Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday, May 3rd: 1 Kings 14-15, Luke 22: 31-46 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 1 Kings 14-15, Luke 22: 31-46

In our Old Testament reading today we read about how Abijah, the son of Jeroboam, became sick, and his father - Jeroboam - told his mother to disguise herself and go see Ahijah the prophet and hopefully get their son well again. She brought with her some food for the prophet, hoping to convince him to help them,

1 Kings 14:3
Take ten loaves of bread with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”


The king obviously felt that if he brought some good food to the prophet, that the prophet would help out sooner.

We can't sweet talk God like this, we can't urge him to help us sooner by bringing Him good food, meanwhile carrying on with our sinful ways. We need to come to Him honestly and offer ourselves completely to Him, asking Him to forgive our sins and clean us.

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Luke 22: 43&44
An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. [44] And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.


In our New Testament reading from Luke 22 we get a good idea from these verses how much we mean to Jesus, and how much we are loved. He went through so much pain and agony for us, He knew it was coming and still went through it for us!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 1 Kings 16-18; Luke 22:47-71

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

Hermatidrosis is a real and rare condition where you do sweat blood - the cause is extreme anguish. Jesus was in extreme anguish indeed - He knew the physical, emotional, and spiritual pain He was about to endure, and He did it for you and me. Incredible! Click here for more details .... https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.gotquestions.org/amp/sweat-blood-Jesus.html