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Sep 16, 2020

In yesterday’s reading we returned to the books of Chronicles, and picked up the story following King David, with the beginning of Solomon’s reign. Solomon gave 1,000 burnt offerings to the Lord, then the Lord appeared to him. Solomon requested wisdom to rule Israel, and the Lord was pleased with his request.

Today’s highlighted verse:

Pro. 26:23 GNT Insincere talk that hides what you are really thinking is like a fine glaze on a cheap clay pot.

We completed reading the Sermon on the Mount yesterday with the parable of building a house on sand or on a rock. Building a house on sand is easier. But let’s be those who persevere and lay a good foundation.

GNT Translation notes:
Mat. 8:10 When Jesus heard this, he was surprised and said to the people following him, “I tell you, I have never found anyone in Israel with [full belief (in Me)]//faith] like this.
20 Jesus answered him, “Foxes have holes, and birds have nests, but [I,] the Son of Man[, have//has] no place to lie down and rest.”
26 “Why are you so frightened?” Jesus answered. “[How little you believe in Me!//What little faith you have!]” Then he got up and ordered the winds and the waves to stop, and there was a great calm.
30 [Not far away[, a large herd of pigs were feeding.//there was a large herd of pigs feeding.]

NLT Translation note:
Mat. 8:26 Jesus  responded, “Why are you afraid? [Why is your belief in me so small?//You have so little faith!]” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.