August 23 Bible reading

22 08 2018

Each day of the year I’ll post verses to read, with the purpose of reading through the whole Bible within a year.

Reading the Bible is helpful in taking next steps to follow Jesus. It may not be easy and yet it can be rewarding. Digging into Scripture alongside people you know is a life-giving way to pursue answers together. We discover the love that God has for us, expressed through Jesus.

Please read the verses below, prayerfully consider them, and then my comments may be helpful after those moments.

August 23: Psalm 102:12-17  1 Corinthians 15:35-49  2 Chronicles 18:28-34; 19; 20; 21:1-3

Exhausted and yet crying out for help from God this prayer recognizes God as powerful and able to help, Psalm 102. When Christ returns to earth, we will discover our new bodies strong and ready to live forever. We will enjoy the glory of the resurrected Jesus in eternal life. As the prophet predicted, King Arab was killed in a battle that God had warned of. The king did not listen to the many words from the prophet of God but rebelled to follow his own way. King Jehoshaphat has brought the anger of God by helping the evil king Arab. Jehoshaphat called the people to fasting and prayer. God responded, causing the enemy armies to kill each other leaving a vast amount of resources for the army of Judah to collect. They didn’t have to fight their own battle. Despite this miracle Jehoshaphat did not complete remove idolatry from Judah and again helped an evil king of Israel. God brought consequences again.

 

Based on today’s reading, what is one thing God is saying to you?


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