September 17 Bible reading

16 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 17  Proverbs 22:28-29; 23:1-9  Galatians 3:10-25  Isaiah 41; 42

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

There’s a benefit to hard work that is combined with good stewardship of resources and money earned. Proverbs 23:4-5 reminds us that money is a tool that will not last forever. We should think through our value-based approach to it.

When Jesus was crucified He took on Himself the curse that came from the sin of all humanity. Jesus rescued all who would receive Him as Savior. God made a promise of blessing to people from all nations in His covenant agreement with Abraham. God gave laws to Moses to show people how their sin breaks this agreement and brings consequence instead of fulfillment of the promise. We receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus. As we receive this salvation we all come into unity.

Through Isaiah God promises to be their Redeemer, a present help and strength. This help doesn’t come from idols. In Isaiah 42 we read a powerful and beautiful promise of the Messiah, a future blessing to people, from all nations, who would receive Him. We are called to sing new songs of praise to God for this Messiah.


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