OYB January 12

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Genesis 26:17-35, Genesis 27
NT: Matthew 9:1-17
Ps: Psalm 10:16-18
Pr: Proverbs 3:9-10

Gospel Thread - OT:

Esau said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob? He has deceived me these two times: He took my birthright, and now he's taken my blessing!" Then he asked, "Haven't you reserved any blessing for me?"

Genesis 27:36 (NIV)

Matthew Henry's commentary on this chapter gives great insight into its connection with the gospel.

Gospel Thread - NT:

5 Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'? 6 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...." Then he said to the paralytic, "Get up, take your mat and go home." 7 And the man got up and went home.

Matthew 9:5-7 (NIV)

Jesus came to earth to overcome sin. He has that authority because he lived a sinless life. This exchange illustrates that Jesus is concerned both with our physical well-being and our spiritual well-being.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.

Psalm 10:16 (NIV)

Jesus Christ is Lord - the King over the earth for ever and ever!

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