The three chapters for today tells about Jesus fasting in the wilderness, from which we get the current day period of lent, the feast of unleavened bread and the crossing of the Red Sea.
January 30: Matthew 4, Exodus 13, Exodus 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Matthew 4 tells of Jesus as He was led into the wilderness to be tempted of Satan after he fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. Jesus combated Satan with scripture, but Satan could quote scripture too. In the end Satan left him for a season and Jesus began his ministry and called his first disciples.
In Exodus 13 the feast of unleavened bread is defined and the consecrating of the firstborn to the LORD. The Hebrews have escaped from Egypt, and a proposed route is suggested.
Exodus 14 then tells of the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea and how the pursuing Egyptian army drowned.
Continuing with Luke and Lent today there are only two chapters, enjoy!
March 25: Luke 4, Deuteronomy 28 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 4. Jesus ministry starts with his Temptation in the wilderness, from which we get the 40 days of Lent. At every temptation initiated by Satan Jesus quotes scripture to show his total reliance on God and His word. Satan also uses scripture, so watch out! Going to his hometown of Nazareth Jesus fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah 61, but in his hometown he is rejected. Going forward, Jesus casts out an Unclean Spirit and heals many.
Deuteronomy 28 specifies blessings for obedience and lots of curses for disobedience.
Luke 4, the Temptation of Jesus, Jesus rejected, Isaiah 61 prophecy fulfilled, Jesus casts out an Unclean Spirit and heals many.
The devil is good at using scripture to tempt the believer!
The Dead Sea Scroll of Isaiah is 54 segments long. Jesus had to scroll down for quite some time before he found the passage, even though he knew where it was!
Notice, Jesus ended the reading of Scripture in the middle of the sentence. We now still live in the time between “the acceptable year of the LORD and the day of vengeance of our God”!
Naaman was a Syrian, and there was no love lost between the Syrians and the Israelis.