A pub table covered with books (the Bible and Gordon Wenham’s commentary on Genesis) and notebooks (Traveler’s Notebook in camel brown).

One of the main reasons why I consult commentaries in my sermon study (besides the fact that I need help from bigger brains) is simply to check that I’m on the right track. It’s so easy to read my own assumptions into the text that it’s helpful to see where the church has historically landed on things.