August 14 Bible reading

13 08 2019

August 14 Psalm 96 1 Corinthians 9:1-18 Ecclesiastes 9:13-18; 10; 11; 12

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 14 Psalm 96 1 Corinthians 9:1-18 Ecclesiastes 9:13-18; 10; 11; 12
Psalm 96 It’s good to speak the truth that our God saves. We should sing about God’s greatness describing His power and majesty. Let’s sing a new song! The whole earth will be glad at the coming of our Lord.
1 Corinthians 9:1-18 Arguments within the church have included questions from certain people who have challenged the authority of Paul to give them instructions. Paul brings a reminder of the nature of that relationship and an account of how he has served them voluntarily. Paul followed Jesus’ example of servant leadership. There’s a blessing here. Each person is blessed by this lifestyle.
Ecclesiastes 9:13-18; 10; 11; 12 “It’s better to hear the quiet words of a wise person than the shouts of a foolish king.” Do we look for wisdom? Solomon writes about the ironies found in this life and recommends that we learn from them. Many things in this life are not certain but beyond our control. We should learn to live with this reality, focused on God’s purpose and what we can change, reminded that someday we will give account to God for how we have lived.



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