October 24 Bible reading

23 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 24  Psalm 119:89-96  2 Timothy 3  Jeremiah 50:11-46; 51:1-14

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?

The guidance of God has proven to be reliable for millions of people. Over thousands of years, people have found the Word of God to be life-giving. It is an inexhaustible resource.

Paul writes to encourage Timothy. He provides perspective on human nature to help Timothy understand that some challenges in this, are to be expected. Paul reminds Timothy of how powerful he found the Scripture to be when he received salvation, by trusting in Jesus. The Scripture is inspired by God and helps us learn how to live. In the example of Paul and Timothy, we see the value of searching out God’s truth in the Scriptures with the help of others. It should be a community pursuit.

God speaks through the prophet Jeremiah and unveils what He has been thinking as the Assyrians and Babylonians abused His people. God is always aware of what is going on with us. In His wisdom, and with love for us, God has chosen to give us a free will. God responds to the choices we make.



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