November 28 Bible reading

27 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 28  Proverbs 29:1-9  2 Peter 2  Daniel 3:13-30; 4:1-18

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?

A love for wisdom will bring joy. Learning from criticism is essential to growing in wisdom. Good quality leadership brings stability, care for those in need, and benefits to all they serve.

Solomon and Peter warn us about the potential of bringing destruction on ourselves (or people who may do the same). Both describe the consequences of a predisposition that “I’m right” in favor of a humble desire to learn, placing priority on the revealed truth of God. People who remain self-oriented and lead others away from following Jesus are drawing multiplied pain on themselves. Peter advises us to be focused on Jesus, avoiding selfish sexual sin. We should learn to recognize false teaching so that we can avoid it.

Yahweh God proved to the Israelites and the Babylonians that He was all knowing and all powerful. God gave Daniel the ability to tell King Nebuchadnezzar what he had dreamt and what it meant. God protected Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from certain death when the king threw them into a fiery furnace. They would not honor the king instead of God. The king came to recognize that there is no god like Yahweh.


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