March 12 Bible reading

11 03 2019

March 12  Psalm 33:1-11  Mark 16  Leviticus 25; 26:1-13

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 12  Psalm 33:1-11  Mark 16  Leviticus 25; 26:1-13

Psalm 33:1-11  We are forgiven and cleansed. We must sing praises to (and about) our God. Yahweh created this natural world and nothing is beyond His direction. God’s sovereign plan is not shaken loose by anything we see. Learning this will help us become stronger. From a personal relationship with this God, we find a greater peace regardless of the circumstances we face.

Mark 16  Jesus’ resurrection proves His identity as Messiah. Jesus returned from the dead, walked the earth for another 40 days, and was seen by 500 people. Jesus took time to appear personally to people with whom He was in a relationship. In God’s kingdom, worship, identity, mission, knowledge, and salvation are never separated from the context of personal relationship. Jesus gave His followers specific purpose. They were instructed to call people into faith, with repentance and baptism. Jesus gave His followers spiritual authority.

Leviticus 25; 26:1-13  In Leviticus, God provides instruction for good stewardship that would have required the people to plan, budget, out of respect to God’s wisdom. God gives specific instruction on how to care for the poor. In response to their obedience, God promises close personal relationship. This included allowing the land to rest on the 7th year. On the Day of Atonement, once every 50 years they were to proclaim freedom and celebrate a Year of Jubilee. God wanted them to live by mutual respect and good stewardship.



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