Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 16 Day 2

Our reading challenge for the day is Judges 20-21 and 2 Corinthians 1-3. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

Judges 20-21 - The apostle Paul makes a forceful commentary on these events in Romans 1 when he says God delivers people over to their own sin. Brother kills brother, reducing Benjamin to ruin. Has God departed from his people? No, his mercy remains and some see their sin. Yet everyone still does what is right in his own eyes, a sad state of affairs.

2 Corinthians 1 - Whatever our suffering, God is the God of comfort. Jesus rescues us no matter the cost to himself. All God’s promises are “yes” in Jesus.

2 Corinthians 2 - The purpose of confronting sin is repentance and forgiveness. That’s when we receive the grace of God.

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