Reading Scripture is a privilege, but often hard to do. Many things call for our attention from the time we wake up to the time we lay down again to sleep at night. One way to help get the most out of our reading is to use a devotional–a book, website or app containing a brief lesson on a Scripture.
One I reason occasion is called Today. The readings from yesterday and today showed a cool connection between the Old Testament and the New Testament as fulfilled by Jesus–and how it applies to us:
So what is God asking us to do? We are to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit we’ve been given—like Jesus and the prophets who came before him. Today this means we make known to the world the good news of Jesus. We make God’s presence known through our words and actions. We are to speak out, not remain silent. We are to act with courage, not retreat in fear. We are to offer God’s compassion to the world instead of indifference.When we pick up the cloak of the prophet, accepting the anointing to which we are called, God will use us to be the persons through whom the good news is preached and the name of Jesus is known.