November 7 Bible reading

7 11 2020

November 7  Psalm 120  Hebrews 8  Ezekiel 13; 14; 15

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 7  Psalm 120  Hebrews 8  Ezekiel 13; 14; 15

Psalm 120

In a time when it seems like everyone wants to fight, people of God are looking for peace. Let us cry out to God. Let us lift up to God our prayer for peace and justice. God hears our prayer. People on a spiritual journey to Jerusalem would sing Psalm 120. They sang about our God who had been faithful to respond to their prayer. They sought peace and had grown tired of violent deceitful people.

Hebrews 8

The people of Israel looked to priests as their intermediary in relationship with God. In their past, God made covenant agreements with them. Repeatedly the people broker their end of these promises. Through Jesus Christ our Great High Priest, God has brought about a new covenant agreement that will last forever. God desires everyone to enter this loving relationship. We can look to Jesus Christ for salvation. Hebrews 8 turns this open letter to the main point: Jesus Christ our Savior now serves as Great High Priest. Jesus Christ is now in the presence of Almighty Father God, bringing offering and fulfillment to the Tabernacle and Temple worship of days past. We will benefit from following Him and living in constant awareness of our Lord Jesus.

Ezekiel 13; 14; 15

Through the prophet Ezekiel, God warns of coming judgment on people who refused to turn away from the evil in their hearts and their wicked actions. People who called themselves prophets were following their own imagination into saying, “God says this…” They were also doing nothing to help the people in need. Such false prophets were making up their own version of the future, “we will have peace and no punishment of our wrong”. Leaders of Israel were “embracing things that led them into sin”, in their hearts. People were valuing other things more than God. Mistakes followed this. And then they asked prophets for messages. Sadly the responses they received were delusional at best. God called everyone to turn away from their sin. The prophecy of God recorded in Israel’s history serves as proof that Yahweh is our sovereign God.


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