OYB April 9

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted April 15, back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Deuteronomy 33
NT: Luke 13:1-21
Ps: Psalm 78:65-72
Pr: Proverbs 12:25

Today´s notable verse:

1 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4 Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."

Luke 13:1-5 (NIV)

Attention, Pat Robertson: not all atrocities or tragedies are brought at the behest of God, as punishment for sin. Do not be quick to judge the misfortune of others. Instead, we should be quick to take heed of the warning such misfortune represents for us, because each one of us is deserving of punishment. If we do not repent of our sin, and accept the grace of Christ, we too will perish in the end. But praise God that He has provided the Way for us!

The One Year Bible Blog's commentary for today.