Daily Bible Reading for Week of July 29 - August 4, 2018
7/29 1 Corinthians 5,6 - Paul deals with an immoral issue in chapter 5 which needed to be handled with stern discipline. He also dealt with the church's issue of taking each other to court in chapter 6.
7/30 Psalms 56-62 - Psalm 56 emphasizes that "when you're afraid, trust the Lord" verse 3. Trusting the Lord during troubles is what Psalm 57 speaks of. Psalm 58 brings up the issue of seeking God's vengeance on evil doers. Psalm 59 sees God as the One who will deliver His people. Psalm 60 says God has allowed His people to see trouble, but now He is asked to give them help in their troubles. Psalm 61 has a wonderful prayer which has been put to song. Psalm 62 is a Psalm of trusting God and waiting on Him.
7/31 Psalms 63-68 - Psalm 63 leads people to have a real "thirst" for the Lord. David cries for protection in Psalm 64. God provides through nature is the focus of Psalm 65. Psalm 66 warns against "regarding iniquity" in one's heart for it will be a hindrance to prayer. Psalm 67 the psalmist calls for God to show His work in His people to be a testimony to the nations Psalm 68 speaks of the benefits that God "loads" on His people, verse 19.
8/1 1 Corinthians 7,8 - In chapter 7 Paul speaks about the benefit of a single life but encourages believers to marry if they feel led to, but only to other believers. Chapter 8 is where Paul instructs Christians how to handle food that has been offered to idols. Believers are to avoid being an offense to other Christians.
8/2 Psalms 69-72 - In Psalm 69 David speaks of his experience with being reproached and the difficulties he faced. In Psalm 70 David speaks of the joy of those who seek God. In chapter 71 a prayer for the aged is offered to God. In Psalm 72, David ends his primary Psalms, see verse 20, but there will be more of his Psalms in later chapters.
8/3 Psalms 73-77 - Psalm 73 is a special Psalm to read when you're envious of how "well off" the wicked appear to be. Psalm 74 the Psalmist laments of all the trouble they see and their desire to see God's intervention. In Psalm 75 the Psalmist speaks of the triumph of the righteous. Psalm 76 focuses on the need to give fear and respect to God. Psalm 77 the Psalmist speaks of his memory of God's blessings and "songs in the night."
8/4 1 Corinthians 9,10 - Paul speaks of his authority as an apostle, in chapter 10, but that he always sought to be a servant to God's people. He then spoke in chapter 10 about handling temptation, knowing that God will give a way of escape when the testing/temptation is strong.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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