November 7 Bible reading

6 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 7  Psalm 120  Hebrews 8  Ezekiel 13; 14; 15

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?

People on a spiritual journey to Jerusalem would sing Psalm 120. They sang about our God who had been faithful to respond to their prayer. They sought peace and had grown tired of violent deceitful people.

Hebrews 8 turns the open letter to the main point: Jesus Christ our Savior now serves as Great High Priest and Mediator of our New Covenant agreement with God. Jesus Christ is now in the presence of Almighty Father God, bringing offering and fulfillment to the Tabernacle and Temple worship of days past. We will benefit from following Him and living in a constant awareness of our Lord Jesus.

Through the prophet Ezekiel, God warns of coming judgment on the unrepentant evil. False prophets were making up their own version of the future, “we will have peace and no punishment of our wrong”. Leaders of Israel were “embracing things that led them into sin”, in their hearts. God called everyone to turn away from their sin. The prophecy of God recorded in Israel’s history serves as proof that Yahweh is our sovereign God.


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