December 9 Bible reading

8 12 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.

December 9  Psalm 140:1-5  Revelation 1  Zechariah 9; 10; 11

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?

David was at risk of violent attack by a variety of specific people, in different seasons of his life. He sang a prayer for protection. This song was available for people to use in the same way. Singing your prayer request to God is a helpful practice.

John has been sent away to an island as punishment for preaching the Good News of Jesus. On the Sabbath he was worshipping in the Spirit and God sent an angel to present him with a vision of Jesus. John carefully recorded what he saw and heard. We can learn from this specific message to the churches of seven cities in what is now Western Turkey. Grace and peace comes to Jesus followers today in this revelation of God’s sovereignty and the supremacy of Jesus Christ. Through the sacrifice of his human life, our Lord Jesus has freed us from our sin and holds power over death. Our God is eternal. God has always been all powerful and will always be all powerful.

Through the prophet Zechariah, God brings encouragement to those who have returned from exile. As a result of God’s covenant agreement, they hear the promise of restoration and a prediction of the coming Messiah. This King Messiah would be victorious, righteous, and humble. The Messiah would bring every believer into their spiritual function.



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