OYB February 12

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Exodus 34, Exodus 35:1-9
NT: Matthew 27:15-31
Ps: Psalm 33:12-22
Pr: Proverbs 9:1-6

Gospel Thread - OT:

The first offspring of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock.

Exodus 34:19 (NIV)

God claims His right to the firstborn offspring of every womb. I do not think it coincidental that God sacrificed His firstborn - and only - Son, Jesus Christ.

Gospel Thread - NT:

27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.

Matthew 27:27-30 (NIV)

As previously discussed, this is a fulfillment of Psalm 22:7.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.

Psalm 33:12 (NIV)

As we saw in God's great promise to Abraham, God made Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob into a great nation - a nation He called His own, and to whom He promised great blessing and through whom His Messiah would come. Also a part of that promise, God declared that He would bless all nations through this nation of Israel. Through Jesus, His Messiah, God chose to adopt all who would come - to graft all believers into the family of Israel. Therefore, we indeed are a part of the nation whose God is the Lord - we are the people He chose for His inheritance!

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