July 5 Bible reading

4 07 2019

July 5 Psalm 80:8-19 Acts 24 2 Kings 10; 11

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 5 Psalm 80:8-19 Acts 24 2 Kings 10; 11
Psalm 80:8-19 Psalm 80 expresses repentance of their sin and a recognition that their problems are a result of their sin. This song references the blessing of a healthy relationship with God, that is possible, as predicted in Numbers 6:22-27. This is a request for a relationship with God to be restored. We are all looking for peace. This is the way.
Acts 24 Paul was given an opportunity to defend his faith in Jesus as Messiah and as the Way to salvation. Paul’s years of learning, his personal relationship with Jesus, and his careful decisions were all helpful in his high profile declaration of truth about Jesus.
2 Kings 10; 11 The new king Jehu brought punishment on the descendants of and the spiritual leaders of the evil king Ahab (just as the prophet Elijah had predicted). God promised Jehu that his descendants would remain the royal family for four generations because he had wiped out the worship of Baal. Jehu did not remove idol worship according to the Word of God. God loves us, knowing all about us. God makes a promise and is found faithful. God calls us into loving worship.

 


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