Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sunday, November 1st - 2 Samuel 19-20, 2 John ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Samuel 19-20; 2 John

Over and over, in both the Old and New Testaments, we read of flawed men and women who sometimes were faithful in following God, and other times were utterly faithless.  This is, quite frankly, one of the reasons the Bible is believable and credible - its "heroes" do not always come off looking that great.  And that is because the Bible is not a book about heroes of the faith. Yes, there are some "heroes", and yes, there are things we can learn from their lives in both their successes and failures.  But, ultimately, the Bible is a book about God, and we should be reading it, first and foremost, to learn more about Him, to know Him better, and to discover exactly how to obey Him because (as 2 John v6 says) our love is manifest in our obedience.

May we read the Bible to discover the Truth, to deepen our relationship with Him, and may our faith be proved genuine by our obedience.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: 2 Samuel 21-22; 3 John


Nathan Reimer said...

Again we see it said in the bible, the greatest commandment is to love,

2 John 5 And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.

Conrad said...

"Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward." 2 John 1:8

What we work for on earth is only temporary. We need to invest in our everlasting reward in Heaven.

Pamela said...

I think the bible displays the failures and successes to realize that God can meet us where we are no matter where that may be. I know that the one Sunday school lesson at church a few weeks ago about how the bible makes the disciples look really bad really illustrates this point well.