March 28 Bible reading

28 03 2021

March 28 Psalm 38:1-12 Luke 7:11-35 Numbers 23:27-30; 24; 25; 26:1-11

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?

March 28 Psalm 38:1-12 Luke 7:11-35 Numbers 23:27-30; 24; 25; 26:1-11

Psalm 38:1-12

Living in sin brings the consequence of crushing guilt. David writes about this from personal experience. He believes that it is critical for people to learn from what he’s gone through. The prayer of David is a song we can sing in repentance and honest need of a Savior.

Luke 7:11-35

Jesus is more powerful than death. Moved with compassion, Jesus brings a widow’s son back from the dead. We read yet another account of the supernatural power of Jesus. Jesus commends the message, the lifestyle, and the character of John the Baptist, despite the fact that many people did not receive his message or respect his life. Jesus points to John’s fulfillment of Malachi 3:1, in preparing the way for the “messenger of the covenant”. Jesus describes John as equal to any other prophet of God. John wanted the identity of Jesus as Messiah to be recognized and elevated. Jesus responded with reference to His actions fulfilling prophecy. “Wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it.” Jesus contrasts people who rejected Him and John (for different reasons) from the people who were changed, for the better, by accepting Him as Savior. Let us accept Jesus as our Savior. Let us believe that Jesus is more powerful than death.

Numbers 23:27-30; 24; 25; 26:1-11

Balaam delivers the word of God, that He will protect His people. Sexual sin and idolatry are signs of a broken relationship with God and will bring consequences. When we take this seriously, God invites us to a covenant of peace. God wants to remove our guilt and restore our relationship with Him. God wants to bring us freedom. God wants to bring us into good health. God is able to do this. We should learn this truth and relate to God with respect to it.



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