OYB February 1

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted 2 February 2007; back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: Exodus 13:17-, Exodus 14, Exodus 15:1-18
NT: Matthew 21:23-46
Ps: Psalm 26
Pr: Proverbs 6:16-19

Gospel Thread - OT:

While the presence of the Pillar of Fire (Exodus 13:21-22) and the passage through the Red Sea remind me of the words of John the Baptist: "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire." (Matthew 3:11 NIV, and also Luke 3:16), I don't think these are intended allusions.

Gospel Thread - NT:

Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: " 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?

Matthew 21:42 (NIV)

Jesus is speaking about himself, and according to the NIV footnotes, is quoting Psalm 118:22-23.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

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

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