This is a daily devotional blog which studies a small passage from the Bible. We will read together, think about the author’s meaning, and apply the text to our own lives today. I am writing as an Australian serving in an Asian context. I reflect on the original text simply as I read it, not consulting a lot of commentaries (maybe one or two if I was unsure about something or needed some inspiration), and not taking much more than an hour to study and write. You might sometimes find this blog less accessible and more scholarly (nerdy?) than other devotionals you have read before; I am writing about stuff I find interesting and inspiring, and that sometimes includes things many people find boring, like verb tenses and unusual words. You might prefer another devotional, like this one: https://scriptureunion.org/encounters/.