Day 120

The Bible In A Year 120

from the The Bible In A Year reading plan


Joshua 19-21, 1 Corinthians 5

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22 thoughts on "The Bible In A Year 120"

  1. Rosalie Danek says:

    For some reason my phone won’t let me post reply comments so this is in response to Rebecca Leek’s comment. I wrestled through the same part of this passage as well. I think the key to understanding what Paul is trying to say is that we are not to associate with people who CLAIM to be believers, but their lifestyle choices and patterns show us their real fruit. Verse 13 goes on to called them “wicked” because they are talking the talk, but not walking the walk. The reason for these instructions to the church could be twofold; for one, we don’t want to be influenced by their behaviour, then think that it’s OK for us to behave immorally as well and yet still call ourselves “Christian”. Or secondly, maybe by withdrawing from them, we might help them come to a realization that they aren’t living in right relationship with God either and that realization may bring them to repentance.

    Paul goes on to make a distinction between these people inside the church who are living for themselves, and the people outside the church, who are living in and for the world because they don’t actually know any better. We aren’t being called to disassociate with this second group, the people of the world, but instead we have been commissioned to love them into the kingdom of God. The lost need to be accepted for who they are, and experience love and relationship BEFORE WE can expect them to change their behaviours.

    This is just me processing my thoughts. Feel free to test all of it against what the rest of scripture says, as we all should.

  2. Rosalie Danek says:

    This is in response to Rebecca Leek’s comment. I wrestled through that part of this passage as well. I think the key to understanding what Paul is trying to say is that we are not to associate with people who CLAIM to be believers, but their outward actions contradict what they confess. Verse 13 goes on to called them “wicked” because their lifestyle choices go against God’s commands. They are talking the talk, but not walking the walk. The reason for this warning could be twofold; for one, we don’t want to be influenced by their behaviour, then begin to think that it’s OK to behave immorally and yet still call ourselves “Christian”. Or maybe by us withdrawing from them, we might help them come to repentance by making them understand that those behaviours are wrong.

    Paul goes on to make a distinction between these people inside the church who are living for themselves, and the people outside the church, who are living in the world and don’t actually know any better. We aren’t being called to disassociate with the people of the world, but instead we have been commissioned to love them into the kingdom of God. The lost need to be accepted for who they are, and experience love and relationship before WE can expect them to change their behaviour.

    These are just my thoughts. Feel free to test them against what the rest of scripture says. Keep wrestling and asking God to reveal His truth on the hard stuff.

  3. May Alcorn says:

    7Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
    Lots of leaven and struggles sometimes

  4. E Hong says:

    God will always keep his promises and never fail us -ellie

  5. JoAnn Foley-DeFiore says:

    45Not one word failed from all the good words God spoke to the house of Israel. Everything came out right. WOW!!! What a God we have!!!!

  6. Michelle Chen says:

    21:45Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

    1. Shara Chong says:

      This stuck out to me as well! They were so specific about the details because they wanted to document all the blessings God had given them as He promised.

  7. Kylee says:

    Towards the end of Joshua, just as the people are dividing their portions of the land and all the borders & perimeters are being listed, and I start to wonder why ANY of this matters–

    43 Thus the Lord gave to Israel all the land that he swore to give their fathers. And they took possession of it, and they settled there. 44 And the Lord gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their fathers. Not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the Lord had given all their enemies into their hands. 45 Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; ALL CAME TO PASS (emphasis mine)

    And suddenly, we’re in the promised land.

    Thank You Lord for delivering on your promises and keeping your word! We are amazed by you!!!

    1. AnnieB says:

      I was feeling the same way- then BAM. The point was clear- not one word of Gods promise failed!! Powerful reminder to me that even though I got forgetful, or distracted, or annoyed with how long it took …HIS Word is perfect. HE never fails. I may not be faithful, but HE always will be. Thank you Lord!!!

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