The three chapters chosen for today are also very interesting. In John 9 Jesus opened the eyes of a man blind from birth, Since this was done on a Sabbath more trouble arose from the Pharisees. In the arguments that followed the Pharisees tried their best to cancel him and his parents, but the people believed the truth revealed, and Jesus again claimed his divinity.
In Genesis 23 Abraham’s wife Sarah died and Abraham purchased a grave in Mamre, where Abraham buried her.
And life goes on and Genesis 24 tells the beautiful story of Isaac and Rebekah.
2 Corinthians 13. The Apostle Paul said it was his third coming coming to the Corinthians, and he was coming with authority for building them up, not for tearing them down. Finally, the final greetings and the benediction.
Isaiah 28. Woe to Ephraim and Jerusalem! “Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.“
Isaiah 29 begins with a woe to David’s City, the people have “the spirit of slumber,” but the deaf will hear, the blind see and the meek shall increase the joy in the LORD.
The Apostle Paul often quoted the Old Testament.
Jesus often quoted Isaiah, especially when confronting the Pharisees.