Deuteronomy 16-18, Mark 10:32-52
I am over a month behind too. Started late in January and have missed a few days along the way. I’m not trying to catch up just trying to keep going! Press on ladies!!
I’m a few days behind as well. I’ve gotten behind a few times before and have set aside an hour to read and I was able to catch up… need to do that again :)
I’m a month behind too! You’re not alone! I’m trying to read 2 or 3 days’ worth each day at this point to catch up :)
Anyone else reading a month behind at this point?
I am Beth. I decided to do this plan long after January came and went. I’m trying to catch up.
Glad I am not alone!!!
I’m here with you ladies too(:
Also just reading.
I’m even farther behind as I’m just now finishing April! We’ll get there!
I love how it says that “no one should come to the Lord empty handed (16:16). How many times have I come expecting something but yet not willing to give up something I’ve been holding onto. Make me willing.
“Make me willing,” — a prayer that echoes in my heart too. Thank you for sharing
God is so merciful. Even when commanding His people to stone others to death. It seems crazy and horrible but He is one true life and before Jesus if there was anyone turning people away from Truth and Life, the most merciful thing God could do would be to command the extermination of those influences. And don’t our sins deserve death? They do. Even now they do. They are just as dark and evil and require just as much punishment. The difference is that God sent His own to die those painful stoning deaths for us. Our God is so Holy, when I consider it it makes me feel that it’s not crazy at all that He demanded death. Just so thankful that I am not the one who paid the death price for my sins!
when I was reading this passage I saw an interesting parallel. When approached by his disciples and by the blind beggar, Jesus used the same phrasing when he asked “what do you want me to do for you?” Then he proceeded to reveal sight to them. To the disciples it was the “least shall become first” principle and to the blind man it was his literal sight. Very interesting! May our eyes be opened to the mercies of Jesus, and may we live humbly in him.
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