September 15 Bible reading

14 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 15  Psalm 107:23-32  Galatians 2:1-10  Isaiah 36; 37

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

Psalm 107 repeatedly calls for praise to the God of faithful supernatural love. The Holy Spirit spoke to me through verses 7 and 30 with direction for our move to Baltimore. Our God still responds to people calling for help out of distress.

Paul refutes false teaching. He includes a description of his own submission to spiritual authority. The leaders of the church had identified people who were pretending to be Jesus followers. Peter, James, and John recognized Paul’s ministry, approved of the content of his teaching, and encouraged more ministry to the poor. It’s crucial for us to recognize this interaction now as people are trying to cut out Paul’s teaching from Scripture.

Sennacherib, the evil king of Assyria, laid siege to Jerusalem and with arrogant defiance mocked the Israelites’ trust in Yahweh. Israel’s king Hezekiah turned to the prophet Isaiah, asking for God’s help. Our God had observed this evil king and rescued His people with specific miracles.



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