Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day

Luke

Luke 11:27-28

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 17, 2019 – Thursday Luke 11:27-28  NIV 27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.”   28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Comments Three initial reactions upon reading the two verses above. First, what were the things Jesus was saying? Next,…
Luke

Luke 8:24-25

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 16, 2019 – Wednesday Luke 8:24-25  NIV 24 The disciples went and woke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” He asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and…
Luke

Luke 2:51

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 15, 2019 – Tuesday Luke 2:51  NIV 51 Then He went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. Comments For context let’s provide a number of preceding verses for the time when Jesus was twelve years old and had traveled to Jerusalem with His parents for the Festival of the Passover. 43 After the festival…
Mark

Mark 4:41

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 14, 2019 – Monday Mark 4:41  NIV 41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” Comments We have already looked at this event recently on October 8th in Matthew 8:27 which read The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” At that time we…
Mark

Mark 1:27

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 11, 2019 – Friday Mark 1:27  NIV 27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” Comments Jesus and His disciples had arrived recently in Capernaum where Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. There 22 The people were amazed at His teaching, because…
Matthew

Matthew 28:16-20

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 10, 2019 – Thursday Matthew 28:16-20  NIV 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name…
Matthew

Matthew 8:26

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 09, 2019 – Wednesday Matthew 8:26  NIV 26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. Comments Today really consists of additional comments on what was said yesterday as a reader wrote in and said, He rebuked the wind in the same fashion as He rebuked the demons,…
Matthew

Matthew 8:27

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 08, 2019 – Tuesday Matthew 8:27  NIV 27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” Comments Who were these men? Where were they? What man were they talking about? Why were they amazed? Great question to start with our first posting from the New Testament. So let’s get started on getting the answers to…
Zechariah

Zechariah 6:15

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 07, 2019 – Monday Zechariah 6:15  NIV 15 Those who are far away will come and help to build the temple of the Lord, and you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you. This will happen if you diligently obey the Lord your God. Comments Perhaps it is fitting we come to the end of the word obey in the Old Testament in…
Zechariah

Zechariah 3:6-7

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 04, 2019 – Friday Zechariah 3:6-7  NIV 6 The angel of the Lord gave this charge to Joshua: 7 “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘If you will walk in obedience to Me and keep My requirements, then you will govern My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here. Comments Before we get to chapter three…
Haggai

Haggai 1:12

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 03, 2019 – Thursday (On Friday – Short explanation: Have been very ill and bed-ridden since Wednesday night. Still weak, but up and about so this morning will do Thursday’s and then Friday’s Verse of the Day) Haggai 1:12   NIV 12 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant of the people obeyed the voice of the Lord their…
Jeremiah

Zephaniah 3:1-5

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * October 02, 2019 – Wednesday Zephaniah 3:1-5   NIV 1 Woe to the city of oppressors, rebellious and defiled! 2 She obeys no one, she accepts no correction.  She does not trust in the Lord, she does not draw near to her God. 3 Her officials within her are roaring lions; her rulers are evening wolves, who leave nothing for the morning. 4 Her prophets are unprincipled; they are treacherous people. Her priests profane…