OYB January 9

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Genesis 20-22
NT: Matthew 7:15-29
Ps: Psalm 9:1-12
Pr: Proverbs 2:16-22

Gospel Thread - OT:

7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, "Father?" "Yes, my son?" Abraham replied. "The fire and wood are here," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?" 8 Abraham answered, "God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." And the two of them went on together.

Genesis 22:7-8 (NIV)

Isaac is another type of Christ (miraculous birth, son through whom God's redemption would come, offered in sacrifice by his father, called his "only son", etc.). Also, Abraham - called a prophet by God earlier in chapter 20 - foreshadows God's eventual provision of The Lamb whose sacrifice took away the sins of the world.

Gospel Thread - NT:

17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.

Matthew 7:17-18 (NIV)

The seal of the gospel is the Holy Spirit indwelling the believer. The unregenerate person bears unregenerate fruit: that is, evil. The redeemed person bears the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The fruit borne of one's life testify to the condition of salvation.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

7 The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. 8 He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.

Psalm 9:7-8 (NIV)

Jesus Christ has been given this authority; He will occupy the Judgement Seat, and He will govern with justice. I'm not sure David intended an explicit reference to the Messiah here, but certainly one can infer an implicit reference.

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Psalm 9:9-10

Psalm 9:9-10
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