I’ve had a friend visiting from out of town for a couple of days and have fallen behind in my Bible reading. I’m hoping I can catch up the rest of the week. Into the New Testament!
What I Read:
Day 21: Matthew 1-17
Day 22: Matthew 18-28
Day 23: Mark and Luke 1-9
Jesus frequently talks about what the kingdom of God is like.
The kingdom of God is worth giving up everyone and everything in our lives.
In the kingdom of God the proud are brought down and the humble lifted up.
Jesus fulfilled many of the sayings of the prophets and Matthew takes care to point these out.
Mark often describes the great numbers of people who followed Jesus around and how Jesus had compassion for them, healed the sick, and cast out demons.
Jesus spent his time teaching (telling parables, talking with his disciples and the leaders), healing (take care of people’s needs and forgiving their sins), and praying in solitude. This is a good lesson for what my priorities should be as I seek to follow Jesus.