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February 19th: Genesis 49 & Matthew 7

Alastair Roberts

February 19th: Genesis 49 & Matthew 7

February 18, 2020
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Jacob blesses his sons. The warnings of the Sermon on the Mount.

Deuteronomy 33 (the Song of Moses); 2 Samuel 22 (David's Song of Deliverance); Judges 5 (the Song of Deborah); Genesis 29-30 (the birth and naming of the sons); Genesis 35:22 (Reuben's sin); Genesis 9:20-27 (the sin of Ham); Genesis 34 (the vengeance of Simeon and Levi); Genesis 34:30 (possibly alluded to in the hamstringing of the ox); Numbers 1:23/26:14 (the decrease in the numbers of Simeon); Joshua 19:1-9 (Simeon assigned an enclave); Joshua 13:14 (Levi's dispersal); Numbers 25 & 31 (Phinehas the Levite kills Zimri the Simeonite and the aftermath); Genesis 38 (Judah and Tamar); Zechariah 9:9 (the Messiah and the ass/colt); Deuteronomy 33:18 (Zebulun and Issachar in the Song of Moses); Josephus, Antiquities 5.1.22 (statements concerning Zebulun's territory); Genesis 3:15 (the serpent and the heel); Judges 17-18 (the Danites migrating).

Matthew 5:7, 6:14-15 (the measure you measure being measured to you); Luke 6:37-38 (Luke's version); Romans 2:1 (the challenge to the hypocritical judge); Deuteronomy 19:18-21 (judging hostile witnesses); 2 Samuel 12:1-15 (Nathan's judgment of David through his judgment); James 2:12-13 (judging as those to be judged by the law of liberty); Luke 11:9-13 (asking and receiving the gift of the Spirit); Tobit 4:15 (another example of the Golden Rule); Leviticus 19:18 (Golden Rule in the Old Testament); John 14:6 (Jesus the Way, the Truth, and the Life); Matthew 10:16 (lambs in the midst of wolves); Matthew 24 (warnings of false prophets); Deuteronomy 13, 18:21-22 (marks of false prophets); Psalm 6:8 ('depart from me'); Proverbs 9 (wisdom and folly contrast); Psalm 1 (contrast between the righteous and the unrighteous man); Proverbs 24:3 (building a house by wisdom).

Reflections upon the readings from the ACNA Book of Common Prayer (http://bcp2019.anglicanchurch.net/).

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