Our OT passage today was a reminder to me of how the body of Christ is supposed to be unified, with each having a different role to play. There were numerous roles for the Israelites - everything from prophesying to playing instruments to being a gatekeeper to taking care of the furniture to maintaining food supplies. Every job and every role is important. Are we willing to serve where God has placed us? And are we willing to use the skills and talents He's blessed us with in service to Him for glory instead of our own?
Our NT passage reminded me of the importance of not taking scripture out of context and twisting it to mean whatever suits our purpose. Satan knew scripture, but he twisted it and misinterpreted it in an attempt to get Jesus to sin. Obviously, Jesus knew scripture better than Satan and saw right through it. Do we know scripture well enough to recognize when Satan is twisting it in order to convince us to do something we know is wrong? Do we know it enough to recognize false teaching when we hear it? Definitely one of the reasons we're doing this blog!
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: 1 Chronicles 28-29; Luke 4:31-44