October - Reading 15

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  1. Clint Kritzer

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    In our reading for the 15th, Jeremiah gives an extremely detailed account of the fall of Jerusalem. In fact, this is cited as the most detailed account in the Bible of this event. The weeping prophet's prophecies are now realized by some, but even at this point some groups such as Johanan and Jezaniah in chapter 42 refuse to hear the truth spoken by Jeremiah. Even though he had correctly foretold of the capture of Jerusalem after the 2 1/2 year seige, the capture of the king, and the march of the remnant into exile, people still wanted to only hear good news.
    These accounts are chronologically the last writings in Jeremiah with the exception of verses 52:31-34 which are considered an appendix to the Book.

    Chapter 5 of John begins with the account of the Healing at the Pool. This Miracle of healing is somewhat unique in that no faith is displayed by the crippled(?) man. This shows us that Christ is not limited to healing only those who have faith. As we will read in the schedule of the 16th, Christ forgives whomever He pleases. The other important lesson in our reading of the Healing at the Pool is that Christ later warns the man to repent or "worse" would happen to him. This is generally accepted as eternal damnation for the unrepentant sinner.

    In 1Peter their is much to study upon. One thing that should be noted is that verse 20 shows that God always had a plan for salvation for mankind, even before the creation of the earth. Also, we use the term "holy" so often, but a definition should be in order to understand this passage.
    May God bless you

    - Clint

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    Great reading, When reading John 5, is this the first time that the Jews were against Jesus, because He performed a miracle on the sabbath? So the Jews presucuted Jesus because of His beliefs. I am sorry, I just realized I was into Tommorow's reading. God Bless
     
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    Hi Mark -

    I assume that you are referring to verse 16.

    The wording of such, "was doing," indicates that this was an ongoing process. Therefore we can conjecture that there was more than just this single incident. It is also noteworthy that the it is not mentioned what form the "persecution" took.

    His association with John the Baptist was probably frowned on quite heavily, but at that time Christ may have been more ambiguous, a face in a crowd.

    2:18 shows that problems were beginning to manifest after the cleansing of the Temple.

    Also, we see in chapter 3 that Nicodemus had to come to Christ "at night," implying that he was having to do it in secret. This indicates to me that there was already some discord between Christ's ministry and the Jewish leaders.

    This is only conjecture, however, and this is the first mention of any direct conflict with the Jews mentioned in John. This Gospel is a bit tricky when trying to establish a timeline in Christ's ministry. The timing of events seem to be a bit scrambled when compared to the synoptic Gospels, though none of them seem to be extremely rigid on chronology.
     
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    when men are afraid of heights
    and of dangers in the streets;

    Hi Clint, and fellow readers, I was doing our reading programme tonight, and came accross the verse above (Ecclesiastes), isn`t that how we are now with regard of air travel(heights ) and in our everyday duties (in the streets )?
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