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October 23rd Bible Readings

Jeremiah 42:1-44:23 ~ 2 Timothy 2:1-21 ~ Psalm 92:1-93:5 ~ Proverbs 26:3-5
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Old Testament – The three Jeremiah chapters today are quite eventful!  It is intriguing that the Israelites ask Jeremiah for a message from God – and that whatever they hear back they will do and obey. But then they don’t obey!

  • Are we like this at times… ? 
  • We promise promise promise God that we’ll listen & change…  but then do we? 
  • If you are going through struggles in your life today will you call out to God? 
  • Do you trust that He will answer in His own unique and perfect way and timing? 
  • And then will you trust and obey?

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Jeremiah chapter 42 gives a good overview of the day’s readings, with these closing 2 verses in this chapter from Jeremiah: “And today I have told you exactly what he said, but you will not obey the LORD your God any better now than you have in the past. So you can be sure that you will die from war, famine, and disease in Egypt, where you insist on going.” Jeremiah delivered the message from God… but knew that the message would go unheeded.

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Chapter 43 reminds me that when we are disobedient to God’s will that our disobedience can affect not only ourselves, but others around us too. Mind you, Egypt was not a “house of the holy” – but the Israelites disobedience is going to bring destruction to themselves and Egypt. They’re carrying their disobedience and curse on to others.  Jeremiah 43’s verses 9 & 10 stood out: “”While the people of Judah are watching, bury large rocks between the pavement stones at the entrance of Pharaoh’s palace here in Tahpanhes. I will surely bring my servant Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, here to Egypt.” Interesting that God calls Nebuchadnezzar his “servant”.

  • Would God have said this about the Israelites at this time? Called them his servants?

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Chapter 44 is a great reminder of why it’s a bad idea to pursue idols in our life instead of God! Verse 7 asks “Why are you destroying yourselves?” I love this verse.

  • Why are we destroying ourselves?
  • We bring upon self-abuse, self-destruction, when we pursue things that are not of God. Think about it. They may bring a quick temporary pleasure, but in the long run are they building us up or destroying us?
  • Why are we destroying ourselves?

Stress

New Testament – 2 Timothy 2, verse 9 has a great verse for us One Year Bible readers! 🙂 “But the word of God cannot be chained.” Amen!  Well, I suppose in theory one individual Bible could be chained (as you sadly see below), but not all Bibles.  God’s living and active Word overall cannot be chained!

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2 Tim 2 is a great chapter today… just jam packed with wisdom. Verse 4 stands out: “And as Christ’s soldier, do not let yourself become tied up in the affairs of this life, for then you cannot satisfy the one who has enlisted you in his army.” 

  • How often do we become tied up in affairs of this life…. ? Every day? Every hour? More often than that… ?
  • If we are constantly “distracted” by the affairs of this life, do we lose sight of Jesus?
  • Do we distract ourselves so much so that we can’t serve Jesus well?

Distracted

Verse 21 is a great closing verse today: “If you keep yourself pure, you will be a utensil God can use for his purpose. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.” 

  • Will you keep yourself pure? 
  • Have you ever realized that you are indeed a utensil for God’s use?  🙂

Utensils

Psalms – Today in Psalm 92 verse 4 we read a joyful verse! “For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.” 

  • When was the last time you reflected upon God’s deeds?
  • When was the last time you reflected upon God’s work of his hands?
  • Do you think this might be a good daily habit?
  • Do God’s deeds make you glad?
  • Do you sing for joy regularly for the work of God’s hands?

Proverbs – In Proverbs 26 today I think we have a catch-22! Someone correct me if I’m wrong here in verses 4 & 5 – “When arguing with fools, don’t answer their foolish arguments, or you will become as foolish as they are. When arguing with fools, be sure to answer their foolish arguments, or they will become wise in their own estimation.”  So do we not answer their foolish arguments…. or do we? 🙂 I can see the wisdom in both verses in different circumstances…

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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: “Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.” 2 Timothy 2:16 (NIV)

Prayer Point: 

  • Pray that you will avoid godless chatter in your life.
  • Pray that you will not indulge in gossip.
  • Pray that you won’t become ungodly by allowing godless chatter to infect your life in any way, shape or form.

Comments from You: 

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

Please Post Your Comments Below

Love, Trust and Obey Jesus,

Melwyn Misquitta

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One comment on “October 23rd Bible Readings

  1. Tri Sen
    October 23, 2020

    Thanks Pastor aajke Bible reading ke liye.हमे आजकि शिक्षन से एह शिक्षा मिलती है कि हमें मसीह यीशु का स्वामि भक्त सैनिक वनना चाहिए।

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