03 March 2007

Today's Reading - March 03

Morning reading, from the Old Testament
Numbers, chapters 30 and 31
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Evening reading, from the New Testament
the Gospel of Mark, chapter 9, verses 30 through 50
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02 March 2007

Today's Reading - March 02

Morning reading from the Old Testament
Numbers, chapters 28 and 29
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Evening reading from the New Testament
the Gospel of Mark, chapter 9, verses 1 through 29
the Transfiguration is in this passage
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I ask for prayers today. We live in central Alabama. Last evening, tornadoes tore through the state and many are dead, and there is damage, and pain, and sorrow, and broken dreams. Please keep the situation in your prayers.

01 March 2007

Today's Reading March 01

Morning reading from the Old Testament,
Numbers, chapters 26 and 27

Evening reading from the New Testament
the Gospel of Mark, chapter 8, verses 22 through 38
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Today we begin a new month. We are now 60 days into our new year. Like the Israelites in the Old Testament at the time of this reading, we are on a journey. My desire is that, like them, you too have left the bondage of sin and your old way of life and are headed towards the Promised Land. None of us is promised a trip without some trials along the way. But, just like them, we have with us at all times a very faithful G-d who cares for us. So the destination at least is assured.

28 February 2007

Today's Reading February 28

Morning reading from the Old Testament,
Numbers, chapters 21 and 22
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Evening reading from the New Testament
the Gospel of Mark, chapter 7, verses 14 through 37
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If you are following along in this 'Through the Bible in a Year' path, note how far we've come in only 59 days.

27 February 2007

Today's Reading February 27

Morning reading from the Old Testament
Numbers, chapters 18, 19, and 20
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Evening reading from the New Testament
the Gospel of Mark, chapter 7, verses 1 through 13
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26 February 2007

Today's Reading February 26

Morning reading from the Old Testament,
Numbers chapters 16 and 17
in chapter 16 we see trouble again, this time a rebellion. The result is that the earth opens underneath the rebels and swallows them up. Along with their wives, their children, their tents and possessions. As today, sin has consequences, and not only for ourselves, but often the ramifications affect all those around us. I have only this consolation - that those who bear the consequences in this life are not necessarily condemned eternally for the sin of another.
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Evening reading from the New Testament
the Gospel of Mark, chapter 6, verses 33 through 56
the feeding of the 5000 (counting just the men, women and children also fed) followed by Jesus walking on the water

25 February 2007

Today's Reading February 25

Morning reading from the Old Testament,
Numbers, chapters 14 and 15
The Israelites, having heard the evil report of 10 of the 12 spies, first determine to NOT go into the land but instead speak of even returning to Egypt, the land of bondage. Then, warned of their 40 more years of wandering in punishment, decide to go up in direct disobedience in their own strength, and meet disaster.
Some things never change, do they?

Evening reading from the New Testament,
the Gospel of Mark, chapter 6, verses 1 through 32