October 27 Bible reading

26 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 27  Proverbs 26:3-12  Titus 2  Habakkuk 1; 2; 3

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?

Solomon gives us a contrast between people who are wise and people who are foolish. People, who are convinced that they are wise, are dangerous. If a person is no longer willing to learn, hope is diminished.

Paul describes people of wisdom as worthy of respect, exercising self-control, with a strong faith, patient and filled with love. We should live in a way that honors God, as fully devoted followers of Jesus. We need a solid understanding of the Good News of Jesus so that we can build our lives upon it.

Habakkuk is a prophet of faith for the people of Judah. He has seen the pervasive violence resulting from the people’s rejection of God. We read the conversation between him and God. Why God? How long God? Why God, would you use an evil people to bring about your will? The prophet is answered by God, asked to be patient, and reassured that one day the glory of God will fill the earth. Habakkuk sings a request for mercy, in response. The prophet promises to wait patiently for God, drawing a strength and joy from his relationship with God. Interceding for others is a responsibility of spiritual leaders.


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