Daily Bible Reading Day 330

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.

 

 

 

 


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.


Daily Bible Reading Day 234

Daily Bible Reading Day 234: 1 Samuel 14/Romans 12

1 Samuel 14

Saul and the Israelites were battling many areas.  They were trying to take out the Philistines.  The Israelites were small in comparison.  Many times, we see the difficulties surrounding a situation and think that it is impossible.  However, God can take any situation and bring victory!

Saul was impulsive and made some poor decisions.  His son Jonathan was helping his father in battle.  Due to lack of communication and Saul being impulsive: Jonathan almost died, he wore out his soldiers, and the soldiers sinned by eating meat with animal’s blood.  We may think we are being heroic by taking risks, but seeking God’s direction and wisdom should be our plan.

Saul caused a lot of wrong doing.  But he had a hard time admitting his faults.  Many want to look good and save face instead of looking bad and reconciling.  Never let pride stop you from making things right.

Romans 12

Our thoughts give us our feelings.  We can be happy or sad.  Calm or irrational.  The way of the world can bring destruction and pain.  But when our thoughts are aligned with how God sees us and His will, we will not be destroyed by the world.

We all have God given gifts, and not all of us have the same gifts.  When we act as one body for Christ, all of our gifts an be used to bring people to Christ and to help and reach others.  We make the church stronger.

Love.  We are to love one another, through hospitality-giving of our time, resources, and service.  Romans 12:9-21 summarizes what it means to truly follow Christ.  We need to pray, be humble, live in harmony with one another, and do not take revenge on people who do evil against you.   God will judge and punish those who have harmed innocent people and brought pain against His people.  Taking matters into your own hands causes more bad than good.

 

 


Daily Bible Reading

Daily Bible Reading Day 33: Genesis 34/Mark 5

Genesis 34

Dinah was Jacob’s daughter.  She went to visit her friends.  Shechem, the son of Hamor, saw her.  He was captivated by lust with her.  Unfortunately, his lust caused him rape her.  Mistakenly, he felt he loved her.

Shechem told his father he wanted to marry Dinah.  Shechem and Hamor, his father went to look for Jacob to ask for Dinah.  Jacob found out what happened to Dinah.  He waited for his sons to come home to tell them about this terrible event.  They were all grief stricken and enrage.

The sons told Hamor and Shechem that they needed to be circumcised first before they could allow Dinah to be with him.  Despite them saying that, Jacob sons knew they would not allow Dinah to be taken.

Hamor and his son, Shechem asked their follow townsmen for support to try and convince Jacob to allow Dinah to marry him.

Simeon and Levi, two of Jacob’s sons were so angry, they went and killed all the men in that town for what Shechem did to Dinah.  Sexual sin has consequences over many, not just the parties involved.  But vengeance should be left to God instead of taking it into our own hands.  We end up creating more problems.

Jacob was not pleased with creating more enemies against him.  But his sons felt justified in defending their sister.

Mark 5

Jesus arrived to a region by boat.  When he left the boat, a man with an evil spirit came and met him.  No one could ever contain him because the evil spirit was so strong.  Except when he saw Jesus, he fell down and begged for mercy not to be punished.

Jesus told the spirit to come out of the man.  Jesus asked what the name of the spirit was and it said, “Legion”.  It continued to beg that they not be driven out of the area.  A herd of pigs came around and the evil spirit asked to go into the pigs.  Jesus commanded it and they ran off the cliff into the sea and drowned.

Some people in the town wanted Jesus to leave the region because they couldn’t handle the power of Jesus.  Jesus instructed the man that was healed to go out and tell everyone what happened.  Jesus usually didn’t want people to know if his healings, but this was something people needed to see.  Let us proclaim the good works of Jesus!

Jesus crossed the water again and he entered another town.  When he walked onto the land a man fell to the ground and begged for Jesus to come heal his daughter, who was dead.

While Jesus went to go see her a woman with a bleeding disorder touched Jesus’ clothing.  Jesus could feel the healing power go out.  He stopped and asked who touched Him.  The woman was scared and said it was her and if she could touch just his clothes she knew she could be healed.  Jesus marveled at her faith and told her she was healed.

Jesus arrived at the home of the child.  He found people mourning of her death.  Jesus said, she wasn’t dead but sleeping.  He took her hand and told her to get up.  She stood up and walked.  Everyone at the home were amazed.  But he told them not to say what happened.  Many could or would not believe in Jesus because they were not ready.  Let us still lovingly pursue those who are lost.

 

 


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