Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday, March 19th: Joshua 1-3; Mark 16 ~ Emma

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Joshua 1-3; Mark 16

Old Testament:

'They answered Joshua, "We will do whatever you command us, and we will go wherever you send us. We will obey you just as we obeyed Moses. And may the LORD your God be with you as He was with Moses. Anyone who revels against your orders and does not obey your words and everything you command us will be out to death. So be strong and courageous!"'
- Joshua 1:16-18

This is the kind of trust and loyalty we should have with our leaders, knowing that God is leading us through them. And if we are the leaders, we should work hard for the Lord and make ourselves worthy of receiving this trust and loyalty.

New Testament:

'On the way they were asking each other, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?" But as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled inside.'
- Mark 16:3-4

We need to stop worrying about the troubles we see, and start trusting the One who sees it all. He has a plan for our lives, and we need to focus on the end goal (eternity with God) rather than the troubles we are facing now. 

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageJoshua 4-6; Luke 1:1-20


kjad said...

I noticed that many times in the Old Testament reading it was mentioned to be strong and courageous. It was probably hard for the Israelites to have a change in leadership and to have faith that their new leader would lead them in the right direction. God reminds us that He will always be with us.

Tammy Reimer said...

I'm sure this transition was difficult for the Israelites, Moses was the only leader they remembered. I'm sure that's why God performed a miracle similar to the parting of the Red Sea, to show the people that Joshua was God's choice.