Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday, April 10th: 1 Samuel 15-16; Luke 10:25-42 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 1 Samuel 15-16; Luke 10:25-42

Our OT passage is a huge reminder of the consequences for disobedience.  Yes, there is grace and forgiveness when we genuinely repent, but that doesn't nullify the consequences of our sin. Saul disobeyed God and paid the price by the loss of his kingship - though the punishment was not immediate. Today, many people mistake God's patience for lack of judgment and presume upon His grace, not realizing that the day will come when time will be up and judgment will come.

In our NT passage we see that the two greatest commandments can be summed up in four words - love God, love people.  The words are simple, but living them out is definitely not always easy.  We also need to make sure we are defining love the way the Bible defines it, not the way the world defines it.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 1 Samuel 17-18; Luke 11:1-28

1 comment:

Nathan Reimer said...

1 Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said,

“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
as in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
and to listen than the fat of rams.

A good reminder to us that obeying and listening to what God wants is most important