August 25 Bible reading

24 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 25  Psalm 102:18-28  1 Corinthians 16:5-24  2 Chronicles 24; 25

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

Despite the exhaustion of troubled days the Psalm 102 prayer describes the deliverance of God as so valuable that it must be described to future generations. In it we also read a faith that God will provide for these future children. Paul closes his first letter to the Corinthians with a directive for them to stand strong in their faith, courageous, on guard, and doing everything with love. These words would have been read repeatedly, considered carefully, and memorized. It would be helpful for us to do the same. A new righteous king Josh’s restores the worship of God. He repairs the Temple according to God’s original design. After his mentor priest dies King Josh’s is persuaded to abandon the worship of Yahweh. He is warned by the priest’s son but responds by killing this new priest. God brings judgment on him in military defeat and death. The new king Amaziah starts off by doing right but not wholeheartedly. He turns to violence bringing God’s judgment on them again. We should be aware of consequences.


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