September 24 Bible reading

23 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 24  Psalm 111  Ephesians 3  Isaiah 57:14-21; 58; 59

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

We have a song of profound meaning to the Israelites in Psalm 111. It has been memorized by millions. From it we see that people who love God should consider God’s actions and learn from them. God always remembers His covenant agreement with His people.

Paul wrote of God’s plan to offer salvation, equally to Jew and Gentile, through Jesus. Over years Paul had studied Scripture deeply. Jesus had appeared to Paul. The Holy Spirit spoke to Paul and the early church through these sources and their apostles & prophets. God revealed His purpose of a peaceful relationship with Him available through the love of Jesus.

Through Isaiah, God promises the restoration of people who are humble. God calls for true worship and calls out the hypocrisy of bad religion. Service to the poor and help for those in trouble are the actions of people whom God will refresh and continue to guide. God is able to save us. God hears us. Often our trouble is the result of sin: either our sin or the sin of someone else. God is disappointed when people allow injustice and oppression. God will avenge it. God will be true to His covenant agreement.



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