Too Late To Take It Back

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OYB: January 23

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Genesis 46-47
NT: Matthew 15:1-28
Ps: Psalm 19
Pr: Proverbs 4:14-19

Today´s notable verse:

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 19:14 (NIV)

This verse is one I try to pray and meditate on whenever I need to take control of my words and my thoughts. So simple, yet so powerful, this verse really does impart power to take control of both whenever I meditate on it.

The One Year Bible Blog asks:

In Genesis chapter 47 I find it very interesting that Jacob blesses Pharaoh - twice. I haven't studied why this happens. My thought is that Jacob is indeed very appreciative of this current Pharaoh - for literally saving the Israelites by allowing God to move mightily through Joseph. We will see soon that there are future Pharaoh's who are not so kind to the Israelites. So, perhaps Jacob realized that this Pharaoh was deserving of two blessings. Let me know your thoughts on these blessings...?

Well, looking at the footnotes for these two uses of the word "blessed", the first indicates a greeting, and the second a farewell. The Hebrew word - barak - for both uses of "blessed" means "to kneel, bless", which leads me to believe that a blessing of greeting, and one of farewell, was Hebrew (or perhaps, Egyptian) custom of the time.

Comments from you & Question of the Day - Today I thought I'd post up a One Year Bible "roll-call." Basically this is just an opportunity for you to click on the "Comments" link below and let us know a few things about yourself (all optional to answer of course) - 1. name 2. where you live (country, etc. - no actual addresses please! ๐Ÿ™‚ 3. When do you read your One Year Bible readings each day? (morning, evening, etc.) 4. Where and how do you read them typically? (home, office, using actual Bible, reading online, etc.) 5. How has the One Year Bible experience been for you so far? 6. Do you have a blog or website link you want to share with everyone?

  1. Name: Chip Bennett
  2. Location: St. Louis, MO
  3. OYB Reading: Usually, mornings, though I sometimes don't get to comment/blog until later
  4. I use a hard-copy One Year Bible, NIV - though occasionally I will use my PDA (Laridian's PocketBible) or online (BibleGateway)
  5. Experience: This has been a great experience thus far! The community, and turning the reading into a devotional, rather than just a "to-do", really helps the persistence!
  6. Blog:

I'll add, too, that I'm really taking to heart the desire to keep the One Year Bible blogging focused first and foremost on the Word itself. I always make sure I complete the scripture reading before reading anyone else's commentary. I have been trying to form the habit not just to post a "key verse" from each day's reading, but also my thoughts on the verse, and why it is meaningful to me. I have been amazed by how often a verse that is meaningful to me is also one that Mike brings up in his commentary. God is good, isn't He? He gives us so much depth from which to learn in even a single verse, yet He can use several means to bring home a point He wants us to understand more deeply at any given time. Also, though I post/trackback at some point in the day, I do try to go back to the day's OYB blog post at the end of the day, to read everyone's comments and trackbacks.