May 22 Bible reading

21 05 2019

May 22 Psalm 66:1-12 John 12:37-50; 13:1-17 1 Samuel 10:9-27; 11; 12

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 22 Psalm 66:1-12 John 12:37-50; 13:1-17 1 Samuel 10:9-27; 11; 12

Psalm 66:1-12 With shouting and singing, we should publicly declare the goodness of our God. This psalm reminds us of God miraculously parting the Red Sea providing safe passage for the Israelites. God protected them from the Egyptians. God is our ultimate provider and help in time of need. Reminding ourselves of this helps with gratitude. Expressing this thankfulness will bring wisdom to our perspective. It helps to alleviate stress and improve our state of mind.

John 12:37-50; 13:1-17 Despite the miracles of Jesus, there were many people who did not believe in His identity as Savior. In preparation for His final Passover meal with His friends & followers, Jesus serves them by washing their feet and asking them to continue to serve each other with the same heart. Jesus led by example. We should serve each other with humility. Jesus taught that this lifestyle brings blessing.

1 Samuel 10:9-27; 11; 12 Saul is found hiding, despite Samuel’s description of God’s choice of him and the supernatural prophetic signs following. Saul becomes king and starts military action. Samuel addresses the nation, reminding them of what God had done and the terms of His covenant. This includes a reminder that they had sinned against God, rejecting His plan by asking for a king. At Samuel’s request God confirmed his words as truth by sending thunder and rain. Samuel makes a commitment to continue to teach them and pray for them.


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