Daily Bible Reading for Week of July 15-21, 2018
7/15 Job 38-42 - This is God's response to Job and to his friends. Interestingly, God doesn't say anything to Elihu, but He is angry at the three friends for their inaccurate remarks made to Job. God doesn't defend what He allowed but He points Job to God's overall authority. Job's condition turned completely around when he prayed for his "counselors."
7/16 Psalms 1-8 - Remember, the Psalms are Israel's "hymnbook." They not only provide great comfort but also teach many truths about God and encourage God's people to rely upon Him and always give Him praise. Psalm 1 gives a great contrast between the godly versus the ungodly. Psalm 2 speaks of the Messiah's rule over this world. Psalm 3 gives a great Psalm for the morning and Psalm 4 gives one for the evening. Psalm 5 is a prayer for guidance; Psalm 6 a plea for mercy; Psalm 7 a prayer for deliverance. Psalm 8 is one of the great Psalms to exalt the Lord and see His care for mankind.
7/17 Romans 13,14 - Romans 13 could be called the "Police Man's" chapter of the Bible. God gives his authority to those who have a responsibility for our safety and our obeying the law. In verse 4 God gives them the right to use deadly force when the situation demands it. Chapter 14 speaks of being understanding of others' convictions and live selflessly on behalf of those who think differently than we do. This chapter also gives freedom to worship the Lord any day or every day, not just one day!
7/18 Psalms 9-15 - Psalm 9 is a praise for victory; Psalm 10 is a plea for God's judgment; Psalm 11 speaks of taking refuge in God; Psalm 12 speaks of the contrast between ungodly speech and God's Word; Psalm 13 speaks of being tested in times of delay; Psalm 14 emphasizes the foolishness of Atheism; Psalm 15 highlights the man who abides with God.
7/19 Psalms 16-18 - Psalm 16 is a Messianic psalm speaking of Christ' resurrection; Psalm 17 calls for people to rely on God; Psalm 18 is a Psalm of love and praise to God who rescues His own.
7/20 Romans 15,16 - Paul gives support for ministering to the Gentiles, verses 9-12. He also pleads with believers to pray earnestly for his ministry in verse 30. Paul gives a kind of "roll call" of helpful servants in chapter 16.
7/21 Psalms 19-24 - Psalm 19 glorifies God's creative power and His penetrating Word; Psalm 20 gives a plea for help; Psalm 21 is a blessing for the King. Psalm 22, 23, 24 form a trilogy speaking of the suffering of the Messiah; the care the Messiah gives His sheep; and the Messiah's ascension to the throne.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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