August 31 Bible reading

31 08 2022

Happy Anniversary to the love of my life, Rebecca!

August 31 Psalm 104:31-35 2 Corinthians 4 Micah 1; 2; 3; 4

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 31 Psalm 104:31-35 2 Corinthians 4 Micah 1; 2; 3; 4

Psalm 104:31-35

Let us praise God with all we’ve got! With wholehearted worship. we should sing a desire to see the eternal glory of God. “The Lord takes pleasure in all He has made”. Look around the natural world and find living things that God enjoys. What is God like? Someone who has a good time in our natural environment. This helps us understand and respond to the character of who God is.

2 Corinthians 4

Have you bumped into your own limitations this year? An awareness of your limitations is not a bad thing. It can be very helpful. Paul and his ministry team invited the Corinthian believers to a life more focused on the spiritual than the natural world we see. They lived for the message of Jesus. Their own weaknesses were seen as evidence that the power they had, came from God. They persisted despite persecution for the sake of the ever-expanding Kingdom of God. In this way, they found their spirits being renewed despite the deterioration of their aging bodies. This is relevant to us today.

Micah 1; 2; 3; 4  Our God had proven that His love was faithful and that His words were reliable. Yet the people He created and redeemed spent years rejecting Him in favor of worshiping objects they had created with their own hands. They brought pain into their own homes & neighborhoods, and civil way to their land. God shows Micah that He is aware of their hearts and has seen their evil actions. We must live in an awareness that God is alert and active, paying attention to us with care for how we live.



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