Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 27th: Matthew 20:29-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43, Luke 19:1-27, Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, John 12:1-11, Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-40, John 12:12-19, Luke 19:41-44, Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19, Luke 19:45-48, John 12:20-50 ~ Jeannine

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Matthew 20:29-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43, Luke 19:1-27, Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, John 12:1-11, Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-40, John 12:12-19, Luke 19:41-44, Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19, Luke 19:45-48, John 12:20-50

A couple thoughts...

Jesus heals the blind man (men) - In this passage my thoughts were on the crowd and how the yelled "Be Quiet" when the blind man was trying to get the attention of Jesus.  I wonder how often we don't do the same thing...do we judge someone and decide that they aren't worthy of Jesus and try to distract ourselves with our own worthiness? The attitude of the crowd in this passage shocked me when I read it this time.  I think in their minds they were maybe trying to protect Jesus but they obviously also had a sense that they were better than the blind man and wanted to keep the less worthy from bothering Jesus. I hope that we look at those who may in some minds be less worthy and love them the way Jesus loved this blind man.

Zacchaeus - I can't every read this story without remembering the song about Zacchaeus in a tree that I learned as a very little girl...any of you remember that one?  Again, in this story we have to be careful not to write any one off. No one liked Zacchaeus and Jesus was willing to look past what other said and care for this man. He was every bit as worthy of Jesus as the rest of them...the people just couldn't see past Zacchaeus sins.

The Ten Servants - I think we all know this story and we all should be challenged by it to look at our lives and make sure that we are investing the things that God has given us in the right way.  Are we multiplying or just protecting.

Jesus' Triumphant Entry - My thoughts as I read this section went to the fact that prophecy was being fulfilled here and no one recognized it as such until they thought back on it much later.  They lived in a time where the prophecies had been written about a Saviour and were fully waiting on that to happen and yet didn't recognize it when it was right in front of the.  We don't have the same types of prophecies today as they did then, as the prophecies yet to be fulfilled I believe, will all be a part of the end times.  Will we recognize the end time propechies when they are fulfilled or will we miss them and only realize it after the fact too?

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageMatthew 21:18-22, Mark 11:12-14, Mark 11:20-25, Matthew 21:23-27, Mark 11:27-33, Luke 20:1-8, Matthew 21:28-46, Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19, Matthew 22:1-22, Mark 12:13-17, Luke 20:20-26, Matthew 22:23-33, Mark 12:18-27, Luke 20:27-40, Matthew 22:34-40, Mark 12:28-34

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

Amazing how blind we can be to something right in front of us! Whether that's prophecy being fulfilled, opportunities to serve, people who feel unworthy and need Jesus, opportunities to share the gospel, it goes on and on! May our eyes be opened to see things of eternal significance.

This verse hit me... John 12:43 For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.
I pray I do not live that way!