August 8 Bible reading

7 08 2019

August 8 Proverbs 19:13-22 1 Corinthians 4 1 Chronicles 26:20-32; 27

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 8 Proverbs 19:13-22 1 Corinthians 4 1 Chronicles 26:20-32; 27
Proverbs 19:13-22 Have you ever searched out God’s thoughts about people who live in poverty? Proverbs 19:17 may change how you feel. We should search for wisdom. Without healthy boundaries, a child may grow up into a life in ruins, Proverbs 19:18. An understanding of how to make good decisions will help each of us develop healthy lifestyles. We learn God’s ways of doing life “for best results”.
1 Corinthians 4 Paul understands that only God is the ultimate authority. He and his team of leaders have carefully followed the example of Jesus. They are patient with those who abuse them, loving those who would be enemies. This example should produce in us a faith-filled endurance. Each of us have the opportunity to serve as we lead others into “next steps” in following Jesus. Following Paul’s example will help us walk in humility.
1 Chronicles 26:20-32; 27 David made sure that qualified people were assigned to manage the nation’s treasury, military, and government. Every human life matters to God. There is inherent value in work and in serving the needs of a group of people. That is why their names are listed here. God values the service of “others”.


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