February 6 Bible reading

5 02 2019

February 6  Psalm 18:37-42  Matthew 24:32-51; 25:1-13  Job 38; 39; 40:1-2

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 6  Psalm 18:37-42  Matthew 24:32-51; 25:1-13  Job 38; 39; 40:1-2

Psalm 18:37-42  King Saul tried to kill David despite his faithful service. God gave Saul warnings and opportunities to turn away from this course of action. God rescued David and brought punishment on Saul. God is more patient with us than any human and yet He does call each person into account. Saul is an example of this.

Matthew 24:32-51; 25:1-13  In a private conversation with His disciples, Jesus prepares them for His return to earth and the “end times”. Jesus teaches them to be prepared for Him to return at any time. This includes how they carry their faith and how they view the stewardship of their lives. It is my belief that Jesus was teaching about the importance of eternal perspective that informs how we live, as much as He was teaching about the “end times”. We should live out of greater value on what will last forever and with hope-filled anticipation of Heaven with Jesus.

Job 38; 39; 40:1-2  “Put on your big-boy pants because I have questions for you,” God says to Job. God questions Job’s understanding of geology, meteorology, astronomy, biology, and ethology. What knowledge do you have and are you able to use it with wisdom? How much control do you have over the world around you? Are you able to tame wild animals? This is not a mean-spirited line of questioning. God is leading Job into learning, restoration, and blessing. We would do well to realize that God is sovereign. The interactions between God and Job are enlightening. We must be humble in our approach to a living God. It helps to be reminded of what we don’t fully understand and why. Remember, nothing is too hard for God.


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