Week 2: Genesis 36 – Exodus 20; Psalm 1-42; Matthew 22 – Mark 12
Congratulations! You are officially through week two! Actually, if you’re keeping pace, you’re two days into week three (but who’s counting, right?). So, how did it go?
Last week, I found it easy to pick one thing to share with you from the week’s reading. This week…well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words:
I don't know if you can really see the page but that “mess” on my reading schedule is all of the little things I had thought about sharing throughout the week! I’d find myself saying “oh, that is so good!” or “ouch! I need to remember that!” a whole lot!
The book of Psalms seemed to have a lot to say about our speech this week.
LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. (Psa 15:1-3)
Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. (Psa 17:3)
It was a rough week emotionally and the Lord knew that. So, He sent me this verse:
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on the LORD.
Mark 9:50 reminded me that as Christians, we are the salt of the earth. I began to think about the purpose of salt. One thing that salt does is make a person thirsty! I wonder how many people thirst to know God by our “salty” lifestyles? Lord, make me a salty Christian!
Although not part of our Bible reading this past week, I also jotted down a quote from last Wednesday night’s service. We had a guest preacher and something he said really stood out to me.
“The love of Christ will change your direction in this life
and your destination in the next.”
Where there is no change of direction, there is no salvation. Has the Lord change your direction? your eternal destination? I certainly hope so! He has mine!
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Have a blessed week! Keep your eyes on Jesus!