February 24 Bible reading

24 02 2021

February 24  Psalm 25:16-22  Mark 7:31-37; 8:1-13  Exodus 35; 36

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?

February 24  Psalm 25:16-22  Mark 7:31-37; 8:1-13  Exodus 35; 36

Psalm 25:16-22

From the Psalm, “God please feel my pain, see my trouble, forgive my sin. I put my hope in You.” David sings about his loneliness, his troubles, his pain, and his guilt. He is looking to God for forgiveness, comfort, and rescue. David looks to God for help in changing how he lives. He puts his hope in God. Let us do the same.

Mark 7:31-37; 8:1-13

We see Jesus healing, feeding thousands. “Everything He does is wonderful,” they said of Jesus who healed a man who could not hear or speak. He didn’t want news of this to spread so fast that the crowds would turn it into something He didn’t want it to be. Jesus is showing love for people personally, teaching them, providing for their needs in miraculous ways, and in so doing, proving His identity as Messiah. He would not perform a miracle to prove His identity to defiant religious leaders. Many times over Jesus revealed His identity as Messiah explaining the Scriptures (that pointed to Him). Jesus proved His supernatural power with compassionate miracles. This is who we follow today. Let us consider each day who we are following. Jesus? What kind of person are we drawing new life from? Powerful in love that is faithful, patient, and kind!

Exodus 35; 36

Moses called the people together and gave them God’s instructions (Sabbath, offerings, Tabernacle construction). Craftsmen did the work instructed by God. It is our responsibility to hear God’s instructions and respond with obedience. This includes choosing a life of courageous generosity so that there would be a place of worship. “Their contributions were more than enough,” Exodus 36:7 Will we choose to live on less so that we can also be generous in providing a place of worship?




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