OYB January 19

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Genesis 39-40, Genesis 41:1-16
NT: Matthew 12:46-50, Matthew 13:1-23
Ps: Psalm 17
Pr: Proverbs 3:33-35

Gospel Thread - OT:

For I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon.

Genesis 40:15 (NIV)

Another comparison with Christ, since both were innocent of the alleged crimes of which each was accused.

Gospel Thread - NT:

11 He replied, The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables: Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.

Matthew 12:11-13 (NIV)

Jesus follows with a quote of Isaiah 6:9-10 in verses 14-15.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a great lion crouching in cover.

Psalm 17:11-12 (NIV)

This psalm is perhaps a foreshadowing of Christ in danger.

OYB Photo of the Day:

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Psalm 17:8
Photo © Wallpaper Dave; used with permission.

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