October 14 Bible reading

13 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 14  Psalm 119:33-40  2 Thessalonians 2  Jeremiah 29:24-32; 30; 31:1-14

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?

With these verses we can sing a prayer request that our God would help us understand the Scripture and live by His guidance. We read an honest call for help with healthy focus. “God help me focus on You, on what is right, and on what is most valuable.” We can pray. In this way, we find our life made new.

Paul writes to the Thessalonians an encouragement to believe that Christ will return. He warns them about false teachers and deceptive spiritual miracle workers such as the anti-christ, a figure in the future who will draw people away from following Jesus. Jesus will be victorious over such deceivers. Paul is thankful for the faith, of the Thessalonians, in Jesus. He encourages them to hold on to their faith and the truth they had been taught. Let us draw strength from a personal relationship with Jesus. God speaks, through Jeremiah, that He will punish the false prophet who leads people away. Through the prophet, God speaks both His justice and His mercy. This includes a promise of restoration for His people. God wants to provide for His people a peaceful life. We will yet see ultimate peace and victory in Jesus.


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