Daily Bible Reading for Week of July 8-14, 2018
7/8 Romans 7,8 - These two chapters are very important for every Christian to understand. Basically Paul is teaching what is true for every believer. Chapter 7 presents every Christian's experience with the "flesh." Even Paul himself realized that in his flesh dwelt nothing good. By living by the flesh he would only end up doing the things he didn't want to do and not doing the things he wanted to do. He cried out that he was a "wretched man"! In chapter 8 Paul describes the victorious life every Christian can enjoy when they live their lives trusting God's Spirit to work in them and live the life of Christ through them.
7/9 Job 26-28 - In chapter 26 Job recognizes God's great power in His creation. Job maintains his own righteousness in chapter 27 and then in chapter 28 Job seeks for wisdom and shows where it is found in verses 27,28.
7/9 Job 29-31 - Chapter 29 would be good to read before you read the first chapter for in this chapter Job describes his life before the troubles came. In chapters 30 and 31 Job speaks of the humiliation he is enduring and that he still believes he is innocent before God.
7/11 Romans 9,10 - In chapter 9 we are given a study in God's sovereign right to save those who come to Him and reject those who reject Him. Chapter 10 emphasizes the Gospel's message that God saves all those who confess Christ as Lord, believe He rose from the dead, and call on Him for salvation. Paul also gives a real reason why missionary work is so important: If people don't hear about Christ how can they be saved?
7/12 Job 32-34 - A new speaker, Elihu, now speaks up and explains his youth, but expresses his frustration with the three mean, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, in that they didn't speak against Job's "pride and arrogance." Elihu speaks of God's righteousness, and charges Job with rebellion.
7/13 Job 35-37 - In these chapters Elihu accuses Job of his careless messages and then speaks of the greatness of God and the power of storms to show God's power.
7/14 Romans 11,12 - Paul speaks of the Gentiles' advantage that God has given them the chance to come to Christ. In chapter 12 Paul encourages all believers to surrender their bodies to the Lord that He might use them with the gifts they have received.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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