Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Ignite 365: 6 of 365

Psalms and Wisdom Literature: Psalm 5

One thing that is so interesting in David is his great faith on God even though he is undergoing through great distress and numerous wicked enemies. This is a prayer of asking God to lead him to His righteousness.
The last part says:
"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield."


Pentateuch and History of Israel: Genesis 6

This describes the increasing corruption of man and how the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him to His heart. It is also narrated here how Noah found favor in God's eyes. This is where God's wrath is described against sin that he is going to use a great flood. This is where the instructions and procedures on the Ark are found as well.
Chronicles and Prophets: 1 Chronicles 6

These are the lists of the descendants of Levi who were: "These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the Lord after the ark rested there. They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they performed their service according to their order."

Gospels and Epistles: Luke 3:1–22

Luke narrated here how John the Baptist prepares the way for the Christ, saying:
“I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” He knows his real state in front of the One True Christ, and he brings glory to Jesus.
It must be noted as well that at the last part, Luke narrated when Jesus was baptized and while praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove. Then a voice came from heaven saying, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

© 2013 Erickson Ibana

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