April 13 Bible reading

12 04 2019

April 13  Psalm 45:1-9  Luke 15  Deuteronomy 19; 20

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 13  Psalm 45:1-9  Luke 15  Deuteronomy 19; 20

Psalm 45:1-9  The Psalmist see a type of Christ in the King. Like a foreshadowing, there are ways in which the redeeming qualities of King David represent the characteristics of a future priestly king. Jesus spoke “gracious words”. Jesus is “glorious, majestic, defending truth, humility, and justice.” Nations are subject to the authority of Jesus. Our Redeemer loves justice and hates evil. What is Jesus like? We should be considering this.

Luke 15  In Luke 15 we read stories that Jesus told to help us understand the love God has for us. He did this in response to religious people who were not happy at seeing Him spending time with people who were “far” from God. Jesus describes God as “filled with love and compassion”, willing to make sacrifices to see the guilt removed and relationship restored with someone who has been lost. God is seen looking for the “lost” until they are “found”. God is seen celebrating every single person who would turn to Him. God’s love won’t quit.

Deuteronomy 19; 20  God gave the Israelites instructions for justice related to property ownership, investigating claims, and cases of accidental death. Even in the military conquest of nations (God had directed as punishment of their wickedness), God instructed to Israelites to offer terms of peace. Again there’s a warning against idolatry.

 

 


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