OYB January 24

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Genesis 48-49
NT: Matthew 15:29-39, Matthew 16:1-12
Ps: Psalm 20
Pr: Proverbs 4:20-27

Gospel Thread - OT:

10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his.
11 He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes.

Genesis 49:10-11 (NIV)

These verses are part of Jacob's prophecy for Judah - speaking of the Messiah Who was to come.

Gospel Thread - NT:

They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

Matthew 15:37 (NIV)

See comments from my January 22nd entry about the symbolism of the seven basketfuls.

"A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah." Jesus then left them and went away.

Matthew 16:4 (NIV)

Again, Jesus foretells His own three days in the earth, following His death and preceeding His resurrection.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.

Psalm 20:6 (NIV)

"Messiah" means annointed one. David is speaking about himself, but this verse can also be an allusion to God's Annointed One - the One whom God raised from the dead by "the saving power of his right hand."

The One Year Bible Blog´s comments for today.