OYB January 14

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Genesis 30, Genesis 31:1-16
NT: Matthew 10:1-23
Ps: Psalm 12
Pr: Proverbs 3:13-15

Gospel Thread - OT:

Then Leah said, "God has presented me with a precious gift. This time my husband will treat me with honor, because I have borne him six sons." So she named him Zebulun.

Genesis 30:20 (NIV)

According to the NIV footnotes, Zebulun may mean "honor". The root may also mean "dwelling". If you recall from our January 4th reading, Isaiah 9:1-2 prophesies that Bethlehem, in Zebulun, would have the honor of being the birthplace (and first dwelling place) of the Messiah. Is it possible that the very name of the patriarch Zebulun himself foreshadowed this prophecy?

Gospel Thread - NT:

He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

Matthew 10:1
(NIV)

This verse perhaps represents a fulfillment of Psalms 68:18.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

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

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