August 4 Bible reading

3 08 2019

August 4 Proverbs 19:3-12 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 1 Chronicles 16:37-43; 17; 18

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?

August 4 Proverbs 19:3-12 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 1 Chronicles 16:37-43; 17; 18

Proverbs 19:3-12 Life may be crumbling because of mistakes we have made, and yet it is easy to blame God in our anger. A liar will not escape the consequences. Run out of money and you will discover who your real friends are. Take care of yourself by searching out wisdom. It will bring benefits. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Control your temper. Choose to forgive.

1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Paul writes to the church in Corinth, starting by thanking God and calling them to unity. In response, we should choose to live in unity within our church in “thought and purpose”. We should share values, vision, and mission. Each of us will need to make intentional decisions for this to be a reality. My life will be more meaningful and more fulfilling when I am living for God’s purpose. My own personal challenges will be far less devastating when I am living in this sort of intentional community.

1 Chronicles 16:37-43; 17; 18 At David’s instruction, the spiritual leaders make sacrifices, offer up praise and thanksgiving, prayers, and lift up worship in thankful music to God for “His faithful love endures forever”. The one true living God made covenant promises to David, responding to his humility. David’s gratitude included praise of a God unequaled. At God’s direction, David removed the enemies of God’s people.


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