December 30 Bible reading

29 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 30  Proverbs 31:21-31  Revelation 21  Nehemiah 11:22-36; 12

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?

The mother of King Lemuel offers us truth about a wife of noble character. She exercises good stewardship, self-control, and wisdom. A home full of mutual love and respect is blessed. When a spouse lives out the purpose found in a relationship with God everyone receives benefit. A loving husband should honor his wife and bless her.

God shows John a vision of a new heaven and a new earth upon the ultimate victory of Jesus Christ. John sees the new eternal City of our God, where God will live among His people forever, with perfect peace. The ancient ways of worship through animal sacrifice are no longer practiced. Through Jesus Christ, the presence of God is forever available to all who were found in the Book of Life.

Nehemiah and Ezra lead an accounting of each person moving back into Jerusalem and Judah for the purpose of faithful restoration. Every person has purpose. Every priest was called for the dedication of the wall around Jerusalem. Each of them brought praise by singing and making music with instruments. They organized shared responsibility of financial stewardship of the offerings and rotation of people who would ensure the continuation of worship.


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