The Layman's Bible

Biblical Interpretation from Someone with no Training in Biblical Interpretation

Human Relations

Today as we look deeply at the book of Philemon, we come to the “meat” of the letter: Paul’s plea for Onesimus.  We read, Formerly he was useless to you, … Continue reading

May 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Life of Christians

As followers of Christ, we represent the Lord on earth.  Before getting to the meat of his letter to Philemon (Onesimus’ fate), Paul wanted to remind big P and his … Continue reading

May 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thomas, Why Are You Here?

When Christians talk about Thomas, it’s usually in reference to his inability to believe that Jesus was resurrected.  The Gospel records, Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Remembering Others

In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Paul wrote, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly … Continue reading

May 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

When You Eat Dirt

After spending the previous fifteen verses of Obadiah talking about trashing Edom the Lord spends the last six focusing on hope for Israel (and trashing Edom).  We read, “Just as … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

When Your Enemy Eats Dirt

Last time I told you we would find out more about why God was so angry at Edom in Obadiah.  Today the Lord talks straight: On the day you stood … Continue reading

April 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Betrayal and Retribution

Today as we continue our crawl through the book of Obadiah, things start to heat up.  The Bible records, “But how Esau will be ransacked, His hidden treasures pillaged! All … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · Leave a comment