Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, October 31st: Matthew 26:31-35, Mark 14:27-31, Luke 22:31-38, John 13:31-38, John 14-16 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Matthew 26:31-35, Mark 14:27-31, Luke 22:31-38, John 13:31-38, John 14-16

There are a few themes woven throughout our passages today. The ones I want to focus on are love and God's presence.

Jesus is the only way to God.  It cannot be said any more clearly than that. He is the only way to restore our relationship with God. Thankfully, because of His death and resurrection, we can experience His presence forever. Truly, that is heaven. Heaven is a place, but what makes heaven heaven is the presence of God.

We need to abide in Him now in order to bear fruit in this life. We enjoy His presence and power through the Holy Spirit now, as promised in this passage, and we will experience the reward of being fruitful eternally in His presence.

Finally, our relationship with Him will be, must be, proved genuine by our love for each other. Can others tell we are Christians by our love?


Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: John 17, Matthew
26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-
46, Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-
52, Luke 22:47-53, John 18:1-24,
Matthew 26:57-68, Mark 14:53-65,
Luke 22:54, Luke 22:63-65

1 comment:

Nathan Reimer said...

A good reminder, "can others tell we are Christians by our love". I need to love others and not be turned off by their sin, which I am also equally guilty off.