Welcome to the Everything Beautiful Bible reading summary week 2! I feel like this reading challenge has consistently reminded me to place my hope in everlasting beauty, namely the Word of God. I truly enjoy the beauty God has created and the eyes to see beauty in the every day, but mostly He is teaching me to focus on eternal things and remember the beauty in things that really matter. Let’s take a look at a short summary of this week’s readings, shall we?
This world is temporary and won’t last. If we can remember this each day, especially when searching for beauty like we are in this month’s #biblereadingchallenge, then when trials come, the knowledge of the character being built and the glory of our future home in heaven will be beauty discovered. “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. ” James 1:12#everythingbeautiful #biblereading
With a box tucked under her arm, bravely she approached Jesus the Master. Her fingers possibly shaking, she poured out both her savings and her heart. Her intentions were misunderstood by all those in the room except Jesus. He not only understood, he declared her beautiful.#everythingbeautiful #biblereading
Feet don’t get the glory of a smile. They aren’t romantically gifted like a twinkle of the eye. But oh how necessary they are. And their function- what they bring to the table- is what makes them beautiful. #everythingbeautiful#biblereading
Though named for its beauty, the gate had nothing on the glorious miracle that filled the people with wonder. (v. 10) Today I’m asking for that kind of beauty. The kind that makes people stop and think: “There’s something different about her. How could someone be so filled with love?” And the answer is only Jesus.#everythingbeautiful #biblereading
He is Holy and creation both whispers and shouts his glory.#everythingbeautiful #biblereading ps: you should know I accidentally read this passage instead of Isaiah 61 today. But the Lord speaks through “accidents.” So he uses my poor vision. 🙂 off to read Isaiah 61 according to schedule.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion–to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” #everythingbeautiful #biblereading
Have a great day!