February 13 Bible reading

12 02 2019

February 13  Proverbs 4:20-27  Matthew 27:45-66  Exodus 13; 14

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 13  Proverbs 4:20-27  Matthew 27:45-66  Exodus 13; 14

Proverbs 4:20-27  We should take words of wisdom to be personally valuable. They are life-giving. We will benefit from choosing to protect our heart, what we are thinking and feeling, what we value most, and what we focus on. Wisdom brings focus and healthy direction to our lives.

Matthew 27:45-66  The Jewish council condemn Jesus. The Roman authorities crucify Jesus. Many people witness Jesus release His spirit in death. Darkness falls across the land for three hours in the midday. The massive curtain covering the Most Holy Place in the Temple is torn in two. There was an earthquake. Many godly people were raised from the dead. The day of the death of Jesus was notable historically for many reasons. The Jewish council and the Roman authorities did what they could to guard against the resurrection of Jesus or a hoax to that effect. These events should draw our focus to the purpose of Jesus Christ. Why did Jesus die? What was accomplished by His death and resurrection? There is much to be learned here. One prominent purpose is so that all who call on the name of Jesus Christ may be saved.

Exodus 13; 14  Thanking God for being protected from the plague of death on the Egyptian firstborns, the Israelites were instructed to dedicate their firstborns to god. The 600,000 Israelite families were led by God’s cloud pillar by day and fire pillar by night, on a path through the wilderness which protected them from battles. God wanted the Israelites to witness His power to protect them. Pharaoh and his army chased the Israelites. God opened a dry path through the Red Sea for the Israelites. God trapped the Egyptians in the Red Sea, delivering the Israelites their freedom. The Israelites then put their “faith in the Lord and in his servant Moses”. God created and redeemed the Israelite people with the purpose of relationship.


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