November 5 Bible reading

5 11 2020

November 5  Psalm 119:161-168  Hebrews 6:13-20; 7:1-10  Ezekiel 7; 8; 9

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?

November 5  Psalm 119:161-168  Hebrews 6:13-20; 7:1-10  Ezekiel 7; 8; 9

Psalm 119:161-168

We can experience peace when we make a lifestyle of following the guidance of God. Let us search the Scripture for God’s thoughts on how we should live. Following the guidance of God is sensible. Let’s pursue this new lifestyle together. Many times each day we can thank God for the benefits of His guidance.

Hebrews 6:13-20; 7:1-10

In the history of Israel, we see that God made a promise to Abraham. God delivered on that promise. We now see that Jesus Christ conquered death and has gone before us into the presence of God. Melchizedek, a king of peace and justice, a priest of God Most High, blessed Abraham and received his tithe. Among the truths to be learned here is the fact that no one should worship Abraham. We should recognize that Abraham is an example to us of God’s faithfulness to fulfill His promises. Melchizedek the priest and king resembled the coming Messiah Jesus Christ and was recognized by Abraham as a spiritual authority. Abraham expressed respect by bringing a tithe. Jesus Christ is King of Kings. Throughout human history, our Creator has made promises to us and brought us into a covenant agreement. This committed relationship has incomparable benefits to those who worship God with wholehearted devotion.

Ezekiel 7; 8; 9

God reveals to the prophet Ezekiel the coming punishment on those who refused to repent of their rejection of their Creator. Their lives had been twisted by sin and yet they would not forsake it. God would not violate their free will (which He Himself had given to them). Almost like Ebenezer Scrooge, Ezekiel is shown the many ways that the Israelites rejected God in favor of horrible sins and idol worship in public and in private. This included a horror show of actions performed for false gods inside God’s Temple, at Jerusalem. God also shows Ezekiel supernatural protection for those who are weeping over the sins being committed in their city. In Ezekiel 9:9 we read that God was aware that their land was full of murder and their city was full of injustice. God would not allow this to go unpunished, without correction. God will restore a peaceful order.


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