Daily Bible Reading Day 69: Exodus 21/Luke 24
Laws were implemented to provide safety and consequences for bad actions. Every decision we make can result in good or bad. Let us always be responsible.
The Hebrew people ironically, did have slaves. But they were treated as humans not property. There was always a chance for slaves to become free.
The famous verses “an eye for an eye” comes from this chapter. This punishment was to fit specific crimes. But these rules were for judges to employ, not personal vendettas.
The women who were preparing the spices, went to the tomb. They saw that there was no body of Jesus. Two angels appeared to the women and said no one was here and Jesus was alive and that prophesy was fulfilled. The women went to tell the eleven disciples.
Jesus’ resurrected body could appear and disappear. So, He appeared to two believers walking away from Jerusalem. They didn’t recognize Jesus when He appeared to them. They were filled with such sorrow and sadness, they couldn’t see. After Jesus spoke to them, their eyes were opened. They broke bread together and went to tell the disciples Jesus had risen.
Jesus came to the eleven disciples. They thought they saw a ghost. Jesus spoke to them and even told them to touch Him to show He was alive. After they realized He was indeed alive, Jesus asked for food and they fed Him.
Jesus met with the disciples again. He instructed them to teach about His suffering and being raised from the dead for people’s sins to be forgiven to all nations. Jesus said how He will be with them always, through the Holy Spirit.
In all major religions, a moral code and thoughts of the afterlife are taught. But the bigggest difference is that in Christianity, Jesus came in human form, died for our sins, rose from the dead and is living today! We believe in a living God! There is no doubt that Jesus existed. Everytime you write the date, it is proof that Jesus walked on Earth.