Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Verse of the Day for Tuesday, December 20, 2022


Verse of the Day
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Luke 2:1, 4-5
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.… So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
(V. 1) Augustus was the most powerful ruler ever known in the Mediterranean world. The census was to assess taxes; Romans practiced this irregularly until Augustus. The intervals were originally shorter, but starting at some point, in some locations large censuses probably took place about every 14 years.

(Vv. 4-5) Bethlehem, the town where David was born, was at least a three-day trip from Nazareth. This was a difficult trek of more than 70 miles through mountainous terrain—a particularly grueling journey for Mary, on the verge of delivery, but she rejoiced in doing the will of God, and she was no doubt glad to get away from the wagging tongues in Nazareth.

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Scripture from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.

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