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Todays Daily Bible Readings for Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Abraham & Zacchaeus

Gen 18:6-8 Abrahams zeal for the Truth is the example for all true sons of Abraham.   3 keywords are used to describe the reaction of Abraham in providing hospitality to the three Angels who visited him. Ran, Hastened, & stood. Gen 18:2  he ran to meet them: Abraham ran unto the herd[7] Gen 18:6 …


I am thy shield & exceeding great reward.

I am thy shield & exceeding great reward. Gen 15:1 Abraham had refused the spoils of war offered by The King of Sodom. Gen 14:21-24 ” lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich” Now God responds by saying he will protect him & reward him. Abrahams concern is that he is childless Gen…


The Revenger of Blood.

Num 35:19 The Revenger of Blood. This expression only occurs in Numbers 35, where we find it six times. The Heb is ga’al which is normally used of a near Kinsman or redeemer. It means to redeem & is translated as redeemer in Job 19:25; Psa 19:14; Psa 78:35 etc. It is translated as “avenger…


Destroy all their Pictures.

Num 33:52 Pictures. It is interesting that they had to destroy their “pictures”, what were they? were they pictures as we know them? In this regard there is no record of any drawing, or art in Israel. The word used for pictures = 04906 – maskiyth only occurs on six occasions, it means a figure,…


The Warfare of Faith.

Num 31:8 The warfare of Faith. Zur was one of the five Kings slain, he was the father of Cozbi the Midianite woman slain in Num 25:15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in…


The way of Balaam.

Num 24:25 Balaam returned to his place. Num 24:25 The record says Balaam ‘returned to his place’ But in the “Holy war” of Num 31:2 against the Midianites Balaam was slain. Num 31:8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and…


Zacchaeus, Son of Abraham.

  Luke 19:9 Zacchaeus a son of Abraham, We read the words of Jesus in Luk 19:9 ?This day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham Why did Jesus say “This day is Salvation come to this house” ?— two reasons. 1] Jesus in the Hebrew Yahshua…


The unjust steward & the Mammon of unrighteousness.

Luke 16:8-9 The Unjust Steward & the Mammon of unrighteousness. The Unjust Steward was prepared to gamble, there was no guarantee his Lord’s debtors would receive him, nor was there any guarantee that his Lord would commend him. But the children of this world are quick to seize every opportunity to prosper in this life….


The 276 Souls saved on the journey of life.

Num 3:45-46   276 Souls saved on the Voyage of life. The story of Paul’s voyage & shipwreck has many parallels with our voyage of Life. But of particular interest in relation to today’s reading in Num 3:46 is the number of people saved, there were 276 souls in the ship. Of which 3 were…


Baptism of Fire.

Luk 12:49. What did Jesus mean “I am come to send fire on the earth” Jesus had come to bring the fire of judgement upon the Jewish earth, — he was to throughly purge his floor. — the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire, this was speaking of the fire of destruction of AD…