October 1 Bible reading

30 09 2019

October 1  Psalm 115:12-18  Philippians 2:12-30  Jeremiah 2:31-37; 3; 4:1-9

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?

October 1  Psalm 115:12-18  Philippians 2:12-30  Jeremiah 2:31-37; 3; 4:1-9

Psalm 115:12-18

Today we have an opportunity to bless God, to praise our Creator. The Psalms help us wake up to the fact that God has already blessed us. There’s a real benefit to choosing to wholeheartedly praise God. We will experience peace as we choose to rely on God completely. Our Redeemer has proven His character in many ways. One way we see this is how God has related to the people of Israel. Psalm 115 details this lesson for us.

Philippians 2:12-30

Paul writes a moving recommendation for how we should respond to the supernatural love of Jesus. God is working in us, doing things that we cannot. We can choose to make an effort to demonstrate those changes. Every day we have an opportunity to live like Jesus and share His love. Timothy and Epaphroditus were examples of this. They show us one way to respond to the model of sacrificial love Jesus provided.

Jeremiah 2:31-37; 3; 4:1-9

God speaks through the prophet Jeremiah to the nation of Israel. They have been unfaithful, serving other gods, despite the fact that God had remained faithful to them. God counted the sins of the 2 tribes of Judah as worse than the sins of the 10 tribes of Israel. God called them back to the restoration of relationship with Him. God promised them a return to their Promised Land. After generations of evil leaders, God promised to give them leaders after His own heart. God promises to one day draw people from every nation into worship. God calls His people to a change of heart.





September 30 Bible reading

29 09 2019

September 30  Psalm 115:1-11  Philippians 1:27-30; 2:1-11  Jeremiah 1; 2:1-30

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?

September 30  Psalm 115:1-11  Philippians 1:27-30; 2:1-11  Jeremiah 1; 2:1-30

Psalm 115:1-11

Let us praise the living God who is overflowing with faithful love. Our God will help and protect those who trust in Him. What is God like? What should I expect from God? This Psalm should inform the start of our day.

Philippians 1:27-30; 2:1-11

Paul writes that we should choose to live out of our understanding of the Good News of Jesus. My decisions and my lifestyle can be informed by the dynamic peace of what God has done for me through Jesus. This changes how I look at the challenges face and the challengers I’m facing. Philippians 2:1-11 helps me understand how important Jesus is and how following His example should change my relationships. From this, I am motivated to choose humility and selfless love.

Jeremiah 1; 2:1-30

Jeremiah serves as a prophet to Judah for 66 years, recounting the history of their last 5 kings. He called them to repentance, showing God’s grace & mercy in the invitation. Jeremiah was able to do this because God commissioned Him to do so, and gave him the ability to do so. God prepared him for the work and the opposition. God loves His people. Nothing good comes from His people turning away from Him. The Israelites worshipped other gods and their spiritual infidelity brought pain. It hurt God and it hurt them.