Mark 1:10 Commentary

The (Post-)Baptism & Temptation of Jesus | Mark 1:9-13 (Prologue Part II) Lesson [Slideshow+]

November 22, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

Three important experiences signify the inauguration of the kingdom of God through Jesus Christ — the King. (1) The heavens are torn open, (2) the Holy Spirit descends into Jesus, and (3) God’s heavenly voice speaks. God’s word confirm that Jesus is the royal Messiah, the unique Son of God, and the prophesied Suffering Servant.

Then, Jesus is driven out into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan — setting the stage for the spiritual battle that runs throughout Mark. 

Psalm 23:6 Meaning

The Good Shepherd (Part I) | Psalm 23 Bible Study

November 17, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

The LORD is our shepherd. Therefore, He has authority over us humble sheep. Moreover, He protects and provides, sustains and secures, guards and guides. Even in trouble, we need not fear; for God is with us. Our ultimate desire should not be God’s presents but God’s presence. 

David's Lovingkindness | 2 Samuel 9 Lesson [Slideshow+]

David’s Lovingkindness | 2 Samuel 9 Lesson [Slideshow+]

November 5, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

What do lions do when they take over a pride? They often kill the cubs of the former lion king. Similarly, in the ancient Near East, new kings would often kill off any potential rivals from the former king’s family. Going against cultural norms, however, King David demonstrates his lovingkindness by having King Saul’s grandson eat at his table like a son…

Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) Bible Study [Slideshow+]

Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) Bible Study [Slideshow+]

July 2, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

This intriguing account, structured chiastically, tells how God disinherits and scatters peoples across the earth and assigned members of His divine council to govern each nation (cf. Dt 32:8-9, ESV) — before taking Israel as His special inheritance (cf. the Call of Abraham in Genesis 12f.) to establish His Kingdom. 

Psalm 82 & The Divine Council Bible Study [Slideshow+]

Psalm 82 & The Divine Council Bible Study [Slideshow+]

July 2, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

In Psalm 82, God (Elohim, singular) stands in the divine assembly of elohim (plural)– lesser, created, divine/spiritual beings. At least some of these elohim are condemned by God for not exercising justice when governing the nations. They were supposed to govern justly concerning the poor, needy, fatherless, powerless – but they didn’t do their job. Therefore God says these disobedient elohim will die like mortals. Then the Psalmist prays that the LORD manifests His justice over all the nations – for they’re all, ultimately, the LORD’s inheritance.