April 20 Bible reading

19 04 2019

April 20 Psalm 48:9-14 Luke 19:45-48; 20:1-26 Deuteronomy 31:30; 32

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 20 Psalm 48:9-14 Luke 19:45-48; 20:1-26 Deuteronomy 31:30; 32

Psalm 48:9-14 At worship we make time to meditate on the unfailing love of God. This song is written by people who understand the value of deep consideration of who God is and what God is like. They responded to what they had learned from the things God had done throughout history. This included the way in which Jerusalem was established.

Luke 19:45-48; 20:1-26 Jesus quoted Isaiah 56:7 and Jeremiah 7:11 in saying that the Temple should be a “house of prayer”, driving out the merchants. Jesus taught in the Temple daily, during this time. Jesus confounded the religious leader’s attempts to challenge His authority, by asking questions. He didn’t bully them with truth. Jesus explained that the way that their religious leaders were rejecting Him had been predicted by the prophets centuries ago. It was yet another sign that He was the Messiah. Jesus responded to the disingenuous question about taxes with a statement of eternal perspective regarding good stewardship.

Deuteronomy 31:30; 32 Moses recites a song publicly for the Israelites describing the one true living God and their opportunity in how they would choose to respond to Him. Moses asks them to pass along these words to their children.


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