January 12 – Trusting God to Provide

January 12
Genesis 26:17-27:46
Matthew 9:1-17
Psalm 10:16-18
Proverbs 3:9-10

Genesis 26:33 – Just a few days ago on January 9th we saw Abraham digging a well in Beersheba (Genesis 21:31) now we see Isaac digging a well in Beersheba (Genesis 26:33). We also see the danger of God’s people marrying unbelievers (Genesis 26:35).

Genesis 27:41 – interesting the connection between hate and murder – Jesus talked about this a few days ago in Matthew 5:22.

Jesus healing the sick of the palsy

Matthew 9:3 – Throughout history the deity of Jesus has been attacked.  Many – including Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Unitarians say Jesus did not claim to be God, rather his followers “deified” Him after His death. But in Matthew 9:3 Jesus is accused of blasphemy. AiG has a great Bible Study on the question “Is Jesus God.

Matthew 9:13 – Thank God for this verse – he came to call us – sinners – to repentance!

Psalm 10:17 – Who has the Lord heard? (this seems to be a theme throughout the Bible!)

Proverbs 3:9-10 – Here’s an example of what it means to “trust in the Lord” – the farmer does not know how much harvest he will have. The financial world tells stock market traders to lock in some profits from time to time (keep the first part of the profits for yourself). The widow did not think she had enough oil for herself if she gave to the prophet first (I Kings 17:13). Hannah did not know if she would have any other children than Samuel (I Samuel 1:11). The Bible says if you give God your firstfruits – He will fill your barns. As Arthur DeMoss said, “To be successful you should give God the first dime out of every dollar, the first hour out of every day, and the first day out of every week.”

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