Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sunday, May 5th: Judges 21:1-Ruth 1:22, John 4:4-42, Psalm 105:1-15, Proverbs 14:25 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Judges 21:1-Ruth 1:22, John 4:4-42, Psalm 105:1-15, Proverbs 14:25 

Ruth 1:1 In the days when the judges ruled in Israel, a severe famine came upon the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah left his home and went to live in the country of Moab, taking his wife and two sons with him. The man’s name was Elimelech, and his wife was Naomi. Their two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in the land of Judah. And when they reached Moab, they settled there.

My devotional book made a good point about this passage.  There was a famine in the land, which, according to God's promise, meant that the people were living in rebellion against Him. And.....

instead of repenting and waiting for God to meet his family's needs, Elimelech decided he himself would save his family. He took them away from the one place on earth where God had promised to bless his people...

and then they settled there, and tragedy struck. 

This is a warning to us.  We cannot forget that this world is not our home. We need to live with eternity in mind, instead of settling into this world and storing up our treasure here.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Ruth 2:1-4:22, John 4:43-54, Psalm 105:16-36, Proverbs 14:26-27

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