Daily Readings…

Wednesday, March 28

Exodus 15:1-21
Psalm 81
Romans 11:11-24

The Lord so wants his children to hear his voice. He gives us the Bible so that those before us can testify to his mighty works. We read about his parting the Red Sea and freeing the Israelites from slavery to the Egyptians. We read about how joyous his people were because of all he had done.

In your prayers, do you take time to remember what God has done? Are you joyous and praise his name? Do you take time to listen for his voice?

Tuesday, March 27

Exodus 14
Psalm 80
Romans 11:1-10

After Pharaoh let the people go, they were wandering in the desert following the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. The Lord was feeding them and guiding them, but when the Egyptian army chased them, they were afraid. After all God had done, they still didn’t trust.

We look to our lord for safety and for salvation. Do you trust that he will take care of you? Do you trust that you are saved through Christ?

Monday, March 26

Exodus 13
Psalm 79
Romans 10:5-21

We will give thanks to you forever, from generation to generation we will recount your praise. Romans tells us, “If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

So, why don’t some people thank him? Why don’t all confess with their lips? Why don’t all believe? Who have you told about your Lord? Have you proclaimed the truth of Christ to someone else who would listen to you?

Sunday, March 25

Zechariah 9:9-12
Psalm 31
Phil 2:5-11
John 12:12-19

Before Jesus was ever born, Zechariah prophesied that Jesus would come triumphant and victorious, riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. In the Psalm, David tells of those who are after him and of his trust in the Lord stating, “Blessed be the lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me.” What he does for us, he does for us to remember his works and to glorify him.

Philippians tells us that, “Every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” When Jesus did ride the donkey into the crowd at the festival, they praised his name.

Do you praise the Lord’s name? Do you remember what he has done and glorify the Father?

Saturday, March 24

Exodus 12:31-51
Psalm 78:36-72
Romans 9:27-10:4

Even after God worked to get the Israelites released from Egypt, and the people saw the mighty wonders he performed, they rebelled against him in the wilderness and grieved him in the desert. They did not keep in mind his power of the day when he redeemed them from the foe and led them to safety.

God has tried to let us know his power and to experience his patience. Those that he has called shall be called “children of the living God.” So how do we experience this relationship with God? We become righteous through our faith, not our works. Righteousness is not through our own hands, but through our belief. Do you believe? Do you have faith? Or, are you still trying to do it on your own?

Thursday and Friday (March 22 &23)

lentpurpleThursday, March 22

Exodus 10:19-11:10
Psalm 77
Romans 8:18-39

Often in the Bible, we can see the detailed planning of the Lord. Do you remember to look back to what God has done, to remember the deeds of the Lord and the wonders of old? Do you remember to meditate on all his works and on his mighty deeds?

Then, we are told to look to the future and remember his promises. He tells us that the suffering of this present time is not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. His desire is to search our heart. Through our prayers, the Spirit knows what we need and desire. We can rest assured that the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. If we stay in prayer, nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Friday, March 23

Exodus 12:1-30
Psalm 78:1-35
Romans 9:1-26

Why do we study the Bible? Why do we teach our children the stories from the Bible? We teach the stories so that we and our children and our grandchildren might know the mighty workings of the Lord and set their hope in God.

The Israelites were slaves in Egypt and Pharaoh wouldn’t let them go. So God told Moses that he would pass through the land of Egypt that night, and would strike down every first born in the land of Egypt. God said he would execute judgments. He declared, “I am the Lord. When I see the blood I shall pass over you.”

Do you continue to learn about God so that you understand who he is? Do you study your Bible? Do you teach your children about your God?

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Wednesday, March 21

Exodus 10:1-18
Psalm 76
Romans 8:1-17

Moses and Aaron tried to get the attention of the king. He refused to let the people go. Pharaoh thought his kingly power would stop God, but God has more power than we do. We live in this world and think we have power, but, God is in control.

The Psalm says that God is awesome, that he cuts off the spirit of Princes and inspires fear in the Kings of the Earth.

Do you remember who is in control? Do you humble yourself before him?