May 2 Bible reading

1 05 2019

May 2  Psalm 55:1-11  John 3:1-21  Joshua 21:20-45; 22

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?

May 2  Psalm 55:1-11  John 3:1-21  Joshua 21:20-45; 22

Psalm 55:1-11  David honestly sings about his problems and resulting anxiety. He asks God directly for help. The song includes his desire to escape the trouble. Don’t pretend it’s all good when it’s not. God loves you. God wants to hear from you. We have many good examples of people calling on God’s help, describing what is wrong.

John 3:1-21  Jesus explains the new spiritual life that is available to anyone who would believe in Him as Savior. He describes this as being “born again” to Nicodemus a Jewish religious leader. Jesus reveals this as being possible because of the love of God. We must recognize that Jesus places the love of God at the center of the story. The love of God is priority. New life, a new hope, is only possible as a gift through the love of God. Jesus opens the invitation to all who would believe in Him as Messiah.

Joshua 21:20-45; 22  The Israelites saw God bring His promises to fulfillment in the lifetime of Joshua. They were given a new homeland, with peace on every side. Joshua instructs all Israelites to love God, to live in the way God instructed, and to serve God heart and soul. A personal relationship with the loving God is constant throughout human history.

 


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