March 13 Bible reading

12 03 2019

March 13  Proverbs 7:1-5  Luke 1:1-25  Leviticus 26:14-46; 27

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 13  Proverbs 7:1-5  Luke 1:1-25  Leviticus 26:14-46; 27

Proverbs 7:1-5  We should work hard to learn the wisdom of God. We should protect our retention of it and the ability to use it. The words that God has already spoken provide us with direction. This includes a warning against illicit affairs. God loves us. God cares for us. God is trying to help us with this warning. God created pleasure. As a good Father, God wants us to enjoy life. There is no reason that God would restrict healthy pleasure from us.

Luke 1:1-25  Luke carefully examined the eyewitness accounts of the life of Christ. He takes great care to write an accurate description of what occurred and who Jesus is. Dr. Luke’s purpose in writing includes helping an investigation into who Jesus is so that the reader could find confidence. God brings a miracle birth of John the Baptist while interacting with the faith of Zechariah and Elizabeth. God brings healing to their spiritual identity. God is interacting with each person in the story.

Leviticus 26:14-46; 27  In Leviticus, we see that there is punishment for disobedience to God. God says, “When my people confess their sins, I will remember My covenant with them.” At the same time, God would not tolerate pride and unrepentant open hostility toward Him. God was constantly calling them back to repentance and His covenant love. God called for one-tenth of what they produced to be dedicated to His purpose. It is a principle beneficial us all, to learn how to live on less than our full income (out of gratitude to God our Creator) for His purpose which benefits everyone.

 

 


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