2 Chronicles 35:1-36:23 + 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 + Psalm 27:1-6 + Proverbs 20:20-21
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Old Testament - Today we wrap up Second Chronicles. Ezra begins tomorrow!
New Testament - Today we begin Paul's first letter to the church in Corinth!
Author: Paul the apostle
Date: A.D. 55
Content: Paul had established a church in the Greek city of Corinth on his second missionary journey (see Acts 18:1-8), but things had gone very badly after his departure. He felt it necessary to write them concerning the many problems that had arisen. They were challenging his apostleship, abusing the Lord’s Supper, wondering about eating meat sacrificed to idols, going to court against one another, condoning immorality, denying the resurrection, arguing about marriage – to name a few of the problems. Paul felt that he had to deal with the situation, lest everything in Corinth fall to pieces. As Paul more or less systematically goes through these problems, he touches upon many of the fundamental teachings of the faith.
Theme: Paul’s major purpose in writing this letter was to correct some glaring abuses in the church at Corinth, showing the importance of how we live. It is not enough to say that we are Christians; we must also act like Christians. Not to do so is to bring dishonor upon the name of Christ. Paul also stresses the all-sufficiency of Christ for the believer. In Christ we are made pure, holy, and acceptable to God. (Above commentary is from Tyndale Publishers “The One Year Bible Companion” pp. 24-25)
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Psalms - Psalm 27 verse 1 is so powerful: "The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?" How is the Lord your light and salvation today? How is the Lord your stronghold? Are you afraid of anything?
Proverbs - Proverbs 20 verse 20 today teaches us: "If you curse your father or mother, the lamp of your life will be snuffed out." This is a great reminder to honor your father & mother! How have you learned to honor your father & mother in your life? Have there been blessings because you have honored them?
Worship Video: Today's readings in Psalm 27 reminds me of the Newsboy's song "God's Not Dead:"
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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "If you curse your father or mother, your lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness." Proverbs 20:20 TNIV
Prayer Point: Pray that you won't curse your father or mother. Pray that you will honor your father and mother. Pray for your father and mother.
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