Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15th: 1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30, Romans 2:25-3:8, Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 19:10-12 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30, Romans 2:25-3:8, Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 19:10-12

Psalm 11:4a But the Lord is in his holy Temple;
    the Lord still rules from heaven.
The Lord still rules from heaven.

No matter what our circumstances are, no matter what bad news we receive, no matter what we have done, no matter what happens to us, no matter what.....  the Lord still rules from heaven.  Jesus is the same "after" as he was "before".  He is sovereign.  He still rules from heaven.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage1 Chronicles 22:1-23:32, Romans 3:9-31, Psalm 12:1-8, Proverbs 19:13-14

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11th: 1 Chronicles 11:1- 12:18, Acts 28:1-31, Psalm 9:1-12, Proverbs 19:1-3 ~ Nathan


Acts 28:22
..."But we want to hear what you believe, for the only thing we know about this movement is that it is denounced everywhere."

The first part of this verse stood out to me.

In a lot of ways, this is what society may be saying to us Christians now too. Many have not heard the good news, even in North America where Christianity isn't looked upon as highly and is talked about less than it once was.

We're often scared to talk about Jesus, but maybe the people around us have never heard, and would be interested and curious to know something about Jesus.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10th: 1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14, Acts 27:21-44, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 18:23-24 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14, Acts 27:21-44, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 18:23-24

I love Psalm 8, particularly these verses....

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
    the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
    human beings that you should care for them?[c]


There is no reason why God should care for us. At least, no human reason.  We are not deserving of God's love.  We are not so amazing that we warrant His care. 

His love for us has nothing to do with us, and everything to do with Him.

He is love.
He has chosen to love us.
Amazing love, how can it be!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:   1 Chronicles 11:1-12:18, Acts 28:1-31, Psalm 9:1-12, Proverbs 19:1-3

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5th: 1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17, Acts 23:11-35, Psalm 3:1-8, Proverbs 18:14-15 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17, Acts 23:11-35, Psalm 3:1-8, Proverbs 18:14-15 

Psalm 3:5 
I lay down and slept,
    yet I woke up in safety,
    for the Lord was watching over me.

This is a great verse for those nights when you're having trouble sleeping.  Also a good one for kids to memorize, or anyone that has anxiety. 

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4, Acts 24:1-27, Psalm 4:1-8, Proverbs 18:16-18

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thursday, July 4th: 2 Kings 23:31- 25:30, Acts 22:17- 23:10, Psalm 2:1-12, Proverbs 18:13 ~ Nathan



2 Kings 24:3-4 NIV
Surely these things happened to Judah according to the LORD ’s command, in order to remove them from his presence because of the sins of Manasseh and all he had done, [4] including the shedding of innocent blood. For he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the Lord was not willing to forgive.

This was the beginning of the end for Judah. They had been warned many times, and still did not fully follow God.

We are forgiven many times as well, but their will come a day when they won't happen anymore, we will have to give account for how we've lived.

We don't know when that will be, could be today or many years from now. Better to make things right now by asking for forgiveness and fully following God.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3rd: 2 Kings 22:3-23:30, Acts 21:37-22:16, Psalm 1:1-6, Proverbs 18:11-12 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Kings 22:3-23:30, Acts 21:37-22:16, Psalm 1:1-6, Proverbs 18:11-12

2 Kings 23:25 Never before had there been a king like Josiah, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and soul and strength, obeying all the laws of Moses. And there has never been a king like him since.

I love the story of Josiah.  As soon as he found out about the laws of God, he did everything in his power (which was a lot!) to make things right.  And this verse is an incredible statement - would that that could be said of us!


I always enjoy reading Psalm 1 - it's one of the first chapters I memorized.  May we root ourselves in the Lord.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage2 Kings 23:31-25:30, Acts 22:17-23:10, Psalm 2:1-12, Proverbs 18:13

Monday, July 1, 2019

Monday, July 1st: 2 Kings 18:13-19:37, Acts 21:1-17, Psalm 149:1-9, Proverbs 18:8 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Kings 18:13-19:37, Acts 21:1-17, Psalm 149:1-9, Proverbs 18:8

I thought it fitting that today, on Canada Day, we see the story of a King (government leader) who turned to the true authority when he needed help.  I love Hezekiah's prayer....

2 Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed this prayer before the Lord: “Lord, God of Israel, you are enthroned between the mighty cherubim! You alone are God of all the kingdoms of the earth. You alone created the heavens and the earth. 16 Bend down, O Lord, and listen! Open your eyes, O Lord, and see! Listen to Sennacherib’s words of defiance against the living God.
17 “It is true, Lord, that the kings of Assyria have destroyed all these nations. 18 And they have thrown the gods of these nations into the fire and burned them. But of course the Assyrians could destroy them! They were not gods at all—only idols of wood and stone shaped by human hands. 19 Now, O Lord our God, rescue us from his power; then all the kingdoms of the earth will know that you alone, O Lord, are God.”
Canada was founded on biblical principles and our early leaders looked to God for help and acknowledged Him as God of all the kingdoms of the earth.  Let us continue to pray for our leaders, that they would do the same.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  2 Kings 20:1-22:2, Acts 21:18-36, Psalm 150:1-6, Proverbs 18:9-10

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sunday, June 30th: 2 Kings 17:1-18:12, Acts 20:1-38, Psalm 148:1-14, Proverbs 18:6-7 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Kings 17:1-18:12, Acts 20:1-38, Psalm 148:1-14, Proverbs 18:6-7

Fools’ words get them into constant quarrels;
    they are asking for a beating.
The mouths of fools are their ruin;
    they trap themselves with their lips.
A reminder of how very important our words are!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  2 Kings 18:13-19:37, Acts 21:1-17, Psalm 149:1-9, Proverbs 18:8

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday, June 29th: 2 Kings 15:1-16:20, Acts 19:13-41, Psalm 147:1-20, Proverbs 18:4-5 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Kings 15:1-16:20, Acts 19:13-41, Psalm 147:1-20, Proverbs 18:4-5 

Psalm 147:4-5
He counts the stars
    and calls them all by name.
How great is our Lord! His power is absolute!
    His understanding is beyond comprehension!


That is truly mind boggling when you think of it.  The sheer numbers involved in this is so much more astonishing than the psalmist knew at the time.  According to google there are an estimated one billion trillion stars in the universe!!  How anyone can think anything in our universe came to be by chance is beyond me. 

We serve an awesome God!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  2 Kings 17:1-18:12, Acts 20:1-38, Psalm 148:1-14, Proverbs 18:6-7

Friday, June 28, 2019

Friday, June 28th: 2 Kings 13:1-14:29, Acts 18:23-19:12, Psalm 146:1-10, Proverbs 18:2-3 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Kings 13:1-14:29, Acts 18:23-19:12, Psalm 146:1-10, Proverbs 18:2-3

Psalm 146:3-5
Don’t put your confidence in powerful people;
    there is no help for you there.
When they breathe their last, they return to the earth,
    and all their plans die with them.
But joyful are those who have the God of Israel[a] as their helper,
    whose hope is in the Lord their God.


A good reminder to remember that though people can help us to a certain degree here on earth, our reliance and confidence should rest in God, not man.  He is the only One who will never fail, never let us down, never betray us, never be unfaithful. 

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage2 Kings 15:1-16:20, Acts 19:13-41, Psalm 147:1-20, Proverbs 18:4-5