Friday, February 01, 2008

Day 32/90: Num 34-36, Ps 145-150, Acts 1-3

If you're just joining us, we're about 1/3 the way through reading through the Bible in 90 days. You can see the reading plan I'm following here if you want to join with us. Finishing Numbers & Psalms today - moving quickly. Saw this crazy note today on WP about the NFL not letting churches show the Super-Bowl: I guess file that under "not making enough money."

Key Points on today's read:
  • Numbers 35 really drives home the idea that God values life because He places such harsh penalties on those who take life in any form. Obviously, God makes a difference on how a life is taken and why it is taken, but the overriding point is powerful, especially in a culture and context when human life was very disposable and tribal warfare was common.
  • The end of Psalms takes our mind back to where it should be focused: praising God for His goodness of character, His greatness in power, and His mercy and love on our behalf. I love the joy, the passion, the singing, and the dancing that ends the psalms - reminder why music is the heartbeat of the soul and helps us express the deepest religious affections of our hearts.
  • How exciting to start the book of Acts, a very relevant section of Scripture for what we are doing right now as we lead a missionary effort in the city of Round Rock. I love the emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit (which we are still dependent on today) and the power of the name of Jesus Christ to transform lives both physically and spiritually.

1 comment:

bryanw said...

I don't know if I'm way off base, but it looked like God created jails (city's for accidental murderers) that they must stay in, if they left they were eligible for the death penalty.

Psalms 149:4 the fact that God takes delight in us is amazing.

I noticed Peter & John were very humble and exhibited one of the traits we talked about this week in church and RLG they gave the credit that was given to them right back to God!!! role models for us!