Friday, December 25, 2015

Friday, December 25th: Micah 4-5, Luke 22:1-20 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Micah 4-5; Luke 22:1-20

Talk about appropriate passages for us to ready today, Christmas Day!

Micah 5:2 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
    one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
    from ancient days.

Micah predicts the coming of the Messiah whose birth we celebrate today.

Why was He born?  He was born to die to save us from our sins, the process of which was set in motion during our NT passage.  And how do we remember this sacrifice?  The taking of communion, also described in our NT passage today.

God's Word is amazing and continues to be relevant to our daily lives!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Micah 6-7; Luke 22:21-46


Nathan Reimer said...

The passage in Luke about the passover supper reminded me of the famous "last supper" painting, that we've all seen many times. I'm not sure how many of the disciples that were with Jesus at that time knew what was about to happen.

I want to wish all readers of this blog a Merry Christmas! What a special time of the year, exciting for all ages

Conrad said...

I am always blown away with the fact that Judas had a plan to betray Jesus and acted on it. It wasn't a spur of the moment kind of thing. It was thought out, he had to wait for his moment, and then acted upon it when the time came. And for what? Some money. Maybe his weekness was money, where for us it could be alcohol, or lying, or pornography. Either way, it reminds me that no matter how close we are to Jesus, we are not blocked from temptation.

Pamela said...

One thing that hit me this time as I went through the 'Truth in the tinsel' devotional with my class is that Mary and Joseph were not even supposed to be in Bethlehem. They didn't live there. They had no reason tone there crept for the census that was called. Did Caesar Augustus know that Jesus was to be born in Bethlehem? Likely not his motivation to call a census but still pretty coo to think that God used the census to place Mary and Joseph in the exact place they needed to be at the right time. I wonder how many times I have been in the right place at the right time because God used something to get me there.

This verse stood out for me too:

4 And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great
to the ends of the earth.
5 And he shall be their peace.