Pastor Tony Pierce
JANUARY 20, 2023 ~ THEMATIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE
JANUARY 20 READING…GENESIS 36 & MATTHEW 14
Today’s theme is the compassion of our God. In Genesis we are given the genealogy of Esau. Esau lost much by his rash decisions, and by the trickery of his brother Jacob. God did not forget Esau, and our compassionate God blessed Esau, and made him the patriarch of Edom. Esau moved to the east side of the Jordan River to the land of Mount Seir..and their Edom grew from the blessings of God. God never forgets His own, and He shows compassion to those who belong to Him. Esau had a place in the plan of God, and so did his descendants. God’s compassion granted Esau to be the father of a great nation…but like Israel this nation would turn from God.
In Matthew 14 we find Jesus grieving at the murder of John the Baptist. While He attempted to get away and grieve this loss, and he was followed by a multitude of people. Jesus was moved by compassion and began to minister to them, and heal them. The hour grew late and Jesus intended to feed the people, though there was not much food, He performed a miracle by feeding 5000 with five loaves of bread and two fish…and there was 12 baskets of food left over. Jesus always takes what we have and makes it everything we need, with much left over. Jesus is our compassionate Savior who cares for us. He saved Peter from going under the water, and He healed multitudes by them just touching Him. His compassion is great toward us also…He saved us from our sin.
Please share your thoughts.
TOMORROW’S READING…GENESIS 37-38 & MATTHEW 15