Read with a handful of us cover-to-cover through the Old & New Testaments in one year. About 3 chapters per day. About 15-20 minutes each day. Read from the online reading or listen to the readings on the app "Audio Bible." Join us as the "axe of Biblical Love thaws the frozen parts" (66LL) in our hearts. Our focus this year is finding a pearl of great price, every single day. And we will offer a prayer over your life, every single day.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
January 4 "Our Shield & Reward" Genesis 12-15
“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward." Genesis 15:1 Perfect words breathed on Abram. Perfect words breathed on me. Weighty verses for so short a theology. 6 sentences. Someone called it the "lynchpin" for understanding the relationship between faith and works. Abram was fresh off the battle over the rescue of Lot. God tells him to fear not for God is a Shield. How comforting is that to a man who just fought for his life. God says that He is our reward. And the word, reward, means "pay" or "wages." God Himself is our reward. Is that enough?