September 23 Bible reading

22 09 2019

September 23  Psalm 110  Ephesians 2  Isaiah 55; 56; 57:1-13

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 23  Psalm 110  Ephesians 2  Isaiah 55; 56; 57:1-13

Psalm 110

David writes a prophetic song, in Psalm 110, that describes the Lord as a priest and a king. In Hebrews 7:21 this is explained. Jesus the Messiah brought fulfillment. Jesus functions in both ways. Jesus is a better version of what Abraham saw in Melchizedek. The more we read Scripture the more we will understand the awesome beauty of who Jesus is.

Ephesians 2

Each of us has experienced life directed by our carnal nature. Making mistakes, we once allowed our sin to separate us from relationship with God. As we accept the grace of God, available to us by the sacrifice of Jesus, we receive new spiritual life. This does not come to us because we have done anything good, but instead because God loves us. Through Jesus, God makes a peaceful relationship with Him possible. This Good News of peace can break down the wall of hostility between Jew and Gentile, and bring us into healthy relationships with each other.

Isaiah 55; 56; 57:1-13

Isaiah knew that God had revealed to David the promise of unfailing love made available through the Messiah. Our God has purpose. His thoughts and ways are to be respected. God will forgive the repentant and just those who will not repent. David, Isaiah, Abraham, and Paul learned about the gracious nature of God. They came to respect God’s purpose and see the value of responding to God with faithful love.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: