We’ve spent significant devotional reading time in my two favorite Old Testament writings – Psalms & Proverbs.  These two ancient books were written by a father/son tag team, neither of which lived up to the beauty and wisdom of their own writings . . . simply stated, they were notably flawed individuals!  They made foolish decisions, that cost them personally, and their families and their nation of Israel as well.  Yet God had chosen them, and used them . . . in all their painful flaws, and we get the benefit of learning from both:  1) their knowledge and wisdom, gained in their intimate relationship with God; and 2) their glaring mistakes, that I need to avoid, at all cost!
 
And neither knew our Lord . . . both looked forward to the coming of the Christ, a thousand years later . . . the most significant event in the history of mankind . . . and I get to know Him personally, and intimately, 2,000 years after His advent. 
 
In my devotional reading for this month, I want to explore the life of Christ from the Apostle Luke’s vantage point.  While the Old Testament men and women of God walked a vague, smoky, demanding path with God, the New Testament men and women walked in close proximity with Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the living God . . . sometimes walking side-by-side with Him on a dusty road, or an ancient stone street in Jerusalem . . . or perhaps in a more distant shadow of His recent presence . . . and I get the benefit of their experiences to come to a better understanding – in both my soul and spirit – of Jesus, Who is my Lord and Savior, in faith.  And my faith is enriched as I read . . . hear their words . . . soak in their experiences and look forward, with joyful anticipation, to the day I experience the literal presence of Jesus for myself.
 
So David and Solomon looked ahead with hope, Luke lived right in the middle of it, and I look back and live my faith life today because of the faith report these folks have left me with.  Here’s a little more faith-walk for us this month . . . thanks for joining me!
 
Shalom,

Pastor D.P.

 

Devotional Reading Calendar – November 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 
      1
Luke 1
 
2
Luke 2
 
3
Luke 3
 
4
Luke 4
 
5
Luke 5
 
6
Luke 6
 
7
Luke 7
 
8
Luke 8
 
9
Luke 9
 
10
Luke 10
 
11
Luke 11
 
12
Luke 12
 
13
Luke 13
 
14
Luke 14
 
15
Luke 15
 
16
Luke 16
 
17
Luke 17
 
18
Luke 18
 
19
Luke 19
 
20
Luke 20
 
21
Luke 21
 
22
Luke 22
 
23
Luke 23
 
24
Luke 24
 
25
1 Tim. 1-2

 
26
1 Tim. 3-4

 
27
1 Tim. 5-6

 
28
2 Tim. 1-2

 
29
2 Tim. 3-4

 
30
Philemon
Jude