July 9 Bible reading

8 07 2019

July 9 Psalm 82 Acts 27:13-44 2 Kings 18; 19:1-13

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 9 Psalm 82 Acts 27:13-44 2 Kings 18; 19:1-13
Psalm 82 Psalm 82 calls God into action on behalf of the orphan, the oppressed, the helpless, and the poor. We should sing such songs in prayer. This Psalm helps us recognize God’s value system. We are called into compassion and action for those who are in need. Compassion is felt when we are carrying the love of God while helping others. As we serve others, we will better learn their needs and be able to pray for specific miracles.
Acts 27:13-44 Two weeks of terrifying ocean conditions and a resulting shipwreck gave Paul an opportunity to show his faith in Jesus. Paul encouraged & helped the sailors, and predicted that they would all survive. The actions and words of Paul were recorded as testimony of faith in Jesus. The way we respond, when things don’t go our way, is possibly more important than having things go our way. Think about it. The way we respond, when things don’t go our way, is possibly more important than having things go our way.
2 Kings 18; 19:1-13 King Hezekiah trusted Yahweh, doing what was right. This meant destroying the places of idolatry and pagan worship. Hezekiah was careful to obey every instruction given by God and he remained faithful to the Lord in everything. He looked for God’s help, seeking guidance through the prophet Isaiah from whom he heard encouragement from God. We should actively seek the Word of God, the thoughts and plans of God in general and His direction about challenges in particular.

 

 


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