01 Apr Daily Reading for week of March 31 – 6 April
April 6—Genesis 49:29-50:7, 14-26; Mark 14:1-11
Gen 49–by the name of the shepherd, the rock of Israel
Mark 14–”she has anointed My body ahead of time for burial”
Gen – Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
Mark – he poor you will always have with you,[b] and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
Gen 49:33 … breathed his last and was gathered to his people
Mark 14:9 …she did what she could… (oops – did this yesterday)
April 5—Genesis 47:1-31; Mark 13:24-37
Gen 47–Jacob blessed Pharaoh
Mark 13–”Watch out! Stay alert!”
Ge – Then Jacob blessed Pharaoh
Mark – Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Gen 47:31 …Israel worshiped…
Mark 14: 9 …she did what she could…
April 4—Genesis 45:1-20, 24-28; Mark 13:1-23
Gen 45–”God sent me before you to save lives.”
Mark 13–”say whatever is given to you at that moment, for you aren’t doing the speaking but the Holy Spirit is.”
Gen – And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.
Mark – And the gospel must first be preached to all nations.
Gen 45:7 …to save your lives by a great deliverance.
Mark 13: 5 …”Watch out that no one deceives you.”
April 3—Genesis 44:1-18, 32-34; Mark 12:28-44
Gen 44–”I couldn’t bear to see how badly my father would be hurt.”
Mark 12–”You will love your neighbor as yourself.”
Gen – God has uncovered your servants’ guilt.
Mark – They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
Gen 44:4 …Why have you repaid good with evil?
Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
April 2—Genesis 43:1-28; Mark 12:13-27
Gen 43–”May God Almighty make the man compassionate toward you”
Mark 12–”He isn’t the God of the dead but of the living”
Gen – May God Almighty grant you mercy
Mark – You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.
Gen 43: 28 Joseph’s God given dream a reality
Mark 12:26-27 …’I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob – He is not the God of the dead, but of the living…
April 1—Genesis 42:1-34, 38; Mark 12:1-12
Gen 42–”What has God done to us?”
Mark 12–The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
Gen – “What is this that God has done to us?”
Mark – “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
Gen 42: 28… “What is this that God has done to us?”
Mark 12:10 … The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone”;
March 31—Genesis 41:28-57; Mark 11:20-33
Gen 41–”Since God has made all this known to you, no one is as intelligent and wise as you are.”
Mark 11–”whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you will receive it, and it will be so for you.”
Gen – Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. 40 You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders.
Mark – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Gen 41:52 …God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering
Mark 11:22 “Have with in God,”…