Monday, May 27, 2019

Monday, May 27: 2 Samuel 12:1-31, John 16:1-33, Psalm 119:65-80, Proverbs 16:4-5 by Pamela

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 2 Samuel 12:1-31, John 16:1-33, Psalm 119:65-80, Proverbs 16:4-5 

12 For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.

The truth hurts. When Nathan rebukes David, David doesn't even immediately see that Nathan's story is about him. Sin often begins in secret but it doesn't always stay that way and if it does, it often requires more lying and deception to keep it a secret. It is only when sin is brought to light that it can be dealt with and forgiven.

20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.

In the midst of trouble, we don't often see our trouble as something worthy of joy. However, it is often through those tough times that God is working behind the scenes to bring us closer to Him or to be an example to others in a way that an "easy" life can't.

66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge,
    for I believe in your commandments.

What a prayer! I think it's easy to talk the talk but not as easy to walk the walk. To have the desire to have good judgement and knowledge as to apply it to our daily life is crucial to bringing others to realize their need for salvation. God will give us the words to say if we rely on Him.

The Lord has made everything for its purpose,
    even the wicked for the day of trouble.

Sometimes we question God's plan. We don't understand it and we can't see how it will work out for good. We need to have faith and trust in Him who created us for His purpose.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Samuel 13:1-39, John 17:1-26, Psalm 119:81-96, Proverbs 16:6-7

1 comment:

Tammy said...

I don't know why we think we can somehow hide our sin. We may be able to hide it from people at times, but we can never hide it from God - and that is who we are sinning against in the first place!