September 3 Bible reading

2 09 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.

September 3  Psalm 105:12-22  2 Corinthians 6:3-18; 7:1  Isaiah 3; 4; 5:1-7

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

Giving thanks to God for his faithfulness, Psalm 105 recounts specific miracle provision. This includes the fulfillment of Joseph’s dreams after the testing of his character. God gave him a dream and opportunities to hold out hope. Sincere love, shown by patient endurance of hardships, is described by Paul as the result of God’s help and their response with an eternal perspective. Paul and his team were able to “take the good with the bad” because they chose to look at their own lives through the lens of “What will last forever?”. They chose to live out of a constant awareness of God, an unbroken personal relationship with God. Through the prophet Isaiah, God predicts punishment when they choose rebellion over repentance. God predicts a remnant that would respond to a Messiah, finding a reprieve from the harsh conditions of their day.


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