September 6 Bible reading

5 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 6  Psalm 105:37-45  2 Corinthians 8:16-24; 9:1-5  Isaiah 10:20-34; 11; 12; 13

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

Our God delivered the Israelites from the Egyptians’ enslavement and made sure that they left with provisions, protection, and money. He led them to safety so that they would continue to follow His guidance.

Paul is sending Titus and a qualified team to encourage the church in Corinth and ensure the trustworthy delivery of their donation to help people in need in Jerusalem. Good stewardship practices are to be used in honor of God and applied with accountability to help ensure integrity.

Our God speaks through the prophet Isaiah about a hope for Israel, a Messiah. As a descendant of David, this “branch” from his tree would bring life, as a “banner of salvation to all the world” and a “fountain of salvation”. They get a preview of salvation offered to the whole world. This is God’s plan. It represents His heart full of love for all people. In this way, each Jesus follower has been “blessed” to “be a blessing” to others by sharing this good news. Each day we can share His love.


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