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Verse of the Day (June 25, 2020)

Verse of the Day (June 25, 2020) #BMSeminary – {vv. 23-24} Notice the three rhetorical questions. The first and third expect a “yes” answer and the second a “no” answer. This brief strophe is a self-affirmation of YHWH’s (1) personal presence with His people; (2) desire for fellowship; (3) active participation in His people’s lives; (4)His presence throughout creation (cf. 1Ki 8:27; Psa 139:7-16; Isa 66:1). This expresses YHWH’s immanence! He is the Holy One of Israel, but He is also “Father” (cf. Isa 57:15). Some see this brief strophe as YHWH’s way of denying that He is just one of many local deities. See chapter 15, “God’s Nearness and Distance. . .” in Millard Erickson, Christian Theology, second ed., pp. 327-345. [You Can Understand the Bible by Dr. Bob Utley]

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