每日诗歌: 雅歌 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxsp64_mIqw)
Job 23 [Read]
Job 24 [Read]
Job 25 [Read]
Acts 10:24-48 [Read]
Today is the beginning of the second half of our Bible-in-one-year challenge. If you have been following along, praise the Lord for sustaining you this far. If you have dropped out somewhere in the past, now is a good time to get back onto the schedule. It’s never too late to read His word.
As I look back to the last 6 months, I was amazed how God has carried us along with his precious word. We’ve read the family history of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph, witnessing the personal care and leading of the LORD who provides. We’ve journeyed with the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land, witnessing the faithfulness and compassion of the LORD who is holy. We’ve walked alongside the Judges and Samuel and David, witnessing the forbearance of the LORD who gives peace. Finally, we’ve ploughed through the history of Kings and Kingdoms, witnessing the corruptive power of Sin and the evil of human. I hope all these have shed light on you about who God is and who we are. That’s the purpose of history, and that’s how we learn not to rely on ourselves but on Him.
In the mean time, we’ve also followed the footsteps of our Lord Jesus through Galilee, Samaria, and Judah, witnessing his power of healing, wisdom of teaching, and mission of coming into the world to save his people. We’ve seen the fulfillment of the OT prophecies in Jesus, and we’ve shared the agony he experienced in his earthly ministry and his crucifixion. God is in control, and the resurrection of Christ has instilled immense hope in all his followers. He is risen! And his reign shall last forever. Alleluia!
However, all these readings and meditations will be in vain if we don’t allow the Holy Spirit to transform us into the likeness of our Lord. The history of Israel and ministry of Jesus will not change the obstacles and tribulations we are to face. What can change, however, is how we face those challenges of life. Peace and serenity CAN fill our hearts if, and only if, we take into our hearts the precious word of the Lord and let it rule our speech, our deeds, and our thoughts. Then, the transformation will take place and the power of the Word will be unleashed. That’s the promise of the Bible.
Keep on reading,