Today’s reading: Num 1:1–46, John 11:1–27, Ps 1:1–6
Today’s theme: Enjoy God’s Word
There are lots of good lessons today and each can be learned with joy if we remember to delight in (enjoy) God’s law and think over it all day long. Make today a checkpoint for yourself with the bible reading plan, ask yourself if you are enjoying God’s word, if not then ask God to work on the desires of your heart and show you what needs to change.
Jesus’ family line
from Judah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab; Numbers 1:7 (ESV)
These two show up in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew.
Judah the tribe of leadership
those listed of the tribe of Judah were 74,600. Numbers 1:27 (ESV)
Judah’s numbers were the largest, making them the most significant and reflecting their role of leadership. This points forward to the fact that Jesus will come from this tribe.
Sickness, to the glory of God
But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” John 11:4 (ESV)
This sickness would be used to display Gods glory through Jesus.
The resurrection and the life
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25–26 (ESV)
Without Jesus, resurrection unto eternal life is not possible, He is the only way. We have a great hope for our final resurrection and eternal life in Jesus. Our eternal life starts now!
Enjoy God’s Word
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. Psalm 1:2 (ESV)
We should enjoy (delight) in God’s word the Bible and think about it all day long.
A fruitful tree
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:3 (ESV)
When a tree bears fruit it is not for it’s own benefit but for the benefit of others. Our lives will be a great blessing to others when we feed on the constant supply of God’s word.
Most of the above post is a copy of the original notes from the same date in 2014.
Desiring God on John 11