December 16 Bible reading

15 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 16  Psalm 144:1-8  Revelation 7  Malachai 2:17; 3; 4

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?

King David sings about God’s sovereign control of the world throughout his life. David looks to God for protection. David marvels at the fact that the Almighty God would think about humans. He has seen God interact with people in a way that is different than a human king’s indifference to his subjects.

John sees a vision of the children of God protected. He saw people from every nation, language, and culture worshipping Jesus their source of salvation. In the presence of God, His people find peace and fulfillment. Jesus is their shepherd and they will find ultimate comfort in His presence.

The prophet Malachi calls the people to turn away from their selfish sin and return to worship their Creator. This included their neglect of financial giving to God. The people of God would find their Redeemer listening to them and bringing recognition to those who served Him. Malachi brought a prediction of the messenger of the covenant, of healing, and even another prophet who would call for repentance and reconciliation.



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