August 24 Bible reading

24 08 2021

August 24 Proverbs 20:25-30; 21:1-4 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 16:1-4 2 Chronicles 21:4-20; 22; 23

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 24 Proverbs 20:25-30; 21:1-4 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 16:1-4 2 Chronicles 21:4-20; 22; 23

Proverbs 20:25-30; 21:1-4

God knows what motivates us. No one knows the motives of a human heart better than our God. We would do well to live with an understanding of what this means. Choosing to live by faithful love will bring stability. We should allow God to guide our hearts.

1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 16:1-4

Death will be brought to an end and forever defeated by Jesus Christ. For this reason, Christ-followers must not fear natural death. When Christ returns to earth we will be transformed and will live forever. I find new spiritual strength in the amazing power of Jesus Christ. This perspective should help us be strong now and live with passion for Jesus. Not a single thing that we do for our Lord will be wasted. From this context, the Corinthian believers are encouraged to exercise courageous generosity by choosing to live on less of the money they earned so that they could send help to the Jerusalem believers. This would prove their love for others across ethnic and racially divided lines. We can now live in the same way.

2 Chronicles 21:4-20; 22; 23

God sees the evil of people who reject His call to love. God gives opportunities in this life. Evil rulers followed the example of Arab only to be met by the punishment of God. We see that God used the daughter of a king, priests, a judge, musicians, military leaders, and ordinary people to overthrow evil leadership and bring a righteous king to power. God cares about government and the righteousness (and/or varied character) of its leaders.


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