OYB February 7

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Exodus 26-27
NT: Matthew 25:1-30
Ps: Psalm 31:1-8
Pr: Proverbs 8:1-11

Gospel Thread - OT:

Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the Testimony behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.

Exodus 26:33 (NIV)

Some people see symbolism in the description of the tabernacle; although, while such symbolism is imaginative and perhaps inspired, I haven't found a great deal of scriptural support to consider it to be doctrinal. Unmistakable, though, is the symbolism of the tearing of the curtain preventing access to the Most Holy Place upon the death of Christ. The curtain separated the Most Holy Place, and symbolized the separation of the people from the presence of and access to God. The tearing of the curtain represented the restoration of access to God.

Gospel Thread - NT:

After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.

Matthew 25:19 (NIV)

An important part of the gospel message is that each of us will be held accountable for that which we have been given in this life. Life does not end with physical death. God gives to each of us according to His will and our ability (which also comes from God), and will one day make an accounting of that which He has given. He has given us the revelation of His plan for salvation, and we are responsible for receiving and responding to that revelation.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.

Psalm 31:5 (NIV)

"Into your hands I commit my spirit" - Jesus spoke these words on the Cross before He breathed His last (Luke 23:46).

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