Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thursday, December 24th: Micah 1-3, Luke 21:20-38 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Micah 1-3; Luke 21:20-38

Like most (all?) of the minor prophets, Micah warned God's people of the judgment to come, while offering pardon to all who repent.   It was originally written for both the people of Israel (northern kingdom) and Judah (southern kingdom), but particularly the people of Judah.

Micah is very clear that God's judgment will come, and today's passage mainly focus on that portion of Micah's message.  Once again we see how very serious our sin is to our holy God, and how serious we need to be about evicting it from our lives.

Our NT passage talks about the Messiah's return.

Today is Christmas Eve.  During the Christmas season we celebrate Jesus' first coming to earth.  And, indeed, Jesus' first coming is a day of rejoicing.  For Jesus did not come to condemn the world, but to save the world.  However, when Jesus returns it will be a day of judgment, and we need to be ready!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Micah 4-5; Luke 22:1-20


Conrad said...

But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. - Luke 21:34

Too often I find myself weighted down with worries of this world. This verse reminded me that I need to be focused on God and Jesus' return. If I'm not prepared for that, then nothing else matters.

Pamela said...

from the OT verse 4: Then they will cry to the Lord,
but he will not answer them;
he will hide his face from them at that time,
because they have made their deeds evil.

from the NT verse 26 & 27: people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Jesus was born. He lived. He died. He's coming back. What we have done will need to be accounted for.