Daily Bible Reading: No Small Thing

Matthew 5:18 “…until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”

stw1It is easy to get caught up in the small stuff. Many days, it seems everything is a big thing. And consequently, we spend much valuable time worrying, complaining, and arguing about “stuff.” God’s word is full of scriptures about worry. One verse in Proverbs tell us not to boast about tomorrow, because we don’t know what that day will bring (27:1). I think this can relate to Matthew 6:34, where Jesus says, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

He also tells us in Matthew 6:25: “…do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” Jesus must have been talking directly to women! I’ll admit that I’m one who “worries”—thinks about!—what I’m going to wear way too often. We become so preoccupied with our diets that we focus on ourselves and what we want from our bodies more than what God wants.

This month’s Daily Bible Reading is filled with “small stuff.” However, many times, it’s the disregard of the “small stuff” that God commanded of His people that results in severe consequences. From famine and plague resulting from David’s pride to Moses’ very “minor” disobedience keeping him from entering the promised land, the reading this month reminds us of the penalty of sin. I hope we will allow ourselves to rest in the assurance that God’s forgiveness covers all we do to sin against Him, when we come to Him with a repentant heart and ask for His forgiveness. And that is no small thing!

– Lisa Grimenstein

Suggested Reading for September

dailybiblereading1SEP 1 1 Chr 15-19
SEP 2 Ps 102-104
SEP 3 Prov 20-21
SEP 4 Hosea 8-14
SEP 5 John 10-12
SEP 6 2 Tim 3-4
SEP 7 Num 13-16
SEP 8 1 Chr 20-24
SEP 9 Ps 105-107
SEP 10 Prov 22
SEP 11 Joel
SEP 12 John 13-15
SEP 13 Titus
SEP 14 Num 17-20
SEP 15 1 Chr 25-29
SEP 16 Ps 108-110
SEP 17 Prov 23-24
SEP 18 Amos 1-4
SEP 19 John 16-18
SEP 20 Philemon
SEP 21 Num 21-24
SEP 22 2 Chr 1-5
SEP 23 Ps 111-113
SEP 24 Prov 25
SEP 25 Amos 5-9
SEP 26 John 19-21
SEP 27 Heb 1-4
SEP 28 Num 25-28
SEP 29 2 Chr 6-10
SEP 30 Ps 114-116

This year’s Bible reading plan was borrowed from BibleReading.com. (To correspond with the 2009 year, we have included actual dates for your referral. You may choose to use the above site, instead.)

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