[reaction to OYB’s Sep. 12-14 readings]
No title for today’s readings because there were really uninteresting to me. Isaiah is listing the various nations that are going to be destroyed after God’s anger with the people of Israel and Judah subsides. So far, it includes Assyria, Babylon, Philistia, Cush and (after peaking at the next reading) Egypt. Perhaps the slight variations at the calamity about to fall upon them was significant to ancient readers, but for me: snooze fest.
The best thing about Second Corinthians is that I finished it today. Paul takes up a tremendous amount of space passive-aggressively comparing himself to “super apostles.”
I did reach Galatians, which I preached on not to long ago and which contains some pretty salty talk from Paul. As is clear from the letter to the Corinthians, Paul’s is not the only view of the Gospel circulating. How does he feel about competing views? “Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!” Gal. 1:7-8. Well, alright then.