November 30 Bible reading

30 11 2022

November 30  Psalm 136:1-12  1 John 1; 2:1-11  Daniel 5:17-31; 6

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?

November 30  Psalm 136:1-12  1 John 1; 2:1-11  Daniel 5:17-31; 6

Psalm 136:1-12

The faithful steadfast love of God lives on forever. It has been known by people from the beginning of human history to today. With supernatural love, God has revealed Himself as the Giver of Life. Let us thank God. Let’s throw our Thank You at Yahweh God, who is worth it! The merciful love of God for us is faithful and forever. It was active way back before our current problems. God’s faithful love for us is here now. It will outlast the challenges we face today. God’s faithful love for us will be there for us in the future.

1 John 1; 2:1-11

John writes of the supernatural joy found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We must consider who Jesus Christ is. The One who has always been. The One who will always be has made a way for us to share in this spiritual life. Through Jesus Christ, we can be cleansed of the guilt from our mistakes as we confess them. Jesus Christ lifts from us our sin. Receiving God’s faithful love for us includes a decision to turn away from our self-first focus and turn toward following Jesus as our Savior and Lord. We show our love for God by searching out the instructions of Jesus and choosing to obey them as our new lifestyle. In this new life, we come to know God through a personal relationship with Him. We are now able to love God with all we have got and love others in the same way that we take care of ourselves. The love of Jesus Christ gives us a new ability to love others. Jesus lived this way. John was an eyewitness, of the lifestyle of Jesus, and invites us to jump into the joy of this lifestyle.

Daniel 5:17-31; 6

King Belshazzar did not learn from his predecessor’s repentant recognition of Yahweh God as sovereign. Instead, the king mocked the God who gave him life and lived as he pleased. As Daniel predicted, Belshazzar was killed and replaced by the Medes and their new king Darius. Proven to be the best of the new king’s supervisors, Daniel was trapped by a law against his prayer habit. God preserved Daniel in a den of hungry lions. God brought judgment on those who trapped Daniel. As a result, king Darius publicly declared Yahweh as the superior God.



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