Monday, April 6, 2015

A to Z

today's readings: Deut 29:1-30:20, Luke 11:37-12:7, Psalm 78:1-31, Proverbs 12:19-20

Jesus, the Alpha and Omega was talking about the prophets who have been killed from the creation of the world until His time... and He says from "Abel to Zechariah". this seems like He is using a clever alphabetical device for His sermon. A to Z. but Omega is the last letter of the Greek language, and as far as I can tell, the letter we know in English as T is the last letter in Aramaic.

so it's not a clever thing He does here. it's just an English coincidence. but notice that He calls Abel a prophet. what did Abel prophesy? He sacrificed his animals to God, and was killed by his brother Cain. how was he a prophet?

i guess by his life. Abel pleased God by his sacrifice. and, arguably, he was the first martyr. if he was a prophet, and we have it on good authority that he was, then he was killed for what he prophesied. so he's probably in heaven along with Moses and Elijah and Enoch.

God, please help my life and my sacrifice to be acceptable to You, and be a prophecy to the people in my life.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

Beginng to the end.