02.3 BSF Matthew: Week 2, Day 3

Today’ Scripture

My Daily Journal:

I’ve often thought about the gifts the Magi presented to the Christ child.  I would think about how they presented these very expensive gifts not to receive anything in return – how could they, He was but a child.  While all of that is true, it isn’t the main thing.

I realized in this, they could have stayed home and sent gifts if it was about the gifts.  It wasn’t.  The gifts were nothing but an outward sign.  The important thing was showing up with a worshipful mindset.

This is what God did.  This is what we should do.  God planned this time from the beginning of the world, from the fall of man forward all prophecy pointed to this event.  But he didn’t send in a savior, He showed up and did it himself for His own glory.

Where do I need to show up and be fully present?  Where am I distracted and thinking about other worries, instead of trusting and obeying the one in control.  What am I holding on to instead of being fully present and engaged?

God was all in (fully man/fully God) – why should I think I should do any less than be fully present in serving and worshiping Him?

My Answers:

5.
a.
Boaz redeemed Naomi and Ruth at the threshing floor, Married and bore Obed, grandfather to David who was annointed by Samuel in Bethlehem

b.
Hosea 11:1 – out of Egypt I called my son
Jerimiah 31:15 weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted because they are no more

6.
a.
Jews and Leaders, Romans, all plotted to kill Jesus and eventually did: Matthew 4:6; Luke 13:34; John 8:59; John 10:31; Matthew 12:14; Matthew 26:4; Mark 3:6; Mark 11:18; Mark 14:1; Luke 13:31; Luke 19:47; John 5:18; John 7:1; John 7:25; John 8:37; John 8:40

b.
Many have been persecuted and killed for their faith and work to lead others to Christ.  While in America, we suffer little persecutaion, in other countries people are threatened, persecuted and killed for loving Jesus

c.
My children have experienced more than I have in public school and particularly from teachers (often those in authority).  I feel we are all bombarded with temptation and the world.  Television is so distracting – Our family removed ours and have turned off cable TV all together.  It doesn’t bring glory to God!

7.
a.
To earnestly seek Him, regardless of cost.  To trust in God and study and follow His teaching and signs.  To listen to Him over any others.  When we do this we are rewarded with personal time with our Lord – an amazing gift.

b.

Today’ Scripture

My Daily Journal:

My Answers:

5.
a.
Boaz redeemed Naomi and Ruth at the threshing floor, Married and bore Obed, grandfather to David who was annointed by Samuel in Bethlehem

b.
Hosea 11:1 – out of Egypt I called my son
Jerimiah 31:15 weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted because they are no more

6.
a.
Jews and Leaders, Romans, all plotted to kill Jesus and eventually did: Matthew 4:6; Luke 13:34; John 8:59; John 10:31; Matthew 12:14; Matthew 26:4; Mark 3:6; Mark 11:18; Mark 14:1; Luke 13:31; Luke 19:47; John 5:18; John 7:1; John 7:25; John 8:37; John 8:40

b.
Many have been persecuted and killed for their faith and work to lead others to Christ.  While in America, we suffer little persecutaion, in other countries people are threatened, persecuted and killed for loving Jesus

c.
My children have experienced more than I have in public school and particularly from teachers (often those in authority).  I feel we are all bombarded with temptation and the world.  Television is so distracting – Our family removed ours and have turned off cable TV all together.  It doesn’t bring glory to God!

7.
a.
To earnestly seek Him, regardless of cost.  To trust in God and study and follow His teaching and signs.  To listen to Him over any others.  When we do this we are rewarded with personal time with our Lord – an amazing gift.

b.
To be purposeful in prayer and study.

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