June 24 Bible reading

23 06 2019

June 24 Psalm 78:1-8 Acts 16:1-15 1 Kings 12:25-33; 13; 14:1-20

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 24 Psalm 78:1-8 Acts 16:1-15 1 Kings 12:25-33; 13; 14:1-20
Psalm 78:1-8 Psalm 78 encourages us to tell the next generation about the amazing things God has done. They should hear about the miracles we have seen (and those that have been told to us by previous generations). We should unpack for them the supernatural works of God found in Scripture. Let’s put this into practice.
Acts 16:1-15 Paul begins to mentor Timothy. Despite having rejected circumcision as a requirement for believers, Paul has Timothy circumcised in hopes of less resistance from Jews they would attempt to reach for Christ. In choosing where they would minister Paul followed both the direction and prohibition of the Holy Spirit. Paul lived forever changed by his interaction with Jesus. Paul is grounded in a deep understanding of Scripture. Paul also lived by a constant attentiveness to the daily guidance of the Holy Spirit. We should follow this example.
1 Kings 12:25-33; 13; 14:1-20 The new king Jeroboam leads the ten tribes of Israel away from the worship of Yahweh into idolatry. As promised, God brings punishment to this unfaithfulness with events marked in the history of Israel. God’s story is one of seeking a loving relationship with His people. God proves His faithfulness and the people repeatedly prove to be unfaithful.



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