Welcome back to “Read Through the Bible.” I hope that you’ve been able to continue your journey through the Bible as we’ve been traveling through the busy season of vacations and shifting gears. Remember: If you miss some of the readings – or even if you’ve set your Bible aside for a week (or two) during your vacation – it’s easy to get back on track. Just start reading the Bible again, today. And remember, it only takes 21 days of setting aside a time for daily devotion to re-establish a strong, faith-building routine.
This week, we’re going to encounter an incredible psalm!
The Psalmist describes his soul being found in the midst of lions and talks about the fact that he’s lying down in the midst of fiery beasts. The Psalmist writes about being found in the midst of people “whose teeth are spears and arrows” and “whose tongues are as sharp as swords.”
And yet, the Psalmist proclaims: “God will save me and will put to shame him who tries to trample upon me. God will send out His steadfast love and His faithfulness!” And, in the midst of all of that, there’s a precious truth that we dare not miss! The Psalmist tells us “God will fulfill His purpose for me.” (Psalm 57:2)
Have you ever thought about God’s purpose for you? How is God working in your life as you’re devoting many hours, each week, to your job? If you have a child or if you’ve been blessed with a number of children, how is God working in your life as a parent? Perhaps, you’re fulfilling God’s purpose for your life as you care for another person that you love and cherish? Perhaps, you volunteer your time to support a worthy cause? As you send financial gifts to support the mission of your church or another important organization, you are fulfilling God’s purpose for your life in another way – because, after all, time is money – right? Money is something that someone else gives you for a part of your life that you can never get back.
God created us to fulfill a special purpose! God created us to leave fingerprints on the world and to transform our world into a better place. It’s a holy calling! It’s a noble and worthy cause!
Have you ever thought about the fact that we can experience life in a deeper way when we pray, when we read God’s Word, and when we ask God to show us the reason that He’s made us?
Here are this week’s readings:
Sunday: 2 Corinthians 9-10 – Monday: Exodus 25-28 – Tuesday: 2 Samuel 15-19 – Wednesday: Psalms 57-59 – Thursday: Job 39-40 – Friday: Jeremiah 37-41 – Saturday: Luke 3-4