Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11th: Genesis 28-30, Mark 6: 30-56 ~ Nathan

Today's reading reminded me that the people we read about in the Bible were human just as we are, they made mistakes but in the end stayed faithful to God.

Issac, Jacob's father, called for and blessed Jacob (ch 28 vs 1), Jacob had just cheated his brother into getting the blessing for himself. Issac knew this and sent Jacob away, for safety.

Jacob then goes to live with his uncle Laban, and ends up sleeping with both of Labans daughters as well as their servants, and has children with all of them.

These incidents make these men look bad. We also may or may not have done these same things ourselves, or done something similar. Either way, we are sinners, just as Issac and Jacob were, and need forgiveness. I am thankful that God doesn't give up on me after I sin, and that I can come to Him for forgiveness. Issac and Jacob went on to do great things for God.

Only God can truly forgive our sin, He wants us to come to Him for forgiveness and a fresh start.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

The people recognized Jesus at once, 55 and they ran throughout the whole area, carrying sick people on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 Wherever he went—in villages, cities, or the countryside—they brought the sick out to the marketplaces. They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed

It’s not surprising that people came to Jesus for healing. If I or one of my loved ones was sick and I heard of a miracle worker, I’d be first in line I’m sure! But is that all they came for? Do we treat Jesus like an ER doctor? Or do we seek Him for Who He is? I don’t want to have the attitude “what have you done for me lately?”