Aug 31, 2018
In yesterday’s reading, we heard of the people who returned after the exile. Then, starting with the genealogy of King Saul, we jumped to the story of how he died. This prepares us for the stories about King David.
Our highlighted verse today:
18:10 [GNT The Lord is like a strong tower, where the righteous can
go and be safe.//The name of the LORD is a strong
the godly run to him and are safe.]
[The GNT translates the Jewish metonymy of ‘the Lord’s name’ correctly. This way of translating will prevent readers who don’t understand how metonymy works in Scripture from supposing that Christians should use the name of the LORD (‘YHWH’) as a magic charm.]
Chapter 1 ended with Paul saying what other people were saying about the Thessalonians:
1Th. 1:10 NLT And they speak of how you are looking forward to the coming of God’s Son from heaven—Jesus, whom God raised from the dead. He is the one who has rescued us from the terrors of the coming judgment.