Acts 11 - Peter defends God's grace to the Gentiles; Barnabas and Saul/Paul in Antioch
Matthew 11 - John the Baptist asks if Jesus is the Christ; Jesus identifies and appreciates him; Jesus rebukes the cities; "hidden from the wise, revealed to babes"; "...and I will give you rest.";
v. 11 - John the baptist is "greatest" among "those born of women". But even the "least" in the kingdom of heaven is "greater" than he. After a little research i have found this to mean that a Spirit-filled Christian with the least amount of faith is closer to God than someone who keeps the law but does not have the perfection of Jesus living within them.
v. 19 - I like this: "...wisdom is justified by her children." I almost sense as though the wisdom that the LORD gave to my parents is evidenced in me. Perhaps the wisdom the LORD and my parents gave me will be seen in what my children are like as adults, by the grace of God.
v.28-30 - "Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Need I say more?
Genesis 12 - Promises to Abram; Abram's journey; Abram says Sarai is his sister
Nehemiah 1 - intro; the king's cupbearer