At twilight today, Thursday, April 20th, a new day begins, the 13th day of "counting the Omer"! Today marks one week and six days of counting.
When the New Testament mentions the "Scriptures," his reference points to the Old Testament. These are the only Scriptures known by Jesus and his disciples, and about which Timothy spoke when he said, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
As you countdown to Pentecost this year, take time to dig into the "Scriptures" found at the beginning of your Bible. Then get all the benefits and good work your Father has prepared for you!
We invite you to equip us, Lord! Lead us into your Scriptures again and again. Thank you for this thirteenth day of counting the Omer. Thank you for one week and six days of the countdown to Pentecost! Amen.