Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday, November 19th: 1 Chronicles 25-27, Luke 4:1-30 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 1 Chronicles 25-27; Luke 4:1-30

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


Nathan Reimer said...

Another thing that caught my attention was the miracle Jesus performed on himself by blending into the crowd and escaping when the crowd wanted to kill him.

29 And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, he went away.

The crowd brought him to the cliff with the intention to kill him by throwing him over, but then must have been distracted by their own anger and Jesus safely escapes. This miracle is only briefly explained, yet is important, because if they succeeded in killing him there as his ministry was just beginning then all that followed would not have happened. What an awesome God!

Pamela said...

It's been mentioned before that lies that are a little but truthful are more believable than full out lies. May we be discerning to know what is truth and what us half truth.

Conrad said...

The half truths that Satan was "quoting" to Jesus, and the fact that Jesus knew the difference is what stood out to me.

The other thought I had was that vs 1 said that Jesus was full of the Holy Spirit. It reminded me that we too need to be full of the Holy Spirit in order to fight off temptation and to see through deception.