October 28 Bible reading

28 10 2021

October 28  Psalm 119:113-120  Titus 3  Lamentations 1; 2:1-6

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 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?

October 28  Psalm 119:113-120  Titus 3  Lamentations 1; 2:1-6

Psalm 119:113-120

God is speaking. When I listen, I find hope. When I apply the truth, God is speaking to my life, I find helpful protection. Hearing God speak is a life-changing source of hope. Hearing God’s voice starts with the plain simple objective truth found in Scripture. We are sustained by listening to what God has said. When we stray from God’s Word we find negative results.

Titus 3

Paul reminds Titus of the most important truth to be taught consistently. Through Jesus our Savior we are given new life. God revealed love, by saving us. This was not because we had done something good. This is simply out of God’s mercy. It is a gift. As we receive new spiritual life, through Jesus Christ, our lives are changed. Grace we receive. Grace we will be able to give. We can now live with hope for eternal life after this temporary experience.  This new life of grace and hope includes a fresh perspective on every area of life. We can now live with happiness and healthy humility. We can live with freedom from unhealthy habits. We can avoid foolish arguments. Paul provides specific instructions for how pastors should deal with divisive people. We should also live out of gratitude, always looking to meet the urgent needs of others.

Lamentations 1; 2:1-6

The prophet Jeremiah writes five poems lamenting the way God’s people rejected their Creator, bringing destruction on themselves, their land, and the Temple. The first four poems are acrostic of the Hebrew alphabet just like Psalm 119. We read about the sorrow of God in these dark days. As a spiritual leader, Jeremiah is not indifferent to the people being punished, but instead, we find him compassionate to the suffering.


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