October 7 Bible reading

6 10 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.

October 7  Proverbs 24:15-22  Colossians 3; 4:1  Jeremiah 14; 15

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?

People who were focused on God will get up each time they fall. We must not be distracted by what is going on with people who are choosing to do wrong.

Paul writes about how our life can change when we receive new spiritual life from Jesus. We can now consider the “realities of heaven” more than the things of earth. With this in mind, we must walk away from sin and toward Jesus who is making us new. In this new life, how we identify our identity (re: gender, race, status, etc.) is not what matters most. Jesus is what matters most. Colossians 3:12-16 helps us understand what following Jesus looks like. IN response to Jesus, we sing to create an avenue whereby grace can be poured into our hearts. We sing because of grace God poured on us. Paul instructs us to relate to the people in our lives out of a constant awareness of God.

After many generations of Israelites had rejected God, worshipping other gods and doing countless evil things, God declares judgment. False prophets would not be spared punishment. Jeremiah asked God to be rescued from people attacking him for speaking the truth. God answered him and encouraged him to be faithful in his ministry.


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