May 25 Bible reading

24 05 2019

May 25 Psalm 67 John 15; 16:1-4 1 Samuel 16; 17:1-37

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 25 Psalm 67 John 15; 16:1-4 1 Samuel 16; 17:1-37

Psalm 67 The song of Psalm 67 quotes the blessing that God asked His priests to speak over His people. It included a request that God would show His smile of approval on His people. This song also brings a foreshadowing of the Good News of Jesus and Father God’s plan to draw people from every nation into this loving relationship. This Psalm should be in the repeated vocabulary of Christians.

John 15; 16:1-4 Jesus teaches about the purpose and value of an unbroken personal relationship with God, using the analogy of a grapevine. God, our Creator, is the life-giver and our ultimate source. Jesus provides a way for us to access God. We should not choose to separate from this relationship with God. We must carefully consider eliminating anything that would hinder our direct connection with God. The words of God help us remain connected with God, abiding in the love of Jesus. We are invited into this loving relationship that brings joy. We are also called to love each other in this way. Jesus again introduces the Holy Spirit in this context.

1 Samuel 16; 17:1-37 David is chosen by God, anointed to the purpose by Samuel. Despite his young age and lack of military experience Saul sees David’s courageous faith in God and gives him an opportunity to fight Goliath. David believes that God will deliver him in the same way He had in past challenges, within this new challenge.


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