June 6 Bible reading

5 06 2019

June 6 Psalm 70 Acts 3 2 Samuel 9; 10

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 6 Psalm 70 Acts 3 2 Samuel 9; 10

Psalm 70 David is on the run from Saul, who is trying to kill him, and yet he sings his prayerful request that God would be his helper and rescuer. “God is great!” It’s a simple statement. There’s a depth of meaning to it for people who have found salvation from God.

Acts 3 Peter brings healing to a man crippled from birth by the power of Jesus. This was a public miracle at the Temple, which gave Peter an opportunity to explain it. He described the forgiveness and new spiritual life available by faith in Jesus as Messiah. We should continue to ask God for miracles! In particular, we should look for people in need, interacting with them in a caring way, and asking God for the miracle that they need. We should not be hesitant to do this. When God does the miraculous we must be careful to point to its purpose. This includes a recognition of Jesus Christ as Savior.

2 Samuel 9; 10 King David continued his commitment to peace by not seeking revenge on the descendants of the former king Saul who had turned enemy to him. Instead, David honored Saul’s sole surviving grandson. David’s decision here was shaped by the character of God. We should learn from this. It is a prime example of how a peaceful life is possible, despite unjust suffering.


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