Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wednesday, December 23rd: Nehemiah 12-13, Luke 21:1-19 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Nehemiah 12-13; Luke 21:1-19

What struck me was how seriously Nehemiah took sin.

It reminded me of an excellent article I read recently called God's Not Really That Holy, I'm Not Really That Bad  where Tim Challies points out that The gospel says that God really is far holier than I dared even imagine and that I am far more sinful than I ever could have guessed.

We need to live like we believe that.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Micah 1-3; Luke 21:20-38


Conrad said...

By your endurance you will gain your lives. - Luke 21:19

This verse reminded me that despite the fact that I am currently living my life on earth, that this is not my home and the life that I am living for will be given once my time here on earth has passed.

Nathan Reimer said...

When the end times come, the Bible says Christians will be persecuted and then says in Luke 21:13 "This will be your opportunity to bear witness."

I hope we remember this for those times, as well as present day

Pamela said...

43 And they offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away.

Conrad and I attended a Christmas Eve service yesterday and the message that was spoken was about the difference between happiness and joy. Happiness is fleeting and joy lasts. If only the joy that was felt that day continued on...