Jun 27, 2018
1KINGS 6-7:Yesterday we heard of the incredible size and wealth of Solomon's dominion. His wisdom in organization is evident. During his reign, Israel was prosperous as never before or afterward. Solomon contracted with King Hiram of Sidon to get the materials needed for the construction of the temple. PSALM 119.81-96:God is telling us how important His Word is! Here are two favorite verses from yesterday’s reading: Ps. 119:72 The law that you gave means more to me than all the money in the world. 78 May the proud be ashamed for falsely accusing me; as for me, I will meditate on your instructions. JOHN 6a:In John yesterday we heard of Jesus' relationship with God, His Father, and that God has given authority to the Son to judge all mankind. The Son has also been given the authority to give life after death. Jesus talked about the various entities who witness or give testimony about Himself. This is important because in Jewish Law and culture, assertions needed to be supported by at least two witnesses. The witnesses who support Jesus are John the Baptist, his miracles, his teachings, and in the background, his Father and Moses. GNT Translation notes:John 6:28 Jesus answered, “What God wants you to do is to believe in [Me,] the one He sent.” NLT Translation notes:John 6:27 [Don’t//But don’t] be so concerned about perishable things like food. [Work instead to gain//Spend your energy seeking] the eternal life that the Son of Manf can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”53 So Jesus said again, “I [, the Son of Man,] tell you the truth, unless you eat [my flesh//the flesh of the Son of Man] and drink [My/his] blood, you cannot have eternal life within you.56 Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains [joined to//in] me, and I [remain joined to//in] him. 62 Then what will you think if you see [Me, the Son of Man, ascending//the Son of Man ascend] to heaven again?68 Simon [who is also called] Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.71 He was speaking of Judas, son of [the] Simon [that was from the village of Cariot//Iscariot], one of the Twelve, who would later betray him.