Review: Lumina (lumina.bible.org)

Lumina is Bible.org’s Bible study platform and one of the primary access points for Bible.org’s translation of the Bible, the NET Bible. With a clean design and a select group of useful features, Lumina is very easy to use but is capable of scaling with you as you grow in your ability to do in-depth Bible study.

“By the Works of the Law No Flesh Will Be Justified”

Paul’s augmented rebuke of Peter says: if you’re going to live by the law at all, you have to live by it in total. But to do so would be pointless, since even we Jews know that we are not justified before God by that law, but by faith, specifically the faith of Jesus. So there is no place, the implied argument goes, for tiers within Christ’s followers based on adherence to Jewish customs.

Bite-Sized Exegesis – Proverbs 10:21

What a righteous person says is food for the souls of all those around them, while a fool cannot even feed his own soul. Taken with Proverbs 10:20, a progression appear: a wicked person’s thoughts might be worthless, but a fool is completely thoughtless.

Bite-Sized Exegesis – Proverbs 10:22

Whether you fear God or not, your hard work is not guaranteed to provide for your needs, let alone make you wealthy. God, who honors hard work, causes it to rain on the just and the unjust alike. It is the fool who says, “God did not make me wealthy. I made myself wealthy through hard work.”