Today’s Reading: Psalm 58, Exodus 1:22‐2:22, 2 Chronicles 31, Acts 27:1‐28:15
Psalm 58 – Psalm 58 is a good reminder to the people about just who it is that judges the earth. When it seems like the evil continually prosper, the righteous can take comfort in the fact that God is the ultimate judge of the earth. He will deal with those who live wicked lives.
Exodus 1:22-2:22 – Enter Moses, one of history’s most interesting figures. Moses was born to just the right family. To see how God protected Moses’ life, from his very birth, is a beautiful picture of the grace and the sovereignty of God. How beautiful that Moses’ own mother was able to help raise him, even though the command was to kill all Hebrew babies. God had important plans for this child.
2 Chronicles 31 – Hezekiah’s good decisions continue in 2 Chronicles 31. Now, he organized the priests, making sure that the priests fulfilled the duties for which they were set apart.
A beautiful summary of Hezekiah’s reign is given at the end of chapter 31: 20 Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. 21 And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered
Acts 27:1-28:15 – Paul dreamed of going to Rome. It probably wasn’t his dream to go as a prisoner, but Paul looked on the bright side. God had work for Paul to do in Rome. But, along the way, God would first allow Paul to experience a shipwreck. Paul’s faith before the wreck encouraged the sailors. His faith after the wreck helped transform an island. And, then after three months on an unplanned island trip, Paul finally sailed for Rome. How good it would be for Paul to be able to encourage the Christians at Rome; even if he had to do it as a prisoner! Paul always looked for opportunities to tell people about Christ.