What this blog is about and what I hope it does...

I hope this will be a simple fun tool for us to grow in our understanding and surrender to God through the Bible as we connect over the web. Reading the Bible is both simple and difficult. What could be easier than opening a book and reading? Yet we've all done that and wondered what sections of the Bible mean? What's with the book of Leviticus? What is Revelation really about? Is the Song of Songs about marital love or is it supposed to be more 'spiritual' than that?

So, my intent is for this blog to be a tool that helps us in our faith. A forum for better understanding. An honest place of sharing that nurtures us as we follow Jesus together.

(There are a few resources I have included under "PAGES" that may be a helpful start, especially to those newer to reading the Bible. It's located just below this and to the right. Also included is a READING OUTLINE. If you miss a day, go on to the next rather than trying to catch up.)

ONE LAST NOTE: you don't have to join or set up an account to share comments. Just click 'comment' at the bottom of a post, click the drop down and click 'anonymous.' Then write your post and if you want sign it with your first name and finish by clicking 'Post comment.' I would love to hear your thoughts.


GENESIS 2:4-25

For NIV reading click here http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+2%3A4-25&version=NIV

We can go ahead and read the next section...I might come back to Friday's reading, though, and make more comments on the text and its theology. It's in many ways foundational to the rest of the Bible, certainly the rest of Genesis-Deuteronomy and Joshua.

One of the things I'd really like to encourage us to do is to come to some theological conclusions about the text we are reading. That just means answering the question: based on the reading, what are some things you could say are true about God and His relationship with us (including commands, promises, saving activity, grace, etc.)?

Have a phenomenal day!



  1. In my short 45 years, 7 or which reading the bible nearly daily, I've come to only one hard theological conclusion. There is a GOD and I'm not HE. Furthermore, we may as well give HIM our life, because HE'S got us by the scruff of the neck anyway. It is hard to kick against the goads, if I may quote the AUTHOR of the WORD.

    Up until Eve and Adam partook of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, everything was good. The simile seems evident to me. It's all good. It's not all easy or pleasant, but it's all for GOD'S eternal purposes, and thus good.

  2. Some scholars have had a difficult time reconciling Genesis 1 and Genesis 2. In some ways, this is understandable. But read as theological documents, inspired writings about God and how God has brought all things into being, they are not only compatible, but complimentary. Genesis 2 is God getting into the gritty details of forming man, man's recognition of his need for woman, woman create as helper (not subordinate...'helper' is also used of God), a glorious life with every need abundantly provided, enjoyable work that is beautifully fruitful rather than a struggle, and a giddy ad-hoc poem upon first glancing the beautful woman. Quite a chapter! Thanks be to God!

  3. I like your interpretation Matt. I don't have a problem with the differences between the two stories, but I never really knew what to make of this second one. After reading it several times over a few days, I was really hoping for some inspirational observations, but all I came up with was this comment.