June 10 – Daily Notes – Amanda

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Jesus’ ministry was all about turning common understandings on their heads. One place we see this in a concentrated area is the Beatitudes found in the Sermon on the Mount. Today’s Psalm has a similar feel. This helps us understand that Jesus’ ministry wasn’t made up out of thin air. His ministry was a continuation of God’s work in the world and was reminded us of the areas we had missed the mark.

1 Kings 7:1-51:

  • 1 – Note, it took Solomon 7 years to build God’s house and 13 to build his own.
  • 2-51 – These are details on what Solomon’s palace looked like as well as some final descriptions of the temple.

Acts 7:30-50:

  • 30-38 – Stephen continues to recount Moses’ journey and experience.
  • 39-50 – Stephen continues to describe times when the Israelites’ ancestors interacted with God. He highlights their unfaithfulness at times.

Psalm 128:1-6:

  • 1-2 – Reminiscent of the Beatitudes when blessings are given to those who we wouldn’t normally think of as being blessed.

Proverbs 16:31-33:

  • 31-32 – With age normally comes wisdom and experience – and often, a more level head.
  • 32 – “Ruling your spirit” versus “taking a city”. One sounds much more glamorous, but the other is far more advantageous overall.

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