Congratulations on hanging in there!
We’re 1/3 of the way through January. Don’t let Scripture reading become a duty, however. You can browse a list we put together of some of the blessings of reading Scripture; please share with us if you’ve found some we missed!
Genesis 25:1 is a Bible trivia bonus question – most Christians don’t know the name of Abraham’s second wife.
Genesis 25:21 — Interesting that two generations of patriarchs in a row had trouble conceiving a child.
Genesis 25:34 — The phrase “mess of pottage” comes from this verse (a phrase that doesn’t appear in any English version of the Bible but has been used by many over the years – including Karl Marx!).
Matthew 8:18-22 — I heard a message on this passage entitled “A Question of Commitment.” Following Jesus is greater than any comfort and any relationship you may have.
Matthew 8:23-27 — Jesus has power over nature, and in Matthew 8:28-33, Jesus has power over demons. Instead of seeking deliverance, however, we read about a city that “besought him that he would depart.”
Psalm 12:12 — What kind of person will God not forget?
Proverbs 3:7 — How close can we get to evil?
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