Friday, January 29, 2010

Jan 29 Exdous 8:1-9:35 Mathew 19:13-30 Proverbs 6:1-5

Exdous 8:1-9:35
the Lord tells moses about the next event that he will do to pursuade the Pharoah, he summons a herd of frogs and this finnaly convinces the Pharoah.
the Pharoah tells moses he will let the hebrews go when he gets the frogs gone, after the lord removes the frogs the Pharoah relents and changes his mind, he dose this two more times.
I compare this to my lifewhere God has shown me his miraculous events i have vowed to ???????? and follow his will keep me on this path for the rest of my life.
As I learn your words I truelygain not only intelligence more importantly i learn wisdom, or more accuratley gain wisdom.
Mathew 19:13-30
This passage is all about our priorites with riches and wealth versus our eternal salvation.
It is very bad for a rich person to enter the ???????? ???????: "it is easier for a camel to go throgh the eye of a needy than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God." It also refurs to some where the most important now will be the most important then.
Proverbs 6:1-5
In this proverb it says to not put your name on someones ?????, follow his advice as save yourself live a gaze he escaping from ???????.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 28 January 28

Exodus 5:22-7:25
Moses goes back to the Lord and complains how ruthless the Pharaoh has been since Moses told him to let his people go. God tells Moses to wait and see what he will do to the Pharaoh. Moses also passes along the things the Lord promises to his people and they ignore them because of how bas they are being treated. The Lord talks to Moses again and tells him he needs to talk to the Pharaoh, Moses again complains that he is not a good speaker and the Lord tells him what he is going to do. He also says that the Pharaoh won't listen and this is by God's will. He wants this to show more miraculous events to both the Egyptians and the Israelites. Two of these were turning his staff into a snake a trick the magicians try to match but the Lord's snake eats the others. The next was that he turned the Nile into blood killing all the fish in it.
Matthew 18:21-19:12
How many times are we to forgive someone who sins against you, Jesus tells him to forgive 70 X 7 times. Jesus explains the story of the king who forgave the guy and then that guy didn't pass on his forgiveness. You must forgive from your heart, this is important. When Jesus goes to Judea he is confrontef by the pharisees regarding his laws and the laws of the old testament, it seems they are allways trying to get Jesus to show contradictions between himself and the old testament.
Proverbs 5:22-23
This is me again, I have been held captive by my own sins.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 27, January 27 2010

Exodus 4:1-5:21
Moses questions the Lord as to how the people will believe and listen to him. He provides 3 signs to show them--his staff into a snake, him healing his hand and then turning the water into blood. Moses tries to convincde God that he isn't the man for the job as he isn't good with his words etc. It is funny the Lord gave me the talent of speaking but for so long it was used for the wrong purposes. The Lord tells Moses what he is going to say and do to the Pharoh, incluiding leaving his son. The Pharoh gave them impossible tasks to complete and called them lazy when they couldn't complete it. The Israilites confront Moses and Aaron and accuse them of giving the Egyptians the sword to kill them with.

Matthew 18: 1-20
Jesus compares a little child t the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. He also gives great warnings to those who would corrupt those children with sin. Jesus also explains how to handle a situation if a fellow follower has done something to wrong you, you must quietly appproach and try to get it resolved. If that doesn't work you must approach him with 2 or 3 people from the church and gtry to get it resolved. If this doesn't work then you must take it to the church and let the church resolve the situation. "Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven."

Proverbs 5: 15-21
I love this, as I love my wife. She is my lovely dove and I will never be lead astray by another woman.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 26 Jan 26 Exdous 4:1-5:21 Mathew 18:1-20, Proverbs 5:15-21

Exdous 4:1-5:21
moses questions the lord as to how the peaple will beleive and llisten to him. He ???????? 3 signs to show them, his staff into a snake, him healing his hand and then turn the water into blood.
Moses tries to convince god that he isnt the man for the job as he isnt good with his words ect. It is funny the Lord gave me the talent of speaking, but for so long it was used for the wrong purposes. The Lord tells moses what he is to say and ?????? the Pharaoh including Only his son. The Pharoah gave them impossible tasks to complete and called them lazy when they couldnt complete it.
The Isrialites confront Moses and Aaron and accuse them of giving the Ejyptians the sword to kill them with.
Mathew 18:1-20
Jesus compares a little child to the greatest in the kingdom of heavon.
He also gives great warnings to those who would corrupt the children with sin. He also explains how to handle a situation if a fellow follower has done something wrong to you, you must quietly approach and try to get it resolved. If that dose not work,approach him with 2 or 3 peaple from church and try to get it resolved. If that dose not work you must take it to the church and let the church resolve the sintuation. "Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbiden in heavon whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heavon.
Proverbs 5:15-21
I love this, as i love my wife she is lovely and i will nver be lead astray by another woman.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 25 Jan 25 Genesis 50:1-Exodus 2:10 Matthew 16:13-17:9 Psalm 21:1-13 Proverbs 5:1-6

Genesis 50:1-Exodus 2:10
After all the mourning over Jacob's death the brothers were worried about there safety. Joseph being a true man of God assured all his brothers that they were fine for he truly forgave and knew it was all God's will. He also states that he is not God so not one to punish them. After Joseph's death a new pharoah came and treated the Israelites poorly he also ordered two midwives to kill all the boys, the did not follow these evil directions and were rewarded by God because of it. It is equivalent to not following a direct order from the Prime Minister because of your loyalty and devotion to the Lord. This passage also shows how Moses came to be and how God intervened to save his life.
Matthew 16:13-17:9
Jesus renames Simon Peter which means "rock", he declares he will build his church on this rock. Jesus tells the disciples to not tell anyone that he is the Messiah, he also tells them what he is going to do and how he is going to die and then be ressurected. He is very angry with Peter for he tries to talk him out of it, he says Peter is looking at it merely from a human point of viewand not from God's view which is omniscient. He then tells all the disciples to give up their lives for him. What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul." This is so profound and accurate, I apologize Lord for trying to gain things of this world please forgive me for my sins. The meeting on the mountain with Jesus, Peter and his two brothers is awesome in its power and meaning.
Proverbs 5:1-6
"teh lips of an immoral women are as sweet as honey and her lips are as smooth as oil. but in teh end she is as bitter as poison as dangerous as a double edged sword. Insightfull words to be carefull.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 24, January 24, Genesis 48:1-49:33, Matthew 15:29-16:12

Jacob again blesses Joseph's two sons but he seems to continue the same trend of blessing the younger of the sons. Joseph is disappointed and even mentions he is blessing the wrong son but Jacob corrects him and says that the younger will be more powerful. Jacob lays out what will be the future of all of his sons-some great (Joseph and Benjamin) and some are not so good (Ruben). This kind of sets out some sort of judgement for the lives we live. I pray that because of Jesus my sins have been cleansed and I thank God for His mercy. Jacob gives instruction to be buried where Isaac and Abraham were buried and he is still there to this day.

Again Jesus does the same as before, heals and cures a huge group of sick. After healing everyone he decided it was time for them to eat. He only had seven loaves of bread and a few small fish, he blesses the food and feeds over 4000 plus women and children. A truly miraculous feat. The Pharisees and Sadducee's come to Jesus demanding a miraculous event to prove his authority. He condemns them for saying only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign. After this the disciples start arguing because they forgot bread. Jesus warns them about Pharisees yeast spreading. He said then about the bread and reminds them about their lack of they not remember what he did for 5000 from 5 loaves & 2 fishes, etc.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 23 Jan 23

Genesis 46:1 -47:51
God speaks to Jacob and tells him to go to Egypt and that all will be blessed and he would die there and be blessed. Joseph mentions that Egyptians despise shepards, is this something deeper that Egyptians despine shepards of men in a biblical sense, Jacob blesses Pharoa who is a man obviosly of different beleifs but Jacob still sees fit to bless this man, I beleive more is a lesson to be learned .Jacob sks Joseph to swear to him not to be buried in Egypt, he wants to be buried back in his own land and they would fulfill what he Lord said to jacob before he came to Egypt.
Matthew 15:1-28
This passage once again shows the depth and wisdom of Christ our saviour, when he addresses the Pharisees as they are accusing him of disobeying a minor age old tradition. He points out that they are the hypocrites and also fullfill Isaihhs prophacy "these peaple honor me, with their lips but their herats are far from me. There worship is a farce for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God." :its not what goes into your mouth, that defiles you: you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth. The way I read this is we are presented with sin deciet and evil but these things are just words or thoughts if we react or speak of these things that is truley wrong.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 22 January 22

When Joseph's servant catches up with his brothers and tells them that the silver cup is what he predicts the future with he doesn't truly believe this does he? Has Joseph told him this or is this strictly the servant talking. When they are brought back before Joseph he tells them that He can predict the future, is this still part of his ruse or is he forgetting it is not him but the Lord. Joseph confesses his game to his brothers and confesses who he actually island what he has been doing to them. Was this his intention and timing all along or did God intercede and spead up this process. He forgives his brothers and explains to them that this is not really there fault but more of Gods plans, Joseph is a true man of God and someone who we should all strive to be like and he is a truly a blessed man of the Lord.
Matthew 14 13-36
Jesus does two feats here to showcase his powers of Go, he has five loaves of bread and two fish and with that amount of food he feeds 5000 men , women and children and has twelve baskets of food left over. Later that night his disciples are in trouble with the boat they are in , Jesus walks on water to come and save them. The disciples cannot believe what they are seeing. Jesus asks Peter to walk towards him at first he is doing it because he has faith as it falters he walks into the water. Jesus scolds him for not having enough faith and for not believing.
Psalm 18:37-50
The Psalm passage again talks of the power and might in our Lord and how he will protect all who trust and ask and he will conquer your enemies.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 21 Jan 21 Genesis 42:18-43:34 Matthew 13:47-14:12 Psalm 18:16-36 Proverbs 4:7-10

Genesis 42:18-43:34
Joseph is showing a great amount of grace and forgiveness to his brothers considering the amount of cruelty and there evil schemes towards him. His blessings continue a trend in the Old Testament where the youngest son is the most blessed. This is contrary to the laws of the land where power and strength were always given to the first born. Joseph still has allot of emotions towards his brothers as he breaks down on several occasions.
Matthew 13:47-14:12
Jesus went back to Nazareth and the people questioned where he got his powers from. They knew his family so they couldn't understand how he could do miracles when his mother, father etc were normal. Because of their lack of faith he did fewer miracles there. This passage also tells of how and why John the Baptist was killed, Herod is concerned that Jesus is John the Baptist reincarnated.
Proverbs 4-7:10
Again in this proverb we are implored to find wisdom, we will live a long good life if you have her crown on your head. Once again wisdom is referred to as a female and as she is this consistant throughout the bible.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 20 January 20 Genesis 41:17-42:17 Matthew 13:24-46 Psalm 18:1-15 Proverbs :1-6

Genesis 41:17-42
The Pharaoh makes a point of saying that all the magicians could not figure out the dreams or visions. I believe that this is important as Joseph doesn't take credit for interpreting the dreams it is all God and he can figure what an army of magicians can't. The Lord provides all the answers, this story illustrates how blessed Joseph is and how people associated with Joseph get blessed as well.
Matthew 13:24-46
The Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value he sold everything he owned and bought it, why did Jesus choose to speak in parables. Does he not want to bring as many people to the Lord as possible. If he is speaking in riddles will they not have a harder time understanding the words of truth that bring people to the Lord. The disciples even need to have these parables explained to them so you can imagine the commoners who don't have them explained in private talks with Jesus. "I will speak to you in parables , I will explain things hidden since the creation of man."
Psalm 18:1-15
Q Is this a literal account of a battle where David called on the Lord in the middle of a battle.
Proverbs 4:1-6
This is the direction for children to listen to their parents, again it refers to the importance of wisdom. It refers to wisdom as a female as it has before, it seems accurate to me that wisdom would be a soft caressing female and intellect as being a strong abrasive male. Intelligence is really nothing without wisdom as its guide.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 19 Jan 19 Genesis 39:1- 41:16 Matthew 12:46-13:23 Psalm 17:1-15 Proverbs 3:33-35

Genesis 39:1-41:16
Joseph was blessed by God so everything he was involved was successful even being a servant, Potiphar realized this so put him in charge of all of his affairs, and for doing this all of his affairs went smoothly. The lesson here is if you have people blessed working for you it only adds to your blessings. Joseph interprets both dreams accurately and tells the truth even though both dreams aren't good news for the people involved. This story also shows us how hard it is for us to trust nonbelievers. One of the most important lessons of this passage is how humble Joseph is when he is presented to the Pharaoh, he doesn't take credit for the interpretations of the dreams as he should he gives all the credit to the Lord.
Matthew 12:46-13:23
Jesus establishes anyone who does God's will is his brother,sister or mother. Jesus uses parables when on the boat and when speaking to the masses. When they ask him why he explains that the people truly listening will get it for the unbelievers they will not get it and his teachings will leave them. This fulfilled another Isaiah prophecy Matthew 13:18:23 is real strong. As for the parables used my seed fell on both on the rock and in the thorns, I both fell away too quickly but the message was also blurred by the worries of my life and by my pursuit of wealth even in a evil,crooked sinful way.Please let my seed be pushed to the good soil or replanted as I truly see the sins of my ways.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 18 Jan 18 Genesis 37:1-38:30 Matthew 12:22-45 Psalm 16:1-11 Proverbs 3:27-32

Genesis 37:1-38:30
We get introduced to Joseph (the same one from movies plays etc) at this point in Genesis. The common theme continues with sibling rivalry and jealousy etc. A huge amount of evil and deceit are going on as the brothers plan on killing Joseph for petty jealousy, they then change there mind and decide to sell him to traders for 20 pieces of silver. The path of sinning and deceit continue and this is something I understand more than most how the snowball of continuous deceit is required to cover up previous sins etc. Why not come clean with the Lord repent your sins and lies and the weight of the world is lifted, what an awesome gift the Lord is willing to give and has given to me.
Matthew 12:22-45
The Pharisees claim the Jesus was in league with the Devil because he was casting out Demons. An extremely important part of this passage is that "every sin and blasphemy is forgiven - except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit , which will never be forgiven. Be carefull what you say as your words will either condemn you or acquit you. The Pharisees come to Jesus and say they want to see a miracle, he tells them about his Resurrection to come, he also refers to Jonah and his story with the people from Nineveh and how these people repented from their sins.
Proverbs 3:27-32
Do good things and help your neighbours , do not envy violent people as God detests this people.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 17 Jan 17 Genesis 35:1-36:43 Matthew 12:1-21 Psalm 15:1-5 Proverbs3:21-26

Genesis 35:1-36:43
God directs Jacob to get rid of all the pagan idols and move to Bethel and to build an altar there.They buried all their idols and earnings under a great tree, as they left God protected them.. It explains of Rachel dying shortly after giving birth, the monument is still there to this day. It strikes me as odd that there is solid concrete proof of the bible thousands of years after the facts and people still refuse to believe.
Matthew 12:1-21
Pharisees question Jesus's disciples for breaking off heads of grain and eating them on the Sabbath.The Pharisees contention was that the disciples were working on the Sabbath. Jesus starts condemning these people saying they don`t understand the meanings of the scriptures. They tried to trick him when he went to there synagogue there was a man with deformed hand and they asked Jesus if he was allowed to heal on the Sabbath. Jesus healed the mans hand and for doing this the Pharisees started a plot to kill him. This again shows the power and depth of Jesus, of course he was aware of there tricks and plots yet he still healed the man.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jan. 16 ,10, Genisis 32:13-34:31, Mathew 11:7-30, Psalm 68:19-35, Proverbs 11:29-31

Genisis 32:13-34:31
Jacob is giving all these gifts to his brother Esan, it seems to be showing a call of faith again or all these deceptions the will of god to keep thy safe?
When Jacob is wrestling is it God he is wrestling all night? when Csow meets Jacob it seems as if all is good and well between them, jacob has to asist constantly from Esan to accept all his shifts.
Q Dose Jacob eventualy go and meet his ??????? on dose he not trust him?.
The rape and ??????? murder was not condemed on end journy by Jacob he was away with his sins as no what they had done.
Mathew 11:7-30
In this passage it is spoken in contradiction but the contradictions and tree are accurate.
Jhon the babtist is greedy here on earth but he would be ????? than anyone in the kingdom of heavon.
"Come to me all of you who are wearyand carry heavy beardons, and i will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you> Let me travel you beacause i am humble and gentle at heavon, any you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden i give you is light."
Proverbs 3:19-20
-By wisdom lond founded the earth.
-By understanding he created the Heavons
-By his knowledge the deep foundation ????????

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 15 Jan 15 Genesis 31:17-32:12 Matthew 10:24-11:6 Psalm 13:1-6 Proverbs 3:16-18

Genesis 31:17-32:12
Jacob leaves and "sneaks away" with his wives and all his possessions. Rachel stealing her dad's possessions wasn't laid out as a "bad thing" but I'm sure it is not to be rewarded. When Labam catches up to him a couple of interesting observations make themselves present to me, a thought is not a fact what Laban thought was the scenario was not. the rage and anger that he was feeling was not justified. Why don't we put all of our disputes and quarrels in the hands of God, he is the universes best judge or umpire and he never misses a call as he sees all. Q It seems that Jacob is filled with faith but still seems extremely worried about Laban and Esau why?
Matthew 10:24-11:6
"What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes." You spoke to me in my darkness now I am in your light and I need to shout it out loud. It is clearly laid out where our priorities must lie if needed, we must fight against our families if they contradict the word of Jesus. "Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth,I came not to bring peace, but a sword!" I believe he is speaking only in the context of the battle between believers and non believers.
Proverbs 3-16 3-18
The joys and rewards of wisdom are beautiful and so much more important than intellect and intelligent.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 14 Jan 14 Genesis 30:1-31:16 Matthew 10:1-23 Proverbs 3:13-15 Psalms 12:1-6

This passage is all about swindling and conniving, something I am all too familiar with. First the bickering and fight between Rachel and Leah about the children leads to multiple wives and maids becoming vessels for children. Is this where the Mormon belief s come into play with multiple wives etc.. The deal with Jacob and Laban seems like a fair deal considering his wealth is built on Jacobs blessings and on his back. Laban tries to weasel out of the deal and manipulate it to his benefit (something I WOULD have done) but the Lord and Jacob make it fair and right.
Matthew 10:1-23
The twelve apostles Peter(Simon), Andrew, James,John,Phillip,Bartholomew,Thomas,Matthew,James,Thaddeus,Simon and Judas. His directions to the disciples are simple and awesome, go out and heal, resurrect and give as freely as you were given. Don't receive anything for doing this accept hospitality and be fed. The direction about visiting a city and finding a place to stay , bless it and if they deserve it leave the blessing. We should all try to do the same by bringing people into our home and by being good and honest we will keep their blessings. He also explains how they will be persecuted and thrown in jail, but this isn't presented as a negative but it puts them in front of more non believers. That may be Gods will for me to go to jail and face that with dignity and pride and to speak to and give my testimony to as many "sinners" as possible. If that is your will God let it be and I will face it gladly.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 13 Jan 13 Genesis 28:1-29:35 Matthew 9:18-38 Psalm 11:1-7 Proverbs 3:11-12

To summarize what I am doing, every day I am writing from my journal my views, takes and questions on some of the passages that I have read about from the One Year Bible. I list all the passages for that day even though I don't comment on all of them every day, If you started on Jan 01 at the end of the year you will have read the bible cover to cover and that is what I am going to do. I hope you enjoy it has been a life changing experience for me as the words of the Bible are truly awesome. It is our official launch of our church on Sunday January 17th at the Knights of Columbus in Emeryville at the rear. Northshore Community Church being lead by Pastor Dan Velade please join us for great fellowship and prayer.

Genesis 28:1-29:35
Here is the lineage that I understand it to be Adam & Eve --- Cane& Abel --- Abraham --- Isaac & Ishmael--- Esau & Jacob up to this point. There seems to be constant conflict between the sets of brothers right from the beginning. Cain & Abel, Isaac& Ishmael and Esau&Jacob , a common trend also seems to be that the stronger and older always seem to come out on the short end of the stick. Outwardly stronger doesn't necessarily translate into being spiritually stronger or having more faith, your natural birthright(being first born) is always trumped by Gods design and his will. Do these passages also emphasize that family bonds are secondary to the Lord and his will.
Matthew 9:18-38
These passages start out with more miraculous works of healing by Jesus even woke a girl from death, news of this spreads throughout the countryside. The girl that he healed was the daughter of a leader of a synagogue, this shows regardless of background all are open to Jesus Christs love. In his speakings a truly powerful point is when he says "the harvest is great, but the workers are few. The "harvest is great" refers to Gods, word , love. mercy , strength etc and indeed it is great but there aren't enough people spreading his word, not enough of us "working"
Proverbs 3:11-12
This prover is about accepting God's punishment and directions as not as negatives, if he disciplines us we need to remember as we might discipline our own children whom we love deeply.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 12 Jan 12 Genesis 26:17-27:46 Mathew 9:1-17 Psalm 10:16-18 Proverbs 3:9-10

Genesis 26:17-27:46
This story and passage are filled with much deceit and intrigue not just between Esau and Jacob but it also includes Rebekah. It seems unfair what happens to Esau as it seemed unfair what happened with Ishmael. Both Rebekah and Sarah seem to fall in a unholy way filled with deceit. Q If a blessing is earned by deceit is it truly a blessing from God.
Mathew 9:1-17
Again this is extremely powerful and deep, it starts off with him questioning the religious teachers about them questioning him. He tells them it is more important for the paralyzed man to be cleansed of his sins than it is for him to walk. He allowed the man to walk and used his condition to show them his power.Q The Mathew that is the tax collector is he the same Mathew we are reading about the disciple Mathew. His speakings about healthy people not needing doctors and a great line " For I have come to call not on those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners." This is me Jesus, I am a sinner and will always sin. Please forgive me for these sins and help me sin less tomorrow than today for the rest of my life. I love you Jesus

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 11 Jan 11 Genesis 24:52-26:16 Mathwew 8:18 -34Proverbs 3:7-8

Genisis 24:52-26:16
The display of loyalty to the Lord is overwelming to all involved and the covonent of marraige comes across strongly beetween Rebekah and IsaiahQIs Ishmael the beginning of the middle east nations, Iran, Iraq, ect? again Issac who is blessed by god proclaimes Rebekah to be his wife, jealousy plays a role as the philistines do bad things to him and Abimolach sends him away beacause he is too powerfull.
Mathew 8:18-34
When the storm struck the waters they woke Jesus out of fear for their lives, he rebuked the wind and waves and suddenly there was a great calm. He says to them they "why are you so afraid? You have so little faith. Is this a scolding to them? Should they have prayed themselves and shown faith instead of waking him it seems they faith in him. After his display with the demons into the herd of pigs why do the townspeople ask him to leave? He controls the weather, he casts out demons and he heals the sick, why rebuke him? This is a good question for myself why have I rebuked my savior so long? Thank you for the answers my lord!!!
Proverbs 3:7-8
Don't be impressed with your own wisdom instead, fear the lord and turn away from evil, then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 10 Jan 10 Genisis 23:1-23:1 Matthew 8:1-17 Psalm 9:13-20 Proverbs 3:1-6

Genisis 23:1-24:51
Sarah died at 127 years old, young it seems for their standards, was this punishment for some of her previous deeds. Abraham is honoured in this land and is shown this by how he is dealt with after Sarah's death. The issue with Rebekah is overwhelming and again shows how close to the Lord all these people are, the Lords will and works are not questioned. Not one, the servant Abraham, Rebekah or Lahon or Bethuel question the lords will.
Mathew 8:1-17
In this passage he shows his healing powers on many different occasions but the strongest is the conversation with the roman officer. He commands the officer for faith so strong and far displaying other honestly he is implying a place in heaven for this solider and maybe not for others that had a place reserved in heaven. This fulfilled Isaiah's prophecy "he took our sickness and removed our diseases."
Proverbs 3:1-6
"Never forget the things i have taught you", never let loyalty and kindness leave you. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understandings, seeing his will in all you do and he will show you which path to take.

Day 09 Jan 09 Genisis 20:1-22:24 Mathew 7:15-29 Psalm 9:1-12

Genisis 20:1-22:24
why does Abraham keep deceiving people and saying that Sarah is his sister and not his wife? After Abraham sent away his and Hagar when they were convinced they were going to die the Lord saved them. the story about where Abraham's faith was tested shows a true man of faith. Sarah and Abraham's only son Issac was to be sacrificed by Abraham to the Lord. Abraham was going to kill his only son to honour God at the last minute an angel of god stopped him, above all Abra hams faith and devotion to god is above all else.
Mathew 7:15-29
you can identify people by their actions, a personal example is how I have behaved in front of different people throughout my life please forgive me Lord. God needs to know us to accept us on judgement day. Listen to his teachings and follow it to be wise you will build a house on solid rock and not a castle in the sand. Jesus taught with real authority- quite unlike their teachers of religious law
Psalm 9:1-12
Singing the praise of the lord, he destroys all enemies forever with ease and dose not ignore the cries of those who suffer.
Proverbs 2:16-22
Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman from the seductive promiscuous women, this path will lead to hell as the man who visits her is doomed.

Day 08 Jan 08 Gen 18:16-19:38 Mathew 6:25-7:14 Psalm 8:1-9 Proverbs 2:6-15

Genesis 18:16-19:38
The conversation between the Lord and abraham shows that the lord does indeed have mercy. Q Lot seems to be a contradiction up to this point in the bible, he is obviously blessed and this is shown again by him being saved when they are going to destroy the city and then what happens with his two daughters seems anything like him being blessed.
Mathew 6:25-7:14
Jesus is directing us not to worry about everyday life, whether we have enough food or drink these things will be provided, he compares it to the birds they don't "hoard anything" yet they are praised for and we are much more valuable to the Lord then the birds. what will we eat , what will we drink, what will we wear. they are the thoughts of unbelievers, this is a great passage which tons to it so many things are discussed, worrying, about tomorrow, judging and the standards for judging, also don't waste holy and unholy things on people, also persistence in what you want etc. , keep on asking for what you want. also the road to heaven is narrow and hard, the road to hell is the easy highway.
Proverbs 2:6-15
the lord grants wisdom, "he grants a treasure of common sense to the honest, he is a shield to those who walk with integrity".

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 07 Jan 07 Gen 16:1-18:15,Mat 6:1-24,Psa7:1-17 Prov2:1-5

Genesis 16:1-18:15
The whole episode with Sarai. Abram and Hagar seems to show some petty misbehavings and not godly ways.Q Is this passage to show us we all sin and are not perfect? Even the blessed chosen ones by God, God also comforts Hagar and blesses her as well showing his love for her in this scenario. God tells Abraham about the blessings and the children he is going to give him and Abraham laughs to himself and doesn't believe it. The Lord explains they will have a son Isaac in about a year and he will be blessed. The Lord comes again and tells them about his plan, Sarah laughs and then denies laughing to the Lord, of course the Lord knows and call hers on it.
Matthew 6:1-24
"Don't do your good deeds publicly to be admired by others for you will lose the reward from your father in Heaven". So when we give or do good things, we don't need to do it for others or even for ourselves we do it for our Lord and Saviour. This passage also talks about praying in private, not doing it as a show for people to see. This passage in the bible I truly believe is about not doing things for the show of religion but for our God and Savior Jesus Christ. He mentions the same thing in regards to fasting and more importantly the collecting of treasures on this planet. Wherever your treasure is, is where the desires of your heart will be. Keep your treasures in heaven and that is where your heart will be.
Proverbs 2: 1-5
This passage commands us to search out the Lords wisdom and insight as we would silver or treasures.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 06 Jan 06

Genesis 13:5-15:21
Abram gives Lot the choice of land to resolve a conflict, another example of how people who walk with the Lord make the right Godly choices. The Lord gives all the land to Abram, Q is this a reward?, does it contradict his deal with Lot? Q Who is Melchizedak is he a priest of God, Abram gives him 10% why? God promised Abram a son and descendants, Abram believed and the Lord "counted him righteous because of his faith." This is an important part of faith, not just believing but believing in what we are meant to do and what Gods plan for us is.
Mathew 5:27-48
WOW!! This has been my favorite passage so far. The words are so simple, wise , complex, strong etc etc put in every positive adjective known to man. A combination of strength and mercy, the directions are clear and simple we need to act as "true children of your Father in heaven." Do not resist an evil person, do not succumb, but do not resist is an important lesson. If we avoid or resist evil people how will we a) bring them to the Lord and B) how will we dispute or battle their will and plans.
Proverbs 1:29-33
This was me dear Lord, I hated the knowledge and chose not to fear you. I did reject your advice and paid no attention for your corrections. I will eat the bitter fruit and am choking on my bitter schemes. I have been a simpleton my whole life, I have been destroyed by complacency. I LISTEN NOW, I DO LISTEN AND LIVE IN PEACE, UNTROUBLED BY FEAR OF HARM AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Day 5 Jan 5

Genesis 11:1-13:4
God didn't like every one being on the same page so he created languages, maybe we are not meant to truly understand and put it all together until judgement day. As we progress are we truly progressing? God blesses Abram and everyone that blesses him, he will also show contempt . Surround ourselves with blessed righteous people and you will be blessed. Q Why did Abram disown Sarai was it out of fear? Was this a mistake or was he directed from God? The plagues that were sent indicate that this wasn't God's will, also when he built the Altar where he previously camped it says he worshiped the Lord again, indicating maybe a lapse or break. Q Again when he went to Egypt was this Abrams choice or was it the Lords doing?
Mathew 5:1-26
Jesus teaches the blessings that come with being poor, who mourn, who are humble, those who quest for justice, who are merciful, whose hearts are pure, who work for peace, persecuted for doing right also if you are judged for walking in his footsteps. Don't be self righteous as this is not good, also make good with people who have something against you. These teaching are all about morally good and right things.
Proverbs 1:24-28
Come to wisdom and the Lord when he calls and not on your timetable, in your time of need he may look away.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 4 Jan 04

Genesis 8:1-10:32
God says "he will never again curse the ground because of the human race".Q Does this mean we ourselves can't curse the ground (global warming, eco disasters etc.) "But you must never eat the meat that has human lifeblood in it." Q What Does this mean? Shem, Ham and Japeth all modest people came from them. Q Why was Canaan punished so severely, was it because of gossip or did he embarrass Noah?
Mathew 4:12-25
Jesus moved around fulfilling another prophesy that Isaiah foretold "the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light." The light is Jesus Christ our Saviour, he gives opportunity to repent your sins and turn to God for the Kingdom of Heaven is near. He cures all sickness and disease and he fishes for men, more importantly he teaches us how to fish for men.
Psalm 4:1-8
Don't let gossip and petty talk anger you, sleep on it and ask the Lord for guidance.
Proverbs 1:20-23
Wisdom is all around us, how long will it take everyone to witness the wisdom and truth, will it be judgement day and is that not too late.

Day 3 Jan 03

Genesis 5:1-7:24
Explains the lineage and the age of these people and how they started populating the earth. Moah had Ham ,Shem and Japeth after that God limited life to no more than 120 yrs. God was appalled by the evil on earth so he decided he was going to rid the earth of everything he created. "But Noah found favour with the Lord". Describes the Ark event how God destroyed everything on the Earth and how Noah the survivor lived because he believed when all about him was sin of the world.
Mathew 3:7-4:11
John first scolds the "brood of snakes" as it is shown by actions and living Godly not just talking. Your lineage or your history don't make you right in God's eyes. He also explains how the true saviour is coming and he isn't worthy to be his slave. Jesus comes and gets baptised by John even though John doesn't want to as he deems himself no worthy to , Jesus is forever loyal and without shame or pride. After this Jesus gets tempted by the Devil which to me shows he is so much the same as us, so much better but still the same in some regards. He is tempted on so many levels but still remains loyal and true to our father.
Psalm 3:1-8
No amount of enemies can stand up to the Lord.
Proverbs 1:10-19
This proverb is for me , as someone who lures and who has been lured. "Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money, it robs them of life."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 2 Jan 02

Genesis 3:1- 4:26
The serpent lures Eve into trying the apple, immediatly pride is one of the first sins introduced. Hiding from God the creator for his sins you must subdue and master sin, Cain was not able to and murdered Abel. Jealousy deceit and lies all snowballed for Cain.
Mathew 2:13- 3:6
God leading Joseph to and from danger, there is also proof of prophecies being fulfilled. All the children being killed in Bethleham, also the prophets said the savior would be a "Nazarene". Isaiah also speaks and prophesies about John the Baptist preparing for the Lords arrival.
Psalm 2:1-12
God vs man and all the kings of the earth, he has declared his son the king of all kings. He warns to serve with reverant fear and submit to his son or he will become angry.
Proverbs 1:7-9
"Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. My child listen when your father corrects you (make sure the kids read this verse a few times)don't neglect your mothers instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honour around your neck."

Here Goes

Alf,Have a look at this picture. The cloud in the sky is shaped like a wing and underneath the sun is rising. In front is the shadow of a church. The first thing that comes to my mind when looking at this is that God's wings cover the church and all who are faithful to him. The second thing that comes to mind is that the earth, the sun and everything else on this earth is shadowed by God and is under his reign. The best part of this picture is that I took it this morning on my way into Tilbury and the wing was directly over top of your house.God has great plans for you and your family. He loves you and is showing you this through the vision that he has given me.Have a great day!Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network
This picture was sent a week before Christmas from one of my best freinds I have ever had, it is one of the inspirations to me doing this daily blog. I do not have a facebook acct, I dont read too many emails but this forum is going to be my new accountability trail to freinds, family but most importantly to myself. Please read the bio to see what I'm about now and how the Lord has enetered and changed my life for good.
Day 1 Jan 1
Genesis 1:1 - 2:25
God "warned" Adam about the tree of good and evil, still allowing free choice and free will.
When in Paradise why risk it all? It seems like such a simple question, if you are in the most
amazing place in the world, why would you do anything to jeopardize that place. On the seventh
day God rested, we are not supposed to work on Sunday yet my wife works today and I
provide a place for people to work on Sundays.
Q: What to do when scientific proof disputes what is in the bible, do I or am I supposed to
question or am I supposed to just beleive?
Q: Is everything in bible literal?
Psalm 1:1-6
Good and Joy reaped on non sinners, judgement on sinners "For the Lord watches over the
patch of the godly but the path of the wicked leads to destruction"
Proverbs 1:1-6
This first proverbs gives the definitions and reasons behind them.
-to teach people insight and wisdom
-to teach peopel to live succesfull lives
-to teach people to do what is just, right and fair
- it provides insight to the simple, knowledge to the young and for teh wise to become wiser
Q: Do woman have one less rib than man or vice versa