Daily Word Buddies – January 1 2015 – #DWB2015

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Today’s reading: Bible Gateway Old/New Testament 365 Reading Plan January 1 2015

Today’s Old Testament reflection: Genesis 1-3

The Beginning – 1:31-2:3
1st day: God created the Heavens and the earth, light (day) and separated it from darkness (night).
2nd day: God created the sky.
3rd day: God created dry land and plants.
4th da: God created the sun, moon, and stars.
5th day: God created fish and birds.
6th day: God created land animals and people (in His own image).
7th day: God rested.
Adam and Eve – 2:4-25
Man {Adam} was formed from dust of the ground. God put him in the Garden of Eden to work and care for it. “And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Man was alone and needed a helper. God made woman {Eve} from man’s rib.
The Fall – 3:1-24
The serpent (Revelation 12:9) tempted the Eve. She believed his lies {as do we}, ate the forbidden fruit and fed it to Adam also. Their eyes were opened, they realized, and hid. {our guilt does this to us too} God came and questioned them – Adam and Eve played the blame game {sounds familiar}. God informed the three of them of the consequences of their actions – 1) the serpent is cursed and Jesus will crush him, 2) the woman’s childbirth will be painful and her husband will rule over her {turns out we were made equal}, 3) the ground is cursed because of the man, painful toil all of his life. God clothed Adam and Eve {they disobeyed Him but He still provided for them, covered their shame and guilt} and put them out of the Garden. {banished them from his presence – ouch!}

Today’s NewTestament reflection: Matthew 1

The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah – 1:1-17
Jesus is from the line of King David as many Scriptures foretold (Jeremiah 23:5-6, 1 Chronicles 17:14, John 7:42). There were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah. {14+14+14 = 42 generations}.
Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son – 1:18-25
Mary and Joseph {line of David} were to be married but Mary was claimed to be pregnant by the Holy Spirit of God {think about this for a minute and try to wrap your head around this happening to you right now?! What would that look like?!} Joseph resolved to divorce her quietly, as not to shame her publicly {good man} but an angel of God appeared to him in a dream. The angel confirmed Mary’s current situation and said, “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,  because he will save his people from their sins.” These things fulfilled what the Lord spoke through Isaiah 7:14: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).” {Talk about a wake up call!} Joseph did all the Lord had commanded and Mary formally became his wife. When the baby was born, she had a son, and they named Him Jesus {His Word never fails!}.
       
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Now, it’s your turn to get involved – your turn to take action! Are you ready? 
                        

                           《—-Start here—-》

A) What popped off the page at you? Share your reflections and insights from these passages in the comments below.
B) Share your reflections and insights from your own daily scripture study.  
D) Go public – make an announcement on social media using #DWB2015. This will be an easy way to find and connect with other participants – iron sharpens iron!

Please join in and encourage one another – sharing is caring!       
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I hope you enjoyed day 1:) I pray God spoke to you while you read this, I urge you to listen to whatever He put on your heart. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback. The goal and purpose of Bible study is for us to grow spiritually. I pray God gives us the wisdom to provide mutually beneficial thought-provoking, Christ-like inspiration.

God bless you all!

Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

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I am a daughter of God, a servant of the Lord, a wife to a patient husband, and a mama of two forgiving boys. God has placed these three men in my life needfully so. I thank Him for them everyday. And like so many of the Lord’s children, I am a work-of-glory-in-progress. I am on a journey to reclaim and renew my life in Christ. It took me 34 years to learn that when nothing else works, God does!

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5 comments on “Daily Word Buddies – January 1 2015 – #DWB2015
  1. TeenFaith777 says:

    This is a GREAT idea!!! I will be looking forward to reading more !:)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love that even in their sin and shame, God provides. Not only did He provide clothing for them, but it was better than the clothing they had made for themselves. They used leaves but the Lord made them clothes out of skins. What an awesome lesson for us to remember that God’s love is so great that even in our sinfulness He provides better than what we could for ourselves!

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