Movement from Creation to New Creation in Genesis 1-9

We're reading through the Scriptures in our young adults group, and I noticed a chiastic structure in Genesis in the period between Creation and the New Creation of the flood. Initially I structured it this way: A. The Spirit of God hovers over the face of the waters (1:2) B. God creates animals (1:24,25) C. … Continue reading Movement from Creation to New Creation in Genesis 1-9


Bible Commentary: Introduction to Daniel

The Book of Daniel was written in the 6th century by Daniel, who served in the courts of the rulers of the Babylonian and Medo-Persian Empires. The book tells a tale of two kingdoms: the kingdom of God and the kingdom(s) of man. While man’s kingdoms war and fight amongst themselves, God is in sovereign … Continue reading Bible Commentary: Introduction to Daniel

Bible Commentary: Isaiah 66

"And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh" (Isaiah 66:24). "What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his … Continue reading Bible Commentary: Isaiah 66


Bible Commentary: Introduction to Isaiah

Isaiah prophesied during the reigns of the kings of Judah Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, from around 740 B.C. to at least 681 B.C.. The breadth of content in Isaiah is breathtaking – he prophesies concerning the grace of God through judgement for pre-exile Judah; concerning comfort for his people exiled in Babylon; and concerning … Continue reading Bible Commentary: Introduction to Isaiah


Bible Commentary: 2 Thessalonians 1

It's very possible to render 2 Thessalonians 1:9 as such: "They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might." This rendering fits very much with a description of the day of the Lord in the Prophets, where the destruction that comes on that … Continue reading Bible Commentary: 2 Thessalonians 1


Bible Commentary: Introduction to 2nd Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians was written by the Apostle Paul around A.D. 49-51 to the church at Thessalonica, shortly after 1 Thessalonians. Paul wrote this letter in response to a fresh report that the Thessalonians had been alarmed by a false teaching that “the day of the Lord” had already come. He wrote to reassure them that … Continue reading Bible Commentary: Introduction to 2nd Thessalonians


Bible Commentary: 2 Chronicles 36

"The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, until there was … Continue reading Bible Commentary: 2 Chronicles 36