April 15 Bible reading

14 04 2019

April 15  Psalm 45:10-17  Luke 16:19-31; 17:1-10  Deuteronomy 23; 24; 25

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 15  Psalm 45:10-17  Luke 16:19-31; 17:1-10  Deuteronomy 23; 24; 25

Psalm 45:10-17  In the marriage of the king to his bride, the Psalmist sees a type of the coming Messiah and his marriage to the Church. Like a foreshadowing, there are ways in which the redeeming qualities of King David represent the characteristics of a future priestly king. People from every nation will praise Jesus forever. What is Jesus like? We should be considering this.

Luke 16:19-31; 17:1-10  Jesus tells us a story, helping us understand the reality of Heaven & Hell, and the present call for people to respond to the Scripture’s guidance. Accomplishments in this life (and/or riches) will not secure you a place in Heaven. Jesus invited people to choose eternal life with God. Jesus instructs us to exercise forgiveness in a way that is impossible solely from our own ability. It is possible by receiving God’s forgiveness of us and then in turn giving that forgiveness to others. In teaching about faith and miracles, Jesus warns against spiritual pride.

Deuteronomy 23; 24; 25  God invited His people into a whole-hearted devotion to Him, in worship. Purity is a critical concept within the context of this personal relationship with God. The Israelites are given instructions for responsible clean living and a directive to fulfill any promise that they make to God, without delay. It’s important to understand that what we’re reading here is God’s response to their hardness of heart. It is not God’s best. God wanted so much better for them. God wanted them to live in a life-long commitment to their own family members, and to Him. God is teaching them healthy rhythms of work and rest.


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