17 Mar Daily Reading for week of 17 – 23 March
March 23—Genesis 27:1-29; Mark 8:22-38
Gen 27–May God give you showers from the sky, olive oil from the earth, plenty of grain and new wine.
Mark 8–”You are not thinking God’s thoughts but human thoughts.”
Gen – May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness— an abundance of grain and new wine.
Mark – “Who do you say I am?”
Gen 23:28 God give you of heaven’s dew and of earth’s richness –an abundance of grain and new wine.
Mark 8:29 …Peter answered, “You are the Christ.”
March 22—Genesis 24:32-52, 61-67; Mark 8:1-21
Gen 24–”The Lord, whom I’ve traveled with everywhere, will send His messenger with you and make your trip successful”
Mark 8–”Don’t you understand? Are your hearts so resistant to what God is doing?”
Gen – “This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. 51 Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.”
Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember?
Gen 24:50 …This s from the Lord…
Mark 8: 21 …”Do you still not understand?”
March 21—Genesis 24:1-31; Mark 7:24-37
Gen 24–”Lord, God of my master Abraham, make something good happen for me today”
Mark 7–At once, his ears opened, his twisted tongue was released, and he began to speak clearly.
Gen – “Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.”
Mark – He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him,
Gen 24:12 Then he prayed, “O Lord,…give me success today…”
Mark 7:37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. ” He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
March 20—Genesis 22:1-9; Mark 7:1-23
Gen 22–”God will see to it, my son.”
Mark 7–”You ignore God’s commandment while holding on to rules created by humans and handed down to you.”
Gen – Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac
Mark – You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”
Gen 22:9 … God himself will provide the lamb…
Mark 7:8 ” You have let go of the commands of God and are holding with the traditions of men.”
March 19—Genesis 21:1-21; Mark 6:35-56
Gen 21–”God has given me laughter”
Mark 6–Everyone ate until they were full.
Gen – Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.”
Mark – “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
Gen 21 God keeps his promises
Mark 6 Jesus provides
March 18—Genesis 18:1-15; Mark 6:14-34
Gen 18–Is anything too difficult for the Lord?
Mark 6–”Come by yourselves to a secluded place and rest for a while.”
Gen – “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord?
Mark – When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.
Gen 18:13 Is anything too hard for the Lord?
Mark 6:34 …he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd.
March 17—Genesis 16:1-9, 15—17:22; Mark 6:1-13
Gen 16–17–”Your flesh will embody My covenant as an enduring covenant.”
Mark 6–they went out and proclaimed that people should change their hearts and lives.
Gen – “I am God Almighty[a]; walk before me faithfully and be blameless. 2 Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”
Mark – if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”
Gen 17:1 …”I am God Almighty, walk before me and be blameless.”
Mark 6:12 They went out and preached that people should repent.