When the woman came to the tomb of Jesus bringing spices to anoint His body they were greeted by an angel who said, “He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee” (Luke 24:6). In the battle of faith, when doubts and confusion tries to come in, we must be determined to “remember;” we need to remember what God’s word says and what He has spoken to us. Later, Jesus would appear to two disciples in another form. Because they didn’t believe the woman who said Jesus was risen, He responded to them by saying, "O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! (Luke 24:25). Let’s not be “slow” but quick to believe and live by God’s word. Thomas said he refused to believe until he saw and touched Jesus for himself. When Jesus encountered him he said, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29). We are blessed when we trust Him before we see it with our eyes. He is worthy of our trust and commitment to Him; He is faithful and good! John wrote these words at the end of his gospel: “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.” (John 21:25)
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan