Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday, February 5th: Exodus 36-38; Matthew 23:1-22

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Exodus 36-38; Matthew 23:1-22

Scripture: "Don't let anyone call you 'Rabbi', for you have only one teacher, and all of you are equal as brothers and sisters." - Matthew 23:8

Observation: Jesus said in the first part of the verse that we shouldn't call anyone 'Rabbi' because we have only one teacher, God. And so there is no "greater" one among us, God is the only Great One. Therefore, we are all equal to each other as the "lesser ones".

Application: We shouldn't look down on anyone because of their age, race, gender, disabilities, jobs, social status, or anything else. We are all equal. God created us and loves us all the same. God loves you the same as He loves the Queen of England, but He also loves you the same as that homeless man you saw begging for money on the street the other day. 

Prayer: Father, teach us to love as You have loved us. Help us not to look at ourselves as better than others. Help us to remember that You have created us equal in worth, and that we are all equally Your children. Amen

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageExodus 39-40; Matthew 23:23-39

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