Daily Bible Reading Day 335

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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 315

Daily Bible Reading Day 315: 2 Kings 24/ Hebrews 6

2 Kings 24

Babylon became a world power.  They defeated Assyria and took over Egypt.  After taking over Egypt, they invaded Judah and took control.  Nebuchadnezzer, became king of Babylon.

The king of Judah was Jehoiakim and Nebuchadnezzar took him prisoner.  Jehoiakim died as a prisoner and Jehoiachin took over as king of Judah.

As the fighting continued, Nebuchadnezzar and his army took all the leaders and skilled people out of Judah to have them live and contribute to Babylonian society.   Judah was taken over and Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiakim captive and made Zedekiah (name changed from Mattaniah) king of Judah.

Hebrews 6

Paul encouraged the believers to seek the Lord for a deeper understanding and to gain wisdom of Father God.  If we already know the basics of Christianity (Jesus dying on the cross for the forgiveness of sins, baptism, healing, and Father God’s judgment), we can teach new believers these things, we do not need to learn them again.

Paul warns those who are indecisive of their faith.  It is dangerous to believe to the decide Christianity is not for them.  If you know the truth, do not back track, it is dangerous to renounce your faith.

God keeps his promises and is always just.  We may be going through difficult trials and feel like they will never end.  But God will deliver us in one way or another and redeem it.  God does not lie and He is unchangeable.  When we come to God in hope and in truth, we will remain secure in Father God.


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Daily Bible Reading Day 307

Daily Bible Reading Day 307: 2 Kings 16/ Titus 2

2 Kings 16

Azah was king of Judah, the region south of Israel.  Assyria controlled Israel and Aram.  Israel hoped for Judah to help them fight against Assyria.

Unfortunately, King Azah asked for help from Assyria.  Azah became evil by adopting pagan cultures.  He ignored God’s commands in every way.  Azah replaced the altar with a pagan replica.  Assyria’s king replaced God as the moral leader of Judah.

We cannot replace God as the head of our lives with someone or something else.  Noting is more powerful than God!

Titus 2

“…while we wait for the blessed hope-the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do that is right.”  Titus 2:13-14

Let us be grounded in the truth of His word!

Self-control is a valuable asset.  In early Christian times to now, we live in the world.  We need wisdom and discernment, so our actions and words glorify God.  Self-control helps us be better people, especially husbands and wives.

Paul encouraged the church to live for God.  He wanted them to know Jesus was sacrificed for our lives to be purified and redeemed.  When we remain in a Godly walk, sin’s influence will not have any hold in our lives.


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Daily Bible Reading Day 302

Daily Bible Reading Day 302: 2 Kings 10 & 11/                2 Timothy 1

2 Kings 10

Jehu followed most of God’s demands, especially ending the generations of Ahab and removing the pagan worship of Baal. However, Jehu did not stop the worship of the golden calves.

The event of ending Ahab’s descendants ended up being more like a slaughter.  There are many people who say Christians cause a lot of death.  However, this comes from people making these decisions not from God.  God did not instruct Jehu to slaughter more people.

Israel was to only worship God.  Unfortunately, pagan religions were still allowed to be worshipped.  Therefore, sin caused a lot of destruction and death.

2 Kings 11

There was an attempt to kill all the sons of the royal line of King Jeroham.  One of the children, Joash, was hidden in the temple and escaped murder.

Joash became king at age 7.  His mother, high priests, and other advisers helped Joash reign over Judah.

2 Timothy 1

“For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love, and of a self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Paul was in jail.  He still was faithful and shared the gospel.  He wrote a letter to Timothy, his friend and partner in ministry.  Paul lost everything, but he had his security in Jesus.   He knew God had control over everything, no matter his circumstances.

Paul told TImothy to be bold during his trials.  He said that The Holy Spirit can give us power when we need help.

 

 


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Daily Bible Reading Day 297

Daily Bible Reading Day 297: 2 Kings 5/ 1 Timothy 2

2 Kings 5

There was a man named Naaman, who was th commander of the Aram Army.  Aram was a city that was close to Israel.  Israel was under constant attack and Aram was an enemy of Israel.

Naaman had leprosy.  Leprosy was a most feared disease.  Naaman wanted to be healed.  His healing came from the hope of a young girl who was servant to his wife.

Namaan wantedto go to Israel.  The king was not happy to help him, but the prophet, Elisha asked to she Namaan.

Elisha told Namaan to go to the Jordan River and wash of himself seven times.  Namaan was disgusted at the thought of going into the dirty, muddy Jordan River.  He felt it was beneath him and wanted something more holy to heal him.  This happens to many of us.  We do not understand sometimes how God operates in our lives.  We expect something miraculous or a spectacle.  But we must obey God and accept God’s mercy, humbly.

Namaan, went ahead and dipped an washed into the Jordan River and was healed of his leprosy.  Namaan tried to pay Elisha, but Elisha refused.  He wanted it to be clear, God could not be bought.  Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, tried to take advantage and ask for the money.  Namaan, gave him money. Gehazi was manipulative and shady.  Elisha found out and Gehazi was plagued with leprosy and his descendants forever from his sin.

1 Timothy 2

Prayers can change our lives and others lives as well.  Even though God is all-knowing, He wants us to pray, especially for those in our government.  Even if we do not agree with our leaders, we must pray them and their administration, for their hearts and decisions align with God.

Paul and Peter sought out for all to be saved because that is what God wants for us.  All should be reached.

Jesus paid a ransom with his life for us to be free from the slavery of sin.  Jesus is our mediator between us and God.  Sin separates us from God.  But Jesus is the bridge between us and God.

Do not let anger and strife inhibit our prayer life.  Reconcile.

Paul spoke about women’s roles in the church, specifically in the Ephesian church.  This is where he claimed women should not be in roles of power.  He spoke specifically towards this group because of their issue with false teachings.  Priscilla and other women were in places of power in the church.  Many take these verses too literally like women should be quiet and not speak.  This is oppression.  Women, and men as well, should not speak falsely and out of turn.  If anyone wants to, then they should be silent.  Our talk should be composed.