July 1 Bible reading

30 06 2019

July 1 Psalm 78:56-72 Acts 21:1-26 2 Kings 3; 4:1-37
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?

July 1 Psalm 78:56-72 Acts 21:1-26 2 Kings 3; 4:1-37
Psalm 78:56-72 God had been more patient with the Israelites than any human was capable of being. God was faithful, patient, kind, long-suffering, gracious, and forgiving. God called them to change. Because of the repeated unfaithfulness and sin of Israel, God left their place of worship. In His grace, God chose David, a shepherd, to care for the Israelites who kept true hearts. God will not ignore spiritual infidelity any more than natural infidelity. God calls for our wholehearted devotion.
Acts 21:1-26 Despite warnings of danger, Paul is obedient to the call of the Holy Spirit to Jerusalem. There he reports his activities and the progress of the church abroad. In an attempt to convince Jewish believers that he has not rejected the law of Moses, Paul makes a public announcement at the Temple of the completion of a vow for four men according to custom. There Paul was arrested. God had a plan for a greater purpose. God led Paul through difficult times. Paul is now supremely happy with Jesus in eternal life.
2 Kings 3; 4:1-37 Elisha predicts that God would bring water to dry land and give the kings of Israel and Judah victory over the Moabites. They see this come to pass in a supernatural way. Elisha brings miracle provision to the financial needs of a widow. A child provided, as a promise of God suddenly dies, but the prophet Elisha brings the child back from the dead. God enjoys doing the supernatural. Over and over people have found God to be surprising.


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