June 23 Bible reading

23 06 2022

June 23  Psalm 77:10-20  Acts 15:22-41  1 Kings 11:14-43; 12:1-24

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 23  Psalm 77:10-20  Acts 15:22-41  1 Kings 11:14-43; 12:1-24

Psalm 77:10-20

After pouring out his heart, singing a lament, and not finding comfort in God overnight, Asaph recalls the many good things that God has done in the past, and then his focus changes. 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 15:22-41

Leaders from the Jerusalem church returned with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch reporting their decision to reject a circumcision requirement. They spent time with this multicultural church in Palestine, bringing them encouragement and strength to their faith. The Antioch church should serve as an example to us. Even in emotionally charged and complex situations we can focus on the grace of Jesus.

1 Kings 11:14-43; 12:1-24

King Solomon has turned his heart away from God who had shown him favor. God brought about the punishment He had warned Solomon of. Enemies are raised up and the kingdom is split. God was looking for faithful wholehearted devotion. Despite being the wealthiest man alive, Solomon could not remain true to God. His money couldn’t buy him happiness. God will allow the painful results of unrepentant sin. When we choose to live “Me First” it will bring pain.


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