February 25 Bible reading

25 02 2021

February 25  Proverbs 6:1-11  Mark 8:14-38; 9:1  Exodus 37; 38

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 25  Proverbs 6:1-11  Mark 8:14-38; 9:1  Exodus 37; 38

Proverbs 6:1-11

Proverbs offers us wisdom for good stewardship. We should avoid rash decisions and being careless about taking on responsibility. Laziness can bring poverty. Wisdom values hard work. We can learn from the animal kingdom including the work ethic of ants.

Mark 8:14-38; 9:1

What truth do we learn from the miracles of Jesus? Here we read that Jesus warns His followers against the ways in which the faith leaders and political leaders of their day were unaware of the lessons from His miracles. We should think about what we are learning. We should pray, asking God to open our spiritual eyes and ears to perceiving and understanding. It seemed that even the closest followers of Jesus were slow to understand the implications of His identity. They saw Him perform miracles and yet they would stress out when facing natural obstacles. Sound familiar? Jesus is our Savior, the “Sent One” from God who is the “Anointed One”. Jesus is the Son of God who fully experienced human life. Unlike anyone in human history, Jesus predicted that He would be killed and that He would rise from the dead three days later. It actually happened just as He said. This is further proof of His identity. Just like Peter, we are called to turn from toxic selfishness, following Jesus, seeing things from God’s view and not merely a human point of view. I believe that Jesus’ words in Mark 9:1 were partially fulfilled with the events of Acts 2 (and will be ultimately fulfilled on the day of His return to earth).

Exodus 37; 38

The craftsman Bezalel was filled with the Spirit of God and God-given wisdom and abilities. With great care, he followed God’s design and instructions. He constructed the Ark of the Covenant, the altar, the lampstand, washbasin, and furniture for their place of meeting with God. The Israelites responded to God with courageous generosity and the Tabernacle for God’s presence was built.




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