July 23 Bible reading

22 07 2019

July 23 Proverbs 17:25-28; 18:1-6 Romans 8:1-17 Hosea 8; 9

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 23 Proverbs 17:25-28; 18:1-6 Romans 8:1-17 Hosea 8; 9
Proverbs 17:25-28; 18:1-6 Self-control with what you say is a significant challenge that everyone faces. An even-tempered person who chooses their words carefully is putting wisdom to work every day. God cares about our heart health. God wants us to be careful with what we say. God wants us to speak life. We should speak with love and respect. It is helpful to consider what you should say to the people in your life. Spend some private time to prayerfully think about it.
Romans 8:1-17 As we rely on Jesus for salvation and follow His direction we will not live in shame. We can choose to focus our thoughts on what God is happy about. Life-changing peace will result from this decision. God the Holy Spirit will then give us the strength to choose a God-honoring lifestyle. In this personal relationship with God, we are adopted as His children, sharing an inheritance with Jesus. This includes shared suffering and glory.
Hosea 8; 9 The people of Israel had refused to listen to what God had to say for generations. They had broken the commitment they made to God. They had rebelled. They had given their love and worship to gods who did not love them. God held His people accountable for their decisions. We must learn from these historical accounts and from the lives of real people who were like us. Will we listen to God? Will we love God?

 


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