October 14 Bible reading

14 10 2020

October 14  Psalm 119:33-40  2 Thessalonians 2  Jeremiah 29:24-32; 30; 31:1-14

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 14  Psalm 119:33-40  2 Thessalonians 2  Jeremiah 29:24-32; 30; 31:1-14

Psalm 119:33-40

Happiness is found on the path of God’s guidance. Listening to God includes searching out what He has said. It is an active learning. We are reading here about the songwriter’s personal experience on this path. Asking God for help with understanding, the Psalmist shows commitment to this path. With these verses we can sing a prayer request that our God would help us understand the Scripture and live by His guidance. We read an honest call for help with healthy focus. “God help me focus on You, on what is right, and on what is most valuable.” We can pray. In this way, we find our life made new.

2 Thessalonians 2

Paul writes to the Thessalonians an encouragement to believe that Christ will return. He writes about events that will occur before that day. He warns them about false teachers and deceptive miracle workers who are presenting themselves as spiritual leaders. This includes the anti-christ, a figure in the future who will draw people away from following Jesus. The message here is that Jesus will be victorious over such deceivers. The day will come when no one can stand against the truth of who Jesus is. Our victorious Savior will bring about peace and joy. Paul writes about his gratitude for the Thessalonians’ faith in Jesus. He encourages them to hold on to their faith and the truth they had been taught. Let us draw strength from a personal relationship with Jesus.

Jeremiah 29:24-32; 30; 31:1-14

God speaks, through Jeremiah, that He will punish the false prophet who leads people away. God will clear out corrupt leaders. God will replace them with people who will serve people well.  God speaks of both His justice and His mercy. This includes a promise of restoration for His people and an end to their captivity of 70 years. God noticed when people who claimed to be lovers, friends, and allies of the Israelites (during their rebellion against God) revealed their true colors and abandoned the Israelites. God wants to provide for His people a peaceful life. We will yet see the ultimate peace and victory in Jesus.


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