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Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
(Psalms 119:105)

Commentary & Reflection on Scripture.

A note about the Bible Study articles on this site. I use unicode to display Greek and Hebrew in some of these posts. They should display properly using any of several freely-available unicode fonts. For some people this may mean browser upgrades or font installation. Nevertheless, because of the encoding of these pages, the Greek and Hebrew ought to appear properly regardless of platform or browser. I translate all Greek and Hebrew words and phrases before or after they appear. You do not have to know the original languages to understand these posts, and if you have problems understanding them please let me know. I will attempt to correct this. It is often interesting to see the wording in the original languages even if one's knowledge of them is minimal. And, it's a good reminder that the Bible was not written in English.

Bible Study Articles @ This Site.


The Holiness Texts of John Wesley. Introduction. Matthew 5:8. Ezekiel 36:25, 26, 29. Matthew 5:48. Matthew 6:10. Matthew 22:37. John 8:34-36. John 17:17-23. Romans 2:29.

Praying the Psalms. Introduction. Psalm 1. Psalm 1:1-3. Psalm 15:1. Psalm 15:2. Psalm 15:3-5. Psalm 25 (intro). Psalm 25 (themes). Psalm 25 (structure). Psalm 25:4,5. Psalm 25:6,7. Psalm 25:8-10. Psalm 25:11,12. Psalm 25:13-15. Psalm 25:16-18. Psalm 57:0,1. Psalm 57:2. Psalm 57:2. Psalm 57:3. Psalm 57:3. Psalm 57:3. Psalm 106:1,2. Psalm 106:3. Psalm 106:4,5. Psalm 106:6. Psalm 115:1(a). Psalm 115:1(b). Psalm 115:2-8. Psalm 115:8,9. Psalm 135:1-4. Psalm 135:5. Psalm 135:6,7. Psalm 135:8-12. Psalm 135:13-21.

Notes on the Old Testament.
Song of Solomon. Isaiah 6:1-3. Isaiah 64:1,2. Isaiah 61:1-4. Amos 1:1. Amos 1:2. Amos 1:3-15. Amos 2:1-5. Amos 2:6-16. Amos 3:1,2. Amos 3:3-8. Amos 3:9-15. Amos 7:1-6. Amos 7:7-17.

Notes on Colossians.
Introduction. 1:1. 1:2. 1:3-8. The Colossian Heresy. 1:9-12 (Part 1). 1:9-12 (Part 2). 1:9-12 (Part 3). 1:13, 14. 1:15. 1:16, 17. 1:18-20. 1:19-22. 1:21-23 (Part 1). 1:21-23 (Part 2). 1:24. 1:25, 26.

Notes on the Gospels.
Matthew 4:12-23. Matthew 5:1-12. Matthew 5:13-20. Matthew 5:21-37. Matthew 5:38-48. Matthew 26:36-39. Luke 1:26-38. Luke 4:1-13. John 10:22-30. John 12:7. John 14:15-21. The "I Am" Passages.

Notes on the General Epistles.
Hebrews 5:5-10 (on Melchizedek).

Arminianism vs. Calvinism.
Calvin on John 3:16. Calvinism and John 6:44.