Notes from my Bible Study for March 23, 2010

Today’s Reading: Psalm 82, Exodus 27:1-19, Nehemiah 8, 1 Corinthians 1:1-17

Psalm 82 – Have you ever trusted in earthly rulers only to find yourself disillusioned in the end? If so, you can relate with Asaph, who in Psalm 82 expressed his discouragement with earthly rulers, and his absolute faith in God. Asaph was convinced that God was the only ruler who would never fail, and as such, God is the only one who can truly stand in judgment over the earth.

If you find yourself putting hope in political ideology, instead of God, you will be disappointed. No political system can solve the world’s problems. Only God is capable of that.

Exodus 27:1-19 – God continues to give instructions for the construction of the tabernacle in this section of Scripture. I’m continually amazed at the way that God instructed His people to take such great care in the preparation of the place where He would dwell. He wanted the people to revere Him.

Nehemiah 8 – Jerusalem’s miraculous recovery continues in this chapter. Ezra reads the law of the Lord to the people, and the people once again begin to obey God’s law. The Festival of Booths or Sukkot, is reinstated, and the people are reminded of God’s faithfulness to the Children of Israel throughout the years.

1 Corinthians 1:1-17 – The Apostle Paul opens his letter to the church at Corinth with a challenge to the believers to get along. The church was notorious for the divisions that took place within the church. Some of the believers argued that they followed Paul, some Apollos, and some Peter. Paul argued that they should all follow Christ, and not argue over petty issues. It’s amazing how easy it becomes for churches to fall apart when division comes in. We need to fight for the unity of the Body of Christ through our head, Jesus Christ.

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