Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday, January 3rd: Genesis 5:1- 7:24, Matthew 3:7- 4:11, Psalms 3:1-8, Proverbs 1:10-19 ~ Nathan

I've found this new Bible reading plan this year to be very interesting, we get a taste of each part of the Bible each day.

The parts of today's reading that stood out for me were...

Genesis 6:9-13
This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. [10] Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. [11] Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence. [12] God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. [13] 13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth

Always found this interesting, that only Noah was living for the God the way he should. Many others were also around, but they chose to live their own ways and not for God. This is like a lot of situations we may be in,  we may be the only ones in our work places or schools that we know of that are living for God. A good reminder that God notices us and our lives lived for Him, even when we feel lost in a crowd of unbelievers.
Matthew 4: 8-9
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. [9]  “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

How often do we get this proposition thrown at us? Short term gain but long term pain and totally not worth it. It pays in the end to worship and devote ourselves to God and not fall for short term success achieved by appeasing people instead of God.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

So true, and something we talk to our kids about all the time. When we choose to live according to a biblical world view we will be living counter culturally and often we will be the only one in the group to do the right thing. But better to be the only one doing right, then going along with the group doing wrong. Though we are not always "rewarded" for this in this life, Noah sure was!