Thursday, October 29, 2015

Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord - Daily Bible Readings October 29,2015

Paul ends this chapter by affirming that there is absolutely nothing that can separate us from the love of God. But we can separate ourselves from His love when we choose to sin. We are the masters of our own destiny, just as the lives of the martyrs witness to us in the centuries to come after Jesus proclaimed the Gospel. They chose death over sin because they did not want to be separated from Christ.
Romans 8:31-39
31 Brothers and sisters: If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him? 33 Who will bring a charge against God’s chosen ones? It is God who acquits us. 34 Who will condemn? It is Christ Jesus who died, rather, was raised, who also is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. 35 What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? 36 As it is written: For your sake we are being slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered. 37 No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psalm 109:21-22, 26-27, 30-31
R: Save me, O Lord, in your mercy.
21 Do you, O God, my Lord, deal kindly with me for your name’s sake; in your generous mercy rescue me; 22 for I am wretched and poor, and my heart is pierced within me. (R) 26 Help me, O Lord, my God; save me, in your mercy, 27 and let them know that this is your hand; that you, O Lord, have done this. (R) 30 I will speak my thanks earnestly to the Lord, and in the midst of the throng I will praise him, 31 for he stood at the right hand of the poor man, to save him from those who would condemn his soul. (R)
Jesus clearly sees that His life fits into the pattern of the lives of the prophets. He can see that His fate will be the same as theirs. Though this must sadden Him on one level, still it is His desire to carry out the will of God, as He knows this will be the turning point for the redemption of all (cf. Luke 12:48-50). Jesus is not afraid of what lies ahead, but He does what He has to do and is willing to see it through.
Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.
Luke 13:31-35
31 Some Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He replied, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and I perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I accomplish my purpose. 33 Yet I must continue on my way today, tomorrow, and the following day, for it is impossible that a prophet should die outside of Jerusalem.’ 34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were unwilling! 35 Behold, your house will be abandoned. But I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”
think: There is absolutely nothing that can separate us from the love of God.
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