August 17 Bible reading

16 08 2019

August 17 Psalm 98 1 Corinthians 11:2-34 2 Chronicles 7:11-22; 8; 9

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 17 Psalm 98 1 Corinthians 11:2-34 2 Chronicles 7:11-22; 8; 9
Psalm 98 When we consider the actions of God, things we have observed, Psalm 98 suggests that we should sing out our new song of praise to God. Consider what God has done, list it, describe it, and joyfully express your response to it! In our worship of God, we should keep an eternal perspective.
1 Corinthians 11:2-34 All believers are interdependent and valuable. Various head coverings brought Corinthian culture a myriad of argument, in part because they had become linked to occupations (such as spiritual leaders, gurus, and prostitutes) and social class (including the evil practice of devaluing people). Paul advises the Corinthians to avoid using how they dressed to perpetuate arguments and instead show a healthy mutual submission in a lifestyle of trust in the loving God. In my view, any discussion of headship without this understanding lacks context. Paul recalls the Corinthians to a pure approach to the Lord’s Supper.
2 Chronicles 7:11-22; 8; 9 God reminds Solomon that humble repentance will bring forgiveness and restoration. We must learn from this example. Then we will not be afraid to come to God when we have made mistakes. We will have hope on our worst days.

 


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