May 31 Bible reading

30 05 2019

May 31  Psalm 68:28-35  John 19:28-42; 20:1-9  1 Samuel 29; 30; 31

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 31  Psalm 68:28-35  John 19:28-42; 20:1-9  1 Samuel 29; 30; 31

Psalm 68:28-35  Our reasonable response to an all-powerful God is worship, by singing our praise to Him. The one true all-powerful God will be praised in eternity future by billions of humans. Each day we should lift up a praise to God.

John 19:28-42; 20:1-9  The day after Jesus’ sacrificial death was the annual Passover celebration, and it fell on the weekly day of Sabbath. Jesus had released His spirit, and in death fulfilled the prophecy that “not one of His bones will be broken”. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is met with amazement, not anticipation by His disciples because they had not understood nor believed His prediction of it. As a witness to us (of the truth), these events have been faithfully recorded. Jesus predicted His own death, burial, and resurrection. These events unfolded as He predicted. We must recognize the significance of the purpose for these events as Jesus had taught. Jesus called people to repentance and a new spiritual life found in God.

1 Samuel 29; 30; 31  People to whom David had been faithful, betrayed him in favor of the Philistines, and made it possible for the Amelikites to burn down the town where David and his men had their families living (kidnapping their families). God gave David the ability to return all that was stolen. David prevented his fighters from being selfish in the distribution. The Philistines defeated Saul’s army, killing his sons. Saul killed himself. A sad narrative.


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