Monday, January 21, 2013

60IN60 Day 15 - Mon Jan 21

It's Day 15 and we're in 1 Timothy 1.

What's the Bible say about the book you're reading today? "All Scripture is. . . profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16). Reading the Bible will make your day more "profitable."
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 6 - "fruitless discussion" - Still a popular thing today.  Debating religion for the sake of proving yourself right is largely a waste of time.

- Verse 18 - "the prophecies previously made concerning you" - Prophecies had been made when Timothy was younger about how God would use him.
- Verse 20 - "handed over to Satan" - These men had pursued what was evil, so Paul essentially released them from God's protection and asks God to allow Satan to have his way with them.  The goal is for them to repent and return to the truth.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

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Questions You Have:
- "Basically idle thoughts, and probably irrelevant, but I’m curious. Moses and Aaron turned all the water to blood, even what was in jars and buckets. So what water was there for the sorcerers and magicians to turn to blood? And how long did it stay that way? Did God immediately turn it back to water and then let the sorcerers turn it to blood and leave it that way so the Egyptians would have to search for water? 7 days (Chapter 8)? Or was the 7 days just the length of time before God sent Moses to Pharaoh again? Does Scripture give us the answer, or does it just let us guess?" - It would seem from verse 23 that they got some water from digging wells, so I would presume that's where the Egyptian magicians got their water from.  It doesn't tell us how long the water stayed that way.  One potential answer is seven days (v. 25) although it doesn't specifically say the water changed back then.  Another (in my mind more likely answer) is that it took however long was necessary for the water/blood to flow away.  In the Nile, for instance, the water/blood presumably flowed to the Mediterranean and was replaced by water from way upstream.  This would also go along with the fact that there doesn't say that God specifically changed the blood back into water.

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