August 24 Bible reading

23 08 2019

August 24 Proverbs 20:25-30; 21:1-4 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 16:1-4 2 Chronicles 21:4-20; 22; 23

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 24 Proverbs 20:25-30; 21:1-4 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 16:1-4 2 Chronicles 21:4-20; 22; 23
Proverbs 20:25-30; 21:1-4 No one knows the motives of a human heart better than our God. We would do well to live with an understanding of what this means. God knows who you are and why you do what you do. God is already aware of any internal conflict you may feel. God knows your motives. God cares about the state of your heart. Let us daily bring our heart condition to God in prayer.
1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 16:1-4 When Christ returns to earth we will be transformed and will live forever. This perspective should help us be strong now and live with passion for Jesus. Not a single thing that we do for our Lord will be wasted. From this context, the Corinthian believers are encouraged to exercise courageous generosity by choosing to live on less of the money they earned so that they could send help to the Jerusalem believers. This would prove their love for others across ethnic and racially divided lines.
2 Chronicles 21:4-20; 22; 23 Evil rulers followed the example of Arab only to be met by the punishment of God. We see that God used the daughter of a king, priests, a judge, musicians, military leaders, and ordinary people to overthrow evil leadership and bring a righteous king to power. God cares about government and the righteousness of its leaders.


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