October 12 Bible reading

11 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 12  Psalm 119:17-24  1 Thessalonians 5  Jeremiah 25:15-38; 26

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?

The poet in Psalm 119 has found wonderful truth and wise advice in the Scripture. He is moved by a desire for the Word of God. He finds it enjoyable. Meditating on what God has said is a life-giving practice.

The return of Jesus to earth will be unexpected. No one knows when it will happen. Our responsibility is to live, full of hope, alert and clear-headed. We must encourage each other, be joyful, pray constantly, and be thankful regardless of our temporary circumstances.

God has grown weary of unrepentant evil people and the injustice of their actions. Through Jeremiah God predicts the punishment He brings and yet leaves an opening for their repentance. In response, the people wanted to kill Jeremiah. Some of the wise old men recounted the way their ancestors had responded to the prophet Micah and repented of their sin. Seeing their worship, God changed His mind. In this way, the old men kept the people from killing Jeremiah.


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