March 1 Bible reading

28 02 2019

March 1 Proverbs 6:12-19 Mark 10:32-52 Leviticus 5:14-19; 6; 7:1-10

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?

March 1 Proverbs 6:12-19 Mark 10:32-52 Leviticus 5:14-19; 6; 7:1-10

Proverbs 6:12-19 Here we read the wisdom of God and God’s disdain for liars. We see that consequences follow people who are constantly lying. God hates “hands that kill the innocent”. This is a caution to us. Sobering warning (in Proverbs) to see people who “sow discord in a family” in the list of things that the Lord hates. We are learning more about the character of God. Would we want to serve a God who is apathetic toward injustice, abuse, deception, or manipulation?
Mark 10:32-52 Jesus predicts His death and resurrection as proof of His identity as Messiah and also because He cares about His friends. Jesus says that in the Kingdom of God “great” people serve the “least”. He taught His followers about the Kingdom of God and its value system. He explained that His own lifestyle and eventual death were examples of just how they should lead others, by serving them. We follow Jesus as we constantly look to serve others. Jesus recognizes the faith of the blind man and heals him.
Leviticus 5:14-19; 6; 7:1-10 In Leviticus, we see that God cares about removing guilt and restoring the relationship with His people. Restitution is seen as important to God. The way that we experience these elements of a relationship is seen as important to God. God brings peace in us. This is done in the context of a personal relationship with us. Just like Jesus serving His followers by washing their feet, we see God bringing a cleansing to us. It requires a sacrifice and our repentance. Living guilt free, that’s God’s desire for us.

 


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