We are now suddenly introduced to the man who will dominate the narrative for the next eight chapters until his successor, Elisha, a man very much like himself, succeeds him in 2 Kings 2. We’ve heard nothing of any prophet of Yahweh addressing the si…
The “for his name’s sake” is certainly a reference to Jesus Christ, harking back to v. 2 of this same chapter.
There has been no mention of the Devil to this point in the letter, but there will be subseque…
We have a somewhat longer reading this evening, a reading that provides, and is meant to provide, an overall impression of life in Israel, the northern kingdom, during the first half of the 9th century B.C., that is from the year 907 B.C. to the begi…
We will read in the next verse that the old and new commandment John is talking about is to love our brothers and sisters. It is as old as the Garden of Eden as the law of love was written upon the human heart from the mo…
The ESV has Abijam; the NIV Abijah as does the ESV in the parallel text found in 2 Chron. 11. Different spellings of the same name are commonplace.
Abishalom is another version of the name Absalom and, accord…
We have commented on these verses already, as this is the third time we have read 1 John 1:5-10 and the second time we have read 2:1-6. Accordingly, we can read the text with little comment this morning.
Only audio is available for this item.
As we make our way into John’s first letter we come to the paragraph that begins chapter 2, but I want to provide its context by reading again from v. 5 of chapter 1.
I didn’t take time, last Lord’s Day morning, to…