October 6 Bible reading

5 10 2019

October 6  Psalm 118:1-16 Colossians 2:6-23  Jeremiah 11:18-23; 12; 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?

October 6  Psalm 118:1-16 Colossians 2:6-23  Jeremiah 11:18-23; 12; 13

Psalm 118:1-16

The faithful love of God is without end. His love never fails. It never runs out. Let us give thanks to the Lord who is overflowing with love. On my worst days, I cried out to God. The Lord heard me and answered me. That is why I trust God more than I trust people.

Colossians 2:6-23

Paul writes of strength, peace, and gratitude coming from daily choosing to follow Jesus. He writes about building our lives on the foundation of Jesus. The result will be our faith grows stronger. A personal relationship with Jesus will bring spiritual freedom from the compulsion to continue self-destructive behaviors. Paul refutes the pious self-serving teaching they were facing from bad moralistic teachers. They were bringing condemnation and legalism. This bad teaching was not connected to Jesus and therefore did not bring help in real life change.

Jeremiah 11:18-23; 12; 13

In response to Jeremiah sharing God’s Word, people started plotting to kill Jeremiah. They were met with punishment as God protected Jeremiah. The hypocrisy of religious people causes Jeremiah to ask God questions. God answered as a just judge. Jeremiah spoke truth to powerful people, calling them to repentance….using rotten underwear as an object lesson.

 


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