.).
- 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).
- Here’s a verse for Church History majors celebrating Reformation Day on the 31st.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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).