This week in our One-Year Daily Bible reading, we read three parables that Jesus told in one chapter that really describe His life mission (Luke 15). The stories of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin, Lost or Prodigal Son point to the truth that Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost.
That’s a question that most believers will ask at some point in their lives. Asaph, who was the leader of one of David’s Levitical choirs, delves into this thought in Psalm 73.
Jesus has come to not just be our Saviour—saving us from hell to live in heaven with Him for all eternity—but also LORD of our lives. To be a disciple means loving and serving Him with all of our hearts. By reading and studying His Word, which we are doing together this year, He tells us how to live a life that pleases God.
The Psalms are an expression of songs and prayers expressing the heart and soul of humanity. The whole range of human experience is expressed from the confession of sins, expression of doubts and fears, asking God for help in times of trouble, to the praise and worship of Almighty God.
This nothing quite like being a parent for the first time. The birth of your first child brings such excitement, blessing and wonder. This week we read about the birth of Jesus, all the incredible details about His conception and the wonder upon His arrival.
This week, in our One-Year Daily Bible reading we read this Scripture which describes what is a known as the priestly blessing. This is a great verse to memorize and use regularly in your life—Numbers 6:24-26.
Leviticus is a whole book of the Bible dedicated to worship. In Hebrew, Leviticus was named “Vayikra” meaning “And He Called.” After reading through the book of Leviticus, it is clear that we are being called to holiness. Holiness is mentioned 152 times in Leviticus and more so in this book of the Bible than any other. But why?
Psalm 36:5-9—In this Psalm, God’s faithfulness, justice, and love are contrasted with the sinful hearts of men and women. In spite of our fallen condition, God pours out His love on those who know him.
Together this week in our reading, we read about the construction of the tabernacle and all of its furniture, curtains and utensils. It becomes quite apparent that it took some signification craftsmanship to accomplish this task. The end result was a dwelling place for God on earth and a place of worship for God’s people.
Reading the One-Year Bible gives us a taste of the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. Today, I want to look at one of the Psalms of David we read this week: Psalm 29. Does God actually have a voice? If so, can you hear it?
In the kingdom of God, one of the principles we must learn is that sometimes it gets worse before it gets better. Sometimes it gets worse just before we see an incredible breakthrough. The battle rages and intensifies because we are on the cusp of a miracle.
From a Distance is a song written in 1985 by American singer-songwriter Julie Gold and made famous in 1990 by Bette Midler. This song expresses what I have heard by many over the years about how they feel about God and His involvement in our lives and our world; not really involved too much with us but rather keeping His distance from us. Though this may be how we feel at times, the Bible describes a very different and more accurate picture.
God has given each of us a powerful tool to use in order to increase our effectiveness in prayer, our spiritual power, and our ability to know God’s will.
How did you do with your first week of reading in the One-Year Bible? Was it challenging to discipline yourself to read each day?
Welcome to our journey reading through the entire Word of God this year using the One Year Bible format!