September 3 Bible reading

3 09 2019

September 3  Psalm 105:12-22  2 Corinthians 6:3-18; 7:1  Isaiah 3; 4; 5:1-7

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 3  Psalm 105:12-22  2 Corinthians 6:3-18; 7:1  Isaiah 3; 4; 5:1-7

Psalm 105:12-22

Giving thanks to God for his faithfulness, Psalm 105 recounts specific miracle provision. This includes the fulfillment of Joseph’s dreams after the testing of his character. God gave him a dream and opportunities to hold out hope. Peace was the result, not bitterness or fighting.

2 Corinthians 6:3-18; 7:1

Sincere love, shown by patient endurance of hardships, is described by Paul as the result of God’s help and their response with an eternal perspective. Paul and his team were able to “take the good with the bad” because they chose to look at their own lives through the lens of “What will last forever?”. They chose to live out of a constant awareness of God, an unbroken personal relationship with God.

Isaiah 3; 4; 5:1-7

Through the prophet Isaiah, God predicts punishment when they choose rebellion over repentance. God predicts a remnant that would respond to a Messiah, finding a reprieve from the harsh conditions of their day. God’s story through human history is a narrative of redemption. God is making a way for peace and purpose.


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