September 1 Bible reading

1 09 2021

September 1  Proverbs 21:17-26  2 Corinthians 5:1-10  Micah 5; 6; 7

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?

September 1  Proverbs 21:17-26  2 Corinthians 5:1-10  Micah 5; 6; 7

Proverbs 21:17-26

God gave Solomon the gift of wisdom. That’s noteworthy! Here we have a few proverbs about how we use money. An unhealthy use of money is seen in prioritizing pleasure now over having savings for a rainy day. Learning how to make decisions based on good stewardship, that’s smart. What are your priorities? Do you have money set aside for them? Making value-based decisions will help you structure a budget that brings freedom for fun. Generosity is a characteristic of someone who loves God. Enjoying the ability to give, that is when life is really good.

2 Corinthians 5:1-10

When Christ returns to earth, His followers will receive glorified bodies, not born of broken human DNA (affected by sin) but created by God. No more pain, disease, or suffering. Leaving our current bodies, we will be living with God. Here and now, we should live in light of this truth. Spend time thinking about it today. How does that impact the way you feel, what you think, the decisions you make?

Micah 5; 6; 7

God shows Micah that he has seen both the people choosing to reject Him and the people choosing to remain faithful to Him. Seeking restoration, God recounts the history of relationship with them. God is asking that they love mercy, walk humbly, and do what is right. Hope for restoration, for miracles, and the faithful love of God is what is being spoken for their future. Our God wants us to choose the love found in healthy relationship with Him.


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