STMA: Quiet Time

YouVersion Reformation Reading Plan, day 248

I Corinthians 15:35-58

So it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.

I Corinthians 15:42-43

Paul tells us that we have no idea what our life, our bodies, will be in resurrection, but it won’t be what we are now! Our “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” (verse 50). It’s hard to take notes on this passage because I just feel like I should copy it all down. Perhaps I should just memorize it?

Luminous beings — Yoda

Ezra 7

For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.

Ezra 7: 10

An example to follow. What a charge Ezra receives, and from a pagan king.

Ezra 8

Ezra is too ashamed to ask the king for a guard, so he trusts in God (that being his only other option) for the safety of the convoy. Since all he says afterward is, “he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and from ambushes by the way,” it seems almost a calm journey. It’s a long walk from Babylon to Jerusalem, and they don’t even mention the distance. God guarded them and sustained them in their journey.