Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ignite 365: 7 of 365

Psalms and Wisdom Literature: Psalm 6

David is in great sorrow at these times. He prays for God's grace and healing. He prays for deliverance as what he says on verse 4: 

"Turn, O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love."

Pentateuch and History of Israel: Genesis 7

This describes the time when Noah, his family, and all of the pairs of animals he was instructed to gather went inside the ark. The rain fell on the earth  for forty days and forty nights. All that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all mankind died, except for those who were inside the ark. This shows that it is faith in God, by His grace (though it is in the New Testament that grace is described in details as what Jesus Christ has done on the cross), that saves man from God's wrath.

Chronicles and Prophets: 1 Chronicles 7

These are the lists of the descendants of Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, and Asher. It is interesting to know that Joshua (the son of Nun) is from the lineage of Ephraim. Joshua later became the successor of Moses as the leader of the Israelite.

Gospels and Epistles: Luke 3:23–4:13

It is interesting that Luke vividly stated the Genealogy of Jesus Christ. From Joseph (as was supposed; please know that Luke is writing for the Gentile audience and is giving the legal genealogy - in short, from Mary's line), Luke listed the roots of the lineage. It must be noted that these notable persons are part of the genealogy: 
  • David the son of Jesse,
  • Nathan the son of David (Luke is pertaining to Mary's lineage, while Matthew is pertaining to Joseph's lineage when he referred to Solomon the son of David),
  • Boaz who married Ruth, 
  • Boaz's father Sala (in Luke 3:32, but in Matthew 1:5 "Salmon"; one of the spies who eventually married Rahab), 
  • Judah the son of Jacob, 
  • Jacob the son of Isaac, 
  • Isaac the son of Abraham, 
  • Shem the son of Noah, 
  • Methuselah (the oldest person to ever live: 969 years) the son of Enoch,
  • Enoch "who walked with God, and was not, for God took him."
It must be noticed as well that Luke narrated the temptation of Jesus here. Let us be reminded that the only way to resist the devil is by using God's Word as the Sword to fight against his schemes. Jesus quoted God's Word in every temptation that the devil suggested on Him. This is what Romans 12:21 says: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

© 2014 Erickson Ibana

"Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." -Psalm 119:105

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