June 9 Bible reading

9 06 2019

June 9 Proverbs 14:15-24 Acts 5:12-42 2 Samuel 14; 15:1-12

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 9 Proverbs 14:15-24 Acts 5:12-42 2 Samuel 14; 15:1-12
Proverbs 14:15-24 If we have received grace and love from God our reasonable response is to live out of gratitude. In this way our wisdom about this life grows. Wisdom is seen in careful consideration of action, helping those in need, and hard work. We should occasionally stop our usual routine and asking ourselves if we are living in this way.
Acts 5:12-42 Many people brought their sick friends and family to the 12 apostles because they were performing many miracles. The High Priest called together their elders because the teaching that Jesus had been raised from the dead was in direct contradiction to his own teaching. An angel freed the apostles from prison. This high council had the apostles beaten and they ordered that the apostles never speak of Jesus again. They released the apostles in hope that God was not involved in this teaching about Jesus and that it would amount to nothing. Grateful that they could identify with the suffering of Jesus, the apostles continued to teach about Jesus the Messiah publicly in the Temple and house to house. They had received courage from their interaction with Jesus and boldness from the Holy Spirit. We are instructed to live in the same way.
2 Samuel 14; 15:1-12 Absolom was brought back to the city but David refused to see him for 2 more years. In turn, Absolom set out to turn the hearts of the people away from their king to himself as a favorable ruler. David allowed unresolved hurt to cause further damage to their relationship and others. God never wastes a hurt. We should receive grace and love from God. We should then promptly share that same grace and love with those who have hurt us. This is possible with the help of God. It’s life changing!

 


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