OYB May 7

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: I Samuel 1, I Samuel 2:1-21
NT: John 5:1-23
Ps: Psalm 105:37-45
Pr: Proverbs 14:28-29

Today´s notable verses:

Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does."

John 5:19 (NIV)

Jesus here is obviously referring to Himself carrying out the work of God the Father, but this verse reminds me both of the great blessing God has given me in the example of my earthly father, and also the great responsibility I carry as an example the my future children. I thank God every day for my parents, for their disciplining of me in and example to me of faith. I thank God that they have demonstrated to me the love of God the Father. And I am awed by the thought of one day having that same privilege and responsibility; I pray that I am able to exemplify a life of faith and demonstrate the love of the Father to my future children.

A patient man has great understanding,
but a quick-tempered man displays folly.

Proverbs 14:29 (NIV)

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