Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 5 – 20170330

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Proverbs 5:1  “My son…” Another addressed to a child.

3  “For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey…” Entire chapter is devoted to listening to instruction so you can avoid adultery.

4  “But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.” There’s always a price to . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 5 – 20170330

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 4 – 20170329

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Proverbs 4:1  “Hear, my children…” Would be interesting to see the Proverbs in the original text to see how they are grouped since they weren’t written as chapter and verse.  Here is the fourth grouping which starts with an address to either a child or children.  Makes a natural starting place.

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Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 3 – 20170326

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Proverbs 3:2  “…length of days and long life…” A long, peaceful life is a recurring theme.  Contrasted with the results of the curse, working by the sweat of your brow.

5-6  “Trust in the LORD…lean not on your own…acknowledge Him…” Not our ways, but His.  Not sure if this is an . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 3 – 20170326

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 2 – 20170324

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Proverbs 2:1-9  Parallel of James 1:5.  Sound wisdom comes from God Himself.  If you ask and seek for it, He will provide it.  It is not the foolishness of earth or of man, but true wisdom and understanding.

10-19  “…Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you…” Wisdom is like having . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 2 – 20170324

Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 1 – 20170322

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Proverbs 1:1  “…proverbs of Solomon the son of David…” No reason to think that Solomon didn’t write them, although there are a couple which are ascribed to others.  Psalms is the same way.  Most were written by David so he is the one mentioned as the author.  Since it is a . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 1 – 20170322

Bible Study Notes on Acts 28 – 20170318

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Acts 28:1  “…the island was called Malta” Small island south of Sicily.  They thought they were totally lost, but apparently God kept them on course even through all the mess.

4  “…No doubt this man is a murderer…” Islanders must have believed in Karma.  Bad things must happen to bad people.

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Bible Study Notes on Acts 27 – 20170316

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Acts 27:1  “…we should sail to Italy…” Luke is once again going on the journey with Paul.  I’m sure he hasn’t been in the barracks with him for the last couple of years, but was close by keeping a check on him.  Now that Paul is finally being sent to Rome, . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 27 – 20170316

Bible Study Notes on Acts 26 – 20170315

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Acts 26:2  “I think myself happy…” Commentaries wrote at length that Paul wasn’t being flattering or complementary, but just stating the facts regarding Agrippa’s background.  I don’t think he would have been untruthful in his statements, but I also think he was wise enough to grease the wheels when it was . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 26 – 20170315

Bible Study Notes on Acts 25 – 20170310

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Acts 25:3  “…while they lay in ambush…” Totally amazed at the corruptness of the Jewish council.  Paul has been in custody in Caesarea for over two years, and they are still trying to kill him.  New governor comes to town, and they try to implicate him in murdering Paul.

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Bible Study Notes on Acts 24 – 20170309

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Acts 24:1  “…Ananias the high priest…orator named Tertullus…” Surprised that Ananias came himself.  I can see some of the elders and a spokesman, Tertullus, but I would have thought the High Priest would stay in Jerusalem and not be bothered with issues such as this.  Commentaries suggest Tertullus was trained in . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 24 – 20170309