October 21 Bible reading

20 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 21  Psalm 119:73-80  1 Timothy 6:3-21  Jeremiah 46; 47

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?

God has spoken to us through the Scripture. We can find the Scripture helpful in our relationship with God. We will find both correction of our wrong and comfort for our souls. We find a source of hope. We find the object of our hope, the living God. We find help in the ability to live a healthy life.

Paul writes to encourage Timothy to continue teaching what Jesus had taught. This wholesome truth will help us live as we should, in a healthy relationship with God and others. Finding peace in this way is more valuable than the riches of this world. Jesus will return and we should live in hope-filled expectation. This peace is continually found as we are in active pursuit of a healthy relationship with God and others.

God had observed the evil heart and actions of the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, and Philistines. They were not repentant of their ways. God sent word of coming judgment on them through the prophet Jeremiah. God will provide guidance. There will be consequences if we ignore it.


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