Matthew 26:1-30 is very important. It begins with the plot against Jesus, continuing with his anointing at Bethany, then Judas agreeing to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, continuing with the Lord’s supper being initiated, and Jesus predicting who is going to betray him.
Deuteronomy 25 tells of the marriage duty of a surviving brother, how to weigh with honest measures, and, totally unrelated, do not forget to destroy the Amalekites.
Deuteronomy 26 shows the regulations for offerings of firstfruits and tithes. Follow the LORD’s commands, you are a special people of God.
Deuteronomy 27 specifies that the Law should be inscribed on large stones on Mount Ebal. There six tribes shall declare curses, and on Mount Gerizim six tribes shall pronounce blessings.
Continuing with Luke and Lent today there are one chapter of Luke to read, but also two chapters of Deuteronomy.
March 23: Luke 2, Deuteronomy 24, Deuteronomy 25 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 2 is so well known that even the Peanuts tell of the Birth of Jesus and the Shepherds and the Angels. Beginning in 2015 many school districts banned it because of the biblical quotes. Some replaced it with Frosty the Snowman, something we all can believe in. The chapter continues with telling of Jesus in the Temple, Simeon’s and Anna’s testimonies, and Jesus at age 12, also in the Temple. Read it and marvel.
Deuteronomy 24 tells of Divorce Laws and limitations for remarriage, Leprosy, Lending Laws, how to properly pay workmen, and after harvest please leave the gleanings.
Deuteronomy 25 tells of the marriage duty of a surviving brother, how to weigh with honest measures, and, totally unrelated, destroy the Amalekites.
Deuteronomy 25, Marriage Duty of Surviving Brother, Honest Measures, Destroy the Amalekites.