OYB January 17

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Genesis 35-36
NT: Matthew 12:1-21
Ps: Psalm 15
Pr: Proverbs 3:21-26

Gospel Thread - OT:

So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes."

Genesis 35:2 (NIV)

This statement is a type of repentance and salvation in Christ. When we turn from sin to Christ, we are purified in Christ, and the old is replaced with the new (see II Corinthians 5:17). The "new clothes" represent purity, and the metaphor is also used in Revelation 7.

Gospel Thread - NT:

15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. Many followed him, and he healed all their sick, 16 warning them not to tell who he was. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

Matthew 12:15-17 (NIV)

Isaiah 42:1-4 is quoted here.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill?
2 He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart

Psalm 15:1-2 (NIV)

The only man to walk to earth who ever satisfied this requirement - who walked blamelessly, who acted righteously, who spoke the truth from the truth in his heart - was Jesus Christ, Emmanuel: God With Us.

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