May 27 Bible reading

26 05 2019

May 27 Psalm 68:7-14 John 17:6-26 1 Samuel 19; 20

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 27 Psalm 68:7-14 John 17:6-26 1 Samuel 19; 20

Psalm 68:7-14 Our God sends refreshing. The Israelites remembered the specific ways in which they had seen God do this in years past. They had been led by God through dangerous places. Their relationship with God was an essential element of their identity. As it should be for us.

John 17:6-26 In preparation for His sacrificial death, Jesus prays to Father God asking that the New Covenant be established. This includes God drawing people from every nation into a loving relationship with God by believing in Jesus as their Savior. Jesus prays for all people who would ever believe in Him (through the words of His disciples). Jesus asks God to establish this supernatural unity through love. Our Lord Jesus has not changed. Today his heart’s desire is the same. Jesus asks Father God to keep us, to direct us with His Word, and to bring us into unity. We must ask ourselves if we are aligned with the will of Jesus.

1 Samuel 19; 20 King Saul’s son Jonathan and daughter Michal protected David from their father’s jealous rage and efforts to kill David. In this we see a contrast between faithful loyalty in personal relationships and Saul’s jealousy, mentally obsessing over comparison in a self-destructive emotional spiral. Despite Saul’s attack, David does not seek revenge or his own personal advantage.


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