Continuing reading one chapter of Luke and two chapters of Deuteronomy, enjoy!
March 24: Luke 3, Deuteronomy 26, Deuteronomy 27 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
In Luke 3 John the Baptist prepared the way and performed the baptism of repentance. Jesus’ was also baptized by John, after which “the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.” The chapter then lists the genealogy of Mary, from the human side of Jesus. (Matthew listed the genealogy of Joseph from the Kingly side, and since Joseph adopted Jesus as his own it showed Jesus is the rightful heir to the throne of David.)
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.
It is Lent. Luke and Lent kind of go together; only two chapters, enjoy!
March 22: Luke 1, Deuteronomy 23 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 1, to Theophilus. The birth of John the Baptist foretold to Zacharias by an Angel, then the angel Gabriel makes an announcement announcement to Mary, Mary meets Elizabeth, Zacharias’ wife. Luke 1 also contains Mary’s song, Zacharias’ prophecy and the Birth of John the Baptist.
Deuteronomy 23 deals with shunning and exclusion from the assembly, how to deal or not to deal with certain foreigners. Make your relief stations outside the camp and do what you have to do and keep proper camping cleanliness. No harlots allowed and do not accept offerings from them. You may not charge interest to a fellow Israelite, but you can be a Shylock to a foreigner. If you make a vow to the Lord fulfill it!
Luke 3, John the Baptist prepares the way, Jesus’ Baptism, The genealogy of Jesus.
Mark 1, John the Baptist prepares the way, Jesus’ Baptism, Temptation, the first Disciples, driving out an evil Spirit, heals many, including a man with leprosy and prays in a solitary space.
This is most probably where Jesus was baptized in an arm of the Jordan.