June 13 Bible reading

12 06 2019

June 13 Proverbs 14:25-35 Acts 8:4-40 2 Samuel 20; 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 13 Proverbs 14:25-35 Acts 8:4-40 2 Samuel 20; 21
Proverbs 14:25-35 Responding to God with loving respect, with humility & worship, is a life-giving decision. It will protect you and bring you refreshing that is intoxicating. This will get you away from the trap of a self-centered life. Realizing that you’re not the center of the universe brings true freedom. You will be able to laugh like a kid. “Humility is honestly assessing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness.” – C. J. Mahaney
Acts 8:4-40 Phillip preached the Good News of Jesus, seeing many people respond in faith and many receive miracles. Freedom and healing are found in this salvation, by faith in Jesus. Phillip’s understanding of Scripture, personal relationship with Jesus, and obedience to God’s daily direction saw amazing results. Each of those three parts of his journey were essential to the joy and peace he found. Phillip found fulfillment and saw miracles. We should grow in a personal relationship with Jesus, our understanding of Scripture, and choosing to obey God’s daily direction. Are you taking steps in this direction? Are you helping someone else take steps in this direction?
2 Samuel 20; 21 David recognizes that Sheba is seeking civil war. Sheba is killed to prevent this war. God reveals to David that a famine can be stopped if he will make amends for the sins of Saul against the Gibeonites. David responds and also provides burial for Saul and his descendants. David must continue the fight against Philistine giants. In the next chapter we find the lessons to be learned from this.


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