February 20 Bible reading

20 02 2019

February 20 Psalm 24 Mark 5:21-43; 6:1-6 Exodus 27; 28

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 20 Psalm 24 Mark 5:21-43; 6:1-6 Exodus 27; 28

Psalm 24 Psalm 24 is amazing. David sings from a worship of God our Creator, through the benefit of a healthy relationship with God, to a revelation of both ancient and yet-to-be-fulfilled spiritual worship of God above all gods, King above all kings. Yahweh Creator God has provided us opportunity in this life. We belong to our Creator, along with everything that we see. When we are cleansed from our sin, we can enjoy our relationship with God.

Mark 5:21-43; 6:1-6 Jesus heals in response to faith and yet is surprised by the lack of faith in His hometown. Jesus showed power over death, bringing a little girl back from the dead. Jesus brought healing where doctors could not. And yet not everyone believed Jesus to be the Messiah. Today we can make the same mistake and miss out on a relationship with Jesus, the God of miracles.

Exodus 27; 28 In Exodus we see further detailed plans for the Tabernacle, a place of meeting with God. God wants us to understand that our relationship with Him is spiritual (more important than the natural world) and should be approached with love and respect. The role of the priest included representing the people to God, taking on their sin, seeking forgiveness and God’s direction. In our “priesthood of all believers” we share a responsibility to pray in intercession for each other. God’s instructions for Aaron and the priests also give us a picture of the activities of Jesus in prayer, making intercession for us. This truth should bring us comfort, strength, and purpose in our identity as priests and children of God.


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