Apr 28, 2018
JOSHUA 14-15:Yesterday in Joshua we heard an inventory of the kings conquered so far and details about the allotments of land for the 2 1/2 tribes east of the Jordan. PSALM 73:This is one of my favorite psalms because it speaks to an intellectual problem that so often bothers me. The turning point is verse 17 in this poem by Asaph. ACTS 23b:Paul before the council cried out words that divided the council, “Brothers, I am a Pharisee, as were my ancestors! And I am on trial because my hope is in the resurrection of the dead!” Note that no one said, “But who says that Jesus has risen from the dead?!” The leaders could produce no proof that Jesus had not risen from the dead, and this fact also refuted the teaching of their sect, the sect of the Sadducees. So the resurrection of Jesus touched a very raw nerve for them. In the night, Jesus came personally to encourage Paul. GNT Translation notes:Ps. 73:26 My mind and my body may grow weak,but [You, O my God, are//God is] my strength;[You are//he is] all I ever need.28 But as for me, how wonderful to be near [You, O] God,to find protection with [You,] the Sovereign Lordand to proclaim all that [You have//he has] done! NLT Translation notes:Ps. 73:15 If I had really spoken this way to others, I would have been a traitor to your people[— O God].26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but [You, O] God remain[0//s] the strength of my heart; [You are//he is] mine forever. Ps. 73:27 Those who desert [You, O Lord//him] will perish,for you destroy those who abandon you.28 But as for me, how good it is to be near [You, O] God!I have made [You O//the] Sovereign LORD my shelter,and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.