January 7 – Is the Trinity hidden in Genesis 18?

January 7

Genesis 16:1-18:15
Matthew 6:1-24
Psalm 7:1-17
Proverbs 2:1-5

Genesis 18:2

Although we’re a week into Genesis, if you’re looking to see the overall structure of the book – Thru The Bible with J. Vernon McGee has been making available notes & outlines on each book (including Genesis) for many years. If you wondered if Genesis 18:2 was a reference to the Trinity – that would be a great opportunity to check some commentaries. While commentaries are by no means inspired, much less infallible (and some are written by people who deny the inspiration of the Bible – which never really made sense to me – why would you spend your life studying a book you don’t believe in?) checking multiple commentaries is helpful to see what arguments are made for and against an idea (especially when they cross-reference other Scripture – as Gill did pointing to John 5:37 as his argument why it is not the Trinity).

Matthew 6:21 is quite convicting – where are you laying up treasure?

Psalm 7:11 is one of the earliest references we have seen yet this year to the specific doctrine of the Wrath of God. (We’ve seen God’s wrath exemplified in Genesis, but a focus on it as a teaching). When we get to Romans 3:25 we can discuss the difference between propitiation and expiation.

Finally, in Proverbs 2 – do you think Solomon believes understanding the fear of the LORD as a casual endeavor?

(By the way – links are not endorsements, but resources that I’ve found helpful. There’s only one book that I’ll endorse 100% without reservation, and that’s the book we’re reading thru this year!)

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