MAY 29

Deuteronomy 7:11 - 8:20
In Deuteronomy 7:11-8:20, Moses addresses the Israelites as they prepare to enter the Promised Land. He reminds them of God's covenant with them and warns them to obey His commands, so that they will prosper in the land. Moses emphasizes that God is a faithful God who keeps His promises, but He also expects obedience from His people.

Moses encourages the Israelites to remember God's faithfulness in the past, especially how He delivered them from Egypt and provided for them in the wilderness. He warns them not to forget God once they are settled in the land and have plenty, but to continue to follow His commands and keep Him at the center of their lives.

Moses also reminds them of the consequences of disobedience, including being driven out of the land and suffering hardships. He urges them to be diligent in their obedience to God, so that they may enjoy the blessings He has promised them.

Overall, this passage emphasizes the importance of obedience to God and the need to remember His faithfulness in the past. It encourages the Israelites to trust in God and to rely on Him as they enter the Promised Land.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 - 10:20
Ecclesiastes 9:11-10:20 discusses the unpredictable nature of life and the importance of wisdom and discernment. The author acknowledges that success and failure often occur due to chance rather than skill or effort. However, he encourages readers to make the most of their opportunities and to use wisdom to navigate life's uncertainties.

In Chapter 10, the author highlights the dangers of foolishness and advises readers to avoid foolish behavior, such as laziness, arrogance, and gossip. He emphasizes the importance of humility, hard work, and obedience to authority.

Overall, the passage encourages readers to live wisely, to seek God's guidance, and to trust in his sovereignty, even in the midst of life's uncertainties.

Luke 8:40-56
In Luke 8:40-56, we see two intertwined stories of healing. First, a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, comes to Jesus and begs Him to heal his dying daughter. Jesus agrees to go with him, but on the way, a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years touches His cloak and is healed instantly. Jesus stops and speaks to her, commending her faith and telling her to go in peace. While they are still speaking, messengers arrive to tell Jairus that his daughter has died, but Jesus tells him not to be afraid and to have faith. When they arrive at Jairus' house, Jesus goes into the girl's room and takes her by the hand, telling her to get up. She immediately comes back to life, and everyone is amazed.

These stories demonstrate Jesus' power over sickness and death, as well as His compassion for those who suffer. They also highlight the importance of faith, as both the woman and Jairus had faith in Jesus' ability to heal. Overall, this passage shows that Jesus came to bring healing and life, and that those who put their trust in Him will not be disappointed.