Cover to Cover 2/20-2/26

Monday Leviticus 16-18 The focus now falls on atonement, the appeasement of divine wrath through a substitute. The Lord sets the process by which atonement is to be made and sets a certain day every year for the priest to make atonement. He further calls His people to sacrifice to Him in the place He…

Cover to Cover 2/13-2/19

Monday Leviticus 1-3 The first three chapters of Leviticus address various offerings within the Old Testament sacrificial system. The common refrain is, “a soothing aroma to the Lord.” It is not as though the offerings themselves smelled particularly sweet. Rather, the obedience rendered as His people come in obedience to His law makes the offerings…

Cover to Cover 2/6-2/12

Monday Exodus 28:1-29:30 Moses continues recording the different articles of the tabernacle. Through chapter 30, we are tempted to skim over this section as unimportant. However, these are important details because the Lord has commanded that the tabernacle is built in a particular manner, showing that we are not free to worship God in any…

Cover to Cover 1/30-2/5

Monday Exodus 13-14 Having delivered His own firstborn from bondage, God declares that the every firstborn belongs to Him and sets a process of redemption of the firstborn of His people. As the people leave the land of Egypt that God has desolated with the plagues, He sets about to send His wrath on Pharaoh…

Cover to Cover 1/23-1/29

Monday Genesis 47 God provides for His people through Joseph, to the extent that they come to inhabit “the best of the land (v. 6, 11). Scholars believe that this was sparsely populated by Egyptians but is was likely a military outpost on the eastern border of Egypt. Genesis 48 Again the younger is placed…

Cover to Cover 1/15-1/22

Monday Genesis 33 God shows His grace by bringing Jacob back to the land he left and has graciously changed Esau’s, heart. Where Esau was intent on killing him on his departure, he now greets him with open arms and joy. Genesis 34 At first glance, this appears to be an inconsequential story, yet a…

Cover to Cover 1/7-1/15

Genesis Chapter 19 Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed because of their iniquity. Some have argued that their destruction comes because of their inhospitality. We must recognize that there was a greater theme of wickedness (hence the conversation between Abraham and the Lord at the end of chapter 18), that exhibits itself most pointedly in their…

Cover to Cover 1/1-1/7

Some notes to help guide your reading for this week Genesis Chapter 1 The foundational assumption of Scripture is that God exists. Nowhere in Scripture does anyone argue for God’s existence, it is the universal assumption that drives everything that unfolds. His creation of everything throughout this chapter points to His universal sovereignty as the…