Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1st: Exodus 27-28, Matthew 21:1-22 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Exodus 27-28, Matthew 21:1-22

In our Old Testament reading today we read about the orders given for getting the place of worship ready. I find this portion of the Bible tough to read and follow, it isn't the most interesting, but because God wanted it in the Bible, it is important.

This portion describes how the Israelites were to get ready to worship at this time, and leads to God's plan of sending His son later.

Matthew 21: 9 - 11
The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David !” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord !” “Hosanna in the highest heaven !” [10] When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” [11] The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

These verses talk about how the crowds praised Jesus, and were excited to have Him among them. It wasn't long till the crowds wanted to kill Him and do away with Him.

People today are still easily persuaded to take a side, and don't need much info to protest, just look at the US political scene. We need to be careful to not let our emotions or feelings dictate in a negative way how we feel about our relationship with God, and rather be fully committed to Him every day, no matter how things go.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Exodus 29-30; Matthew 21:23-46

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Yes, a good reminder that we always need to filter our emotions through biblical truth before we act.