June 18 Bible reading

17 06 2019

June 18 Psalm 74:18-23 Acts 12:19-25; 13:1-12 1 Kings 3:16-28; 4; 5

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 18 Psalm 74:18-23 Acts 12:19-25; 13:1-12 1 Kings 3:16-28; 4; 5
Psalm 74:18-23 It’s good to honestly describe what is wrong and how it should be better. In Psalms we see repeated examples of this. You should apply it in your conversation with God today. Have you considered what God thinks could be better in this world? God has thoughts. Let’s pray, “Your Kingdom Come”!
Acts 12:19-25; 13:1-12 Proud King Herod accepted people worshiping him as though he were a god. The one true living God responded by giving Herod a terminal illness. Watch out for pride. “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” The leaders of the Antioch church, commissioned Barnabas and Saul on a missionary journey by prayer, fasting, and laying on of hands in response to the direction of the Holy Spirit. Leading people into next steps of following Jesus was their purpose. This example should inform our decisions today.
1 Kings 3:16-28; 4; 5 Solomon serves the people of Israel with wisdom and strategic use of knowledge from much learning. When peace had finally been won, on all sides of the kingdom, Solomon prepares to build a Temple to honor the name of God, according to the instructions given by God. In Psalms, in Acts, and in Solomon we see examples of pursuing the will of God and the plan of God.

 


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