August 26 Bible reading

26 08 2021

August 26 Psalm 103:1-12 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 2 Chronicles 26; 27; 28

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 26 Psalm 103:1-12 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 2 Chronicles 26; 27; 28

Psalm 103:1-12

Psalm 103 calls me to make time to list the amazing qualities of who God is and all that God has done. Then I should consider all of this carefully. As a result, I should choose to praise God with all I’ve got! In God, I have found new life, forgiveness, healing, redemption, and peace. In Psalm 103, David sings with his whole heart a thanksgiving to the Lord for bringing him from being sinful, ashamed, sick, dissatisfied, doomed, and decaying to becoming forgiven, crowned, healed, satisfied, redeemed, and renewed. Repeatedly we see God described as “compassionate, merciful, slow to anger, and filled with unfailing love.” This is a result of people observing God’s behavior. It is also true to the way in which God described Himself.

2 Corinthians 1:1-11

As Jesus followers, we are able to draw comfort from our relationship with God. Pastor Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians church starts with relating a story to them. When he and his team were at the end of their rope. They learned to stop relying on themselves. They turned to rely on God completely. This is the truth that when we are comforted by God, we can help others find the same comfort. We must look to God as this source of strength and comfort, no longer relying on ourselves but now relying on God. We will discover that this process is part of God’s purpose for us.

2 Chronicles 26; 27; 28

King Uzziah started out by seeking guidance from God and doing what was right. When he became powerful, pride set in and he stepped into the work of the priest, breaking God’s instructions. This resulted in leprosy. His son, the new king, Jotham became powerful because he was careful to obey the Lord. His son Ahaz rebelled turning to idolatry and worshiping other gods in the Temple. He suffered violent consequences and still refused to return to God. Rebellion and its consequences continued.



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