Daily Bible Reading for Week of March 25-31, 2018
Luke 9 speaks of the disciples being sent out; the feeding of the 5,000; the disciples' view of who Jesus really was. Jesus also speaks of the cost of discipleship. In chapter 10 Jesus sends out 70 of those who followed Him. They would return excited, but Jesus would say the most important joy is knowing that "their names are written in Heaven" verse 20. Jesus speaks of the Good Samaritan and reminds Martha what is really important. In chapter 11 Jesus gives instruction about prayer and rebukes the unbelief of the Pharisees.
In Joshua 13 - 16 Joshua recorded the boundaries of the various tribes of Israel. He also highlights Caleb's allotment which was promised by Moses 40 years earlier.
in Joshua 17-21 the other tribes are encouraged to take control of the rest of the land. The tabernacle was set up temporarily in Shiloh, 18:1. The six cities of refuge are described in chapter 20 and the cities given to the Levites are mentioned in chapter 21.
In Luke 12 and 13 Jesus speaks of the proper placement of wealth in the life of His followers and the need for them to be ready for His second coming. Jesus also speaks of the need for repentance in those who come to Him; He shows mercy on the Sabbath Day; and He laments over the city of Jerusalem and the people's rejection of Him.
In Joshua 22-24 Joshua sends the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh back to their land on the east side of the Jordan. These people build a replica of the altar at the Tabernacle and place that "altar" by the Jordan River. A misunderstanding nearly results in a civil war, but an explanation is given that satisfies the people. Joshua closes his ministry by encouraging all of Israel to "serve the Lord" as Joshua and his family were doing, 24:15.
You will begin reading the book of Judges this week. Please note 2:10 and the impact of Israel's leadership not teaching the new generation to have a close relationship with God. "Knowing God" speaks more of an intimate knowledge of Him, not just an academic thought.
In Luke 14 and 15 Jesus speaks of showing mercy all the time; being humble when invited to a home for dinner; and the need to respond to God's call to have a feast with Him! Chapter 15 speaks of "three lost items," a sheep, a coin, and a son. Rich blessings will come from this chapter!
3/25 Luke 9-11
3/26 Joshua 13-16
3/27 Joshua 17-21
3/28 Luke 12, 13
3/29 Joshua 22-24
3/30 Judges 1-3
3/31 Luke 14, 15
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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