April 19 Bible reading

18 04 2019

April 19 Psalm 48:1-8 Luke 19:11-44 Deuteronomy 30:11-20; 31:1-29

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 19 Psalm 48:1-8 Luke 19:11-44 Deuteronomy 30:11-20; 31:1-29

Psalm 48:1-8 God deserves our praise. We should describe the goodness of God, the value of God, the loving nature of God. We should spend time and energy to do so. Write it down, think about it, and express what you learn. This is a way to grow in this personal relationship.

Luke 19:11-44 Jesus gives us eternal perspective on how God values good stewardship (the wise healthy use of the resources we have). We should desire a life that is productive for God’s purposes. Here we have opportunity for growth. Jesus is welcomed into Jerusalem as a triumphant king. The people shout their gratitude for His miracles and recognition of His identity. Jesus wept for the people who did not receive their opportunity for salvation. Jesus mourned the destruction that would come to the city of Jerusalem. We should learn from His example of lament.

Deuteronomy 30:11-20; 31:1-29 God speaks clearly, giving people a choice to either love Him or reject Him. God loves us so much that He chooses to respect our free will, our ability to choose. God prepares the Israelites for what will happen as a result of their choices. This is where the journey of Moses will come to an end and Joshua will be commissioned. God is constantly at work throughout human history.


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