Genesis 18:2 — Although we’re a week into Genesis, if you’re looking to see the overall structure of the book, Through The Bible with J. Vernon McGee has been making available notes and outlines on each book (including Genesis) for many years. If you wondered if Genesis 18:2 has a reference to the Trinity, what a great opportunity to check some commentaries!
Commentaries are by no means inspired, much less infallible. Some are written by people who deny the inspiration of the Bible – which never really made sense to me. Why would you spend your life studying a book you don’t believe in? Checking multiple commentaries is helpful to see what arguments are made for and against an idea, especially when they cross-reference another Scripture – as Gill did in pointing to John 5:37. Gill argues that this passage proves that Genesis 18 does not refer to the Trinity.
Matthew 6:21 is quite convicting – where are you laying up treasure?
Psalm 7:11 is one of the earliest references we have seen yet this year to the specific doctrine of the wrath of God. We’ve seen God’s wrath exemplified in Genesis, but a focus on it as a teaching has been absent. When we get to Romans 3:25 we can discuss the difference between propitiation and expiation.
Proverbs 2 — Do you think Solomon believes that understanding the fear of the LORD is a casual endeavor?
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