Bible In One Year-Day 71 (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)
Commentary: Num34-36. At the border of the Promised Land, God gave Moses an assignment to map out the land as their inheritance. Meanwhile, the instruction included each tribe to provide cities out of their inheritance to the Levites; which means that each tribe has a priest to maintain the ordinance of God. Chapter 35 also was about interpersonal relationship in the Promised Land. There should be no killings, but peace everlasting. We are moving to read the Book of Mark. So far, we have been switching between the first five books of the Old Testament and the first four of the New Testament. This is to help us understand Law and Grace; the punishment in the law being removed through grace. The weakness of the law is being removed by the power of grace. The law is a trap to sin while grace is the power to overcome sin; grace is not for you to sin but to overcome sin. The power of death is effective through the law, but the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus breaks the power and sets us free from the cleave of the grave.
Romans 8: “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
This is the gospel and the expression of God’s love provided in Christ Jesus. The letter kills, but through Jesus we have life in abundance. Our reading for today is Mark1-3. May the Spirit of Christ shine His light on our souls as we read through. Keep the fire burning and alive. HE IS ABLE TO CALM THE STORM IN YOUR LIFE, He did it before.