Proverbs 7

Chapter seven brings attention again to the adulterous woman, the fourth time since chapter two. After another warning and encouragement for his son to keep Solomon’s instruction, including a reference to binding them to himself as with the Law in Deuteronomy 6:8, Solomon spent the rest of the chapter telling a story of a young […]

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1 Timothy 5

Chapter five returns to instructions about certain groups in the church, specifically widows and elders. The church is to be a family of families, meaning that we should relate to each other as fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters (1 Timothy 5:1-16). Like one would take care of an aging grandparent, Paul said that the congregation

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Numbers 20

Chapter twenty seems to skip most of Israel’s wandering years. Although some commentators believe that Israel came to Kadesh only once and stayed near there (based on Deuteronomy 1:46), it seems clear that this “first month” is a return to Kadesh in “the fortieth year after the Israelites had come out of the land of

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