Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday October 16; Matthew 7:1-6, Luke 6:37-42, Matthew 7:7-11, Matthew 7:12-29, Luke 6:43-49, Matthew 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-17, Matthew 11:1-19, Luke 7:18-35, Matthew 11:20-30 ~ Kelora

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is:  Matthew 7:1-6, Luke 6:37-42, Matthew 7:7-11, Matthew 7:12-29, Luke 6:43-49, Matthew 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-17, Matthew 11:1-19, Luke 7:18-35, Matthew 11:20-30

I really enjoyed reading these passages as a number of songs came to mind when reading these verses.  I remember singing the song about The Man who Built his House on the Rock and the significance of that to me as a child.  How important it is to have a firm foundation in our faith, so that when hard times come we are able to rely on God and trust Him to carry you through them.

Another song popped into my head when reading Mathew 7:7-8.  Seek Ye First is in the name of the song which comes from these verses.  These verses are a great reminder to continually learn about God and ask Him to show you His ways.  It doesn't say to only do it once, but to continually pursue God.

Reading Mathew 7:1-5 talks about judging others.  How easy it is to pick out faults of others and criticize without looking at ourselves first.  Verse 2 is a good reminder to me to remember that I will be judged the same way I judge others, and is a sobering thought. This is a good reminder to look at myself first before saying anything about others around me.

These are just a few tidbits that I took from these passages.


Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageLuke 7:36-50, Luke 8:1-3, Matthew 12:22-37, Mark 3:20-30, Luke 11:14-23, Matthew 12:38-45, Luke 11:24-32, Matthew 12:46-50, Mark 3:31-35, Luke 8:19-21, Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

I thought of those songs too!

I learned an interesting thing about the John the Baptist portion a couple of years ago. One of the techniques used by the rabbis was to answer a question by quoting scripture but the answer was found in the part they didn't quote. So when John asked Jesus if He was really the Messiah Jesus knew that one of the questions John was asking was why was he in prison if Jesus was the Messiah, and would he be set free. Jesus quoted from various Isaiah messianic prophecies about the lame walking and the blind seeing, but He didn't quite the part about the prisoners being set free. Jesus was telling John that he would die in prison.