April 8 Bible reading

8 04 2021

April 8 Psalm 42:6-11 Luke 12:1-34 Deuteronomy 9; 10

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?

April 8 Psalm 42:6-11 Luke 12:1-34 Deuteronomy 9; 10

Psalm 42:6-11

It’s healthy to stop and ask yourself, “Why am I sad?” Expressing yourself to God is helpful in multiple ways. Reminding yourself of good things that God has done in the past is beneficial. Looking to God’s thoughts about what you’re experiencing exercises wisdom. At that moment, as you process, you can choose to look to God as the source of hope.

Luke 12:1-34

Jesus warns against hypocrisy. Jesus reveals that the way to Father God is through a relationship with Him. Jesus teaches that this personal relationship is more important than money or the things of this world. In Luke 12, we hear Jesus talking about our heart’s focus and our value system, using our anxiety level as a gauge of our trust in God. Jesus is calling us to freedom from worry, and to a life of peace! Jesus is calling us to trust Father God and live by a value system of prioritizing that which is eternal over the temporary. What do you value most? When you answer that question consider, will that last forever? Do we value most what will last forever? Our relationship with God will last forever. The people God has put in our lives will last forever.

Deuteronomy 9; 10

Moses reveals that God is providing for the Promised Land to fulfill His promise to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob and because of the wickedness of the people who were living there (not the goodness of the Israelites). They were called to a lifestyle of wholehearted devotion to God and His word.



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