June 16 Bible reading

15 06 2019

June 16 Psalm 74:10-17 Acts 10:23-48; 11:1-18 1 Kings 1; 2:1-12

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 16 Psalm 74:10-17 Acts 10:23-48; 11:1-18 1 Kings 1; 2:1-12
Psalm 74:10-17 Asaph appeals to the eternal awareness of and insurmountable power of Yahweh, calling on God to remove their enemies and restore His city. God is alive, aware, already at work, and able to bring change. Do you believe it? Are you talking with God like you believe it? Are you taking action like you believe it?
Acts 10:23-48; 11:1-18 Peter recognized the way Cornelius, an Italian captain, heard from God and responded to God’s direction. The message? “Salvation by faith in Jesus is available to everyone.” We should relay Peter’s words, “God shows no favoritism, there is peace with God through Jesus, who is Lord of all, and everyone who believes in Him will have their sins forgiven through His name.” and live this message of inclusiveness. This is relevant to how you interact with other people, regardless of differences. Liberal? Conservative? Distinctly different from you in how they think, feel, or act? How do you treat them? How do you think about them, feel about them?
1 Kings 1; 2:1-12 Aging King David nears death and installs his son Solomon as the new king. He gives his son instruction to faithfully follow God as he serves the people. These words come from David’s study of God’s words to Joshua in a similar leadership transition. They speak of careful examination of Scripture and a courage that comes from living from God’s plan instead of our own. David learned from his own experiences. He learned from the experiences of others. He learned from the Scriptures.

 


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