Daily Bible Reading for Week of August 19-25, 2018
8/19 2 Corinthians 3,4 - In chapter 3 Paul brings up the importance of realizing the Spirit of God wants to create the image of Christ in each believer, verses 16-18. In chapter 4 Paul speaks of the blindfold Satan puts on unbelievers; the believer serving the Lord as a "clay pot," verse 7; and, our afflictions are light compared to the glory we will have in heaven, verses 16-18.
8/20 Psalm 119:89-176 - This last half of this longest chapter continues to praise the Lord for His faithful Word that can guide every believer in their daily walk.
8/21 Psalms 120-134 - All of these Psalms are referred to as "Songs of Ascent." They are so named because Jewish pilgrims would sing them on their way UP to Jerusalem, which is in the mountains, as they would gather there for the three annual feasts mentioned in Leviticus. Note especially Psalm 121 which speaks of their "help" comes from the hills because God's presence was in the Temple which was up in the hills in Jerusalem
8/22 2 Corinthians 5,6 - Chapter 5 emphasizes that a believer who dies is "absent from the body and present with the Lord," verse 8; the new birth brings a new creation, verse 17; and, believers are to serve the Lord as ambassadors, verse 20. In chapter 6 Paul emphasizes the need for believers not to be inappropriately linked with an unbeliever.
8/23 Psalms 135-140 - In Psalm 135 the Lord is contrasted with inanimate idols. Chapter 136 speaks of God's enduring mercy and lovingkindness. Each verse ends with this thought! Chapter 137 is a lament sung in Babylon when the Jews were in captivity. In Psalm 138 David thanks the Lord for answered prayer. In Psalm 139 David gives one of the greatest passages on God's creative work in each human's birth and His complete knowledge of each person. Psalm 140 David asks for protection from his enemies.
8/24 Psalms 141-145 - In Psalm 141 David seeks God's help. In Psalm 142 David gives testimony of God's presence to give him refuge from trouble. David wants to hear of God's kindness each morning and he expresses his need for revival in Psalm 143. In Psalm 144 David marvels that God would even notice him. He ends the Psalm by stating that any people would be very happy if God was their Lord, verse 15. Psalm 145 is a Psalm of praise for our righteous God!
8/25 2 Corinthians 7,8 - In chapter 7 Paul speaks of the comfort he has knowing the believers also face comfort in their afflictions. In chapter 8 Paul begins a study on giving, using the Lord Jesus' example in verse 9.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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