OYB January 31

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Exodus 12:14-51, Exodus 13:1-16
NT: Matthew 20:29-34, Mathew 21:1-22
Ps: Psalm 25:16-22
Pr: Proverbs 6:12-15

Gospel Thread - OT:

It must be eaten inside one house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.

Exodus 12:46 (NIV)

Is it coincidence that God commanded that none of the bones of the passover lamb be broken, and none of Jesus' bones were broken when He was crucified?

An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD's Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. No uncircumcised male may eat of it.

Exodus 13:48 (NIV)

The principle of grafting or adopting foreigners into the nation of God's chosen people exists even here, in the beginning, even before God gave the Law to Israel.

Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether man or animal.

Exodus 13:2 (NIV)

Perhaps God is consecrating to Himself the every firstborn male after bringing salvation from Egypt to the Israelites in order to emphasize that He will sacrifice His own, only Son in order to bring salvation from sin to the world?

Gospel Thread - NT:

4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: 5 "Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.' "

Matthew 21:4-5 (NIV)

From the NIV footnotes, this is a fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9.

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"

Matthw 21:9 (NIV)

From the NIV footnotes, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" is a quote of Psalm 118:26.

"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, " 'From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise'?"

Matthew 21:16 (NIV)

From the NIV footnotes, Jesus here is quoting Psalm 8:2.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

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

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