September 21 Bible reading

21 09 2022

September 21  Proverbs 23:10-18  Galatians 6  Isaiah 49:8-26; 50; 51:1-16

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?

September 21  Proverbs 23:10-18  Galatians 6  Isaiah 49:8-26; 50; 51:1-16

Proverbs 23:10-18

Learning requires listening and commitment. God is aware of how we treat people, and He cares about our motives and actions. One day we will give account to God for how we live. We should live in light of this truth. Those who draw their hope from their relationship with God will not be disappointed. Providing structure for your children and bringing consequences to wrong behavior will help them avoid serious problems in the future. This is worth your time in consideration. God’s love brings guidance which helps bring good health and joy.

Galatians 6

In chapter 5, Pastor Paul taught us to let the Holy Spirit guide our lives. In chapter 6, he contrasts this with the results of allowing our sinful cravings to guide our lives. He also calls local church believers to “gently and humbly” help a person who has drifted into consistently making such mistakes, guiding them back onto the right path. Paul teaches believers to find freedom in Jesus. This is connected to clear instruction to avoid comparison and maintain focus on our own personal integrity. Living to please one’s self first will bring decay. Living to please the Holy Spirit will be life-giving. It’s a critical issue. We should respond to this with deep reflection, prayer, Bible reading, and asking God to show us the state of our heart. Don’t give up. Each day is new with Jesus.

Isaiah 49:8-26; 50; 51:1-16

Through Isaiah God speaks of His plan to offer His love to people of all nations. God has seen the suffering of His people and felt their pain. He will restore them. We are called to trust in the Lord who created all that we see. God our Creator is constantly interacting with each person. We are now able to receive Jesus the Messiah. We can participate in this plan for people of all nations. Again we are called to trust the Lord has been proven to be our Creator, Provider, Protector, and Redeemer.



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