September 30 Bible reading

29 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 30  Psalm 115:1-11  Philippians 1:27-30; 2:1-11  Jeremiah 1; 2:1-30

What’s the plain simple truth of the verses you read?

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

What should you do about that truth?

Let us praise the living God who is overflowing with faithful love. Our God will help and protect those who trust in Him.

Paul writes that we should choose to live out of our understanding of the Good News of Jesus. My decisions and my lifestyle can be informed by the dynamic peace of what God has done for me through Jesus. This changes how I look at the challenges I face and the challengers I’m facing. Ph.2:1-11 helps me understand how important Jesus is and how following His example should change my relationships. From this, I am motivated to choose humility and selfless love.

Jeremiah serves as a prophet to Judah for 66 years, recounting the history of their last 5 kings. He called them to repentance, showing God’s grace & mercy in the invitation. Jeremiah was able to do this because God commissioned Him to do so, and gave him the ability to do so. God prepared him for the work and the opposition. God loves His people. Nothing good comes from His people turning away from Him. The Israelites worshipped other gods and their spiritual infidelity brought the pain. It hurt God and it hurt them.



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