February 8 Bible reading

7 02 2019

February 8  Psalm 19:1-6  Matthew 26:1-30  Exodus 1; 2; 3

Please read the suggested passages, prayerfully consider them, and the questions below. My comments here may be helpful after those moments. The suggested daily reading is for the purpose of reading through the whole Bible within a year.

Reading the Bible is helpful in taking next steps to follow Jesus. It may not be easy and yet it can be rewarding. Digging into Scripture alongside people you know is a life-giving way to pursue answers together. We discover the love that God has for us has been expressed through Jesus.

  • What’s the plain simple truth of the verses you read?
  • Based on today’s reading, what is one thing God is saying to you?
  • What should you do about that truth?

February 8  Psalm 19:1-6  Matthew 26:1-30  Exodus 1; 2; 3

Psalm 19:1-6  I love the verses about God being revealed in the wonder of creation, nature! The night sky is wonderful and majestic. In it, we see the glory of God the Creator. The sun, moon, and stars speak to the glory of God. The more we learn, the more it is all amazing. We should worship God in response.

Matthew 26:1-30  People are plotting the death of Jesus. One of the twelve closest followers of Jesus, named Judas, accepts a bribe to betray Jesus. In preparation for burial, Jesus receives a valuable ointment. At Passover, Jesus explains the meaning of His sacrificial death to come. Using the bread and the wine, Jesus instructs them to share the meal with spiritual significance. The wine represents the blood of Jesus that confirmed the New Covenant between God and His people. We share in this meal to help us keep our eyes on Jesus.

Exodus 1; 2; 3  Around 1400 B. C. Moses writes Exodus to record the first part of the fulfillment of God’s covenant agreement with Abraham. We will read of God’s redemption of the Hebrew nation from Egypt and the story of Moses. God’s graces are seen by those who believe and obey. The new Pharaoh did not know about the way that Joseph the Hebrew had protected Egypt in famine. Baby Moses was protected from Pharaoh’s death order and raised in the house of Pharaoh instead. Moses fled a murder charge, escaping to Midian. God hears the cry of the Hebrew people in their suffering. God sends Moses to free them from brutal Egyptian enslavement because of His covenant agreement with Abraham. God reveals His name, Yahweh, and elements of His identity as the eternal God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob. God reveals Himself and the fact that He has been aware of the suffering. We see again that nothing is too hard, nothing is too complicated for God!

 


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