June 22 Bible reading

22 06 2022

June 22  Psalm 77:1-9  Acts 15:1-21  1 Kings 9:10-28; 10; 11:1-13

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?

June 22  Psalm 77:1-9  Acts 15:1-21  1 Kings 9:10-28; 10; 11:1-13

Psalm 77:1-9

Asaph can’t hear a response from God, can’t find comfort for his soul, and sings his lament. It is healthy to pour out your heart to God. He hears us. As you do this, be completely honest. Learn from the lessons found in the Psalms as real people wrote about their own journeys.

Acts 15:1-21

Jews came to the primarily Gentile church in Antioch and taught that circumcision was required for the Christian faith. Paul and Barnabas refuted this teaching. The leaders in Antioch sent Paul and Barnabas to the Jerusalem church where it was being debated. Peter and Paul spoke against a circumcision requirement. Jesus quoted Isaiah’s prophecy of the Gentiles being included in the family of faith. James led the apostles and elders in rejecting such a requirement and bringing a focus on the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus. Even in emotionally charged and complex situations, we can focus on the grace of Jesus.

1 Kings 9:10-28; 10; 11:1-13

Solomon grew in knowledge, wealth, and influence, as a result of God’s favor. Solomon’s heart turned away from the worship of Yahweh, and God held true to the punishment He promised for this mistake. God will allow the painful results of unrepentant sin. When we choose to live “Me First” it will bring pain.


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