March 7 2010 Daily Devotional-Bible in a Year


Numbers 8:1-9:23
Numbers 8:1-26
The Levites were dedicated to be servants of God.

Numbers 9:1-14
Celebration of the Passover was important to God. Why? Because the ceremony was to be a reminder to the people where they came from, of their deliverance. This would hopefully help prevent them from wanting to go back to Egypt.
Take note of what the Passover feast was made up of. The lamb represented Jesus. The lambs bones were not to be broken-Jesus bones were not broken. They were to eat bitter greens. This was to remind them of the bitterness of slavery. It is a reminder to us of the bitterness of sin. Jesus had to partake of the bitterness of sin and death. Bread without yeast. Yeast is symbolic of sin. Jesus had no sin.

Numbers 9:15-23
Even with the pillar of fire and the cloud the people would still rebel against God. That is why when the religious leaders would command Jesus to perform a miracle, He would not do it. He knew that even miracles will not change a person with a wicked, hard heart.

Mark 13:14-37
Mark 13:14-20
This happened in 70 A.D. It will happen again.

Mark 14:21-26
How will we know the false Messiahs? Because Jesus makes it clear He will be coming in the clouds. The Secret Rapture is a false doctrine. Jesus made it clear that there will be no secret in His coming. All will see Him in the clouds. He will not be coming secretly to take the church out.

Mark 14:28-31
What generation is Jesus talking about? What event was Jesus talking about. To understand this passage, we need to look also in Matthew and Luke discussing the same topic. Mark an Luke were written before the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D. Matthew was written after the destruction of the temple. Matthew separates the coming of Jesus from the destroying of the temple. So, it would appear that Jesus was talking about the destruction of the temple when He was talking about this generation.

Mark 14:32-37
We need to live a life of soberness and alertness in regards to the coming of Jesus. If not, we will become deceived. The Bible talks about a falling away. Some will fall away from the faith because they have not stayed sober and alert. They had become entangled in the things of this world. If there is a falling away, you had to have been in the ‘way’. Thus a person can walk away from their salvation.

Psalm 50:1-23
Psalm 50:1-6
God is all powerful

Psalm 50:7-15
God is not impressed by the sacrifices we make if we are not walking in obedience. Obedience is better than sacrifice.

Psalm 50:16-23
God is not impressed by pretenders. There are many ‘Christians’ that are just pretenders. The Father says repent, or I will tear you apart. Those are strong words.

Proverbs 10:29-30
‘The righteous will never be shaken’. Why? Because their trust is in God and they know they have His favor in their life. Regardless of what may happen in their life, they know Father knows best.

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