April 28 – Daily Notes – Amanda

dr seuss

Dr. Seuss is often credited with the quotation, “Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Though not the same words, Proverbs had a similar sentiment long before Seuss. Today’s Proverb reminds us not to give any merit to those who scoff at our attempts to be faithful.

Judges 8:18-9:21:

  • 22-23 – God had purposefully not given the Israelites a ruler or king. God was their king. Gideon and the other judges were intended to act as guides, but not rulers.
  • 29 – Remember, Jerubbaal was Gideon’s other name.
  • 6 – Clearly Abimelech wasn’t intended to be king, but the people wanted one and appointed him king anyway.

Luke 23:44-24:12:

  • 46 – The temple curtain was designed to separate the holiness of God from the sin of the people. Jesus’ death both symbolically and literally removed this barrier.
  • 50-51 – The council had approved Jesus’ death, but Joseph of Arimathea dissented.
  • 1-11 – It is significant that it was women who first witnessed Jesus’ resurrection because the testimony of women did not count.
  • 12 – Once again, it is Peter who is first to seek out Christ.

Psalm 99:1-9:

  • 6 – Moses, Aaron, and Samuel were all Jewish heroes of the faith. The fact that they worshipped and were avenged by God gave even more clout to God.

Proverbs 14:9-10:

  • Foolish people mock us when we choose to do what is right and choose to obey God and repent. We should give their mocks no merit.

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