August 30 Bible reading

29 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 30  Psalm 104:19-30  2 Corinthians 3:7-18  2 Chronicles 35:20-27; 36

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

It is hard to believe the variety in creation. Our God is the author of life. He makes all things new as He brings new life on earth. We can live out of worship from this truth. As we are “born again” into new spiritual life the Holy Spirit is opening our spiritual eyes to see the glory of God and reflect it to others. As believers, we live in a spiritual freedom that is life-changing. Our purpose includes inviting others into this life. Sadly King Josiah died because he didn’t recognize that God had spoken to the Egyptian king. Josiah did not seek a word from God about their interaction. We should learn humility and realize that God can lead people who don’t look like us, sound like us, dress like us, in ways that we don’t recognize. The Israelites then suffered control by the Egyptians and then the Babylonians. God used the prophet Jeremiah to speak to His people during horrific times, about the results of their unfaithfulness. God is constantly calling people back to repentance and the life-giving peace that comes as a result.


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