OYB April 5

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Deuteronomy 28
NT: Luke 11:14-36
Ps: Psalm 77
Pr: Proverbs 12:18

Today´s notable verse:

Reckless words pierce like a sword,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:18 (NIV)

Wow... I pray that my words bring healing more often than they pierce like a sword. It is sad that what God intends to bring healing, we twist into an instrument of piercing. How much more so when we Christians - the very ones called to bring healing - contribute to the pain from which others need to be healed!

The One Year Bible Blog asks:

As you are reading through the One Year Bible this year, are you remembering God’s miracles of long ago? Are you meditating on all of his mighty works and considering his mighty deeds? Are you being transformed by this process? And will you now go forth and help others in your life remember and meditate on God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit’s miracles of long ago?

I must admit, I'm still working through God's amazing work in my life today to have much time to devote to his "miracles of long ago" - though, undoubtedly, I should. Studying Genesis this year in BSF and seeing God's miraculous workings - and then going through the rest of the Pentateuch, and seeing even more of God's mighty works - has really helped center more of my meditation with that perspective.