Daily Bible Reading Day 97

Daily Bible Reading Day 97

Daily Bible Reading Day 97: Leviticus 10/Psalms 11&12

Leviticus 10

Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, did not obey God’s commands during the sacrifice. Therefore God consumed them with fire.  God’s way was the best way.  We cannot think we can live our lives outside of what God commanded.  Otherwise there would be no need for God in our lives.  God’s ways determine right and wrong.  God’s way is the right way.

God did not want any of the priests to drink wine before going into the tabernacle.  Drinking to then becoming drunk, were (still are) sins.  If you are representing God to the people, why would God want you drunk.  Priests were to show the people about self control.

Aaron’s other sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, did not eat part of the sacrifice before they burned it.  God was angry with them. Moses was upset too.  Aaron explained to Moses, they were stunned by their brothers deaths.  Moses understood.

Psalm 11

When David was troubled, people told him to flee, run away.  But David had great faith in God.  Faith in God is our victory over fear.

God is still in control.  He allows troubled times to be in our lives to change us.  We need to see these times as opportunities to

Psalm 12

Most of the world does not live for God.  Our lives as believers can be hard.  Find like minded people to share your life with and it won’t feel so lonely.

God cares for the poor.  We must help them in anyway we can.

God’s word is pure and true.  Cling to God’s word.  God will protect us.

 


Daily Bible Reading Day 88

Daily Bible Reading Day 88: Exodus 40/John 19

Exodus 40

Building the tabernacle was truly a group effort.  Moses was the leader but he entrusted all the people to take part some how.  We as Christians are to help to advance the Kingdom of God.  Do something not nothing, no matter how big or small.  All is appreciated and valued by God and the church.

The Israelites endured great hardship escaping Egypt and then they were brought great glory after the tabernacle was built.  Pain then glory/redemption.  This is like our lives today.  We will endure hardship and then God will redeem.

John 19

Jesus was tortured before He hung on the cross.  Pilate tried to talk to Jesus but succumbed to the pressures of the Jewish people that Pilate would be against Cesar.

Pilate gave Jesus to the guards and they prepared Him for the cruxificion.  The stripped Jesus of his clothes and only allowed a small piece of garment to cover Him.  This was all in the prophesies in the books of the Old Testament.

Mary, Jesus’ mother, Mary Magdalene and Mary, the wife of Clopas saw Jesus hanging on the cross.  Jesus asked for his thirst to be quenched and they gave him cheap wine.  Then he said, “It is finished” and his spirit left Him and he died on the cross.

Usually the guards would break the legs of the people who were crucified but they did not with Jesus.  They did pierce his side and blood and water came out.  Jesus did indeed die.  Bones of sacrificial lambs used at Passover were never broken.  Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice.

Joseph and Nicodemus, were secret Jewish  followers of Jesus.  They prepared Jesus’ body for the burial and wrapped Him in linen.  He was placed inside a tomb in a garden.

 


Daily Bible Reading Day 87

Daily Bible Reading Day 87: Exodus 39/John 18

Exodus 39

The tabernacle was finally completed.  Every detail that God instructed to Moses was executed well by the people.  Moses blessed them for all of the hard work.  Moses entrusted the people with huge responsibility to complete the tabernacle correctly.  And God was pleased.

John 18

Jesus knew Judas was the disciple who would betray Him.  The time had now come for Judas to sell out Jesus.  There religious leaders and guards came to arrest Jesus and take Him away for trial.  Jesus asked them who they came for.  They said, “Jesus of Nazareth”.  And Jesus replied, “I am he”.  This was His declaration that He was God.

Peter tried to stop the arrest.  He drew his sword and cut off an ear of one of the guards.  Jesus stopped anymore damage. It was difficult for these disciples to see the man they have come to love, serve and trust to be arrested.

God always has a plan even if we don’t understand it.  We should not take matters into our own hands.  We need to hear from God.

Jesus did tell Peter he would deny him 3 times.  We never think we would deny Jesus, but when things get tough and uncomfortable we may be in the same situation.  Stand on guard for God no matter what.

Two high priest, Annas and Caiaphas, were there to question Jesus.  First Annas heard him and then Jesus was taken to Caiaphas.  All of this was done in the middle of the night. They truly had nothing on Jesus, but were building a false case against Him.  These high priests only wanted to advance their political ambitions instead of listening to scripture and seeing the truth.

The disciples were hurting.  Peter was asked if he knew Jesus and he denied knowing Him, just like Jesus said.

After the meetings with Annas and Caiaphas, they brought Jesus to Pilate.  Pilate knew the religious leaders hated Jesus.  However Pilate was not sure why Jesus was being arrested.  The religious leaders tried to convince Pilate that Jesus was claiming to be their King, their Messiah. Pilate asked Jesus and Jesus said He was King but for another world.

Pilate found Jesus to be innocent.  But instead of releasing Jesus, he tried to have them do the deciding.  Pilate asked to release Jesus or someone else and the Jews asks for the murderer, Barabbas, instead of Jesus.


Daily Bible Reading Day 84

Daily Bible Reading Day 84: Exodus 36/John 15

Exodus 36

The Israelites had to all come together and contribute.  They needed to make curtains for the tabernacle.  In those days having a few changes of clothes meant you were wealthy.  There was a lot of material needed for those curtains.

When there is a need, all of us need to come together with what we can spare to help.  We are a family.

John 15

Jesus describes Himself as the vine and we are the branches.  We are to be an extension of God to the world.  There will be times that these vines are to be pruned or cut off.  The pruning comes from discipline to strengthen our lives.  If people are not following Jesus wholeheartedly, they can be cut off from the safety of God.  Let us realign our hearts and our lives back to truly following God.

The joy of the Lord comes from the love of God in our hearts.  Loving one another is so important.  We can see people the way God sees them.

The world does not love God.  When we proclaim Jesus as our Savior, there will be people who will hate us and what we stand for in our morals and values.  But by being the example of God through the love we show, will bring enlighten people.

The Holy Spirit will give us strength and knowledge when the world shows us hate.  Also, as the body of Christ we are to help one another.


Daily Bible Reading Day 75

Daily Bible Reading Day 75: Exodus 27/John 6

Exodus 27

This chapter continues on the directions of building the altar.  When one would walk into this courtyard, the first thing they would see was the altar for burnt offerings.  It was to remind them to atone for their sins.  Thankfully Jesus sacrificed himself, so we do not have to do that anymore.

John 6

Jesus and the disciples crossed the Sea of Galilee.  A crowd of 5000 people where there to meet them.  After he healed those who were sick, Jesus was concerned about them and wanted to feed them.  He asked Philip where to get bread, even though Jesus knew what He would do.  Philip questioned the possibility. There was a child who had 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes and Jesus used them to feed the crowd who came to see Him.  With God all things are possible, to those who believe.

After this miracle they boarded a boat to cross a lake for Capernaum.  There was a storm and the disciples were scared.  They looked for Jesus and found Him walking on water.  They were afraid because they thought it was a ghost, but Jesus told them to not be afraid and that it was Him.

Jesus spoke to people about how He is the bread of life.  People had a hard time understanding the value of Jesus.  They knew He was amazing, but even with the miracles that He performed, many could not accept He was the Son of God.

The Jewish people expected the Savior to be some educated professional than a carpenter from Nazareth.  God will use anybody.  Even his disciples and followers were having a hard time with what Jesus would proclaim.  Some even deserted Jesus.

Jesus is the bread of life.  Without Him, we are nothing.  He died for us and we have Him dwelling in us, through the Holy Spirit.  Do you accept or reject Jesus?