November 3 Bible reading

3 11 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.

November 3  Psalm 119:153-160  Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-10  Ezekiel 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?

In Psalm 119 we read about a relationship with God that grows through learning what God has said. The Word of God, preserved in Scripture has been taught from one generation to the next. As a person learns that God’s guidance is helpful, they grow spiritually. When they suffer opposition from people who have rejected their Creator, turning to God for help is the right thing to do. A prayer that calls God into action can include quoting Scripture and speaking the promises of God.

We find great comfort and real help in knowing that Jesus Christ experienced a full human life including temptation and suffering. Jesus did not make mistakes or have wrong motives. He did not sin. Jesus now represents us to Father God. Jesus understands our weaknesses, our temptation, and our broken world. Jesus is our Great High Priest and the source of eternal salvation for all who will follow Him. Jesus is a King, a priest, and speaks for God to us with spiritual prophecy.

Ezekiel is a priest whom God commissioned as a prophet. God wanted him to speak the truth regardless of how the people would respond. As a nation, they had walked away from the “Glory of the Lord” and now the “Glory of the Lord” would walk away from them. God was predicting punishment so that they would hear a call to restoration.


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