April 7 Bible reading

6 04 2019

April 7 Psalm 42:1-6 Luke 11:33-54 Deuteronomy 6; 7; 8

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?

April 7 Psalm 42:1-6 Luke 11:33-54 Deuteronomy 6; 7; 8

Psalm 42:1-6 When I’m deeply discouraged I can stop and unpack why that is the case. As I process the discouragement, and then I can choose to turn to God for hope by speaking the truth and describing His goodness. This step by step processing is critical to our peace of mind throughout life. We should learn it like a priority life skill. We be healthier if we put this skill to use.

Luke 11:33-54 Jesus calls us to be careful about what we look at. Consider, “what are sources of light, Jesus talks about, that I should be looking at?” Then make a plan to do that today. Jesus describes giving to the poor as one way to care for our internal health. Have you considered that? Jesus condemned religious leaders who neglected the teaching of people (in how to access the Word of God for themselves) while putting legalistic expectations on them. Learning how to access truth, from the Word of God, may be more important than activities that you deem spiritual. Again, let’s consider this and make a plan for next steps in this direction.

Deuteronomy 6; 7; 8 Moses calls God’s people to a lifestyle of wholehearted devotion to God, for their benefit. They were to understand that being called out as a “holy” people, dedicated to God, is a privilege. These are truths, of the highest importance, about our relationship with God! When Jesus was asked about the most important truth of Scripture, this is what He pointed to. It’s worth our careful consideration and faithful response.


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