February 28 Bible reading

28 02 2021

February 28  Psalm 27:7-14  Mark 10:13-31  Leviticus 4; 5:1-13

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 28  Psalm 27:7-14  Mark 10:13-31  Leviticus 4; 5:1-13

Psalm 27:7-14

David sings about God inviting him to a conversation. David has been learning about God. David asks God to teach him how to live. From this place, David has confidence in God and says, “wait patiently for the Lord”. We can learn from this. God is available for a relationship with us.

Mark 10:13-31

Jesus corrected His followers who scolded parents for bringing their children. Jesus blessed the children with a personal touch that is foreign to people who think of themselves as celebrities. Jesus says that childlike faith is what is needed for us to enter the Kingdom of God. “Everything is possible with God,” Jesus says, speaking of God’s salvation.

There was a commonly held belief that if you followed a specific set of rules you would be in Heaven one day, regardless of what was going on in your heart between you and God. Regardless of love. Regardless of faith. The question posed by a man, in Mark 10:17-31, to Jesus is phrased in a way that refers to this belief. “What must I do?” “Jesus, do you believe the same thing about Heaven that other people do?” Jesus’ response includes the call to wholehearted devotion that is seen evidenced by generosity to the poor. The people and things that many believe to be most important here and now, will not be found to be of greatest value in Heaven. After a conversation with a rich man, Jesus teaches about the value system of the Kingdom of God where people who seem to be the least important may be the greatest. Jesus also refers to people who sacrifice riches in this world for the sake of His Good News as being rewarded in Heaven. Clearly, the Kingdom of God value system is different than a human nature self-focused value system.

Leviticus 4; 5:1-13

God continues to teach His people about sin and the results of their wrong choices. God shows them that sin requires a sacrificial offering for reconciliation. In Leviticus, God instructs His people to bring an offering, seeking forgiveness, when they realize that they have sinned. Through this process, they would be made right with the Lord and forgiven. God provides a way for peace.



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