September 18 Bible reading

17 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 18  Psalm 108:1-5  Galatians 3:26-29; 4:1-20  Isaiah 43; 44:1-23

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

Having considered his life experiences, David sings early in the morning, of the faithful love of God. David describes God’s love as being transcendent of this human life. Recognizing God’s love and singing praise to God for it will change your outlook.

Paul writes of personal identity starting with our place as children of God, by faith in Jesus as Savior. This identity is more important than our gender, our ethnicity, or our status in society/vocation. Because of Jesus, we are also heirs to the promise of blessing that God gave Abraham, salvation through the Messiah. We are no longer compelled to repeat our mistakes. We now have freedom.

In Isaiah 43, God reminds the Israelites of the ways that He has fulfilled the promises He made to them in bringing them to freedom because He loves them. God also promises to walk with them through difficulty and to that He would do something new. God will cleanse them from sin and make a path to freedom for them, bringing refreshing in a dry place. May you experience peace today, as you trust in your Creator. God revealed Himself to us through Jesus, “God with us”. Whatever you are going through, God is walking with you through it.


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