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Apr 27, 2015

Ben's Digging Deeper challenge questions for this week:

  • Joshua: Review Deuteronomy 20:1-4. In this week's readings we find the truth of Moses' words. How would you explain Joshua 11:23?
  • Psalm: Psalm 71:17-18; How do these verses instruct us concerning our senior (retirement) years?
  • Acts: Chapter 26, Paul gives his testimony.  There are steps to his salvation experience. What steps do you find as you read?

God fought for Israel in yesterday's reading, even causing the sun and moon to stand still. Basically the main central body of land was conquered in only two campaigns.


It is clear that this psalm, written by King Solomon— or more likely written about King Solomon, goes beyond Solomon, giving adoration to the King of Kings.


Translation notes:

A psalm [for/of] Solomon.

NET tn The preposition could be understood as indicating authorship (“Of Solomon”), but since the psalm is a prayer for a king, it may be that the superscription reflects a tradition that understood this as a prayer for Solomon.


6May [our/the] king’s rule be refreshing like spring rain on freshly cut grass,

like the showers that water the earth.


Paul gave his defense from the top of the stairway leading to the military headquarters. In spite of the miracles in his story, the mob was not impressed. It was the word ‘Gentiles’ that caused the final violent reaction.