Printing error CSB LP Personal Reference

In my devotional reading tonight I was reading Zechariah 2:5 in CSB. This is what it should read: 5 The declaration of the LORD: “I myself will be a wall of fire around it, and I will be the glory within it.” However, in the text referenced below it reads slightly differently. Notice how “fire” isContinue reading “Printing error CSB LP Personal Reference”

Restoration of Peter

In the Gospel reading for today (John 21:1-19) Jesus restores Peter to ministry. He does so by asking Peter three times: “Do you love Me?” Each response by Peter “Yes, Lord. You know that I love you,” is met with Jesus saying, “feed My lambs”; “Shepherd My sheep”; “Feed My sheep.” This parallels Peter’s three-foldContinue reading “Restoration of Peter”

Chronological CSB #04

Chronological Bible comment: I have noted elsewhere that the CSB Chronological Bible has several commendable features. But I noted that the Act-Scene-Readings structure offers no help to the Bible reader. Sometimes when reading I may flip through the Bible looking for something specific passage or referent. Unless I have to open it on the DayContinue reading “Chronological CSB #04”

Chronological CSB #03

Comments on Job I am a little surprised that the comments focus on the suffering, but ignore the critical issue, namely a human’s righteousness before God. Notice in 4:17 (Eliphaz: “Can a mortal be righteous before God?”) Eliphaz identifies the right question/issue behind the suffering The again in 5:8 Eliphaz the right solution (Eliphaz: “However,Continue reading “Chronological CSB #03”

Two New CSB Bibles arrived

I will be using and reading the CSB Bibles in coming weeks. I purchased the hardcover Baker Illustrated Study Bible and the Leather touch Chronological Bible (at $25 why not). Baker Illustrated Study Bible ( Day by Day Chronological Bible ( Baker Illustrated Study Bible: Bulk: By that I mean the depth, 2 ¼ inch thick,Continue reading “Two New CSB Bibles arrived”

Comparison of translation choices

I have been reading ESV for a few weeks. I am posting just some random translation choices of ESV and comparing it to other translations. The first two examples have to do with seemingly awkward (oral) translation choices. The last example has to do with the difference between translation approaches: formal equivalent and functional equivalentContinue reading “Comparison of translation choices”

The Church, Satan, and Abuse

Sermon preached on Sep. 2, 2018 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, againstContinue reading “The Church, Satan, and Abuse”