Read the Bible in one year: March 23 (Numbers, Deuteronomy, Luke, Psalm, Proverbs)
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On March 23, 2011 our one year Bible reading plan takes us to Numbers 36: 1-13 to Deuteronomy 1: 1-46, Luke 5:29-6:11, Psalm 66: 1-20 and Proverbs 11: 24-26. We’re reading through the King James Version and you have the opportunity of not only reading the Bible in one year, but also listening to each Bible passage online in audio format.
Today we begin reading in the book of Deuteronomy as we follow the children of Israel as they are led by Moses on their journey to the Promised Land. It is interesting to note that in Deuteronomy 18:15, Moses prophesied the coming of Jesus Christ. Though we’re not reading the passage in today’s Bible reading it is worth highlighting.
Deuteronomy 18:15, “The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken.” There is no doubt that Moses is a type and shadow of Jesus Christ.
As Numbers comes to a conclusion and we embark upon the book of Deuteronomy, it is important to keep in mind that this is the last book of the Pentateuch (the five books of the Law). The authorship of Deuteronomy has been attributed to Moses and it is believed that the book was written in 1400 B.C. Jesus Christ confirmed that Moses wrote the books of the Law in Matthew 19: 7-8 where we read, “They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.”
Likewise, in Mark 10: 3-4 we read, “And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you?
And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.”
Moses had led the Israelites out of Egypt’s captivity and the children of Israel followed Moses as they headed towards the promised land. Moses was believed to have been 120 years old at the time and much of Deuteronomy is Moses’ farewell as Joshua prepares to take his place after his death. Moses continually urges the children of Israel to obey God’s commandments and live a life worthy of the covenant. There is great focus placed on blessings and cursings, obedience and disobedience.
Luke 6 is an important chapter as Jesus reveals his deity by showing that He is Lord of the Sabbath. The claims that Jesus made about Himself caused the Pharisees and Scribes to become filled with rage and seek to kill Him. In Luke 6:6 Jesus entered a synagogue on the Sabbath day and healed a man. Instead of the religious leaders rejoicing at the miracle, they were outraged. Luke 6 coincides with Matthew chapter 12 and Mark 2: 23-3-6. Jesus Christ repeatedly “worked” on the Sabbath by working miracles and continually showed and expressed that He was Lord of the Sabbath.
Mark 2: 28, “2Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath.”
Psalm 66 is a praise song or psalm that unites the congregation into praising God for his awesome works. You may see an NIV video interpretation of Psalm 66 in the video player to the left. The video was uploaded by All Audio Bible.
You may also watch a video of the Maranatha! Singers singing Psalm 66: 16-20 in the player as well as “O Shout for Joy” by Paul Wilbur. Included is a video of Hillsong with “Everyday” live.
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