November 5 Bible reading

4 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 5  Psalm 119:161-168  Hebrews 6:13-20; 7:1-10  Ezekiel 7; 8; 9

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?

We can experience peace when we make a lifestyle of following the guidance of God. Let us search the Scripture for the thoughts of God on how we should live. Let’s pursue this new lifestyle together. Many times each day we can thank God for the benefits of His guidance.

Throughout human history, our Creator has made promises to us and brought us into covenant agreements with benefits. Abraham is an example to us of God’s faithfulness to fulfill His promises. Melchizedek the priest and king resembled the coming Messiah Jesus and was recognized by Abraham as a spiritual authority. Abraham expressed respect by bringing a tithe.

God reveals to the prophet Ezekiel the coming punishment on those who refused to repent of their rejection of their Creator. Their lives had been twisted by sin and yet they would not forsake it. God would not violate their free will (which He Himself had given to them). Almost like Ebenezer Scrooge, Ezekiel is shown the many ways that the Israelites rejected God in favor of horrible sins and idol worship in public and in private.


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