June 23 Bible reading

22 06 2019

June 23 Psalm 77:10-20 Acts 15:22-41 1 Kings 11:14-43; 12:1-24

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 23 Psalm 77:10-20 Acts 15:22-41 1 Kings 11:14-43; 12:1-24
Psalm 77:10-20 After pouring out his heart, singing a lament, and not finding comfort in God overnight, Asaph recalls the many good things that God has done in the past, and then his focus changes. Did you notice that he did not ignore what he was thinking or feeling about the brokenness of our world? He was not ignorant of the problems. Asaph did not pretend that everything was perfect. We should learn from this example.
Acts 15:22-41 Leaders from the Jerusalem church returned with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch reporting their decision to reject a circumcision requirement. They spent time with this multicultural church in Palestine, bringing them encouragement and strength to their faith. People of various ethnicities from various backgrounds made up this local church. Our own history is directly connected to their journey. We should continue to pray for the Christians in Palestine.
1 Kings 11:14-43; 12:1-24 King Solomon has turned his heart away from God who had shown him favor. God brought about the punishment He had warned Solomon of. Enemies are raised up and the kingdom is split. God was looking for faithful wholehearted devotion. Despite being the wealthiest man alive, Solomon could not remain true to God. His money couldn’t buy him happiness.


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