Due to my schedule, I was unable to include devotional commentary for today’s post. Here is today’s reading from the Gospel of Matthew. Reading the Word Matthew 2:1–12 (ESV)1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the … Continue reading Gifts for a King
Reading the Word Matthew 1:18–21 (ESV) — 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from … Continue reading You Shall Call Him Jesus
Shaped by the Word is a daily, Bible-reading devotional. I do not publish supplemental material on Sundays, but I do include a suggested Scripture reading, which is below. Please be sure to subscribe to this page so you can follow along as we read through the Life of Christ in 2019. Reading the Word Luke 2:21–38 (ESV) 21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of … Continue reading My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation
Reading the Word Luke 2:8–20 (ESV) 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 … Continue reading Good News of Great Joy
Reading the Word Psalm 144:1–8 (ESV) 1 Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; 2 he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. 3 O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him? 4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. 5 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down! Touch the mountains so that … Continue reading What Is Man?