Monthly Archives: May 2017

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31-May reading: Proverbs 16-18; Romans 12

Wisdom and the work of the Christian community Proverbs 16 – Kings detest wrongdoing: better a patient man than a warrior. Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall, better a patient man than a warrior. Proverbs 17 – A friend loves at all times…and a brother… – fool thought wise if silent: discerning holds his tongue A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son. A cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 18 – An offended brother is unyielding: poor plead for mercy: rich answer harshly The name of […]

30-May reading: Proverbs 13-15; Romans 11

Wisdom & God’s glory Proverbs 13 Proverbs 14 Proverbs 15 Romans 11 34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” 35 “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” 36For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

29-May reading: Proverbs 10-12; Romans 10

Here we have more wise sayings about families and legacies. Proverbs 10 – A wise son brings joy to his father, lazy hands make a man poor – diligent hands bring wealth, love covers all wrong. Proverbs 11 – Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, a generous man will prosper… he will be refreshed, riches vs. righteousness. Here is a list of the fruit of a righteous life. win souls he who wins souls is wise. Proverbs 12 – Don’t be stupid. Reckless words pierce like a sword, A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent […]

28-May reading: Proverbs 7-9; Romans 9

Wisdom tries to persuade us to follow her. Proverbs 7 – Warning against adultery Keep my commands, guard my teachings as a prized possession: many are the victims she has brought down with persuasive words she led him astray Proverbs 8 – Wisdom’s call – call out for wisdom and understanding, if you are simple gain understanding, fight ignorance. Wisdom is before the creation, whoever fails to find me harms himself, the Lord brought me forth: whoever finds me finds life… If you hate me, you love death. Proverbs 9 – Wisdom has build her house, fear of the Lord is […]

inside the walls

Christianity has been buried inside the walls of churches and secured with the shackles of dogmatism. Let it be liberated to come into the midst of us and teach freedom, equality and love. – Minna Canth

26-May reading: Proverbs 1-3; Romans 7

26-May reading Proverbs 1 – To gain wisdom – Listen to mom and dad – Stay from sinners – Do not reject wisdom. These are proverbs for getting wisdom and discipline and insight. Wisdom develops a prudent life. Let the wise listen and add to their learning… “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” (7) Proverbs 2 – Moral benefits of wisdom: Keep you from evil men and the adulteress. The benefits of Wisdom, to find wisdom, first find God, He guards and protects the faithful. Proverbs 3 – Wisdom is more profitable than silver and yields […]

24-May reading: 1 Kings 9; 2 Chronicles 8; Psalms 136; Romans 5

Day 144 1 Kings 9 1 Kings 9: The Lord appeared to Solomon again, Solomon’s other activities 2 Chronicles 8 1 Kings 10: The Queen of Sheba visits Solomon, Solomon’s splendor Psalms 136 Psalm 136: Give thanks to the Lord – His love endures forever, Creation, Plan of Redemption, Freedom. Romans 5 Romans 5: Faith brings joy, Adam and Christ contrasted

23-May reading: 2 Chronicles 6-7; Psalms 135; Romans 4

May 23 – Day 143 of 365 • This day’s reading 2 Chronicles 6 2 Chronicles 6: Solomon’s prayer of dedication; Teach them, deal with them, hear their cry. 2 Chronicles 7 2 Chronicles 7: During the dedication of the temple, fire came down from heaven: The glory of the Lord filled the Temple and The Lord appears to Solomon. Psalms 135 Psalm 135: The Lord is greater than all gods, God struck down many nations. Those who make them become like them. Romans 4 Romans 4: The faith of Abraham, what joy, absolutely convinced God is able to do anything he […]

22-May reading: 1 Kings 8; 2 Chronicles 5; Psalms 99; Romans 3

Day 142 of 365 • This day’s reading 1 Kings 8 1 Kings 8: The Ark brought to the temple, Solomon’s prayer of dedication, the dedication of the temple  “Praise the LORD who has given rest to his people Israel, just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the wonderful promises he gave through his servant Moses. – 1 Kings 8:56 2 Chronicles 5 2 Chronicles 5: The Ark brought to the temple David’s things brought to the Temple: Ark brought into the Temple: God’s Glory Psalms 99 Psalms 99: Might King – Lover of Justice, God has established […]

20-May reading: 2 Samuel 15-16; Philippians 1-2

A family feud and conspiracy against the king. Paul focuses on the gospel for the Philippians. 20-May 2 Samuel 15-16 Philippians 1-2 2 Samuel 15: Absalom’s conspiracy, David flees 2 Samuel 16: David and Ziba, Shimei curses David, The advice of Hushai and Ahithopel, Absalom sleeps with David’s concubines Philippians 1: Greetings from Paul, Paul’s thanks and prayer, Paul’s joy that Christ is preached, the Spirit of Jesus helps, Paul’s life for Christ, live as citizens of heaven. Philippians 2: Unity through humility, Christ’s humility, and exaltation, shine brightly for Christ, Paul commends Timothy and Epaphroditus.

19-May reading: 2 Samuel 14; Ephesians 6

Old and new family issues. David’s son returns from exile. Paul gives families instruction. 19-May 2 Samuel 14 Ephesians 6 2 Samuel 14: Absalom returns to Jerusalem, Absalom sets Joab’s field on fire to get his attention. Ephesians 6: Children and parents, slaves and masters, the whole armor of God, final greetings.

the right time…still powerless

“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:6-8 because Someone loved…  

18-May reading: 2 Samuel 12-13; Ephesians 4-5

Today consider rebuke and a life of light. 18-May 2 Samuel 12-13 Ephesians 4-5 2 Samuel 12: Nathan rebukes David for his adultery. 2 Samuel 13: Amnon and Tamar, Absalom kills Amnon Ephesians 4: Unity in the body, lead a life worthy of your calling, humble and gentle, living as children of the light. Ephesians 5: Living in the light, your hearts were full of darkness now full of light from the Lord.

to faithfully, actively, and lovingly fight

“All great people of history, all the heroes and leaders and innovators who lit humanity’s way out of darkness and ignorance, forged within themselves the courage to overcome their internal conflicts when it mattered most. In many ways, they are just like us: They worried. They procrastinated. They sometimes had lower opinions of their fellow human beings. But what made them celebrated, what pushed society forward, what gave birth to their legend, was their sheer will to overcome such impulses and to faithfully, actively, and lovingly fight for a better life for themselves and others. Let us learn from them, […]