January 9 – Mount Moriah

January 9
Genesis 20:1-22:24
Matthew 7:15-29
Psalm 9:1-12
Proverbs 2:16-22

Genesis 22:2 Mount Moriah is where Abraham offered his son Isaac. 2 Chronicles 3:1 tells us another event occured on this site, and references another event in 1 Chronicles 21:18. This site Abraham called Jehovah-Jireh – the Lord will provide. And about 2,000 years later, from this site, one could see the Lamb of God as He taketh away the sins of the world. While Abraham was willing to give up his only son of promise, God Himself would send His only Son. For a completely different take on the location of Moriah, Islam believes Mount Moriah is near the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia.

Matthew 7:22 is another sobering verse of Scripture. While reading thru the Bible is a great thing, and prophesying and casting out demons are examples of more “wonderful works,” that is not enough. As Martin Luther said, “If ever a monk got to heaven by his monkery, it was I.” But monkery wasn’t enough to get Martin Luther to heaven, and tragically there are untold numbers of people who claim to know the Lord, but He will say “I never knew you.” Don’t let it be said of you – know God while you can – even if you have just three minutes to live!

Psalm 9:3 is a great promise when you’re attacked by your enemies. It seems there are only two kinds of time – before you’re attacked and when you’re under attack!

Proverbs 2:6 introduces us to the antagonist of the lady Wisdom,  the Strange Woman. If you’re looking for a study topic, contrast the two women as we go thru Proverbs.

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