Daily Bible Reading Day 51

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Daily Bible Reading Day 51

Daily Bible Reading Day 51: Job 20

Job 20

Zophar spoke to Job the same way the others did before him.  Job was blamed for his devasting situation due to being a hypocrite.  Zophar was wrong, of course.  Zophar did speak truth, when he said all who sin will end up cut off eternally from God.

Some of our fleshly desires give us momentary enjoyment.  But those feelings will end and we will face punishment.  Do not carry on with sin.  Do your best to remember this life is not it.


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Daily Bible Reading Day 50

Daily Bible Reading Day 50: Job 19

Job 19

Job’s friends pointed out all the wrong in Job’s life.  They blamed Job for his circumstances.  It is easy for us to see a person struggling and tell them their faults.  However, a true friend encourages and gently corrects.

Despite the dark emotions Job felt, Job had faith and believed that God would redeem him.  Job was unaware of God and Satan’s conversation about him.  God loved and adored Job.  God is on our side and we will be victorious through Him!


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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 259

Daily Bible Reading Day 259: 2 Samuel 12/                           2 Corinthians 5

2 Samuel 12

No one is above sin, especially those close to God.  King David sinned greatly.  Nathan, the prophet, was responsible for condemning sin and having people reconcile themselves back to God.  Even though it was his duty, it took bravery  for Nathan to bring this up to King David.

King David’s sin caused the death of his son.  Even though David asked for forgiveness, prayed, and fasted, the damage was done.  God will forgive us when we ask, but it does not mean we will escape the punishment of sin.

After the death of his son, David went back to fulfilling the will God had for Israel.  God blessed David and Bathsheba with a son, Solomon.

2 Corinthians 5

For we live by faith, not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7

When we know the Lord, we will live eternally.  Our bodies are temporary, but our soul willl live on forever in heavenly bodies.  Paul was teaching this to the Greeks, who believed in something very different.

The Holy Spirit dwells within us.  It gives us the promise of what is to come.  We will experience pain and suffering, sometimes it feels too much to bear.  But let us remember God will prevail and He has the victory.   Learning to trust fully in God will sustain.  Increase your faith!  We do not need to be afraid to die.

Jesus’ ministry was for the reconciliation.  We are to be released from the burden of sin and live in freedom.  We, as Christ followers need to give that message to those who do not know Him.  Forgiveness is difficult but necessary.

 

 


Daily Bible Reading Day 225

Daily Bible Reading Day 225:  1 Samuel 3/Romans 3

1 Samuel 3

The voice of God was heard clear and audibly in the days of Moses.  However due to the sins of Israel, especially Eli’s son, no one heard God’s voice.

God spoke to Samuel.  Samuel did not know it was the Lord until Eli told him it was God.  Samuel listened and God told him Eli and his family would suffer the punishment from their sins.  Even though a sacrifice or offering would usually atone for sins, sadly they were past the point of redemption.

Samuel seemed like an unlikely choice to hear God because he was young.  But he was faithful and God chose that.

Romans 3

Paul taught on the following things.  God gives us grace.  He knows we are not perfect and that we still are sinners.  However, He wants us to go back to Him and ask for forgiveness.  In God’s eyes, forgiveness wipes away the sin as if it wasn’t committed.  God keeps no record of those wrongs.  When we have faith, we are removing ourselves and focusing on God/Christ.  Our relationship with God is more important than our performance.