God’s Love LEtter
Jesus is watching… and what does he see? –WEEK 36:
This Sunday in our Gospel Reading from Mark 12:38-44, Jesus draws our attention to a poor widow who put more in the offering box than anyone else. Here is an interesting point. Jesus is always watching. Our Father blesses us with so many things. What do we do with them? Do we recognize Him as the great giver of all good things? How do we show that?
This Sunday, Jesus teaches us that God takes care of our earthly needs. He gives us an abundance so that we may invest it in the growth of His Kingdom in our daily walk of following Jesus. Every day, God presents us with opportunities to do His work as we follow the example of our Lord Jesus. The poor widow believed that she was rich in the things that really mattered, so she gave her last cent back to God. That offering showed love and trust in her God. Our offerings, every one of them, show our level of love and trust in our God too. Jesus is watching … and what does He see?
This is week 36. Our pattern is to read 3 chapters of God’s Word each day and watch as our love and care for God and others grows. You can read them all at once or spread them out throughout the day. When we read God’s Word, application of that Word is an important aspect of what we’ve read. After reading each chapter, be sure to pick 1 verse (you may have more than 1 and that is great) in that chapter that was especially meaningful for you. Take a moment to savor that verse (those verses) and ponder upon them. Then say a short prayer about making that verse’s teaching(s) a part of this day’s journey of following Jesus as one of His modern-day followers.
Look how far we’ve come in 2021. We’ve read the Old Testament Books of Genesis, Exodus, Ruth, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Hosea, and Joel, the New Testament Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1&2 Peter, 1&2&3 John, Jude and Revelation. This week we will finish the Book of Leviticus .
~ Pastor Larry Rubeck
Every week, look for “This week’s readings” highlighted in the latest issue of THE MESSENGER.
Let’s encourage one another to read God’s love letter together!
Monday, Nov 15th – Leviticus 25, Jeremiah 30, Amos 1
Tuesday, Nov 16th – Leviticus 26, Jeremiah 31, Amos 2
Wednesday, Nov 17th – Leviticus 27, Jeremiah 32, Amos 3
Thursday, Nov 18th – Numbers 1, Jeremiah 33, Amos 4
Friday, Nov 19th – Numbers 2, Jeremiah 34, Amos 5
Saturday, Nov 20th –Numbers 3, Jeremiah 35, Amos 6
Sunday, Nov 21st – Numbers 4, Jeremiah 36, Amos 7