OYB May 7

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Today´s reading:
OT: I Samuel 1, I Samuel 2:1-21
NT: John 5:1-23
Ps: Psalm 105:37-45
Pr: Proverbs 14:28-29

Gospel Thread - OT:

those who oppose the LORD will be shattered. He will thunder against them from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth. He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed.

I Samuel 4:10 (NIV)

Hannah's song of worship at the dedication of Samuel could certainly be considered to be, one at least one level, a messianic reference - especially these closing lines.

Gospel Thread - NT:

For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.

John 5:21 (NIV)

Life - eternal, spiritual life - comes through Christ alone. Fortunately for us, He chose to make that life available to every one who will come to Him.

Gospel Thread - Psalms/Proverbs:

43 He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 he gave them the lands of the nations, and they fell heir to what others had toiled for-
45 that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws. Praise the LORD.

Psalm 105:43-45 (NIV)

God fulfilled His promise to Abraham through the Israelites - he redeemed and rescued and blessed them - for this purpose: that they might keep His precepts and observe His laws. It is for this same reason that God redeems and blesses us: that we might be Holy, as He is holy.

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