October 31 Bible reading

31 10 2022

October 31  Proverbs 26:13-22  Hebrews 2  Obadiah 1

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 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?

October 31  Proverbs 26:13-22  Hebrews 2  Obadiah 1

Proverbs 26:13-22

“There’s no need for me to listen to that person. I’ve got this figured out. I don’t need the counsel of qualified mature Christians.” …says the person described in Proverbs 26:16. Thinking that we are smarter than others may come naturally to us. Given our human nature, we can find laziness, gossip, lies, and meddling to be easy for us to fall into. Each of these traps is a danger to you and may cause you to be a danger to others.

Hebrews 2

Hello Christians, please listen carefully to the truth. Please don’t be more focused on “speaking your own truth” than you are on learning the truth of Jesus. The open letter, Hebrews, draws our attention to Jesus Christ the Son of God, our Savior, who experienced a human life with suffering and death. It was necessary so that Jesus could offer a sacrifice that would take away our guilt, purchase our freedom, and restore our relationship with God. “We must listen very carefully” to this truth so that we do not “drift away” from it. The people who heard Jesus speak, with their own ears also saw His identity confirmed with miracles. Jesus set people free from their burden of fearing death. Jesus Christ made a way for us to salvation through His perfect sacrifice. After living a human life, He was put to death. God’s miracle of resurrection proved His victory over the power of death.

Obadiah 1

Over an 8 year prophetic ministry, Obadiah speaks of the restoration that would come for the people of Judah, descendants of Jacob, after the punishment of their rejection of God. Obadiah also speaks of the coming punishment (without restoration) on the unrepentant evil in the hearts of the Edomites, who were descendants of Esau. They believed themselves to be superior. Their pride was a deceptive denial. They committed acts of violence. They refused to help people in need. God predicted punishment on the Edomites, as well as His restoration of the repentant Israelites. Will we choose to believe we are self-sufficient or will we choose to believe what God has said?


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