Daily Bible Reading Day 330

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Daily Bible Reading Day 330

Daily Bible Reading Day 330: 1 Chronicles 22/ 1 Peter 3

1 Chronicles 22

There was a gift of land to David for him to build God’s temple.  But David knew that this was not to be a gift but a sacrifice unto God.

Due to David’s sins, God said David’s son, Solomon would be the one ultimately to build the temple.  David heard God’s “no” and accepted it.  He was not jealous of his son.  There will be times someone else will see it come to fruition, even though you worked hard on it.  Be thankful that it gets accomplished instead of who achieves it.

1 Peter 3

Submission is to voluntarily cooperate with someone out of love and respect for God and to that person.  It isn’t a demeaning action.  We are instructed as wives to do that to our husbands.  Husbands are to respect their wives. If they do not, this can hinder answers to their prayers.  By having the right relationship with others, we can have the right relationship with God.

Our actions speak louder than words.  We are to show others the meaning of being a Christian by how we act more than what we say.

Keep the peace, do not take revenge, pray for our enemies, be a blessing.

 

 

 

 


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Daily Bible Reading Day 323

Daily Bible Reading Day 323: 1 Chronicles 13 & 14/ James 1

1 Chronicles 13

King David loved to worship.  He worshipped God all day, every day.  God wanted David to move the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem.  David wanted Israel to know that the center of our lives should be on God.

In transporting the ark, God specifically said for no one to touch the ark.  Unfortunately, a man named Uzzah was guiding the Ark and touched it, which God forbid.  Uzzah died on the spot.  David was upset with God’s wrath.  It seemed harsh for God to do that, but God strictly forbid the ark to be touched.  We must remember God instructs us for a reason and we are to follow those intructions.  God does judge but He also loves and blesses His children.  We are to see God in that way.

1 Chronicles 14

David was successful as King of Israel.  But his success came from following and listening to God.  When we have success, we need to thank God, not boast about ourselves.

David was successful in defeating the Phillistines because he listened to God.  He asked God first.  Many times, we talk to God in times of great need and desperation, after we tried everything else.  Seek God first.

David wanted all the idols destroyed found from their battle.  We need to eliminate the things that replaces God in our lives.  This is the way we can get rid of sin in our lives.

James 1

The book of James (the writer being Jesus’ brother) provides us with a great deal of advice and wisdom.

As Christians, we will deal with trials in our lives.  We endure trials, we know when we focus on God, He is with us and we can grow in knowledge and wisdom.  These trials increase of faith and then we can help others when they go through similar things.

Our focus needs to remain on God.  When’s e do this, we will not waiver.  Temptation will not overcome us.

Wealth and power mean nothing to God, so why do we focus so much on it?  We are not of this world.  We will have a greater reward, which is eternal life!

Anger is a strong emotion, that can lead to great damage if not contained.  Let us respond calmly and not make knee jerk reactions to something said or done to us.  Listen to others well, think before you speak, and not let anger erupt.

 


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Daily Bible Reading Day 269

Daily Bible Reading Day 269: 2 Samuel 22/Galatians 2

2 Samuel 22

I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised and I saved from my enemies. 2 Samuel 22:4

King David knew how to worship.  He loved praising God and writing hymns and songs for God.  God is worthy to be praised.  David recounted the times God helped and protected him in times of despair.  David glorified our magnificent Father God.  When we ask for forgiveness, God doesn’t see our sin anymore.  We are purified.  Let us try to stay pure and without sin.

Galatians 2

I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  Galatians 2:20

The salvation of God is available to all who want to be forgiven and know the Lord our God.  Paul wanted to share the gospel with as many of the Gentiles as possible.

Paul had to have a heart to heart talk with Peter.  Peter dealt with fear, especially the fear of what people thought about him.  Paul told Peter directly what Peter did wrong.  Many times, we talk to people not directly involved with a situation instead of the ones involved directly.  This creates gossip and slander.

When Christ was crucified, we were also crucified.  Our sins were forgiven and our lives transformed because of Christ’s death.  Our faith and acceptance of God is what saves us, not following the law only.


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Daily Bible Reading Day 260

Daily Bible Reading Day 260: 2 Samuel 13/                          2 Corinthians 6

2 Samuel 13

Sexual sin destroys the victim and sometimes the perpetrator. Ammon, David’s first son, was overcome by lust and raped his half sister, Tamar.  Rape is forbidden by God.  Tamar was a virgin.  Her other brother, Absalom found out that Ammon did this horrific act of sin.

Tamar was destroyed by this sin.  She had to live a life of seclusion.  Women weren’t given a chance to defend themselves unless there were witnesses.  She did not have any and now that she wasn’t a virgin, she could not find a husband.

Unfortunately, David did not do much against his son Ammon.  King David had great abilities but as a husband and father, he lacked compassion and sensitivity.

Two years later, Absalom had Ammon murdered for the rape of Tamar.  Absalom ended up fleeing.  As much as Absalom’s anger and revenge felt justified, we must not take vengeance as we would be sinning as well.  God sees all evil done against His people, He will take care of them.

2 Corinthians 6

And I will be a Father to you and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.  2 Corinthians 6:18

We are ministers for God.  When we claim we are believers, we become examples of God for the world/non-believers to see.  Paul endured many hardships.  We will as well, because of how much the world rejects God.  Since we live differently than the world does, we do not need to care what opinion people have of us.  Jesus cares for and loves us.  Do not compromise.

Paul warned believers to not have close relationships with non-believers.  This is to keep believers from being influenced by a wrong way of living.  There is nothing wrong with interaction and bringing people to Christ.  However, the company you keep, has a huge influence on our lives.


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Daily Bible Reading Day 258

Daily Bible Reading Day 258: 2 Samuel 11/                          2 Corinthians 4

2 Samuel 11

Sin is an equal opportunity destroyer.  Even those that seem so faithful and dedicated to the Lord, can fall into temptation. David sinned greatly. He was tempted by the beauty of Bathsheba, which caused Bathsheba to commit adultery and the murder of her husband, Uriah.  Bathsheba did not want to commit adultery but David requested to see her and she could not ignore the request.

Pray, seek counsel, and read the word are great ways to get away from temptation.  God will give you a way out, when you diligently try to get out of temptation.

2 Corinthians 4

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18

It is easy to give up when our circumstances are painful and difficult.  Paul instructed us to not give up and know there is a something better for us.  It may seem that evil is winning, but Christ has the victory!