May 24 Bible reading

23 05 2019

May 24 Proverbs 12:28; 13:1-9 John 14 1 Samuel 14:24-52; 15

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 24 Proverbs 12:28; 13:1-9 John 14 1 Samuel 14:24-52; 15

Proverbs 12:28; 13:1-9 A healthy relationship with God leads to enjoying this life, and eternal life. Being careful with what you say can bring benefits. It’s helpful to recognize that, “opening your mouth can ruin everything”. Each of us can grow in our self-control of what we say.

John 14 In preparing His friends for His death, Jesus predicts His return and the eternal life they would enjoy in the future. Jesus reminds His friends that they have learned about Father God through their relationship with Him. This conversation is the context of Jesus helping them learn how to trust in Him, and how to obey His teaching. In the next breath, Jesus introduces the Holy Spirit who would be a guide for them. They would have viewed the Holy Spirit as a leader in their journey of faith-filled following Jesus’ teaching. Repeatedly Jesus explains that His teaching has purpose in the context of their personal relationship with God.

1 Samuel 14:24-52; 15 Saul’s impulsive nature and tendency to act without asking God for His plan brought unintended consequences. Saul confessed that he desired the approval of the citizens more than the approval of God. As a result, God would take the kingdom from Saul. Let’s not be mistaken, our God knows the state of our hearts & minds. It is our reasonable response to seek guidance from God.


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