Daily Bible Reading for Thursday, February 22nd:



Consider the Source

The opinion of the masses can change at a whim. In John 12, the crowd turns into an unbelieving throng rather than the joyful group that welcomed him into Jerusalem. This shows us that there is no safety in numbers – we each need to make our own decisions based on evidence, not what is popular.

"Give us Barabbas" Illustrations from volume 9 of The Bible and its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons, edited by Charles F. Horne and Julius A. Bewer, published in 1910.

“Give us Barabbas”
Illustrations from volume 9 of The Bible and its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons, edited by Charles F. Horne and Julius A. Bewer, published in 1910.

The Jews were eventually able to get the people to go along with them on the decision to free Barabbas and then crucifying Jesus. We repeat that event every time we follow the crowd into some false teaching …

or participate in socially acceptable sin …

or support some sinful cause disguised as “good” …

It doesn’t matter if it is what you heard at church, from friends or a news show, everything you hear needs to be checked out. Rather than blindly following, let’s get better at being properly informed –

especially where God’s word is concerned.

Daily Bible reading for November 19

Psalm 110
2 Kings 18
Isaiah 7-8
John 11:55-12:19

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In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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