June 17 Bible reading

16 06 2019

June 17 Proverbs 15:1-10 Acts 11:19-30; 12:1-19 1 Kings 2:13-46; 3:1-15

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 17 Proverbs 15:1-10 Acts 11:19-30; 12:1-19 1 Kings 2:13-46; 3:1-15
Proverbs 15:1-10 The carefully chosen words of a wise person will help your motivation to learn, bring you good advice, de-escalate anger, and bring you life-giving truth. I’m thankful for example of this in my own life. God sent me people who spoke words like this to me. My prayer is to do the same for others.
Acts 11:19-30; 12:1-19 A loving community of people, from a variety of cultures and ethnicities, in Antioch, Syria of Palestine, became a church mostly comprised of Gentile Jesus followers. They experienced a life-changing faith in Jesus, and earned a reputation of being like Jesus. They sent relief to Jewish Jesus-followers in preparation for a famine. They were the first people to be called “Christians”. After Herod had James put to death and Peter imprisoned, the church prayed. They saw Peter miraculously released. We should now look at this as a specific example to us of what a Christian church should look like.
1 Kings 2:13-46; 3:1-15 A priest and a military commander were guilty of betrayal and senseless murder while seeking political power in rebellion against King David. Justice and mercy were employed by the new King Solomon. God rewards Solomon’s request for the wisdom to serve people well. If Solomon will faithfully follow God he may expect a long and prosperous life. God cares about the motives behind our prayers. What’s going on in your heart?




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