August 7 Bible reading

7 08 2021

August 7 Psalm 92 1 Corinthians 3 1 Chronicles 24; 25; 26:1-19

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 7 Psalm 92 1 Corinthians 3 1 Chronicles 24; 25; 26:1-19

Psalm 92

We find Psalm 92 written for the day we set aside for worship and rest. It’s a song for Sabbath. We benefit from thanking God and singing about His goodness. It is good for us to focus on God’s faithfulness, in the morning and in the evening. Upon reflection, we can thank God for all that He has done. This is an amazing life-giving practice. It is helpful in private, and it is helpful with the gathered believers. As I live my life focused on God, I can thrive and be fruitful even in old age.

1 Corinthians 3

In 1 Corinthians 3, Paul addresses arguments, jealousy, and any focus on a leader more than a focus on Christ as evidence of immaturity. The foundation of our lives should be Jesus Christ. This will bring eternal fruit. Following Jesus should be a focal point of our identity. God the Holy Spirit lives among us as we dedicate our lives to Him. Pastor Paul is trying to bring the Corinthian believers into a healthy relationship with God and healthier relationships with each other. They have become distracted and fragmented by comparing themselves to each other. They have slipped into being controlled by their sinful human natures. No, let us all come back to a place of living focused on Jesus Christ.

1 Chronicles 24; 25; 26:1-19

King David is setting up a place of worship, and organizing priests, musicians, and gatekeepers so that it is constantly cared for. He is doing so in response to God’s directions. This work is happening so that people will have a place set aside for the worship of God. It will be a place of forgiveness for sin. It will be a place where they will be aware of the presence of God’s presence. The organization and administration of responsibilities are essential to this special place. The same is true today. It is our worthwhile pursuit.


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