June 2 Bible reading

1 06 2019

June 2  Psalm 69:1-12  John 21  2 Samuel 2:8-32; 3:1-21

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?

June 2  Psalm 69:1-12  John 21  2 Samuel 2:8-32; 3:1-21

Psalm 69:1-12  David is facing problems and finds himself exhausted from crying for help. Yet he is still passionate about the house of God, the place of worship. We can learn from David how to look at God as our provider on our worst days and our best days. David sings to God and prays to God with complete honesty. This is the kind of personal relationship with God we should have. We would benefit from this.

John 21  A resurrected Jesus enjoyed personal time with His friends and followers. They talked, ate a good meal, and celebrated the reunion. This shows the value Jesus placed on personal relationships. The followers of Jesus carried this value forward. It shaped the “early church”. It must be in our spiritual DNA, our value system. John and other eyewitnesses gave a careful account of what they had seen so that people could know the Truth. They wanted to be sure that people in the future would have an opportunity to receive Jesus as Savior. This is a primary purpose of this book. Our quality of life will be greatly improved as we accept this truth, as we embrace this truth, and as we share this truth.

2 Samuel 2:8-32; 3:1-21  After the death of Saul, one of his commanders Abner starts a civil war, lasting a long time, a war of attrition. Abner sets up Saul’s surviving son Ishbosheth as king. Who eventually turns against Abner. Sexual sin and revenge killing are unavoidable parts of this story. Abner asks a relevant question in seeking peace with David, “Must we always be killing each other? Don’t you realize that bitterness is the only result?” This lesson is relevant to our lives today. Let’s flee sexual immorality and work toward peace at all times.


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