Readings, February 4th to 28th, 2021 One way to gain new insight into Scripture is to read the Daily Bible Reading in two or three different translations each day. Each translation sheds a slightly different light on the meaning... 4. Thur, Jos 2:15-24. What additional advice & help did Rahab give them? What was the result? What promises & conditions did the men make? What was their advice to Joshua? Why?
5. Fri, 2 Jn 1-13. What are the two main themes of this short letter? How does John define love? What are we to guard against?
6. Sat, 1 Sa 18:10-16. What did Saul’s rejection of God lead to? Why was he afraid of David? What action did Saul take? What was the result of Saul’s action? Why?
7. Sun, Ja 3:1-6. Why will teachers be judged more strictly? What wider principle lies behind this statement? How would this apply to our use of modern means of communication--Facebook, twitter, texting, etc.? 8. Mon, Ge 17:1-8. What did God promise to Abram? Why renew His promise when Abram was 99? How did Abram’s response require faith? 9. Tues, Lk 4:23-30. What changed the people’s reaction to Jesus? What did the two examples Jesus used point out? 10. Wed, 2 Tim 1:8-12. To what does Paul connect his own suffering? How would you describe Paul’s attitude toward suffering? What is your perspective toward your own suffering? 11. Thur, Ac 9:23-31. How did Saul begin serving the Lord? Why was he effective? How has God prepared you to serve Him? What are you doing about it? What happened to the church? 12. Fri, Josh 3:1-8. Why was there such careful preparation to go into the promised land? What reassurance did God give His people (4)? How do we gain assurance as we move forward into the unknown? 13. Sat, Jas 3:7-12. What is James’s concern in these verses? How is this lack of control contradictory for Christians? How consistent are your words with your faith? 14. Sun, 1 Jn 5:1-5. How does God define love for Him? How is love for God & love for people intertwined? How are we to overcome the world? 15. Mon, Ex 5:1-9. What did Moses ask for in the beginning? Why did he ask for only part? How did Pharaoh respond? Why? 16. Tues, Jn 3:1-8. What did Nicodemus think about Jesus? Why? What truth was Jesusd teaching through the metaphor of being born again? 17. Wed, Ps 119:65-72. What does the Psalmist request of God? Why does he desire this good? WHy does he value affliction? 18. Thur, Ac 9:32-43. How was Peter serving the Lord? How had Dorcas been serving the Lord? Whose service was more important? Why? 19. Fri, 2 Tim 1:13-18. What must sound teaching (doctrine) be balanced with? How can we “guard the good deposit”? How did the Lord compensate Paul for those who had abandoned him? 20. Sat, 1 Sam 18: 17-23. Why was it a big deal to marry a king’s daughter? Why did Saul send his attendants to speak to David rather than himself? What was Saul’s plan? 21. Sun, Dan 1:1-7. What was Daniel & his friends’ first experience of King Nebuchadnezzar? What did the king consider as qualifications for serving him? How did he try to treat them? 22. Mon, Jos 3:9-17. What further encouragement did God give His people? How does knowing you follow the Lord of all the earth motivate you? What sign did God give them? ...did God give us? 23. Tues, Mk 2:1-7. What does digging through the roof tell us about the paralytic’s friends? Why did Jesus begin by forgiving his sins? How is the teachers’ final question (7) correct? 24. Wed, 1 Pe 2:4-8. What is God’s purpose for us? How is this similar to God’s purpose in Jesus? How is it different? 25. Thur, Ex 5:10-21. How did the people respond to the harder work they had to do? What was Pharaoh’s strategy in increasing the work? Was it effective? 26. Fri, 1 Cor 2:6-10. What message do the Apostles (New Testament) speak of? Why doesn’t it make sense to human powers? 27. Sat, Ps 9:1-12. What does the phrase “rejoice in You” mean? What qualities & actions does the Psalmist praise the Lord for? Spend time praising the Lord for who He is & what He has done. 28. Sun, Lk 6:27-36. How does Jesus define love in this passage? Is it primarily a feeling? What does loving our enemies mean for us? How is this activity like God’s activity?