February 2 Bible reading

1 02 2019

February 2 Psalm 18:7-15 Matthew 21:33-46; 22:1-14 Job 25; 26; 27; 28; 29

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?

February 2 Psalm 18:7-15 Matthew 21:33-46; 22:1-14 Job 25; 26; 27; 28; 29

Psalm 18:7-15  David sings about the day that God rescued him from people who wanted him dead. King Saul and his army could not eliminate David. God’s protection was a miracle. God is alive, aware, able, and active. We read about God in creation, in control, at work.

Matthew 21:33-46; 22:1-14  Through the centuries Jesus has seen the Jewish leaders reject the prophets, and now He predicts that they will also reject Him and kill Him. As a result, God gives new people stewardship of the Kingdom of God on earth. Jesus describes an open invitation from the King to everyone, good and bad, into the Kingdom of God. Jesus expresses sadness in telling a story about the fact that not everyone will respond appropriately to the King’s invitation. He prepares his friends for his death and the reality that they may be killed for bringing this invitation.

Job 25; 26; 27; 28; 29  Job makes it clear that God is all powerful. He maintains his innocence and belief that his suffering is not because he has sinned. He believes that wicked unrepentant people will be punished. He believes that God is aware and in control. He believes that respect for God, a constant awareness of God, is the beginning of wisdom. He speaks fondly of days when the friendship of God could be felt in his home.


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