May 16 Bible reading

15 05 2019

May 16 Proverbs 12:8-17 John 9:1-34 Ruth 1; 2

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 16 Proverbs 12:8-17 John 9:1-34 Ruth 1; 2

Proverbs 12:8-17 “Healthy, stable, productive, calm when insulted, and truthful,” should describe a person who loves God and others. Wise words and hard work bring benefits and reward. We will find the quality of our life has improve when we apply the wisdom of the proverbs.

John 9:1-34 Jesus reveals the power of God and His identity as Messiah in healing a blind man. The Jewish leaders rejected Jesus as Messiah. They used their Sabbath customs in their attempt to question Jesus’ claim to be the Messiah. Jesus proved that God will do miracles on the Sabbath, unrestricted by the legalistic misinterpretation of God’s word. This miracle met the need of the man whose life was changed and served as further proof of Jesus’ identity as Messiah.

Ruth 1; 2 Ruth and her mother-in-law had both been left as widows. Ruth chose to follow Naomi in her return to her homeland, Judah, and the worship of Yahweh. Ruth finds in Boaz an honorable kinsman redeemer. Boaz recognizes the faithfulness of Ruth, and calls for the blessing of God on her. They had seen the mistakes of others. They lived with faithfulness.


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