Preface to the printed edition of "Life For Today"
This study Bible and commentary is the product of a call the Lord has placed on my life to be a teacher to the body of Christ. Along with that call is a God-given desire to help bring His body to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the fulness of Christ.. (Eph. 4:13).
God's Word, the Holy Bible, is given for that exact purpose (2 Tim. 3:16-17 and 2 Pet. 1:3-4) and this study Bible and commentary is meant to be a tool to help bring that to pass in your life.
This volume, the I and II Corinthians Edition, is one of several editions in the Life For Today series. The first edition went into print in 1991 (with a revision in 1992) under the title of the Gospels Edition. This adaptation of our monthly Life For Today study pages is an ongoing process, and my goal is to eventually have all of the New Testament represented by a single Life For Today bound volume.
This study Bible and commentary represents over thirty years of diligently seeking revelation of the scriptures. I have put eight years of work into the Gospels Edition alone, averaging over one hour on each verse. My staff has also spent countless hours helping with the references, some footnotes, and all the logistics of producing this work.
This work combines the best of many different resources so that the reader will have access to Hebrew and Greek word meanings, other commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and my own teaching on scripture in one volume.
"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified" (Acts 20:32).