OYB January 5

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Genesis 11-12, Genesis 13:1-4
NT: Matthew 5:1-26
Ps: Psalm 5
Pr: Proverbs 1:24-28

Gospel Thread - OT:

2 I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV)

Today we read God's promise to and blessing upon Abram! Here God begins to separate further the line of men from whom will come the Messiah. God specifically blesses what will become the nation of Israel. Note the last line of the blessing: and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Through Christ, the promise and blessing of Abraham is extended from the nation of Israelites to the whole world.

Gospel Thread - NT:

17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

Matthew 5:17-18 (NIV)

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of all of God's promises to, covenants with, laws of, and plans for man!

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

No direct gospel/messianic references in today's Psalms/Proverbs reading.

OYB Photo of the Day:

Psalm 5:3

Psalm 5:3
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