Daily Bible Reading “Give Thanks for the HOPE We Have in Christ” (2 Thessalonians 2)

Give Thanks for the Hope we Have in Christ

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17. In the first chapter of the letter Paul wrote to the church at Thessalonica he addresses the tribulations that they have been going through. In this chapter he talks to them about the hope we have in Christ.
Even in that time the people thought the Lord was coming back or had already came and they missed it. Paul tells them of some of the signs of the times and things that will take place before the Lord comes back to gather His children.
Paul talks about the wrath that will come upon the people who refuse to accept Christ. It breaks my heart to think that anybody would have to go through this. It’s my desire that all would come to Christ, but I know there are some who won’t accept Him.
If you are reading this and have never accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, I urge you to pray and ask Him to come into your heart and forgive you of your sins, that you might escape the wrath to come and live eternally with Him in heaven.Paul gives thanks to God for the people and talks to them about the hope we have in Christ. Do you know of that hope?

 

Daily Bible Reading:
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6  And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Things to think about:

  • How do you know if you’ve found the hope of the Lord?
  • In what ways does the Lord comfort your heart?
  • Do you look forward to the coming of Christ?

 

Prayer of the day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for the hope we have in You. We pray for those who haven’t yet accepted Your salvation, that they might accept Jesus as Lord and Savior of their lives. We give thanks to You for Your love for us and the comfort we have in You. We love You, LORD. Amen.

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

– 2 Thessalonians 2:13

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Daily Bible Reading “Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from a variety of Scriptures surrounding the birth of Jesus.

The writers of the Old Testament prophesied about the birth of Jesus Christ hundreds of years before it took place. How could they have known all of this information about the birth of Jesus Christ?

Isaiah told about a virgin who would conceive and have a son who would be called Immanuel, which means, “God with us.”

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14).

This prophecy is referred to in the New Testament during Joseph’s dream in Matthew 1:23, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

In Isaiah 9:6 we are told that Jesus would come as a baby born into this world, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” We are also told of some of the names that He would be called.

In Genesis 22:18 the angel of the LORD told Abraham, “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” Isaiah 11:1-10 tells us that He would be a descendent of Jesse, the father of King David.

Jeremiah 23:5 refers to Him being from the line of David, “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.”

Genesis 49:10 indicates that He will come from the tribe of Judah, “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”

Numbers 24:17 says that He will be a descendant of Jacob, “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.”

You can find the genealogy of Jesus listed in the New Testament in Matthew chapter 1, which clearly shows that Jesus was a descendant of Abraham, Jesse, and King David and follows the blood line all the way through to Joseph, his earthly father, the husband of Mary.

The prophet Micah informs us that He would be born in Bethlehem. “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2). This prophecy is referred to in Matthew 2:1-6.

Hosea 11:1 tells us that He was called out of Egypt, “When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.” This prophecy is fulfilled in Matthew 2:13-15, And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.”

Jesus was born into this world for a very specific reason, to be the Savior of the world. If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, He is still with us today, living in our hearts.

 

Things to think about:

  • How could these writers of the Old Testament have known all of this information about the birth of Jesus unless the LORD told them?
  • What ways do you celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas?
  • Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior? If so, write about your salvation experience. If not, why not consider doing so today?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read all these Scriptures from the Old and New Testament we learn about the prophesies surrounding Jesus’ birth. Thank You for sending Your only Son into this wicked world to be the sacrifice of our sins. As we celebrate Christmas let us all remember what we are truly celebrating, the birth of Jesus Christ. Help us also to be thankful to You for Your many blessings. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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The Book of Matthew also goes into Jesus’ ministry on earth, including the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ parables, and Jesus’ final days, including His death, burial, and resurrection. The book concludes with the great commission.

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Daily Bible Reading “Genealogy of Jesus Christ” (Matthew 1:1-17)

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Genealogy of Jesus Christ

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Matthew 1:1-17. This is a study of the book of Matthew and his account of the life of Jesus Christ. In today’s Bible Study, we’ll look at the Scripture from Matthew 1:1-17. In this Scripture we’ll find the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Often times we skip these Scriptures when we see them in the Bible, but it is important that we know the genealogy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

As you read through these Scriptures look at some of the names you recognize from other parts of the Bible. Most of us remember Abraham, who was a faithful follower of God in the Old Testament. This promise was made to Abraham in Genesis 12:3: “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”How about Isaac, Jacob, and Judas? Then we get into some names that may not be as familiar to us.

Notice in this scripture that Boaz, Ruth, and their son, Obed, are mentioned. We also see King David who was the son of Jesse, Obed’s son. We see Solomon mentioned. Then we go back into some names that are not as popular and we may not even recognize some of them, until we come to Jacob, whose son was Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. This was Jesus’ legal blood line through Joseph, not His blood line through His mother, Mary.

Take note of the fact that there were four women mentioned in this genealogy. Most of the time you won’t not see women mentioned when genealogy is listed. However, when you look at the backgrounds of these women, you will find the grace of God evident through their lives.

In Matthew 1:17, we are told, “So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.” Do you wonder what the significance of three sets of fourteen generations was?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Matthew 1:1-17

1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her [that had been the wife] of Urias;

7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;

8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;

10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;

11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

 

Things to think about:

  • What names listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ do you recognize?
  • What names do you not recognize?
  • Why are some names more familiar to us than others?
  • Take a couple of the names you don’t recognize and look them up to see who they are and what their story was.

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Scripture in the Bible that gives us the genealogy of Your Son, Jesus Christ. We thank You for allowing Him to come into this world to be the Savior of the world, so we might be forgiven from our sins. Help us to honor Him with our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

This is an excerpt from The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ by Deborah H. Bateman

 

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Matthew

The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ
by Deborah H. Bateman

About the book:

The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ is a Daily Bible Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman, which takes you through the life of Jesus Christ. The book of Matthew is the first book in the New Testament of the Bible. It begins with the genealogy of Jesus Christ and His birth.

The Book of Matthew also goes into Jesus’ ministry on earth, including the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ parables, and Jesus’ final days, including His death, burial, and resurrection. The book concludes with the great commission.

The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ includes fifty-seven daily devotionals which contain a brief commentary, the Daily Bible Reading Scripture, a few questions to think about, and a prayer of the day. It is a great book for individual daily devotions or a group Bible study.

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