August 12 Bible reading

11 08 2019

August 12 Proverbs 19:23-29; 20:1-4 1 Corinthians 7:17-35 Ecclesiastes 4; 5; 6

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 12 Proverbs 19:23-29; 20:1-4 1 Corinthians 7:17-35 Ecclesiastes 4; 5; 6
Proverbs 19:23-29; 20:1-4 The practice of giving love and respect to God every day is life-giving and produces peace. This is how a personal relationship with God works. It can give you fresh purpose and essential encouragement.
1 Corinthians 7:17-35 Paul gives us counsel to grow in our eternal perspective. We should understand what will last forever and what will not. We should prioritize our relationship with God and commitment to the Kingdom of God through our local church involvement. Our first commitment is to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In this way we will discover a meaningful and fulfilling lifestyle.
Ecclesiastes 4; 5; 6 Solomon seems overwhelmed by the horror of people taking advantage of others in a systematic way. He also sees jealous pursuits as useless. There are help and strength to be found in human relationships. Solomon advises us to respect God by listening to Him when we gather in worship. He also recommends that we be careful in what we promise God. The pursuit of wealth can be meaningless. Learning to be content each day may be one of life’s most important lessons.


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