Saturday, March 8, 2008

Scripture and Snow Shoveling

It was another routine week in the office Monday through Friday. During my Scripture reading this week I finished the book of Leviticus and started the book of Numbers in the Old Testament. Thoughts this week included:
  • People were amazed at what Jesus did and said “he has done everything well” (Mark 7)
  • Wages can bring life if righteous, income can bring punishment if wicked (Proverbs 11:16)
  • Even in the midst of Jesus explaining his betrayal, death sentence, torture, death and resurrection, James and John were focused on self and asking for favor (Mark 10)
  • The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, and He adds no trouble to it (Proverbs 10:22)
  • Jesus was a human being who got hungry while he was here on planet Earth (Mark 11:12)
  • Have faith, ask in prayer, believe, don’t have grudges, forgive, so that you may be forgiven (Mark 11B)
  • Two greatest commands: 1) Love the Lord, 2) love your neighbor (Mark 12:29-31)
  • Those who desire the important seats and places of honor, take advantage of widows and show off with lengthy prayers will be punished (Mark 12)
  • It’s not the amount you give that matters, it’s the proportion and faith with which you give (Mark 12)
  • Riches without understanding are like beasts that perish (Psalm 49:20)
  • Be alert and on guard since you do not know when Christ will return (Mark 13)
Well, I guess it’s time to get back outside to shovel snow. Thank goodness for a couple of neighbors with snow blowers who came to my rescue this morning.

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