OYB April 30

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: Judges 11, Judges 12:1-15
NT: John 1:1-28
Ps: Psalm 101
Pr: Proverbs 14:13-14

Gospel Thread - OT:

No direct gospel references in today's OT reading.

Gospel Thread - NT:

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

John 1:1-3 (NIV)

10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:10-14 (NIV)

If any passage in scripture clearly indicates that Jesus Christ was God Who came to earth as man, to die in order to provide man a way out of the bondage of sin, it is this one. This passage is one of my favorites in all of scripture.

John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the desert, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.' "

John 1:23 (NIV)

According to the NIV footnotes, this fulfills Isaiah 40:3.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

The faithless will be fully repaid for their ways, and the good man rewarded for his.

Proverbs 14:14 (NIV)

In the end, God, the Ultimate Judge, will bring ultimate justice. So often it seems that bad comes to those who are good, and that good comes to those who are evil. While this observation may be true within the limited vantage point of our lives, in the perspective of eternity, the principle in this proverb will prevail.

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