July 24 Bible reading

24 07 2021

July 24 Psalm 89:1-8 Romans 8:18-39 Hosea 10; 11:1-11

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?

July 24 Psalm 89:1-8 Romans 8:18-39 Hosea 10; 11:1-11

Psalm 89:1-8

Let’s sing about the unfailing love of God. We must consider that our God is most powerful and faithful in love for us. Sing it out. God stays true to the promise He has made. It is a promise of love. It is a promise of favor for those who love Him. That! That is what is happening in this Psalm.

Romans 8:18-39

Here and now we will experience some suffering, that is temporary, and not truly comparable to the peace and joy we will now in Heaven as Jesus followers. In this, we may identify with what Jesus experienced. God the Holy Spirit can help us pray when we are not exactly sure what we should say. In this way, we agree with the Spirit of God and therefore the will of God. Then the Holy Spirit helps us step beyond our personal limits. This is possible because God chose us to become like Jesus Christ. As we love God and respond to His purpose, He will work everything out for our good. There is no challenge we face that can separate us from the love of Jesus for us. There will always be victory in Jesus.

Hosea 10; 11:1-11

God watched as His people used the provision, He gave them, to break their commitment to Him and serve other gods instead. The people of Israel did not respond to prosperity with gratitude and faithful devotion to God. Instead, they worshipped created things. For generations, they moved away from God. This was painful to God who loved them deeply. God chose to show them mercy out of compassion. He called them back.



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