Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15: Joshua 11:1-12:24, Luke 17:11-37, Psalm 84:1-12, Proverbs 13:5-6 by Pamela

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Joshua 11:1-12:24, Luke 17:11-37, Psalm 84:1-12, Proverbs 13:5-6

These verses stood out for me:
From the Old Testament
15 Just as the Lord had commanded Moses his servant, so Moses commanded Joshua, and so Joshua did."He left nothing undone of all that the Lord had commanded Moses."

Left nothing undone. God gives us commands that are meant to be followed completely. We are also called to "leave nothing undone". Are there areas we struggle with complete obedience?

From the New Testament:
14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed.

And as they went. If you had a skin disease and were suffering so much and likely had been for some time, it would have been difficult to imagine going to the priest in your condition. It doesn't say that they were healed by Jesus as he spoke but it says "as they went" healing occurred. What faith it must have taken to begin to make their way to the priest when healing was not immediate. Sometimes we are called to step out in faith and it is only when we do that a miracle happens.

From Psalms:

10 For a day in your courts is better
    than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

What a picture of how great Heaven will be that the Psalmist is proclaiming that one day is worth more than 1000 anywhere else. To serve God in Heaven is better than anything worldly possession we could own.

6 Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless,
    but sin overthrows the wicked.

All have sinned and will face judgement one day. There will be consequences but our debt has been paid and we will appear righteous and forgiven before God through redemption through Christ.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Joshua 13:1-14:15, Luke 18:1-17,  Psalm 85:1-13,  Proverbs 13:7-8 

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Love that they were healed only after they stepped out in faith - I want to live out that type of faith!