Mark 12:28-44,Mark 12. Jesus answered the question: “What is the Greatest Commandment,” by changing the question into a the riddle “whose son is the Christ?” Finally, looking at temple offerings Jesus noticed the widow that gave her all, two mites.
Ruth 3. Ruth’s Redemption was assured.
Ruth 4. Boaz redeemed Ruth, and that’s how Ruth came to be in the genealogy of David and Jesus.
Psalm 36, of David, the Servant of the LORD. This Psalm also tells of wicked people, but then shows the mercies of God and ends up with David recognizing that without God’s protection he too is vulnerable, as are we all.
Matthew 21:12-46. Jesus cleansed the Temple and threw out the money changers. The spiritual leaders were offended that people sang “Hosanna in the highest” at the triumphal entry, even that little children sang it. As an object lesson Jesus cursed a fig tree, the symbol of Israel, and it withered. The spiritual leaders questioned Jesus authority. Instead of giving an answer Jesus gave two parables, the one about the two sons and the parable about the wicked tenants. Moving on, Jesus quoted scripture by saying :The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” meaning that the kingdom of God will be inherited by another people.
In Deuteronomy 6 Moses laid out The Greatest Commandment, he recommended the Israelites to wear phylacteries to keep them always in remembrance of the LORD and cautioned against disobedience. It is surprising how many of New Testament references there are to the Old testament Law; some are listed here.
Today there are only 2 chapters to read.
March 13: Mark 13, Deuteronomy 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Mark 13. Jesus tells of the Signs of the End of the Age, the Great Tribulation, the Coming of the Son of Man, the lesson of the Fig Tree and the Day and Hour of his return unknown.
In Deuteronomy 6 Moses lays out The Greatest Commandment, he recommends phylacteries to keep them always in remembrance of the LORD and cautions against disobedience. The Old testament law has lots of New Testament references.
Deuteronomy 6, The Greatest Commandment, Caution Against Disobedience.
Mark 12, the Unfaithful Tenants, taxes to Caesar, marriage at the Resurrection, the Greatest Commandment, whose son is the Christ?, the widow’s Mite.