OYB February 13

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Exodus 35:10-35, Exodus 36
NT: Matthew 27:32-66
Ps: Psalm 34:1-10
Pr: Proverbs 9:7-8

Gospel Thread - OT:

and everyone who was willing and whose heart moved him came and brought an offering to the LORD for the work on the Tent of Meeting, for all its service, and for the sacred garments.

Exodus 35:21 (NIV)

God has always asked only for those who are willing, and whose hearts move them to act: to give, to accept salvation, to do anything (see II Corinthians 9:7). God does not force anyone to accept salvation any more than He forces anyone to sacrifice or to give. Granted, all of us will be held accountable for the decisions we make; but we are free to make the decisions as we will.

Gospel Thread - NT:

When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

Matthew 27:35 (NIV)

According to the NIV footnotes, this verse fulfills Psalm 22:18.

About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

Matthew 27:46 (NIV)

According to the NIV footnotes, Jesus is quoting Psalm 22:1.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

Psalm 34:7 (NIV)

Some believe that Old Testament uses of the term "the angel of the Lord" refer to a pre-incarnate Christ.

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