March 13 Bible reading

13 03 2023

March 13  Proverbs 7:1-5  Luke 1:1-25  Leviticus 26:14-46; 27

Proverbs 7:1-5

We should work hard to learn the wisdom of God. We should protect our retention of it and the ability to use it. The words that God has already spoken provide us with direction. This includes a warning against illicit affairs. God loves us. God cares for us. God is trying to help us with this warning. God created pleasure. As a good Father, God wants us to enjoy life. There is no reason that God would restrict healthy pleasure from us.

Luke 1:1-25

Luke carefully examined the eyewitness accounts of the life of Christ. After his investigation, Dr. Luke takes great care to write an accurate description of what occurred. He is writing so that the people of his time (and those who would follow) could be certain of the truth. What happened? What are the established facts of the case? Who is Jesus? What did he say? What did he do? Luke wanted the reader to find confidence in Jesus. God brings about the miraculous birth of John the Baptist. Speaking through an angel, God is interacting with the faith of Zechariah and Elizabeth. They had lived a lifestyle of devotion. God is interacting with each person in the story. We see God providing identity, value, and purpose. The prediction of the life of John the Baptist speaks to the redemptive nature of God’s work.

Leviticus 26:14-46; 27

In Leviticus, we see that there is a punishment for disobedience to God. God says, “When my people confess their sins, I will remember My covenant with them.” At the same time, God would not tolerate pride and unrepentant open hostility toward Him. God was constantly calling them back to repentance and His covenant love. God called for one-tenth of what they produced to be dedicated to His purpose. It is a principle that is beneficial to us all. We should learn how to live on less than our full income (out of gratitude to God our Creator) for His purpose, which benefits everyone.

March 13  Proverbs 7:1-5  Luke 1:1-25  Leviticus 26:14-46; 27

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?



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