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Reading Schedule: June 14 - 20
Ezra 8 - Esther 4
Acts 1:12 - 5:32
June 14, Ez.9-10; this chapter reflects one of the famous and most powerful prayers in the Bible. We all sin like people of God in the Old Testament. Ezra prayed and confessed his sin and the sin of his people. If you are struggling from sin in your life, please once more pray with Ezra this prayer in Ez.9. Then read chapter 10, as Ezra took an action.
June 15, Acts 2:14-41; please revisit v.24, “God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.” Why it was not possible for Jesus body to be held by death in the grave?
June 16, Acts 2:42-3:10; “and they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (v.42). Please try to count how many actions the believers took after accepting Jesus. Now, compare yourself with the believers in the first church, how many of these actions do you follow? If you are short in any, please pray and ask God to help you.
June 17, Acts 3:11-4:22; Please revisit the following verses, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge” (vv.13,18-19). People saw Peter and John weak, and that they were uneducated and common men (v.13), but both Peter and John were bold enough to listen and side with God not with men. In our life, we face similar situations. What is our response and action when we face such challenge? Is it right in the sight of God to listen to men rather than God? Are you now facing such challenge?
June 18, Neh.9-11; another beautiful and powerful prayer in Neh.9. Please pray this prayer. Then focus on v.38 “Because of all this we make a firm covenant in writing; on the sealed document are the names of our princes, our Levites, and our priests.” After you pray, what kind of covenant are you making now with the Lord?
June 19, Neh.12-Est.4; the story of Esther is the story of the faithfulness of God with His people. God is faithful all the time. If you are going now through challenges in your life, bring all your troubles and challenges to our faithful and merciful God. Pray to the Lord now and have faith in Him. God heard His people’s prayer in Esther, He also hears our prayers today and for the years to come.
June 20, Acts. 5:1-32; “But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts.5:29). What do you think of this verse? What do you do if you are facing similar challenge?