September 12 Bible reading

11 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 12  Psalm 107:1-9  2 Corinthians 12:11-21  Isaiah 29; 30:1-18

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

We should thank God, out loud, for His goodness and unfailing love. God spoke to me through Psalm 107:7 with direction for urban church pioneering. These words reveal the heart of God toward hurting people and His plans for cities.

Paul defended himself and his team from false accusations made against them by deceitful teachers, trying to lure the Corinthian believers away from a life-changing focus on Jesus. There is a motive to help the Corinthian believers and strengthen their faith. There is also a concern that they might not have yet given up their old habits of sexual sin.

Through Isaiah, God calls out His awareness of their hypocrisy. They perform religious actions with the right words and yet their hearts are far from God. People who do not recognize God as Creator (and the implications of this truth) will one day recognize their foolishness. For a time, God will wait for people to return to Him so that He can show His love and compassion. Humble people will be filled with joy from the Lord.



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