October 17 Bible reading

16 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 17  Psalm 119:49-56  1 Timothy 2  Jeremiah 35; 36; 37

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?

In the Scripture we find promises made by our God. When we search out those promises, they bring us comfort. Reflecting on who we have found God to be will change our lives for the better.

Paul gives us relevant guidance for anyone who would serve people, anyone who would lead people. We should pray for people in intercession and with gratitude. We must keep in mind that our God “wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth” that Jesus is the one Mediator who reconciles God with humanity.

God refers to the way that the Recabites remained faithful to the guidance of their ancestors in contrast to the disobedience of His own people to His own words. God held out hope that the people would repent. Their king twice burned the Word of God written down for their benefit. The leaders of Jerusalem had Jeremiah beaten and thrown in prison. People who want to live in sin don’t want to hear God’s Word.



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