November 8 Bible reading

7 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 8  Proverbs 27:5-14  Hebrews 9:1-15  Ezekiel 16

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?

There’s a great benefit from intentional relationships with people who will be faithful with their words, even when we need correction. This is far better than flattery. We must grow in wisdom.

In the past Tabernacle of worship, only the High Priest could enter their Most Holy Place (where God’s presence would be found) once a year to make sacrifice for sins. The manifest presence of God became obvious by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ our Messiah has entered the Most Holy Place in Heaven, by the sacrifice of His blood and “secured our redemption forever”. God receives His perfect sacrifice, as seen when God raised Jesus from the dead. In this way, we may be free from the penalty of sin. Jesus is our way, our truth, our life. It is Jesus who has set us free, not the Tabernacle, Temple, order of worships, old sacrifices, or instruments.

Our loving God created the people of Israel, provided for them, and brought them to prominence. They became deceived and believed that they were self-sufficient. They turned to worship created things, rejecting their Creator, in a prostitution of their spiritual heart. Their idolatry included human sacrifice of their own children in worship of evil. They became worse than the people they had detested. God predicted punishment, repentance, and restoration. We see God’s sovereignty interacting with the free will He had given His people.


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