February 5, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters.

February 5:  Matthew 10, Exodus 29, Exodus 30, Exodus 31 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In Matthew 10 Jesus names his 12 disciples and sends them out to preach “the Kingdom of Heaven is near” They will do the same miracles as Jesus but will also meet resistance. Jesus promises there will be opposition and division because of the message. A most interesting chapter.

Exodus 29 tells of the consecration of the priests.

Exodus 30 describes the  altar of incense, mentions rules for the poll tax and the basin for washing, anointing oil and rules for incense.

Exodus 31 is short; it tells of two specific craftsmen to be the leaders of performing the artistic aspect of all the work to build the tabernacle. Then there are rules of how to observe the Sabbath, and with that God finished His message to Moses by giving him the two tablets of stone containing the ten commandments written by God’s finger.

Matthew 10, Jesus sends out the twelve, not peace, but a sword.

The hairs on your head are all numbered. God knows which hairs you just lost in the shower this morning!

There will be many martyrs. There are now more Christians martyred every year than there ever was in history.

Follow me, by Ira Stamphill.