Today’s reading: Bible Gateway Old/New Testament 365 Reading Plan January 29 2015
Today’s Old Testament reflection: Exodus 21-22
Hebrew Servants – Exodus 21:1-11 | no commentary
Personal Injuries – Exodus 21:12-36 | no commentary
Protection of Property – Exodus 22:1-15 | no commentary
Social Responsibility – Exodus 22:16-31 | no commentary
The above sections cover many general life instructions. All are common sense type things, like assuming personal responsibility for your actions and/or negligence. I can see how the U.S. was founded on Biblical principles. I recognized many ways in which these principles are the root of our current governmental system and laws.
Today’s New Testament reflection: Matthew 19
Divorce – Matthew 19 | v.1-2 large crowds followed Jesus. v.3 Pharisees tried to test Him – is it ok to divorce for any and every reason? v.4-6 Jesus quoted Scripture and reminded them of God’s original plan for two to become one (Genesis 2:24). He said what God joins together let no man separate. v.7 the Pharisees were basically like, “Oh yeah, Jesus…then why did Moses allow it then? Huh? Why did Moses grant divorce? Huh?” v.8 Jesus said because their hearts were hard but it was not that way from the beginning and anyone who divorces commits adultery – unless for sexual immorality. We also know cheating occurs mentally as lustful thoughts (Matthew 5:27-28). v.10 disciples decided it’s better not to marry at all then. v.11 Jesus explained that not everyone can accept this Word, only the ones to whom it was given. v.12 some eunuchs are born that way, others are made to be, and some who chose to live like it for the sake of the Kingdom – the one who can accept this should.
Now, it’s your turn to get involved – your turn to take action! Are you ready?
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 – include book, chapter, and verse.
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!
Thank You Jesus! I made my 6PM CST submission goal – right on time! Thank You Jesus!
I hope you enjoyed day 29 🙂 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