November 11 Bible reading

11 11 2020

November 11  Psalm 123  Hebrews 10:19-39  Ezekiel 20:45-49; 21; 22:1-22

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 11  Psalm 123  Hebrews 10:19-39  Ezekiel 20:45-49; 21; 22:1-22

Psalm 123

Thank you, God, for the gift of life! We make a fresh commitment to live for You. We will focus on You. We will listen to You. May God in Heaven be praised. We choose to exalt the living God. We watch attentively for what God may do next.  We ask God for His faithful love and mercy. We choose to look to God as our source. We choose to focus on God.

Hebrews 10:19-39

Jesus Christ our Savior has made a way for our guilt to be removed and our relationship with God restored. We had wronged God. We broke up the relationship. Jesus makes it possible for us to return. By accepting Jesus, we can be in the presence of God, sitting in the same room with the all-powerful God, in peaceful relationship. When Jesus became our Way, the great curtain keeping people out of God’s presence in the Temple’s most holy place was torn. This is symbolic of the freedom we now have. Let’s hold fast to it, encouraging each other, gathering regularly, and growing in faithfulness and a expectant confident hope of the coming reward. We should encourage each other to walk in unwavering faith here and now. We should remind each other of our first days discovering the love of Jesus. We should look forward to the ultimate peace and victory Jesus will bring. Let us walk with patient endurance as we follow God’s will.

Ezekiel 20:45-49; 21; 22:1-22

God will yet reveal Himself to everyone. Through Ezekiel, God communicates a broken heart at the need to punish people who refuse to repent. God predicted this in proof of His transcendent power. God details the sins He has observed in Jerusalem for which they have not repented. God will not stand by silent over evil. Jerusalem had been designed for peaceful life and joyful celebrations. They had turned it into a city of murder. The city was full of confusion. They worshipped other things. There was injustice, corruption, abuse, sexual sin of all kinds, and great suffering in a “me-first” world. God wanted people who rejected Him to know what they would be punished for. We must repent and turn to our Savior Jesus.


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