July 16 – Daily Notes – Amanda

erik estrada

Many people wonder if God’s law was a mistake since we don’t adhere to all of it anymore. Did God make a mistake? Are we still actually supposed to be following it? Are modern day Christians so much smarter than ancient Jews who followed the law? The answer to all these is a confident no. Romans reminds us that the law and prophets were extremely beneficial because they pointed us all to Christ. Christ is the fulfillment of the law and all the prophets’ words.

1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32:

  • 1-5 – Though God did not want David to build the temple, he knew Solomon was supposed to so he helped make preparations for it.
  • 6-10 – God had different purposes for David and Solomon. David was King of Israel during a time of war and he established Israel as a major power. God granted Solomon peace during his reign so he could build the temple.
  • 11-13 – The Ancient Israelites were always sure to speak specific blessings over their children, particularly before they died. We would be wise to take on this practice.
  • 5 – It’s pretty cool that a specific job was just to offer praise to the Lord all the time. Seems like a pretty sweet gig.
  • 26-32 – The Levites’ job was to be the priests who fulfilled the rituals required by God.

Romans 3:9-31:

  • 19-20 – The law made it clear to those under it what was sinful. Those not under the law were not always aware of what they shouldn’t do leaving them innocent.
  • 21-22 – Paul makes it clear that the Prophets and the law that the Jews held in such high esteem were by no means worthless. They all pointed to Jesus who can provide righteousness for all.
  • 23-26 – We’re all sinners and require God’s mercy offered through the grace given to us through Jesus.
  • 31 – As we read in the gospel, Jesus came to fulfill the law. He didn’t eliminate it, he fulfilled it for us.

Psalm 12:1-8:

  • 5-8 – Because we have failed and have not taken care of the poor and needy, God needed to step in. We tend to celebrate wickedness, but God shows us what is good and right.

Proverbs 19:13-14:

  • 14 – Advice to choose your spouse wisely.

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