January 30 Bible reading

29 01 2019

January 30  Psalm 17:13-15  Matthew 20:20-34  Job 15; 16; 17; 18

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 30  Psalm 17:13-15  Matthew 20:20-34  Job 15; 16; 17; 18

Psalm 17:13-15  The Psalmist sings of the hope of Heaven, seeing God face to face. A growing relationship with God brings this desire. Regardless of the challenges we face in this life, we should sing of the hope of Heaven.

Matthew 20:20-34  Jesus leads us by example in humble service of others. Jesus gave His love and His life for all. Jesus taught His followers to serve people. Serving people is essential to the path of leadership. Jesus speaks of servant leadership as part of the value system of the Kingdom of God.

Job 15; 16; 17; 18  Eliphaz repeats his accusation of Job. Eliphaz asks if God’s comfort is too little. Job is honest about his anguish. Through his tears, Job insists that the disaster in his life is not a result of his sin. Job and his friends wrestle deeply with the question of suffering being the result of sin. Job again states the need for a Mediator between him and God. Foundational important themes. Job feels like he is near death. Bildad repeats his accusation against Job.


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