November 9 Bible reading

8 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 9  Psalm 121  Hebrews 9:16-28  Ezekiel 17; 18

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?

Many many people have worshipped their Creator by singing Psalm 121. Before we bring a request to God it is helpful to consider who we are speaking to. The Creator of all that we see has made access to His presence available to us. The one true living God watches over us and protects us. Spending time to consider this, to sing this truth, will improve our peace of mind and our outlook on life.

At the time of his death, Jesus entered the throne room, a most holy place, of Father God and presented His blood His life as a sacrifice. Once for all time, He has confirmed this New Covenant agreement between God and humanity. This sacrifice makes salvation possible. We can receive this grace and see our guilt removed and relationship with God restored. For this reason, we must look to Jesus for salvation and worship Him as Lord.

Ezekiel 17 presents a riddle of two eagles as another way that God predicted the specifics in which He would punish unrepentant Israelites through the Babylonians. Ezekiel 18 helps us understand that a person who was once righteous and then turns to sin is not protected by their earlier behavior. Sin brings consequences regardless of who you are. In the same way, if a person was sinful and yet turns with repentance to God they will find mercy. Furthermore, a child who loves God will not be punished by God for their parent’s sin.



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