The Layman's Bible

Biblical Interpretation from Someone with no Training in Biblical Interpretation

Laying the Foundation

In Ezra, we can read about the foundation being laid for the second Temple, When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · Leave a comment


Today’s passage in Haggai touches on the laws regarding ceremonial cleanliness.  We read, On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Reveling in God

Today, as inspired by the Holy Spirit, I thought we’d read through a few verses in Haggai and just marvel at how powerful our Lord is.  No big lesson, no … Continue reading

December 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Looking Beyond What You See

There’s a strange passage in the book of Ezra.  After building the foundation to the new temple; we read that the people had an…odd response: With praise and thanksgiving they … Continue reading

December 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Power of Revival

It’s frustrating to watch your nation fall into evil and sin- even worse when you know that there are consequences to such things.  Many churches try to combat this by … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · Leave a comment


The genealogies of Christ are…kind of annoying to read.  And for a new Christian it can be hard to divine anything divine from the lists of names.  While watching a … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

God and Sex: Bonus Laws

[If you didn’t read the previous article (Does God Hate Sex?) do that first, as it establishes the baseline for sexual rules in relation to the Lord.]   Let’s talk … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · Leave a comment