May 30 Bible reading

29 05 2019

May 30  Psalm 68:21-27  John 19:1-27  1 Samuel 26; 27; 28

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 30  Psalm 68:21-27  John 19:1-27  1 Samuel 26; 27; 28

Psalm 68:21-27  Our God is the source of life. The sovereign God will bring justice, including the punishment of those who are unrepentant. There will be praises sung to the one true God who is worthy. We must consider this truth and respond.

John 19:1-27  The Jewish leaders, God’s chosen people (for whom God had done so much) refused to recognize Jesus as Messiah, they called for His death, condemning Him to die as one who was cursed. Pilate feared Jesus’ claim to be the Son of God. The Jewish leaders publicly ascribed their authority, their king, to be the Roman ruler Caesar. Jesus was crucified as “king of the Jews”. Jesus chose death on a cross so that we may be forgiven of sin. Roman torture and execution was the most excruciating way to die known to human history. John’s eyewitness account has been life-changing for millions of people. Jesus predicted these events. Jesus taught His followers the purpose of these events by walking them through the Scriptures, revealing how they pointed to Him and His purpose. We must recognize the purpose of this suffering.

1 Samuel 26; 27; 28  How can I say, “Thank You” for the love poured out for me? Again David refuses an opportunity to kill Saul, who was trying to kill him, deferring to God as judge between them. Samuel the prophet dies. Saul has a medium conjure up Samuel, asking for a victory over the Philistines. Samuel reminds Saul that God was punishing Saul and taking the kingdom from him.

 


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