August 5 Bible reading

5 08 2021

August 5 Psalm 91:1-8 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 2:1-5 1 Chronicles 19; 20; 21; 22:1

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 the 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?

August 5 Psalm 91:1-8 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 2:1-5 1 Chronicles 19; 20; 21; 22:1

Psalm 91:1-8

Psalm 91 is one of my favorites. Today I am reminded of how this song is about the benefits of a personal relationship with God. They had responded to God’s purpose of living among them. They had seen miracles in God winning their freedom from enemies. The promises of God are tools of defense. Choosing to live in personal relationship with God should include “finding rest” in close proximity. From this Psalm, we learn to walk in the guidance of Gods’ promises (which include instructions for us). This directs us to a lifestyle of wholehearted devotion to God.

1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 2:1-5

The message of Jesus Christ a crucified Savior is foolish to some and yet bringing life-changing power to those of us who are being saved. In our relationship with Jesus, God has brought us the benefit of freedom from our destructive mistakes. We are now free from that past and clean in God’s sight. Paul’s ministry in Corinth had been focused on this message. It was persuasive by the power of the Holy Spirit. He called the Corinthian believers to stop fussing with each other. He’s saying, “You think you know, but you don’t know. You’re distracted from what’s important.”

1 Chronicles 19; 20; 21; 22:1

David’s military action brought freedom to the Israelites. King David was a man with a “heart after God” who cared for the people like a shepherd cares for his sheep. And yet he became deceived and sinned. God speaks to him. David repents. Both David and the people suffer consequences. They are forgiven.


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