"God's Word is Living & Active!" ~ Hebrews 4:12

September 1st Bible Readings

Job 40:1-42:17 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 ~ Psalm 45:1-17 ~ Proverbs 22:14
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Old Testament – In our Job readings today, God talks all about Intelligent Design.  🙂  I could not help but praise God for indeed being the Almighty Intlligent Designer!   Great stuff. 

Today in Job chapter 42 verse 1 we read – “Then Job replied to the Lord: ‘I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.’” This verse comes just after God speaks his mind to Job for the preceding 4 chapters. Job replies quite humbly and wisely in this verse above. This week as you read through God’s words to Job in chapters 38 through 41, please take some time to meditate upon who God is and how great God is.

  • Ask yourself, do you truly know that God can do all things?
  • Do you know that no plan of God’s can be thwarted?
  • In light of this knowledge, how then should you live your life?
  • Will you align your entire life with God’s plans and purposes?
  • Will you consciously choose each and every day to live your life in accordance with God’s will?
  • Will you live in accordance with the will of the Creator of the universe and the very Creator of you?
  • Or will you rebel against your Creator in some areas of your life?
  • Will you dare to hold something back from God? Why?
  • Why not let the rebellion toward God depart from your life?
  • Why would you not live a fully holy and pleasing life for God?


New Testament – Today in Second Corinthians chapter 5 verses 17 and 18 we read – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone and the new has come. All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” How do these 2 verses speak to you? If we confess with our mouths and believe in our hearts that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, we are indeed a new creation. Our old self has gone and the new self has come. And why do we receive this amazing gift? Because the Creator of All has reconciled his Creation (us) to himself through Jesus and the ministry of reconciliation. We have been reconciled to God! This is a powerful thought to consider. It is a joyful thought! It is also a thought that should make us realize that there was a time in our life when we were not reconciled with God. And it should make us realize that there are people in this world right now whom we know who are hurting and are not reconciled with God.

  • Are you reconciled with God through Jesus?
  • Do you rejoice frequently in the Spirit and in prayers of thanksgiving that you are a new creation?
  • Are you working and praying for reconciliation for your family and friends and others God has brought into your life?
  • Do you believe that they want to leave their old self behind and become a new creation?


Bible Teachings titled “THE BASICS FOR NEW BELIEVERS” is at this link.

Psalms – Psalm 45 is very likely a song of praise to King David on his wedding day.  Interestingly, after the Babylonian exile, this Psalm was applied to the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the promised Son of David.  I can see how some verses in this Psalm could apply to both the current king of the day and the true king yet to come.  Verse 7 is a good example: “You love what is right and hate what is wrong. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.”  

Below is Mary’s (Martha’s sister) anointing of Jesus from the Gospel of John chapter 12 verses 1-8


Proverbs – Proverbs 22 verse 14 teaches us today: “The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit; those living under the LORD’s displeasure will fall into it.” Let us all watch our mouths – though really it is our hearts we must guard, for what comes out of our mouths starts in our hearts.  And let us not fall into the trap of listening to anyone’s immoral talk.  Immoral talk is indeed a deep pit! 

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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

Prayer Point: 

  • Pray that you are completely “in Christ” through a saving faith and relationship with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
  • Pray with rejoicing that you are a new creation!
  • Pray that the old is truly gone from your life and your new life with Jesus has come!

Comments from You: 

  • What verses or insights stand out to you in today’s readings? 

Please Post Your Comments Below

Love, Trust and Obey Jesus,

Melwyn Misquitta

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