Saturday, January 17, 2009

BIAY- January 18th

If this is your first visit and you want to know what "BIAY" is, click here.

Check in when you are done reading in the comments area.
Remember to let us know what passage you read today!
Be sure to click "subscribe by email" to continue reading the discussion, and be aware of when someone else comments (or "posts") to the "thread". You will have to click that for each post you comment in.

To receive an automatic daily summary of new posts to the blog, subscribe in the right sidebar through my feedburner subscription service.

Happy Reading! (and I'll be back!)


  1. Luke 14:1-24; Genesis 25; Psalms 18

    Luke 14:15-24
    Isn't this still common today? People are so "busy", it takes a concerted effort to visit with others and spend time with others?

    This is one verse that stumps me-
    "If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."

    Genesis 25:
    "Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

    This is what I want to be said of my life!

    v23- "And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. "
    Can you imagine the shock Rebekah must have been feeling? Talk about not being able to comprehend the "big picture"!

    Something in these verses isn't catching with me- is the bigger problem that Jacob deceived Esau, or that Esau gave up his birthright? What was Esau supposed to do, when he thought he was going to die?

  2. Luke 14 -
    "For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." Yes, true. The more that I grow up, the more I see that this really is the case.

    Genesis 25 I had forgotten that Abraham took a second wife, and look how many kids he had! I'll bet Midian was the father of the Midianites. Then later there's Esau, the father of the Edomites. -- Amazing how many of Israel's enemies are actually relatives!

    Psalm 18
    20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

    I can think of a lot of ways that David wasn't righteous. It's a good reminder that David knew his standing before God, that, by God's grace, even in the old testament, He was righteous because of the sacrifice of blood, the coming messiah and God's grace.