May 3 Bible reading

2 05 2019

May 3  Psalm 55:12-23  John 3:22-36  Joshua 23; 24

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 3  Psalm 55:12-23  John 3:22-36  Joshua 23; 24

Psalm 55:12-23  David sings about the betrayal of a close friend. Through tears and distress, he chooses to ask God for help and believes that God will come through. This song includes a call for others to give what weighs them down to God. “God will take care of you”, he sings. We must remind ourselves of this truth and put it into practice. The more we share it with others the better it is for everyone.

John 3:22-36  John the “Baptist” sees a transition of fewer people following him in favor of following Jesus. John is happy about this and taught his students six truths about the Messiah. With clarity, John points out the purpose of Jesus as the Messiah, making a way for those who would believe in Him to have eternal life. Here again, we see the specific purpose of the life of Jesus Christ. If we grow calloused to the spiritual needs of others we have drifted away from the primary purpose of our Savior.

Joshua 23; 24  At the end of his life, Joshua calls everyone together and reminds them that God had been faithful to fulfill every single promise He had made to them. Joshua calls them to a point of decision whether or not they will renew this covenant agreement with God. They are called to serve God wholeheartedly. Every person who had experienced what God had done for them, served God from that point on.

 


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