July 30 Bible reading

30 07 2019

July 30 Psalm 89:38-45 Romans 13 1 Chronicles 7; 8; 9:1

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 30 Psalm 89:38-45 Romans 13 1 Chronicles 7; 8; 9:1

Psalm 89:38-45 Psalm 89 recounts the punishment God allows on King David, whom He loves, bringing temporary separation in their relationship and public disgrace.

Romans 13 Human authority is subject to God and may operate in alignment with God’s desire for mercy and justice. When it does not, we may speak truth to people in power and seek to bring change. We should recognize the truth of Romans 13 and live in respect of its truth. Remember, each person will give account to God for how they live. This includes people in authority. When they make decisions that cause harm they will be punished. Let us live by God’s intent that we love our neighbor in the same way we take care of ourselves. In this way, we will not break other commandments against abuse. We should live in constant awareness of God’s presence.

1 Chronicles 7; 8; 9:1 God cares about every human life. Every person, in the 12 tribes of Israel was accounted for.


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