I have a Greek Exegesis paper due this semester, and I am really looking forward to sitting down and writing it. The passage I have chosen is from Eph 2.11-22. There is a lot of theology there that I have been thinking about over the last 2-3 years. Even with all of the excitement that I have in looking forward to writing this paper there is just one problem that I am facing: I do not know how to start it. I have never written an exegetical paper before, and this is quite nerve wracking for me. I am a bit of a perfectionist and when I study I want to leave no stone unturned. Everything for me needs to be explored and discussed. But I am finding that I do not have the time nor the skill to be able to explore every aspect of this passage that I would like. This is a bit frustrating for me. I know the passage now like I know my name, but putting it to paper (computer) is not happening for me right now. I have been blessed by Dr. Fee's New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors. It has been a sure guide for me, getting me started and showing me the basics of exegesis.
On a personal note, I have been struggling a lot with the flesh these last couple of days. This has been extremely discouraging for me. There is nothing more that I want to do than to honor the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that he would give me more of a desire for him, and the grace to be able to kill the sin that lives in my flesh.