07 Oct Daily Reading for the Week of September October 6th – 12th
Here are the daily reading for this week. Read along and post your input/insights on the Hope Facebook page, in the daily reading post.
October 12—Deuteronomy 11:1-25; Matthew 12:1-21
Deut 11–Place these words I’m speaking on your heart and in your very being.
Matt 12–”But I tell you that something greater than the Sabbath is here.”
Deut – to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul
Matt. – How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
Deut 11:18-21 “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land…”
Matt 12:21 ‘In his name the nations will put their hope.’
October 11—Deuteronomy 9:23—10:22; Matthew 11:20-30
Deut 10–Revere the Lord your God, serve Him, cling to Him
Matt 11–”Nobody knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wants to reveal Him.”
Deut. Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
Matt. – Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Deut 9:27 “…Overlook the stubbornness of this people, their wickedness and their sin.”
Matt 11:28 “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
October 10—Deuteronomy 9:1-22; Matthew 11:1-19
Deut 9–Know right now that the Lord your God, who is crossing over before you, is an all-consuming fire!
Matt 11–“I assure you that no one who has ever been born is greater than John the Baptist. Yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”
Deut. – It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity that you are going in to take possession of their land; but on account of the wickedness of these nations,
Matt. – But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”
Deut 9:6 “Understand, then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are a stiff-necked people.”
Matt 11:4-6 Jesus replied,”Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.”
October 9 – Deuteronomy 8:1-20; Matthew 10:24-42
Deut 8–Don’t think to yourself, My own strength and abilities have produced all this prosperity for me. Remember the Lord your God!
Matt 10—”Those who find their lives will lose them, and those who lose their lives because of Me will find them.”
Deut. – My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Matt. “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
Deut 8:5 Know then as a man disciplines his sons the Lord your God disciplines you.
Matt 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.”
October 8 – Deuteronomy 7:1-19; Matthew 10:1-23
Deut 7–the great trials that you saw with your own eyes, the signs and wonders, and the strong hand and outstretched arm the Lord your God used to rescue you.
Matt 10—”You aren’t doing the talking, but the Spirit of My Father is doing the talking through you.”
Deut – Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
Matt. – But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Deut 7:7 “The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.”
Matt 10:16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”
October 7—Deuteronomy 6:10-25;Matthew 9:18-38
Deut 6—Revere the Lord your God, serve Him, and take your solemn pledges in His name!
Matt 9—He said, “Go away, because the little girl isn’t dead but is asleep”; but they laughed at Him.
Deuteronomy – The Lord commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the Lord our God,
Matthew – The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few
Deut 6:13 “Fear the Lord your God, serve him only…”
Matt 9:28 “…Do you believe I am able to do this?”…
October 6—Deuteronomy 5:22—6:9;Matthew 9:1-17
Deut 5–We’ve seen firsthand that God can speak to a human being and they can survive!
Matt 9—”I didn’t come to call righteous people, but sinners.”
Deuteronomy – So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. 33 Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.
Matthew – On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Deut 6:5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Matt 9:13 “…’I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”