Notes on the Greek New Testament
My notes on the Greek New Testament, and now the text of the Greek New Testament itself,
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Thursday 31 July
Today's Reading - Romans 14:1-23
These daily readings will take you through the New Testament in a year -
see the Reading Plan.
Quote for the Week
"When it comes to the Temple itself ... the epicentre of the Jewish world, even the Diaspora world, the one place where the living God had chosen to put his name and reveal his glory, the place to which the nations would flock to see that glory and learn that name - the magnitude of Paul's transformed symbolic world becomes at once apparent. You are the temple of the living God, he says: not to the Philippians he loved so much, not to the Thessalonians in the midst of their suffering and danger, but precisely to the recalcitrant, muddled, problem-ridden Corinthians. This is not, in other words, a sober judgment based on the noticeable holiness or gospel-inspired love or joy, of this or that ecclesia. It is simply, for Paul, a fact: the living God, who had said he would put his name in the great House in Jerusalem, has put that name upon and within these little surprised communities, dotted about the world of the north-eastern Mediterranean. Unless we are shocked by this, we have not seen the point."
N.T. Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God (London: SPCK, 2013), p. 355