August 1 Bible reading

1 08 2022

August 1  Psalm 89:46-52  Romans 14:19-23; 15:1-13  1 Chronicles 11; 12:1-22

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 1  Psalm 89:46-52  Romans 14:19-23; 15:1-13  1 Chronicles 11; 12:1-22

Psalm 89:46-52

The people of Israel cried out to their God, mourning the consequences being suffered for having rejected God. They called on God’s faithful love. Psalm 89 sings a lament of what is wrong, asking God how long the dark ways will continue. The song ends with praising the living eternal God. They asked God to remember His promises to David. This is a powerful example for us. Honest communication with God is seen on the pathway to peace. In the face of contradiction, it is choosing to praise God.

Romans 14:19-23; 15:1-13

Through prayer, Bible study, seeking mature counsel, and careful consideration we should develop personal convictions about how we live. God, who lovingly created us by design, has thoughts about the decisions we make and the lifestyle we choose. From this, we will find personal freedom. If a fellow believer thinks that what we feel free to do is wrong, we should not value our freedom as more valuable than our friend. This is an open conversation within a church family. Shared love includes self-control. Romans 15 directs me to be helpful and encourage faith in others. As we wait to see God’s promises fulfilled, we can take hope and encouragement from the Scriptures. As you trust in God, you may find yourself overflowing with joy, peace, and a confident hope. Paul took seriously his personal responsibility to pray for them. He asked God to meet their trust with an outpouring this peaceful confident hope.

1 Chronicles 11; 12:1-22

David’s role as King started with a recognition of his shepherd’s heart. This is a personal decision to care for the needs of individuals and the community at large. It includes a pure desire to serve people by leading them in a healthy God-first lifestyle. Ancient shepherds were patient, immediately responsive, and planning for the long-term. We can learn from this.



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