May 29 Bible reading

28 05 2019

May 29  Psalm 68:15-20  John 18:25-40  1 Samuel 24; 25

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 29  Psalm 68:15-20  John 18:25-40  1 Samuel 24; 25

Psalm 68:15-20  Our God saves. Our God provides rescue from death. Our God will live among us. We should see here, a sovereign powerful God offering salvation for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons would include making a personal relationship with God available.

John 18:25-40  As Jesus predicted, Peter betrays Him three times. This becomes a significant memory in the relationship between them. From this day on, every time Peter mentions forgiveness the people who heard him registered this personal significance. Jesus brings forgiveness to the repentant. Jesus forgives the sin of personal betrayal. A sin that brought Him suffering. Pilate makes a point of Jesus identity and the idea of Jesus being the king of the Jews. The crowd in Jerusalem betrays Jesus by asking for the release of Barabbas instead of Jesus.

1 Samuel 24; 25  David refuses an opportunity to kill Saul and spares his life instead. David defers to God any right to judge Saul for his wrong. David believes that God will rescue him from Saul’s attempts to kill him. Abigail practices skillful peacemaking in preventing a violent conflict between her husband Nabal and David.

 

 


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