Genesis 41:56 So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. Henry Law, at “Grace Gems!”, challenged me to re-read Genesis 41 with eyes to see JESUS: The Scripture before us is precious, because every view … More The name is Joseph. The true image is Jesus.
January 19 Acts 11:1-18 (ESV) Peter Reports to the Church 11:1 Now the apostles and the brothers  who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, 3 “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4 But Peter began and explained it … More January 19 Acts 11:1-18
January 19 Matthew 8:1-13 (ESV) Jesus Cleanses a Leper 8:1 When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. 2 And behold, a leper  came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 3 And Jesus  stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And … More January 19 Matthew 8:1-13
January 19 Psalm 18:25-50 (ESV) 25 With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless; 26 with the purified you show yourself pure; and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous. 27 For you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down. 28 For it is you who light … More January 19 Psalm 18:25-50
January 19 Genesis 41 (ESV) oseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dreams 41:1 After two whole years, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing by the Nile, 2 and behold, there came up out of the Nile seven cows attractive and plump, and they fed in the reed grass. 3 And behold, seven other cows, ugly and thin, came up out of the Nile … More January 19 Genesis 41
John Piper, in a sermon, “Exalting Jesus so the Spirit Falls”– gives many ways in which Peter exalted Jesus in Acts 10:24-48, our reading today. Here is just one point: Peter lifts up Jesus as the Lord of all. Verse 36 (at the end): “You know the word which he sent to Israel, preaching good … More Lord of all
A very sobering passage from Matthew today: Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out … More J.C. Ryle: Rottenness of religion exposed