March 26 Bible reading

25 03 2020

March 26 Psalm 37:21-31 Luke 6:12-36 Numbers 21:4-35; 22:1-20

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?

March 26 Psalm 37:21-31 Luke 6:12-36 Numbers 21:4-35; 22:1-20

Psalm 37:21-31 When we follow God, as the source of our life, He will give us direction, redeem our missteps, and provide for us. This memorable poem unpacks lessons learned by David. He had children and grandchildren. He had many people who looked to him for wisdom. David wanted them to understand what he had learned about the character of God. “What is God like?” They ask. David answers with Psalm 37:23-25. We should now learn from this. God cares about us.

Luke 6:12-36 Daily life and decisions should be informed by prayer. Jesus prayed all night, and then chose 12 of the followers to be apostles. Jesus healed people and showed power over evil spirits. This same Jesus lives today and gives His followers spiritual power. Jesus taught about whom God blesses and what that looks like. Jesus directs us to live by a love & compassion that is supernatural (beyond our ability to do so out of our own strength alone but dependent upon a life-giving relationship with Him).

Numbers 21:4-35; 22:1-20 In Numbers we see that God punishes their complaining and perspective (lack of faith in Him), and yet He again provides redemption from their punishment. God shows His protection and concern for justice. Balaam shows great concern for obeying God, by rejecting a bribe. From each person’s life there are lessons to be learned.



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