March 6th Bible Readings

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Numbers 6:1-7:89 ~ Mark 12:38-13:13 ~ Psalm 49:1-20 ~ Proverbs 10:27-28
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Old Testament – Today in Numbers chapter 6 we read about the Nazi rite laws!  The Nazi rite vows could be taken for as little as 30 days or as long as a lifetime.  It was voluntary – except parents could take the vow for their children, making them Nazi rites for life.  Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist are all thought to have been Nazi rites for life.

Today in Numbers chapter 6 verses 22-27 we will read the well  known “Aaronic Blessing”, “The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.””

How does this blessing speak to you today? Have you heard this blessing prayed aloud before? Can you imagine this ancient blessing that has been prayed innumerable times in history being prayed over you today? Take a few moments to really meditate upon the 3 sections of the blessing. Do you notice that each section begins with God’s name? Do you believe that God can indeed bless you and keep you (favor & protect you)? That he can indeed make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you (be pleased & be merciful and compassionate to you)? And do you believe that God can indeed turn his face toward you and give you peace (give approval & peace to you)? It is also of note that this blessing “put God’s name on the Israelites and they were blessed.” Do you believe that God’s name is upon you today? Do you want God’s name to be upon you today?

Chapter 7 is the longest chapter in the book of Numbers, and certainly an amazing one.  It is awesome to read about the presentation of offerings for the dedication of the altar over 12 days.  At the end of this chapter we read in verse 89: “Whenever Moses went into the Tabernacle to speak with the LORD, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the Ark’s cover–the place of atonement–that rests on the Ark of the Covenant. The LORD spoke to him from there.”

 New Testament – In Mark chapter 12 verses 41 through 43 today we read the powerful narrative of the Widow’s Mite – “Jesus went over to the collection box in the Temple and sat and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. Then a poor widow came and dropped in two pennies. He called his disciples to him and said, “I assure you, this poor widow has given more than all the others have given. For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.””  How does this narrative speak to you?  When it comes to your time, treasure, and talents, do you give to God out of your remaining?  Or do you give to God all that you have?  What should we learn today from the widow about giving?

Psalms – Psalm 49 verses 1-3 are a fantastic teaching that the Word of God, the Bible, is for everyone, no matter what our lots in life may be – “Listen to this, all you people! Pay attention, everyone in the world! High and low, rich and poor–listen! For my words are wise, and my thoughts are filled with insight.” Are you listening today?  Are you paying attention to the wise words and insights of the Bible?  Are you truly studying the Bible and then applying the Bible’s teachings to your life?  Then, verse 15 in this Psalm is beautiful: “But as for me, God will redeem my life.  He will snatch me from the power of death.”  How about for you?  Will God redeem your life?  Like the parable of the lost sheep that we read about in Luke 15:3-7, has Jesus saved you from being snatched from the power of death?

Proverbs – Proverbs chapter 10 verse 27 teaches us – “Fear of the LORD lengthens one’s life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.”

 Worship God: Based on reading the Aaronic blessing today in Numbers, here’s the blessing sung as a duet.  Beautiful!

Watch and Listen here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQNZs7preGw

Has the Lord blessed you? 

Please join us in memorizing and meditating on three verses of Scripture today: “”The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

Prayer Point:

Pray that God will bless you and keep you.

Pray that Jesus will give you peace.

Pray Numbers 6:24-46 for your family and neighbours today.

Comments from You & Questions of the Day:

Based on Proverbs 10:27 above, do you agree that the fear of the Lord lengthens your life?  Why or why not?

Do you think fear of the Lord is a good thing?  Why or why not?

Also, what verses or insights stand out to you in today’s readings?

Please Post Your Comments Below:

God bless,

Melwyn Misquitta

 

Bible Reading Plan For 7th March:

Num 8:19:23, Mark 13:1437, Ps 50:123, Prov 10:2930

 

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2 thoughts on “March 6th Bible Readings

  1. Yes, the fear of the Lord is very necessary and it does lengthen our lives and also showers us with his countless blessings! The same blessing that is mentioned in Numbers, the Aaronic blessing. Its all connected. If we have the fear of the Lord in our hearts, we will be blessed and His face will shine upon us and be gracious to us, and He will turn His face towards us and gibe us peace. And by fear it doesn’t mean fright. We shouldn’t be frightened of of Farther, thinking that if we do something wrong He will punish us. No doubt if we do wrong He will surely correct us and show us what’s right, but the fear that we need to have comes from high respect. We need to respect Him, and that will automatically give us the fear of the Lord and will make us want to do whatever He wants us to do, and it will make us conscious of His presence and will keep us from going astray.

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  2. Reading numbrs 6:1-21 The Nazirite vows made to the Lord. .as per the law to fulfill the vows they had to abstain from certain things and follow the commands wht God had asked to do and if fail to follow..God had commanded certain offerings for their sins nd for their atonement…but as of..tdy mny of us take false promises, God’s nme in vain..taking God for granted…

    Do we fear God..whn we see num 6:22-27 the blessing, the entire verse tells whn you walk in righteous nd fear Lord how God blesses you, his grace his mercy and his love endures forever..He looks upon with compassionate and gives us peace. When dedicated to Him and give our life into His hands and allow God work in our life. Are we really dedicated..hw mny really offer to God…
    Num 7..whn we read offering and dedication of the tabernacle. ..first thing that comes to mind whether we are dedicated towards God…1 cor 3:16 our body is the temple of God…are we offering ourselves or dedicated to God…in tdys world are we offering or dedicating our time, money, help, love or material things to the fullest or we holding back..are we serving God wht we hv..
    mark 12:41-43 abt the widow offering..she gave the best wht she hd keeping nothing for her..having no fear of anthing cause she fear the Lord cause her desires were not for worldly but heavenly…as christians we always hold back…or always boast or showoff…hence we donot hear the voice of God.
    ps 49 nd prov 10..clearly reflect people who belong for themselves nd boasts of richness nd wealth prosperity they cannt stand firm wz God..do they perish like beast…their years are counted nd cut short..but who fear the Lord they are blessed with wisdom with understanding and will live long.

    Yes I agree fear of the Lord with lengthen my life whc wl make me a righteous and walk according to His will.

    The verse whc stands out is prov 10:27 28

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