March 9th Bible Readings

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Numbers 11:24-13:33 ~ Mark 14:22-52 ~ Psalm 52:1-9 ~ Proverbs 11:1-3

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 Old Testament – Today in Numbers chapter 11 we read about God’s Spirit resting upon 70 leaders!  I loved verse 29 where Moses responded to Joshua’s protesting of Eldad and Medad prophesying in the camp: “”Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his Spirit upon them all!”” This is great humility on Moses part!  He was not threatened by others using gifts of the Spirit in public.  “I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets.”  These words of Moses remind me of a modern day quote I read somewhere that went something like this: “We are all called to be saints.”  I like that…  Do you believe that you are called to be a saint? How will you be made to be a saint? Or, perhaps I should ask, through whom will you be sanctified?

New Testament – This week we will be reading about Jesus’ passion in the Gospel of Mark. Today In Mark chapter 14 verses 35 & 36 we read this about Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane: “Going a little farther, Jesus fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “Everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” What a powerful prayer here from Jesus! Jesus knows what is coming. He knows what the road to Calvary will bring. He knows that God has the power to take this suffering away from him – BUT, here’s the amazingly important piece of this prayer, which I think each of us would do well in praying in our prayers – “Yet not what I will, but what you will.” This is such a powerful prayer from Jesus to God.

We get a glimpse here of a prayer from the Messiah to the Father – and again, I think we would do well to pray this in our prayers as well. This of course is very similar to the Lord’s Prayer, which Jesus taught in Matthew in the Sermon on the Mount, when we pray – “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done.” Not our will, but Thy Will Be done. In your prayer life, do you model Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane and in the Lord’s Prayer? Do you pray that not your will – but God’s perfect will – be done?

Psalms – Verse 9 in Psalm 52 stood out to me today: “I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will wait for your mercies in the presence of your people.”  Are you looking forward to praising God forever?  Are you willing to wait for God?  If things don’t seem to be moving as quickly as you would like them to in your spiritual life, will you still wait for God?  And will you do so in the presence of God’s people?  Do you believe that being part of a church community can help you during a time of waiting for the Lord?  And do you believe that you can help others in your church to wait as well?  Then, together you can look forward to praising God forever for what he has done and will do.

Proverbs – Proverbs chapter 11 verse 2 is so true and is something I personally need to be reminded of constantly – “Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”  Let us pray for humility…

Worship God: Psalm 52:9 reminded me of the song “One True God” by Mark Harris.  Here’s a great live version of this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xuTmGRYFqM

Listen To  A Hindi Song  By Yeshua Band..”Tu Hi Rab Hai”On The Following Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6SkjhZ88qA&t=176

Do you know our One True God? 

Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2 NIV

Prayer Point:

Pray for humility in your life.

Pray for wisdom today.

Pray that you won’t be trapped by pride.

Comments from You & Questions of the Day:

Have you ever struggled with pride issues?  How did you overcome those issues?

Do you agree with the Proverb today that pride can lead to disgrace?

Do you think it’s true that wisdom comes with humility?

Do you ever pray to God to keep you humble?

Do you think this might be a good prayer to pray on occasion?  Or maybe even very often?

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

Please post your comments below:

Love, Trust and Obey Jesus,

Melwyn Misquitta

 

Bible Reading Plan For 10th March:

Num 14:115:16, Mark 14:5372, Ps 53:16, Prov 11:4

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4 thoughts on “March 9th Bible Readings

  1. What made me think the most in this reading was Jesus’ prayer! When I watched it in the movie the passion of Christ or even on reading it if I imagine in what plight Jesus must have been at the time He was praying there, its heart touching! A very emotional and intimate time between a Father(God) and His Son(Jesus)! A heart to heart connection. Can’t even imagine the emotional state of Jesus at that time! As He came to this world as human, we can actually relate to how He must have felt at that time, and vice versa. This episode of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane is a reminder that Jesus knows exactly of how we feel in times of pain and trouble! It gives us hope that yes, no matter if the world can’t feel my pain, Jesus knows exactly what’s hurting me in my heart, even if I don’t speak about it! It also teaches us how intimate we need to be with our Father in order to be able to pour our hearts out to Him! This relationship can only be built by daily prayer and spending time in meditation on His word. It also shows us how we need to be submissive. Jesus could have easily refused to take the cup of suffering, but he chose to surrender to His Father! What trust! I want that relationship with Him too! And I earnestly hope and pray that we all have that relation of complete faith and trust with our God!

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  2. Pride can b defined as “excessive confidence or glorification in one’s self possession or nation whc concludes arrogance, conceit which are opposites of Godly humility..hence pride goes before destruction…thats wht prov 11 tell us… everyone of have some or the other pride in us…whc lets us down…whn we give first priority to God and spend time with him..God teaches us how to be humble..respect…love..these are great assets whc wl bring Gods grace upon us…1pt 5:5 “God oppose the proud, but give grace to the humble” one must pray very often to God. .to give the gift of H.S. who will help us to b humble nd guide our every step… whn we O.T. how satan once call has lucifer was thrown down whn his pride of being God brought destruction nd got a way from God and His power.

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  3. Whn I went thru N.T. Mark 14…we see how Jesus was distressed and troubled ..whn he prayed the most and beautiful prayer whc touch my heart. ..verse 36 “Abba Father all things are possible for you” indeed…everything is possible for God…How mny whn trouble really feel that for God everything is possible… “remove this cup from me” (remove me out of this problem) “yet not what I will, but what you will”…yes I often pray to God “teach ne to your will, for you are my God, may your good spirit lead me on level ground” ps143:10.

    ps 54..teaches us how to b…how our mouth, tongue boast, how it plots destruction…how true it is…do we use our mouth to speak good, to praise God or to speak unwell of others…our tongue us like a sharpened razor how very true whc cn cut off anyone. ..bible say every gossip is equivalent to murder.. but I thank God thru this psalms. …I m blessed…I wl b flourishing in the house of God nd His unfailing love is forever…I wl always praise you and in the midst of yr faithful people forever.

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  4. As ee read chp Num 11 how Lorf rested His Spirit on 70 elders and they prophesied. ..some christians seems to think that the H.S. was a stranger to the O.T. saints. In reality the spirit of God is much more quickly evident. Gen 1:2, actively involved in the creation of the earth..Gen 6, involved in creation with men ps 104:30.

    H.S. is described as creative, lifegiving, and life sustaining. N.T. Jh 3:5-8, 2Cor 3:6…. H.S. as a teacher/guide (Neh 9:20) ….H.S. gives understanding nd instructs (Job32:8) (ps143:10) ….H.S. as the manifestation if God’s presence..H.S. filled and empowered men in the O.T…also helps with wisdom nd prophecy.

    God’s work is a divine work and thus the need for divine power whc is the power of God’s Spirit.

    I m called to be “Saint”….the word “Saint” means consecrated to God, holy, sacred. Act 9:13, Act 26:10….”greet every saints in Christ Jesus”… (phil 4:2) ….The idea of the word saint is a grp of people set apart for the Lord and His Kingdom.
    As a believer, gaining a new life in Jesus Christ…I m called to b a saint by doing the will of God…for I m called into this world to fulfil the will of God..
    The saints are the body of Christ, christians, the church…1 cor 1:2..
    I m sanctified in Christ Jesus in whom I m been called to do His will and spread the Good news…
    Christians are Saints by virtue if their connection with Jesus Christ.

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