December 27 Bible reading

27 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 27  Psalm 148:1-6  Revelation 18:17-24; 19:1-10  Nehemiah 7:4-73; 8

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?

Yahweh God our Creator spoke all that we see into existence. It is our reasonable response to call every living thing to praise God. One day it will come to pass. All the wonders in our galaxy will praise God. Let us praise our God!

Those who refuse to repent of sin and pursue wealth instead will be disappointed. This system will come to an end. The Almighty God will bring the ultimate determination, separating those who worship God from those who do not. The unrepentant will see a punishment of their actions. John heard a song of victory in Heaven, praising the Almighty God. John saw a vision of 24 elders praising God. He heard a call for everyone who serves God to worship our Creator. John heard the invitation to the great eternal celebration between Jesus Christ and His followers.

Nehemiah sought the wisdom of God. Nehemiah brought equal accountability for the care of every person in Judah, regardless of their wealth or standing. Each person matters to God and His servants. Nehemiah and Ezra ensured that each of the near 50,000 people would hear the reading of Scripture and receive the explanation of its meaning in regular public gatherings. They set about restoring the modes of worship God had instructed them to use. In this restoration Ezra, Nehemiah, and the spiritual leaders taught the people to receive God’s forgiveness and enjoy the prescribed feasts in God’s presence.


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