January 29 Bible reading

28 01 2019

January 29  Psalm 17:6-12  Matthew 20:1-19  Job 11; 12; 13; 14

Please read the suggested passages, prayerfully consider them, and the questions below. My comments here may be helpful after those moments. The suggested daily reading is for 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 has been expressed through Jesus.

  • 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?

January 29  Psalm 17:6-12  Matthew 20:1-19  Job 11; 12; 13; 14

Psalm 17:6-12  David writes a song, regardless of his rough days, enemies, insecurities, and painful relationships, he writes a song that makes a request. “I’m praying because I know you will answer, show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways.” Despite enemies and insecurities, David sings a declaration of faith that God will hear him. David describes God with “faithful love” words that God had used to represent Himself. David asks for protection from a real threat.

Matthew 20:1-19  In the Kingdom of God there is a kindness made available to people. God has the right to choose whom it will be given to. Jesus followers have no right to be jealous of whom it is given to. Jesus speaks of the value system of the Kingdom of God, “first will be last, last will be first,”. Jesus prepared His followers for the events of His death, burial, and resurrection.

Job 11; 12; 13; 14  Zophar is still convinced that Job is guilty of sin he has not yet confessed. God must be punishing Job. “No” Job insists. Job rebuffs the accusation of these three “friends”. Job states that true wisdom & power are found in God. In turn, he pleads his case before God, asking how he has sinned, and describing life as short & full of trouble.


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