Daily Bible Reading Day 337

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Daily Bible Reading Day 337

Daily Bible Reading Day 337: 2 Chronicles 2/ 1 John 2

2 Chronicles 2

David exhaustively planned to build the temple for the Lord.  But God ordained Solomon to build it.  Many times we obediently work for the Lord, but it is in His will for that worked to be finished by someone else.  And that is okay.

Solomon had people from other lands build the temple, even though they worshipped pagan gods.  It is okay for non-believers to do work for God.  God gives natural talents to all and they can be used for the greater good. Those non-believers  can see the goodness of God and who He is through believers and how they treat them.   Solomon abided by the laws of Israel to treat workers/slaves well.

1 John 2

Jesus came, died, and rose again for all who have sinned.  That means EVERYONE!  When we proclaim Jesus is our savior and believe He died for sinners, we do not have to remain a slave to our past sins.  Jesus is our defender.

When we are faced with temptation, we have Jesus to cling to.  It is hard when the entire world says it is okay to want things and to enjoy experiences that are not honorable to God.  But we chose to do what is right and avoid temptation, and use our self-control.  God sees when we try hard to not succumb to temptation.

Be aware of those who are the anti-Christ, anyone who denies Jesus Christ as the son of God.  Their teachings are false.  We must not follow those who believe that.



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Daily Bible Reading Day 335

Daily Bible Reading Day 335: 1 Chronicles 29/2 Peter 3

1 Chronicles 29

The temple was built by the gifts of David and many other people.  In modern times, the church building ends up becoming the focus instead of God.  I have been a part of a church build, that became a burden instead of a blessing.

Giving.  God loves a cheerful giver.  Do not hold on to what you have, give!  God gave us these gifts, financially or inside us.  We must give with thanksgiving, not out of reluctance.

Let us take root in our Heavenly Father.  Nothing will remain if our relationship with God is not solid.

2 Peter 3

Jesus will return.  We must be prepared for it!  Jesus came for the repentance of sin.  Let us bring the lost to repent of their sins and help them form a solid relationship with Father God. God’s concept of time is different that what we conceive.  We should not be complacent because Jesus hasn’t returned.  For those who know Him, the return will be nice.  But if you do not know the Lord and deny Him, it will be treacherous.

Find something every day to help you deepen your relationship with Almighty God.

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Daily Bible Reading Day 272

Daily Bible Reading Day 272: 1 Kings 1/ Galatians 5

1 Kings 1

The King then took an oath; “As surely as the Lord lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble, I will surely carry out today what I swore to you by the Lord, God of Israel; Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne in my place. 1 Kings 1:29-30

King David was advanced in age.  David was ready to anoint the new king of Israel.  Usually, the son that was next in line would be the first born and then there after.  David first three sons, all died, so Adonijah was next.  However, David wanted Solomon to become king.

Adonijiah wanted to take the throne.  He tried to seize it without David’s knowledge.  His attempts were unsuccessful.  Nathan, the prophet, found out about Adonijah’s plot.  Nathan told Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother about the plot.  Bathsheba brought Nathan to King David to inform him of Adonijah.

King David, anointed Solomon and declared him to be King of Israel.  There was a feast and celebration.

Adonijah was fishing and heard about the feast.  He was scared and went to the altar to seek forgiveness.  He knew he was wrong and then he tried to fix it.  We need to do right by God, even if it means we do not get what we want.

King Solomon forgave Adonijah.  Solomon could rightfully, have Adonijah killed.  But he showed restraint, forgave him, and sent him home.  It takes a lot of maturity and wisdom to forgive than seek revenge.

Galatians 5

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.  Galatians 5:1

Sin keeps in bondage to Satan.  Christ died for us to be free from sin and to free in Him.  Paul continually stresses that we are saved by faith, not works.  Many tire themselves out serving and doing so much.  While that is great, if the intention is not selfless, but selfish, it is wrong.

The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, kindness goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Every decision and action in our lives would serve a better purpose when we allow the fruits of the Spirit to dwell within us.

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Daily Bible Reading Day 271

Daily Bible Reading Day 271: 2 Samuel 24/Galatians 4

2 Samuel 24

And David built there an altar to the Lord and offered and peace offerings.  So the Lord responded to the plea for the land, and the plague was averted from Israel.  2 Samuel 24:25

Israel was finally at peace.  Out of all of the leaders,  King David was able to bring Israel to that point.  However, King David was a sinner.  God was angry with Israel due to their sin.  An angel of the Lord brought a plague upon Israel and 70,000 men died.  The cause of sin was not explained.  But David asked the angel of God to bring the punishment upon him instead of more men.  David built an altar, offered peace offerings, and the plague stopped.

Galatians 4

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under th law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.  And because you are sons, God has sent the spirit of His Son into our hearts crying “Abba!  Father!”.  So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.  Galatians 4:4-7

Jesus was the perfect sacrifice.  He was human but without sin.  We were in bondage by following the law.  Jesus came to free us of that bondage.  We are saved by our faith, not through works.  Through Jesus, we have been welcomed into the family of God.




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Daily Bible Reading Day 265

Daily Bible Reading Day 265: 2 Samuel 18/                           2 Corinthians 11

2 Samuel 18

King David had his struggles with morality and making decisions.  However, David began to get back to taking command as he first did.  David looked for his son Absalom.  Absalom became rebellious just as Nathan prophesized, due to David’s sin.

Joab, David’s nephew, found an opportunity to kill Absalom.  No one of David’s men, wanted to kill Absalom, but just bring him back.  Joab buried Absalom under some rocks.

Daivd found out the news of his son’s death.  David mourned his son.  He knew he was responsible for not dealing with Absalom’s behavior in his youth.

2 Corinthians 11

Paul was challenged by the Greeks in Corinth.  They believed Pauls’ teachings were too simplistic.  Many of the Greeks in Corinth enjoyed the flashy, slick teachers.  The same type of preachers exist today.  Make sure whoever you follow, follows the word of God, not their own doctrine.

Paul spoke about the sufferings he endured for teaching about Christ.  He was beaten, thrown in jail, shipwrecked, had to escape some of the places he was teaching for fear of being killed, hungry, and sleepless.  He boasted about these things to show the people of Corinth because they were being deceived by other false teachers.